August 22 - 24, 2018
Detroit, MI

Media Centre | Autonomous Vehicles

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The Psychology of Self-Driving Cars: Results from Our Nationwide Public Opinion Survey

According to a 2017 American Automobile Association study, three out of four Americans are afraid to get into a self-driving car. To elaborate on these findings and shed a light on how AV leaders should go about navigating public anxiety around self-driving cars, we partnered with SurveyMonkey to conduct a nationwide survey on what worries as well as excites people the most about self-driving cars.

Monetizing Data from the Connected Car

As the automotive industry moves towards autonomous driving, today’s new cars gather and process increasingly vast amounts of data. Vehicles equipped with an array of sensors and cameras generate data about how they are used, where they are on the road, the surrounding environment, and the operating status of a variety of systems and components. This data is used to great effect by industry players in terms of training the neural networks of autonomous cars, mapping roads for navigation, and developing upgraded designs.

Autonomous Vehicles & Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous technology is set to transform the motor industry over the next decade, but there are no clear paths laid down for OEMs to follow, and as such we could be on the verge of revolutionary changes. In fact, we almost certainly are with recent developments is AI!

Autonomous Vehicles Past Presentations

In preparation for Autonomous Vehicles Detroit 2018, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on:

  • NVIDIA: Artificial Intelligence & Self-driving Cars
  • Fontinalis Partners: Transformation and Evolution of the Next-generation Mobility Industry
  • SiriusXM: The Content Revolution Coming to a Car Near You

Top 5 Automotive Cyber Security Vulnerabilities

To learn more about the major cyber security threats the auto industry currently faces and how the industry is collectively addressing them, download this infographic.

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Past Attendee List

Here is a list of the job titles and companies that have joined us in the past! and who we expect to return this August.

Justify Your Trip

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Why You Should Attend!

Join the event you know that will influence an entire industry. We're bringing back the leading Engineers, Innovators, and Executives driving the future of Autonomy.

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OEM & Tier 1 Attendee Inside Report

Ahead of the summit, we surveyed a number of OEM and Tier 1 companies to gain a better understanding of the challenges they are facing, the technology they are looking to improve on and their top investment priorities.

Which OEM’s are Winning the Race?

The race towards autonomous vehicles has been heating up for some time, but we’re nearing the climax as OEM’s are rushing to announce details of their plans for the next five years.Here is your exclusive update on the current state of consumer confidence, OEM partnerships and progress that's taking place with companies such as Volkswagen, Ford, General Motors, BMW, and what the the future of innovation is shaping up to be.

5 Industry Insights

These exclusive interviews pick that brains of some of our distinguished speaking faculty. Experts coming from Local Motors, Autoliv, J.D. Power, Zylter and Seattle Department of Transportation.


Human Interaction with AV Systems and the Laws of Trust

Kristin Kolodge, Executive Director, Driver Interaction & Human Machine Interface at J.D. Power discusses what needs to be done to help consumer acceptance, what can be done with HMI to create, build and maintain trust. As well as where the biggest surge of investment in technology will take place, and where the future of AVs will fit into cities.

Autoliv on the Challenges & Solutions to AVs from a Systems Perspective

Dr. Zhenchun Xia, ADAS/Autonomous Vehicle Systems Engineer at Autoliv, sits down with us to discuss How some critical controls/algorithms like computer vision, and machine learning help to solve some of the current challenges to autonomous vehicles, what’s currently being worked on or has been recently developed at Autoliv that can benefit the safety of an autonomous vehicle on the road, and the biggest surge of investment in technology for autonomous vehicles.

Local Motors on Designing the AV Future with Consumers & Cities

Dan Sturges, Director of Urban Mobility Design at Local Motors, discusses the early type of applications and deployments in cities, the long term policy impacts of autonomous vehicles on cities, some ways to develop new mobility vehicles and services by co-designing with the public, and Olli the self-driving electric vehicle at Local Motors, and how the design was created with safety in mind.

Industry Perspectives: Autonomous Vehicle Task Force of the City of Beverly Hills

Grayson Brulte is the Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Autonomous Vehicle Task Force for the City of Beverly Hills. We asked him to discuss with us the future of mobility, current challenges within the autonomous vehicles space, advancements in autonomous technology, a specific combination of technologies that will help progress autonomous driving, and what the current perspective of regulators is in this space.

The Future of Cities with Director of Seattle Department of Transportation

Scott Kubly, Director of Seattle Department of Transportation discusses how cities prepare for autonomous vehicles, the early type of applications and deployments in cities, how cities and private sector work to develop win/wins, and the long term policy impacts of AVs on cities.

Strategic Planning & Implementation of AVs in Organizations

Matt Boyer the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Zylter, discusses how different industries will be affected by the onset of AVs, where investments are being made in regards to technology, the current market research about the future of AVs, challenges being faced by organizations looking to implement AVs, and the steps they can take to overcome them.

Past Presentations

NVIDIA: Artificial Intelligence & Self-driving Cars

Tim Wong, Director of Technical Program Management for Autonomous Vehicles, NVIDIA presents on the following:

  • How artificial intelligence should be programmed
  • Is it sufficient to employ end-to-end learning using cameras that watch people drive and then put it through the deep neural net, or are AI systems are fatally flawed because human behavior causes accidents
  • Should OEMs be focusing on an integrated approach?
  • Expert systems as well as cameras, an algorithm that you combine with deep learning

Fontinalis Partners: Transformation and Evolution of the Next-generation Mobility Industry

Chris Thomas, Founder & Partner, Fontinalis Partners on the following:

• Transformation and evolution of the next-generation mobility industry

• The technologies, locations, and behavior that are driving this transportation revolution

• Who has the opportunity to “win” and where do we go from here?

SiriusXM: The Content Revolution Coming to a Car Near You

Peter Polit, VP and GM, Connected Vehicle Strategy and Partnerships, Sirius XM on the following:

• Maximizing the revenue opportunity for in-vehicle content and determining who will control tit and how you can benefit

• What are the necessary technical advancements required to link passenger data, preferred content and UX

• What models will OEMS needs to follow to become content providers

• Determining how Hollywood and the entertainment industry is preparing for the autonomous vehicle revolution


The Next Frontier in Autonomous Buses: WEpods

In this exclusive Skype interview with Alwin Bakker, Project Leader at Wepods, he showcases examples from his presentation, which took place at the Autonomous Vehicles event. Also discussing challenges encountered, budget, infrastructure, social acceptance of the WEpods, and more!

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Driving the Next Frontier in Vehicle Autonomy

In this exclusive slide show version of the popular interactive content. Explore and discover the world of autonomous vehicles as it relates to social acceptance, regulation and infrastructure. This content will take you through statistics, facts and new information about these top three concerns for autonomy. 

Autonomous Developments Around the Globe: Regulation, Guidelines and Vehicles

Get updates on USA and Germany autonomous vehicles from Apple, Google, Ford, Audi, BMW and more! Also see guidelines and safety assessments from those countries including the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

A Guide for Executives: Strategic Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

This brief is for executive leaders to understand the key AV trends we are seeing and their implications for your organization. This brief lays out considerations that should guide design and execution of your AV strategy. Visit for more information.


Global Autonomous Driving Market Outlook, 2017

With the autonomous vehicle industry racing from zero to warp speed, every aspect of the driving world is set for innovation and transformation. This sample report courtesy of ASD Reports.

Semi-Autonomous and Autonomous Vehicle Market - Global Forecast to 2021 & 2030

The sample report segments the semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles market and forecasts its size, by volume, on the basis of passenger vehicle type, technology type (under semi-autonomous vehicle market > adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, intelligent park assist, adaptive front lightning, and more !

Complete Automotive Cyber Security eBook

This exclusive ebook includes:

  • ARTICLE #1 "How vulnerable are automakers to cyber attacks?"
  • INFOGRAPHIC "Carjacking - risks of the internet-connected car"
  • WHITEPAPER "Connected car driving change in defect detection"
  • ARTICLE #2 "When does a cyber attack become a functional safety issue?"
  • PRESENTATION #1 "Volvo presents collaborative security"
  • PRESENTATION #2 "Stanley Law Group presents legal concerns for stakeholders: the Cahen case and beyond"

Keeping up with design: ISO 26262 time for an update

On this functional safety dedicated ebook you will have the opportunity to explore fundamentals of ISO 26262 and functional safety as well as the changes proposed by the Part Groups taken by ISO TC22/ SC32/WG8 in the ISO DIS 26262. For a full perspective, we will provide you with articles and presentations from OEMs, suppliers and academia accompanied by short interviews. We will also provide further insights into the developed STPA methodology of MIT as an alternative to safety engineering. In addition you will come across information for channelizing functional safety as well as the pitfalls of SEooC.

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Market Analysis Report 2017-2027

This sample report presents the realistic outlook for autonomous vehicles (AV) and provides the expected timelines for the implementation of 3 different levels of technology over the forecast horizon.

Automotive Smart / Personalised In-Car Marketing Report 2017-2027

With global, national/regional, and submarket evaluations for Automotive Smart / Personalised In-Car Marketing, this report covers key aspects of the market. In addition, the report profiles the leading companies in the market and offers concise SWOT and drivers and restraints analysis of the market.Sample report provided by ASD Reports.

Digital Transformation of the Automotive Industry

The study, Digital Transformation of the Automotive Industry, analyzes the strategies, growth analysis, competitive landscape, business models, and future focus areas of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier I suppliers. Digitalization in the automotive industry will have a spiral effect on other industries. OEMs and Tier Is realized that digitization along with IoT, technology partnerships, software capabilities, and customized solutions will be the way forward for the global automotive industry from the year 2016 to 2025. Sample courtesy of ASD Reports.

Automotive RADAR Market - Global Forecast to 2021

The global automotive RADAR market is projected to reach a market size of USD 6.61 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 23.81% from 2016 to 2021. The major factors driving the growth of this market include introduction of driver assistance technologies as per government regulations in passenger as well as commercial vehicles and rising awareness about vehicle and pedestrian safety. Sample report by ASD Reports.


Enabling Efficient Active Safety Solutions for Large Vehicles and Trucks with Optical Detection and Ranging

Large vehicles of all types (i.e. buses, tractor-trailors, dump trucks, etc.) can significantly benefit from new ADAS and active safety features that support drivers 24/7, making the roads safer for all. In this solution overview Leddar technology discusses how they improve the cost-performance ratio of optical detection and ranging, and overcoming key challenges of large vehicle ADAS.

Protecting Against Tainted Data in Embedded Apps with Static Analysis

Attacks against embedded systems are growing in frequency as malicious hackers become more sophisticated in their methods. These vulnerabilities are being exploited by hostile users to gain access to a system so they may subvert its use. This paper describes a static analysis technique – taint analysis – that can be used to find how potentially hazardous inputs can flow through a program to reach sensitive parts of code, empowering developers to identify and eliminate these dangerous vulnerabilities much more effectively. Courtesy of Grammatech

Meeting Functional Safety Requirements Efficiently via Electronic Design Tools and Techniques

In an intelligent electronic system, unexpected errors can lead to unplanned, unexpected behavior. This can be a potentially dangerous proposition for, say, an automotive manufacturer, as well as a
costly occurrence for consumer product developers. Compliance to the latest safety standards can be a laborious, time-consuming process. Fortunately, there are now technologies available that can automate
the process of meeting functional safety requirements. This paper examines these functional safety solutions, showing how these technologies and tools can help engineers efficiently and effectively create safe, reliable products. Courtesy of cadence

Automated Vehicle Are We Ready Report

Internal report on potential implications for main roads WA. Including automated vehicles in the context of main roads’ ITS master plan, transportation and societal impacts, emerging issues with automated vehicles, current state of play, and much more.

Autonomous Vehicle Implementation Predictions Report

This report explores the impacts that autonomous (also called self-driving, driverless or robotic) vehicles are likely to have on travel demands and transportation planning. It discusses autonomous vehicle benefits and costs, predicts their likely development and implementation based on experience with previous vehicle technologies, and explores how they will affect planning decisions such as optimal road, parking and public transit supply. By Todd Litman Victoria, Transport Policy Institute.

Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide For Policymakers

This thorough, 200-page report, courtesy of the RAND Transportation, Space, and Technology Program, explores legislative activity, the role of telematics and communications, and liability implications, among many other topics surrounding autonomous cars. 

Leddar technology: Providing advanced, low-cost optical detection and ranging for automotive ADAS

Leddar optical detection and ranging technology delivers unique capabilities to accurately detect, locate, and measure objects and people in the most demanding automotive environments, thanks to advanced, proprietary algorithms and highly efficient processing. Implemented into highly optimized chipsets, Leddar constitutes the core element in the design of a variety of custom OEM sensor modules specifically tailored to your Advanced Driver Assistance System requirements.

Road Surface Information

You could say it’s the road less travelled; gathering road surface information completely without cameras. But with advanced sensor fusion, RSI by NIRA makes it a very real possibility – enabling greater comfort and safety in a truly cost-efficient manner. Sounds good? Then imagine the possibilities when sharing road information in a connected vehicle cloud.

Safety Expectations for Automated and Autonomous Vehicles - Liability arising from basic technology vs. future technology

Dr. Ekkehard Helmig, Attorney-at-law, reviews in his 17-page report the liability concerns of autonomous drive, and impact of rising new technologies. Download the report for an in-depth insight into the legal aspects of autonomous drive.


Testing connected autonomous cars’ communication skills

With China recently having made “intelligent connected cars” a key direction of its 2025 roadmap to manufacturing upgrades the project is vital to the Chinese Auto Industry. And this project called “a nice city” is set to take off in Jiading District, home to nearly 70 percent of the city’s car manufacturers, and 80 percent of all automotive research and development.


Driving the Industry Forward

While a fully self-driving car may not be possible immediately, the innovations coming down the road stand poised to disrupt the status quo. The following statistics highlight areas likely subject to meaningful change, both positive and negative, with the advent of Autonomous Cars.

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Autonomous Trucks in Ten Years: Report

According to Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, the implementation of autonomous trucks will result in fewer traffic-related deaths and lower transportation costs. This report shows where autonomous trucking will be within 10 years. View this report to: learn how ADAS will directly save on fuel efficency and increase passenger safety, identify the market drivers for ADAS in the truck industry, dive deep into the major challenges in the space, gain knowledge of the functional demands in the 5 stages of automation, understand the role sharing between OEMs and suppliers and more

Autonomous Vehicles Magazine

Explore the latest trends, innovations, and solutions in the autonomous vehicles market with this exclusive e-magazine.

What’s Inside:

  • Latest Innovations in the Autonomous Trucks Industry
  • Interview with LYFT’s Director of Public Policy
  • Which OEM’s are Winning the Race
  • Is Lidar merely a sixth sense for automated cars?
  • Testing Connected Autonomous Cars’ Communication Skills
  • And more!

Past Presentations

Rigorous Verification Gets Your ADAS Design in Shape for ISO 26262 Compliance

In this presentation Adam Sherer, Product Management Group Director, Automotive Functional Safety Lead at Cadence, speaks about ISO 26262 and semiconductor verification, methods to improve verification fitness regardless of your starting point, techniques to trace results through the OEM, tier 1, tier 2, and IP chain, and automation to reduce development cost and increase quality.

Practical Real-Time Frame Authentication for In-Vehicle Networks

Kyusuk Han of the University of Michigan, a speaker from a previous iteration of the summit, was kind enough to share this in-depth presentation about the need for in-vehicle security and a proposed protocol to help solve the major security problems.

The Future of Driving - Assistive Technology; Autonomous Vehicles

Professor William Covington, Director, Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law, gives a comprehensive overview of autonomous cars from an academic perspective. He touches upon the benefits, legislation, liabilities, and other aspects regarding autonomous vehicles, and goes into the effectiveness of assistive functions.

Requesting a Ride: Car Sharing and Car Hailing as The Next Big Movement in Autonomy

Annabel R. Chang, Director of Public Policy at Lyft discusses Autonomy coming to a street near you: discussing the recent announcements of timeline of release of autonomous cars to the public, how car sharing apps and city transport are breaking boundaries and bringing autonomy to our roads, the appeal of ride hailing – will it replace car ownership? How will this affect OEMs development of vehicles?

User Experience in Automated Driving

Glen DeVos, Vice President – Engineering at Delphi, reviews the newest user experience technologies and efforts that will both improve consumer experience, and safety, the importance of piloting Automated vehicle, and consumer acceptance of the quickly evolving Autonomous Driving Technology, and deliberates factors to consider when building user experience into your autonomous vehicle and aspects that will help the driver maintain engaged during the drive.

Autonomous Vehicles Leaderboard: Who’s Driving the Next Frontier of Autonomy?

Sam Abuelsamid, Senior Research Analyst at Navigant Research discusses which key players are developing an autonomous vehicles, where the rank on the AV leaderboard, and where the industry as a whole stands on the road to a self-driving car.


China's Self-Driving Bus Shows Autonomous Tech's Real Potential

For all the excitement surrounding autonomous vehicles, most of the attention has focused on what the technology will mean for consumers who might finally be freed from the tyranny of the commute. No less revolutionary is what the technology might mean for mass transit and trucking. Granted, robo-trucks and self-driving buses aren’t nearly so sexy as, say, Audi’s gorgeous autonomous A7 or as friendly as Google’s cute self-driving gumdrop of a car. But the technology is here, now, and proving itself in real-world testing.


The Cost of a Crashproof Car

Richard Wallace is the Director of Transportation Systems Analysis at the Center for Automotive Research. He talks with John McElroy about when autonomous cars will be available to real consumers and what they will cost. Wallace asks: what premium would you pay for a car that can never crash?

Google Self-Driving Car Project

Google is exploring what fully self-driving vehicles would look like by building some prototypes; they’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention. They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. The software and sensors do all the work. The vehicles will be very basic. They will take you where you want to go at the push of a button.


An Industry Influence Study

A study by Appinions, the data journalists at Appinions analyzed hundreds of millions of news, blog, forum, and social media posts This report reveals the overall influence trend, lists top 10 most influential companies and executives, and looks at the themes commonly driving relevant influential discussions.

The Coming of the Next Disruptive Technology

The conference board of Canada and the Van Horne Institute come together in this report, which provides an overview of the potential benefits of AVs and highlights some of the issues that we need to start planning for.


Developing Safe and Secure Software to Achieve ISO 26262 Compliance

Shan Bhattacharya, Director of Business Development at LDRA, discusses how software platforms have become an increasingly critical part of the infrastructure for the automobile of tomorrow. This is more true than ever in the case of the autonomous car. This session will explore safety and security critical software development and testing practices towards meeting standards compliance.

Hardware and Software System Integration Safety and Priorities for the Autonomous Car

A panel discussion on best practices in intermarrying various critical equipment, determining and incorporating integration priority levels, and testing for and identifying non-obvious failures caused during integration. With Paul Cummings, Principal at Honda Research Institute, Hakan Sivencrona, Functional Safety Manager/Lead System Engineer at Delphi, and Rob Gee, Head of Product Management, Software and Connected Solutions at Continental.


The Future of the Autonomous Car’s Core Technologies with Hakan Sivencrona

In this article Hakan Sivencrona, Functional Safety Manager/Lead System Engineer at Delphi gives his perspective on;The safety technology for tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles, the rapid growth of ADAS, how consumers are setting the course for new systems, core technologies of the future, and more!

Past Presentations

Building Security Into The Modern Automobile

Robert Bates, Chief Safety Officer at Mentor, discusses paying close attention to both hardware and software when building security into the modern automobile. Robert speakers about consolidation on the SoC level, security and safety via separation, how the thread of attacks has been growing, what security means for IoT, a list of security requirements, and hardware security.

Best Practices: ISO26262 Safety Verification Automotive SoC Systems

Jeff Hutton, Sr. Director, Automotive Business Development at Synopsys, discusses verification best practices. Jeff goes into verification challenges in today's SoC, consistent verification continuum across all verification engines, verify for functional safety. Also earlier, more efficient SW development, improve quality, reduce costs, and being ISO26262 ready.


Autonomous Agricultural Vehicles

Autonomous tractors were among the first autonomous vehicles by land, water or air but only now are they starting to be sold in volume. Current driverless tractor technologies build on recent developments in hybrid powertrains - more controllable and environmental - other autonomous vehicles and new agricultural technology. Here we share some of the latest entries as it is continuously updated to reflect the rapid progress in this sector.

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4 Ways Autonomous Trucks Impact OEMS, Suppliers and Drivers

As system advancements in autonomous driving or semi-automated technology progress within Commercial trucking, it has a direct impact on OEMs, suppliers and drivers of these vehicles. Kisaco Research outlines 4 of these major impacts.These include landmark safety mandates on AEBS and LDWS, ensuring safety and security are top of mind (hint: Hack proof), vehicle-to-vehicle platooning and agreeing on a business model, and the change in legal regulations. 

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