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Discover the Next Era of Mobility

November 14 – 16, 2018 | The Henry Detroit, USA

Tech.AD is the award-winning, global business event series for OEMs & T1s working on technical challenges for vehicle automation L4+. Join the Leading Autonomous Driving Race in the USA!
The Automotive Tech.AD is the U.S. leading knowledge exchange platform bringing together 250+ stakeholders who are playing an active role in the vehicle automation scene. Testing & Validation, Sensor Fusion, Deep Driving, Operational Safe Systems, Cognitive Vehicles, Software Architectures & much more. Join Tech.AD and discuss your roadmap for vehicle automation. Discover the next era of vehicle automation – Now!

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The Premier Automated Vehicles Event in the United States!

Our mission:

  • Be an active part of the autonomous driving & automated reality
  • Explore how vehicle automation will change technology concepts, architectures, software platforms, ADAS, sensor fusion further technical requirements
  • Discuss the challenges of AI supported, cognitive cars in regards to complexity and penetration of in-vehicle infotainment systems and ADAS
  • Discover latest trends in sensor and perception technology and insights into environmental models and sensor fusion concepts
  • Cover the full scope of vehicle automation from the market leaders & new market players
  • Approach new technical challenges and disruptive technologies

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we.HAVE PARTNERS.

Not sponsors. The Automotive Tech.AD is a unique event in the business & technology world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support our them to reach their targets and inspire innovation.

Position your business as a thought leader at the Automotive Tech.AD and become a partner today!

Perfect event to gain insights and improve my network.
Oliver Rumpf-Steppat
BMW NA LLC
Great opportunity to connect with industry peers.
Richard Hirschmann
thyssenkrupp North America LLC
Well-organized and fantastic.
Sagar Behere
Toyota Research Institute
Great networking opportunities, really interesting talks and presentations.
Ono Okagbare
Robert Bosch
Engaging discussions on pertinent technical topics shared at an appropriate depth for a broad audience.
Andre Welch
Ford Motor Company
This event was very well planned and engagement level was high. Rich in content and collaboration.
Kazi Ahamed
GM
I enjoyed the many relevant technical presentations and made good use of the opportunities to discuss common problems with the other participants.
Gregory Baratoff
Hyundai Mobis
Much more interactive than traditional conferences – better engagement between attendees
Andrew Whydell
ZF
The content was outstanding, as was the way it was delivered using various formats throughout the conference.
Rick Walker
GAMA - Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association
Excellent opportunity to get a snapshot of the industry and communicate with peers!
Alexander Kreines
Harman/Towersec

Key Topics 2018

AI, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Driving & Cognitive Vehicles

  • What are state of the most state of the art algorithms for computer vision and machine learning? What role will Deep Neural Networks (DNN) have in future self-driving cars and what will the associated challenges of this be? What are the implications of machine learning for functional safety? What level of traceability is possible with neural networks? How much real-time data and decision logs can we access? Can we really implement end-to-end learning or is it better use hybrid approaches? What are the key challenges in AI and perception technologies for autonomous vehicles?

Virtual & Real Life Testing, Validation & Simulation

  • To what extent do edge cases define the development of autonomous vehicles? Which test cases can we cover with simulation and which not? Will virtual kilometers (simulations, HIL/SIL) be accepted as an industry validation method? What can we learn from the latest research in advanced, large-scale testing of autonomous vehicles and validation methods? What are the challenges behind using synthetic data for validation?

Key Topics 2018

Sensor Fusion, Sensor & Perception Technologies, Imaging Systems, Radars & Computer Vision

  • Which kind of sensors provide the most value? How to push hard for cost optimization without comprising safety? Do we need deep learning for sensor fusion? Can radar sensors replace ultra-sonic sensors completely? Which sensors are most suitable for data fusion in close range? Which combinations of sensors will be required for robust machine perception in HAD? To what extent are high resolution maps required for offering context information for scene understanding?

Autonomous Vehicle Software Architectures, Deep Learning Architectures, Highly Scalable Architectures & AV Platforms

  • How far can vehicle architectures solve the functional safety need for autonomous vehicles? What are the challenges to step from fail-safe to fail-operational architectures as a foundation of machine learning systems in autonomous vehicles? What is the case for a flexible fusion architecture? How to understand the system architecture for automated driving and scale up system architectures? What are the challenges in development and testing of fail-operational automated driving architectures? What are the newest concepts, challenges, use cases & game changers to the new AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles?

The Tech.AD Business & Technology Sessions

Autonomous Shuttles, Commercial Vehicles, Trucking Automation, Platooning & Deployment

  • What are the key challenges in Cybersecurity of Autonomous Vehicle Platooning? What are the different control algorithms? How do different wireless technologies perform in high-density truck platooning achieved with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications? What results and challenges do we see from the early deployment of autonomous shuttles and autonomous platoons? What data is already being collected, what data is missing and what are future research requirements?

Safety & Security: Active Safety, Functional Safety, Operational Safety & Safety-Critical Systems, Embedded Systems & Cybersecurity

  • In what areas are ISO 26262 insufficient? Does SOTIF fully close the gap where ISO 26262 is insufficient? How to achieve functional safety for autonomous vehicles? How can we ensure functional safety with AI and machine learning? What do we still need to do to achieve functional safety for deep learning algorithms?

V2X, V2V & Connected Vehicle Technologies

  • How can we leverage V2V and V2Cloud communications to automate trucks? What can we learn from this for autonomous passenger vehicles? How will 5G drive and accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles? What new opportunities will 5G create for autonomous driving? What current challenges on the road to level 5 could 5G resolve? What information could now be transferred through V2V with the support of 5G and how can it be used in the processing of data collection from machine learning, sensors etc?

It’s a Multi-Touchpoint Concept

The most effective and most informal networking hub to reach a maximum of ROI ‒ personal dialogue, direct exchange and numerous opportunities to get meetings with top executives!

Keynote

Keynotes

Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.

Case-Studies

Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.

Tech-Take

Live Tech Take

Delegates and solution providers have the chance to actively participate in product and service demos on the expo floor.

Dinner

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

Icebreaker

Icebreaker

Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

Challenge-your-Peers

Challenge your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges

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Matchfinder!
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we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs.

Search – Find –  Match – Connect

Tweetback-Cards

Tweetback & Connect

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.

Startup-Lounge

Auto Scale Start Up Lounge

we.CONECT gives you the opportunity to showcase your work and ideas and provides an excellent opportunity for start-up level companies to showcase their best in car technologies, software and smart mobility concepts for autonomous and connected vehicles.

Award

Tech.AD Award

With the Tech.AD Award, distinguished expertise and exceptional projects from within companies and organisations are exclusively recognised, celebrated and honoured by we.CONECT Business Leaders.

It is an excellent initiative, that aims at promoting the deserved reputation among the event’s delegates, partners and within the whole expert community

Pre-Event-Workshop

Pre-Event Workshop

In this session you will build and train convolutional neural networks for perception.

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Tech.AD Driving Day I Deep Drive

Our advanced educational workshops, delivered by industry professionals, will cover the advanced principles of developing autonomous vehicles and showcase the latest technologies in the fields of: functional and operational safety, embedded systems and architectures, validation techniques and sensor / perception technologies.

World-Cafe

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Matchfinder

Meet! Tech.AD Detroit

Discover who else is participating at the Tech.AD Detroit. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.

Training-Session

Training Session

An environment that allows participants to be guided through specific topics from experts in small groups.

Say-hello

Say Hello

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.

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