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Tech.AD USA 2018: Defining the Future of Automated Driving

The fifth edition of the award-winning Tech.AD USA was once again a great success! More than 200 of the leading autonomous vehicle technical experts gathered in Detroit in November to network, exchange knowledge and shape the future of the autonomous driving. Over 3 jam-packed days, attendees saw innovative case studies, networking sessions, a start-up innovation lab, as well as an Autonomous Driving Day, Icebreaker and best practices and much, much more!

With keynotes on functional safety, machine learning, deployment scenarios, embedded computer vision, integration of human driver behavior and 4D imaging radar with open modular architecture or situational awareness in autonomous vehicles as well as photonic technologies in automotive LiDAR, one thing became clear: autonomous vehicles will revolutionize the future of mobility.

Another highlight was the launch of the Tech.AD USA Award. The winner being Algolux for their CANA full-stack deep neural network (DNN). This was recognized by our international autonomous vehicle development community as the ‘Most Innovative Autonomous Driving Solution’.

Shaping the future of Automated Driving in 2019
Tech.AD USA is coming back to Detroit on November 21– 22, 2019. Be part of the thought-provoking discussion and the fastest growing business community for autonomous vehicles.

Save the Date for 2019 - And Register Now!

Trends, Ideas, Solutions
These have been the Key Topics in 2018!

The Real Problem with Getting to Level 4-5 Autonomy at Highway Speeds

Major Steps in Embedded Computer Vision for ADAS & Automated Driving

Unsettled Topics Concerning Sensors for Automated Road Vehicles

The Role of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL)

How will self-driving vehicles and trucks hit the road?

Perception Technologies for AVs in the Urban Environment

The Tech.AD USA 2018 in Numbers

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Hours of Networking

we.HAVE PARTNERS.

…not Sponsors! Our Business Partner in 2018 – A strong Community!

Do you want to become a partner or do you want to exhibit in 2019? Contact us - we will be happy to advise you on your tailor-made package at the Tech.AD USA 2019!

The Tech.AD USA Keynotes 2018

Autonomous Driving Decision-Making Approach
Steve Vozar
Founder and CTO | May Mobility
Steve Vozar
Safety Today for the Autonomous Tomorrow
Erez Dagan
Executive Vice President Strategy and Products | Mobileye
Erez Dagan
Next Stage Deployment Scenarios for Autonomous Vehicles
Sven A. Beiker
Lecturer & Founder and Managing Director | Stanford Graduate School of Business & Silicon Valley Mobility
Sven Beiker
Autonomous vehicles & mobility-as-a-service – Perspective to 2040
Egil Juliussen
Director of Research & Principal Analyst, Automotive Technology | IHS Markit
Egil Juliussen
Autonomous Vehicle Testing & Safety
Philip Koopman
Associate Professor | arnegie Mellon University
Koopman
In the race towards autonomy, are we answering the wrong questions?
Boris Shulkin
Vice President, Research and Development | Magna International
Shulkin

Trendsetters - Visionaries - Movers and Shakers
The Panel in 2018

More high-quality presentations than the other conferences I’ve attended in the last 2 years.
Dion Tims
Bosch
Great update on the state of the industry and very good networking opportunity!
Sven Beiker
Silicon Valley Mobility
Great learning for a new industry.
Darcy Keeler
Telus
Informative presentations with effective engagement from a wide range of experts.
David Woods
Transport Canada
Well organized as expected.
Philip Koopman
Carnegie Mellon University
It was highly informative.
Michael Folian
GECOM Corporation
A very good event, with lots of interactive sessions.
Aditya Kothari
Siemens PLM

Our Attendees - With more than 150 registered participants the Tech.AD USA was again a huge success. Selected companies were among others:

BMW

Senior Advanced Intelligent Data Innovation Lab

Bosch

Director Automotive Video Systems North America

Changan USA R&D Center

Senior Intelligent Vehicle Research Engineer

Continental

Technical Project Lead – Automated Driving

Ford Motor Company

Director, Global Body Interior Engineering

GM

Automated Driving Performance Simulation Director

Luminar Technologies, Inc.

Vice President of Research and Development

Valeo

R&D Director

Magneti

Director – Advanced Engineering &New Concepts

LeddarTech

Product Manager Automotive Solutions

rFPro

Technical Director Driving Simulation for Deep Learning

Volkswagen

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Tech.AD USA Attendee Profiles and Event Statistics

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of the attendees have a budget of over 1 Mio. €

Industry Split

Academia & Research Institute
4%
Academia & Research Institute: 4%
OEM
17%
OEM: 17%
Automotive Supplier
30%
Automotive Supplier : 30%
Tier1
20%
Tier1: 20%
Consulting
1%
Consulting: 1%
Engineering
2%
Engineering: 2%
Government
1%
Government: 1%
Software Provider
9%
Software Provider: 9%
Technology Provider
8%
Technology Provider: 8%
Transportation
1%
Transportation: 1%

Geographical Split

Canada
4%
Canada: 4%
Europe
9%
Europe: 9%
North America
87%
North America: 87%

The Community

Manager / Senior Manager
60%
Manager / Senior Manager: 60%
Leader / Head of / Director
20%
Leader / Head of / Director: 20%
VP/ SVP / Global Head
25%
VP/ SVP / Global Head: 25%
CEO / CXO / Managing Director
6%
CEO / CXO / Managing Director: 6%

Why the networking experience at the Tech.AD is unique?

We know that networking, inspiration, knowledge sharing and this “little detail I didn’t know before” are the main reasons for attending the Tech.AD event series. To ensure the best networking experience, we’ve developed several sessions tailored to your needs and industry – we call it the Multi-Touchpoint Concept!

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

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

Challenge-your-Peers

Challenge your Peers

Parallel roundtable discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges.

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Matchfinder!
Powered by AI

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 organizations are exclusively recognized, celebrated and honored 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.

Graphic-Recording

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.

Primary Media Partner

Smart Mobility Hub is the knowledge-exchange platform for automotive professionals, innovative technical pioneers and decision-makers. Learn about the most innovative technologies and how OEMs, Tier-1s, tech start-ups and research institutes pave their way into our vehicles.

http://www.smart-mobility-hub.com/

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Tech.AD USA 2018 Team

We look forward to welcoming you again in 2019.