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Autonomous Vehicles Expo UK
09:30 - 16:30 | 27th June 2019 | International Centre, Telford
CAV | Testing Infrastructure | Advanced Sensors | Autonomous Safety | Cyber Security | Camera Systems | Radar | GPS

Speaker Agenda

10:00 – Chris Reeves, Head of CAV Technologies 

Title: CAV a Global Opportunity – but they are not without their challenges

The automotive sector is going through a period of unprecedented change and consumers will increasingly demand increasing levels of connectivity and automated driving functions. This transformation is opening up huge commercial opportunities, but it is not without major technical challenges. Not least of which is the need to determine the efficacy of these systems using best practice verification and validation processes. This presentation explains some of the test and validation challenges, and how they might be overcome.

10:25 – Dr Isabella Panella, Autonomous Driving Systems Senior Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Title:  Guaranteeing Safety

 The future of autonomous driving is inherently linked to development of stochastic processing technologies and sensing. Looking at the need for algorithms that will not enable to be validated through robustness principles, how can safety be guaranteed?


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10:50 – Mike Dempsey, Managing Director

Title: Enabling the Virtual Development and Testing of Autonomous Vehicles  

 Mike is the Managing Director of Claytex and a technical expert in modelling and simulation using Modelica and FMI.  Mike studied Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University and then worked at Ford and Rover on powertrain simulation. After starting Claytex as a consultancy, the company has grown and also become a specialist partner for Dassault Systems, training provider and simulation tool developer. Claytex now works with Formula 1 and NASCAR teams as well as Automotive OEM’s to deliver models and tools covering many different applications helping to create next generation of products.

 


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11:15 –  Luca Castignani, Product Strategist, Autonomous Driving, MSC Software  

Title: Leveraging Simulations to Achieve Safety In Autonomous Vehicles  

 After receiving his PhD in Vehicle Dynamics, Luca Castignani worked for more than ten years in Ferrari Auto serving both in simulation roles and road testing. Having gained a significant experience both in suspension design and in the NVH attributes of vehicle body. In 2016 Luca Joined MSC Software as a senior Product Designer for multibody systems and since 2017 he has been appointed as Product Strategist for Autonomous Driving. Leveraging acquired companies (Vires VTD) and group synergies (at Hexagon level) he is designing and implementing the end-to-end solution offering of MSC Software to ADAS and Autonomous Driving needs

11:40 – Derek Burke, Regional Manager, WEKA.IO

Title : Maximising Value for Deep Learning Training Systems with

 Derek Burke has sixteen years’ experience in scale-out computing, introducing new technologies across Europe. He has previously held the VP for Industry position for the ETP4HPC, a public/ private partnership advising the European Commission on its high performance computing strategy. Derek has held senior sales and marketing positions at Seagate, Panasas, Silicon Graphics, Pure Storage and now leads sales in Northern Europe for WekaIO. 

12:05 – Mark Cracknell, Head of Technology at Zenzic 

Title: The UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030

Mark joined Zenzic in 2018, he is leading on technology and the UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030 to establish an industry-wide view of the future. He previously worked at TfL, supporting the London connected and automated testbed amongst other Surface Transport roles. Mark is a Chartered Engineer and has a first-class degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Southbank University.

12:55 – Alan Walker, Engineering Centre Manager 

Title: How to be a leader in ADAS 

AVL is at the forefront of developing customer specific high level features (L3+) for proof-of-concept demonstration to serial roll-out and reliably tests & validates all levels of driving assistance features in vehicle derivatives. The Human Centric Experience in autonomous vehicles is driving all AVL efforts in developing high performance solutions for Level 1 to level 5.

13:20 – Simon Thompson, Business Manager,  Oxford Technical Solutions

Title: Successful methods for open-road autonomous vehicle validation

Autonomous vehicle test engineers need robust and repeatable methods to validate vehicle performance on the open road in real time. This presentation will share how ground truth data from an inertial navigation system provides a reference for vehicle position, orientation and dynamics that is needed in difficult urban test areas. We will share a number of current examples where this technology is being used effectively by automotive manufacturers and sensor suppliers. 

13:45 – Swapnil R Kulkarni, Electromagnetic Senior Project Engineer 

Title: Future of e-mobility

We develop multiphysics simulation technologies that allow you to accelerate next generation mobility solutions development. From smart control design to powertrain electrification and vehicle architecture studies, our solutions enable optimization throughout the development cycle, all backed up by a global team of engineering consultants. Together we empower design teams to create innovative solutions that meet the challenges of e-mobility vehicle development.

14:10 – Parmjit Chima, Head of Engineering Department, Harper Adams University 

Title: Autonomous Agriculture and the “Hands Free Farm” 

Parmjit leads the Department of Engineering at Harper Adams University providing strategic leadership in the development and delivery of innovative teaching programmes, technology transfer and applied research in advanced agricultural, automotive and mechanical engineering. He specialises in mechatronics & robotics, embedded systems & IoT technologies and has over 30 years’ experience as an academic and manager. Parmjit’s team developed the world’s first autonomous tractor and combine harvester that successfully grew, tended and harvested an arable crop remotely without human operators which was awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize 2017 for innovation in agriculture. Parmjit is Principal Investigator for a £4.8m Innovate UK funded initiative, Project Synergy.

14:35 – Dr Chris Benson, Partner, HGF 

Title : Autonomous Vehicle IP – Who will own the future?  

Chris principally handles patent matters in the areas of electronics, computer software and physics. Chris has prosecuted and advised on patents relating to electronic circuits and systems, including computer processors and semiconductor devices, computer based inventions, such as graphics processing, computer algorithms and computer communications, consumer electronics such as navigation devices and home electronics, and also carbon nanotube-based inventions. Chris represents a wide range of clients from multi-national companies to start-up companies at the outset of developing their IP portfolio. Chris regularly attends proceedings at the European Patent Office, particularly before Examining Divisions. Chris has also represented clients in proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office. 

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Mark joined Zenzic in 2018, he is leading on technology and the UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030 to establish an industry-wide view of the future. He previously worked at TfL, supporting the London connected and automated testbed amongst other Surface Transport roles. Mark is a Chartered Engineer and has a first-class degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Southbank University.

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The future of autonomous driving is inherently linked to development of stochastic processing technologies and sensing. Looking at the need for algorithms that will not enable to be validated through robustness principles, how can safety be guarantee?

Datron Technology – Flex-0 – drive-by-wire controlled vehicle demonstration

A live demonstration with AB Dynamics drive-by-wire Kia Nero controlled using their Flex-0 system, synchronised with pilotable platform LaunchPad which will carry a VRU dummy. Ideal tools for ADAS and autonomous vehicle testing.

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Autonomous Agriculture and the ‘Hands Free Farm’

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Successful methods for open-road autonomous vehicle validation

Autonomous vehicle test engineers need robust and repeatable methods to validate vehicle performance on the open road in real time. This presentation will share how ground truth data from an inertial navigation system provides a reference for vehicle position, orientation and dynamics that is needed in difficult urban test areas. We will share a number of current examples where this technology is being used effectively by automotive manufacturers and sensor suppliers.

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Nephos Technologies’ helps organisations to transform the way they store, manage and secure their data, regardless of whether it resides in public or private Cloud environments. Nephos delivers innovative ways of solving new and old problems, making the right choice the easy choice when it comes to your data.

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The mobility revolution demands new simulation solutions. MSC’s tools work together to address an industry-leading breadth of challenges in development and validation of driver assist systems to fully autonomous vehicles.

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RACELOGIC design and manufacture electronic systems to measure, record, display, analyse and simulate data from moving vehicles. Our flagship VBOX has become an industry standard way of measuring speed, position, distance and acceleration, whilst our VBOX Motorsport in-car camera systems and performance meters are increasingly popular in motorsport. Meanwhile our LabSat GPS Simulator gives you the ability to record and replay real GNSS RF data as well as user generated scenarios. 

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Helix Technologies is developing a range of high-performance, ceramic-based antennas for use in a wide range of demanding telecommunications and satnav/GNSS applications. The antennas out-perform incumbent antenna technologies and are particularly suited to applications where there is a need for precise positioning and downward pressure on device size, weight and power, for example Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles (GNSS and DSRC V2X), drone delivery platforms, personal body-worn devices and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications 

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When you’re investing in strategic research and development, you need to know that you can turn that investment into business value. That’s where patents come in. A patent or even just a patent application provides the legal deterrent to competitors who would rather copy unprotected technology and provides reassurance to investors who want to see something more tangible than just great ideas.

Exhibiting

 Applus IDIADA is a global partner to the automotive industry, supporting its clients in product development activities by providing design, engineering, testing and homologation services. IDIADA’s success is built on a unique blend of highly experienced engineers, state-of-the-art test and development facilities, client focus and the constant drive towards innovation. At the expo, IDIADA will be exhibiting its contribution to MuCCA (Multi-Car Collision Avoidance), a CAV2 project funded by Innovate UK and led by IDIADA. Through an integrated IDAPT electronics platform which includes GPU computing, positioning, IMU, V2X, I/O and safety monitoring, all in one vehicle-ready box.  Visit IDIADA and discover more about their solutions.

 

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The future of autonomous driving is inherently linked to development of stochastic processing technologies and sensing. Looking at the need for algorithms that will not enable to be validated through robustness principles, how can safety be guarantee?

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Horiba Mira are researching intelligence and algorithms for the cooperation of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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The Industry

Billions in research, development and manufacturing are being invested in the future of transportation – creating a virtuous “hot spot” for innovators. Advances in diverse technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced sensors, autonomous safety and cyber security combined with innovative business models such as ride hailing and pooling are set to  significantly disrupt the £3.4 Trillion global transportation and logistic market over the next few years.   
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The Event

The UK’s premier Autonomous Vehicle Expo is the must-attend event for those wishing to accelerate development of autonomous vehicles.

 

The event will provide a unique and exclusive opportunity to CONNECT with technology and service leaders, DISCOVER advanced concepts, technologies and partners, enabling you to get your INNOVATIONS to market faster.

 

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The B2B event is free to attend. Professionals from across the industry attending will include, but not  be limited to:   Founders / Co-founders / CEO / COO / CTO • Executive Director, Product Management & Development • Chief Marketing Officers • Chief Communications Officer • VP Global strategy • Chief Commercial Officer • Director, Technology and Innovation • Technical Director, Applied Artificial Intelligence •

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Speaker Agenda

 Listen to industry leading speakers from manufacturers, investors through to research and development scientists on the latest pioneering technology projects taking place throughout the sector. 

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