Computer Vision

Computer Vision is the junction of image acquisition (ex: cameras) and the computer power that can make sense of the images coming from the cameras. Using Computer Vision (CV), systems can make some kind of sense of their world, which is in turn used to help machines operate in that world. For our purposes, CV is the creation of usable 3D models and recognition of the objects in that model for the purposes of ADAS or autonomous cars.

On the sensory side, CV is not limited to cameras. Our meeting will include "vision" that goes beyond anthropomorphic sensory capabilities, to include things like laser, sonar, and light frequencies above and beyond our eyes' reach. Cars are not people, which can be used to their advantage to "see" so much more than we can.

On the processing side, CV is dependent on the processing power of the underlying machine, and also on the AI of the software that powers it. The AI needs to take wireframe models of the car's environment, and "understand" what it is seeing through object recognition and machine learning: When is a child about to enter the road, and when is the child just standing on the shoulder? When is a fixie bike just balancing at standstill, and when is it about to cut in front of the car? CV means seeing these types of objects, understanding them, and making useful predictions about their physical paths and threat levels.

Join 100+ Autotech Council members, OEMs, vendors, startups and VCs to take a closer look at the sensors, the computing hardware, and the software behind Computer Vision.

For Members-Only: After lunch, Autotech Council will debrief the 2016 Telematics Update - Automotive among members. These debrief sessions mix news with opinions for those members who did not participate at either show and we encourage our participants to actively contribute their insights to each highlighted topic.

The Autotech Council opens its doors to non-members a few times each year to take a deep dive into a segment of the auto industry that is attracting large amounts of innovation and investment. These ½-day, executive-format agendas highlight a few larger vendors who are leading the segment forward and bring dozens of undiscovered companies to the stage as well. These agendas always include plenty of time for networking, business discussions, and an interactive format that promotes relationships between member and non-member companies.

This meeting is free for Autotech Council members, open to non-members for a $200 fee, and Rapid Fire Demo Slots are available during registration to companies who can show off new products or services based on Computer Vision technology.

Call For Speakers and Rapid Fires
We encourage young companies with new technologies, products, or services that are important to the auto industry to Apply to Present using the online application form. If you are not selected for this agenda, your application will be considered for future agendas. No preference is given for companies in a specific segment, but we do prefer ideas and technologies with substance, traction, and industry support. Priority is given to Autotech Council members and sponsors and companies recommended by those members and sponsors.

Demo Tables Available
Demo tables are available during registration to any company with a product or service in this market segment who would like to show their technology during the morning and lunch breaks. These are a great way to get everyone in the room an in-person introduction to what you are doing in this market segment. Tables are 30" tall round cocktail tables, include black table linen, power, and Wi-Fi when available.

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  • When

  • Friday, June 10, 2016
    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Where

  • Computer History Museum
    1401 N Shoreline Blvd.
    Mountain View, CA 94043

About the Autotech Council

Visionary companies in the auto industry use the Autotech Council to discover innovation, build partnerships, exchange insight, and grow their professional networks. The result is earlier discovery of new innovation, better understanding of technology's potential impact and timing, access to more entrepreneurs and investors, and in the big picture - getting better cars to market faster.

Autotech Council members meet monthly to hear from start ups and educate themselves on new technologies and market trends. For more details, visit

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