V2X & NAIAS Debrief


  • Friday, February 12, 2016
    8:30 AM 
    Breakfast, Networking and Demos
    Be sure to stop by and check out the companies demoing their latest technology during the networking breaks.
    • Savari
    • Commsignia will showcase live outdoor V2V Safety Applications
    • NXP
    • Flextronics
    • Caruma Technologies
    9:00 AM 
    The Role and Design of V2X Communication System for Automated Driving
    Gaurav Bansal, Senior Researcher at Toyota InfoTechnology Center

    Wireless V2X communications has a potential of playing an important role in automated driving. It can provide important capabilities to an automated car: non line-of-sight view, long range sensing and collaborated driving. In this talk, I will present applications where V2X communication might be the only sensor that would be helpful for the automated car to make decisions on its movement. I will also discuss scenarios where V2X sensor would be able to assist other sensors in getting a sense of the environment around the automated car. I will then present a framework for scalable communication system for automated driving. This framework can substantially improve the visibility of an automated car beyond the area directly sensed by its local sensors. We imagine that for automated driving communication system to be successful, cars would not only have to share their own position information (as in V2X safety communications), but also of the neighboring cars, bikes, pedestrians and other objects that they might see on the road using their local sensors (camera, radars, Lidars etc.). We will present the challenges and solutions for V2X communication protocols in addressing these new requirements.
    9:20 AM 
    Paul Sakamoto, COO at Savari Inc.

    Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communications is a promising technology that has the potential to improve the safety of everyday road travel. A recent study performed by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded that Vehicle-to-X systems could potentially address 81% of all-vehicle target crashes. This talk will provide an overview of the technology, market situations around the world, key technology differentiations & address some of the challenges in deploying it.
    9:40 AM 
    Panel: V2I versus V2V – Doesn't Waze Basically Mean V2I wins?

    When V2x was first conceived, the "cloud" wasn't really a thing. But now, wireless access to the Internet means that it is relatively easy to deploy V2I solutions. Waze has a free consumer app which is already V2I. So, is the battle over, or does V2V still have a strong raison d'être? Our panel will hash out the pros and cons of both.

    • Moderator: Derek Kerton, Managing Partner at The Kerton Group
    • Sara Carlson, GBS Partner at IBM
    • Vinay Thadani, Senior Marketing Manager at Renesas
    • Adrian Koh, Director Business Development at NXP
    • Ashok Moghe, Principal Engineer, CTAO at Cisco
    10:20 AM 
    Networking Break
    Flip over your agenda to the attendee list and put some faces to those names as we give everyone 30 minutes to connect with each other. As always, we are happy to help you find the person you want to meet.
    10:50 AM 
    Member Update by Lear
    Steve Rober, VP of Electrical Engineering and Praveen Singh, VP Connectivity at Lear Automotive

    Lear Corporation is a leading Tier 1 supplier to the global automotive industry with 2015 sales of $18.2 billion. We supply seating, electrical distribution systems, electronic modules and related sub-systems, components and software to virtually every major automotive manufacturer in the world. We have 242 manufacturing, engineering and administrative locations in 36 countries and are continuing to grow our business in all automotive producing regions of the world, both organically and through complementary acquisitions. Lear is a global leader in V2X technology and capabilities with its acquisition of Arada Systems in 2015. Lear delivers global scale, a full field-proven V2X product line, and core expertise in connectivity, cyber security, and other applications.
    11:00 AM 
    Rapid-Fire Demo Presentations / Fastpitch
    Young companies interested in presenting their automotive technology innovations, services and solutions are welcome to register to be a rapid-fire presenter. These demo slots are 5-minutes and used to introduce new companies and their products, in the hopes of creating interest and follow-up from the Silicon Valley telecom and automotive community including the carriers, the manufacturers, and the investors who follow innovation in this segment.

    • Moderator: Derek Kerton, Managing Partner at The Kerton Group
    • Pavel Redko, Founder, CEO at FiberTree
    • Chris Carson, Founder & CEO at Caruma Technologies
    • Laurence Briggs, CEO & Co Founder at RealAug Corp.
    • Jozsef Kovacs, CEO at Commsignia
    • David Maher, President at whiteCryption
    • Alex Varshavsky, CEO & Co Founder at Talksum
    • Chuck Price, VP Engineering at Peloton Technology
    12:00 PM 
    Please close this meeting by connecting with the companies and people who presented their new ideas and products during the rapid fire pitches.
    1:00 PM 
    NAIAS Debrief (Members only)
    Autotech Council will debrief the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 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.
    2:00 PM