Fierce Electronics Presents:
Autonomous Technologies Summit
November 8-9, 2021 Free Virtual Event
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Although the use of robots has expanded drastically over the last decade, we’ve only reached the tip of the iceberg in autonomous technology. The launch of autonomous systems for everyday use still requires a large amount of interdisciplinary research and support from policies and funding. Research in the fields of neuroscience, mathematics, sensor physics, robotics, and computer science are needed to address remaining crucial scientific challenges. The Autonomous Technologies Summit will discuss how innovations in sensors, AI, processing power, connectivity and security are expanding the possibilities for autonomous technology.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8
PAST THE THRESHOLD: ASSESSING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
On the brink of commercial availability, autonomous vehicles have proven to be advantageous in reducing accident risk, improving traffic flow, and cutting transportation costs. But we’ve only scratched the surface of the full potential of autonomous vehicles. As LiDAR, radar, and camera sensors become more advanced and we prepare to scale production and deployment, we can start to think about the different ways these vehicles could benefit the community. What does autonomous driving at scale look like? What will next generation autonomy look like, and how will innovative LiDAR and Radar sensors play a role in that? How will AI become more prominent? How will this impact society economically, environmentally, and culturally?
11:00AM-11:15AM: Editorial Keynote with Yimeng Zhang, Pony.ai's US Site Lead & VP of Engineering
11:15AM-11:30AM: Analyst Keynote with Leonard Lee, neXT Curve's Managing Director & Founder
11:30AM-11:45AM: Tech Talk with David Gannon, Murata's Director of Mobility Sales
11:45AM-12:30PM: Panel Discussion
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8
THE EVOLVING ROLE OF REGULATIONS, SEMICONDUCTORS AND SOFTWARE IN REDUCING RISK AND ACHIEVING FUNCTIONAL SAFETY
Across almost all industries, autonomous systems have demonstrated their ability to save time, reduce costs, and eliminate human error. However, there is still minimal governance or guidance around these technologies, and not enough evidence to know what all the risks are or how to measure them. Specifically for automotive vehicles, the standard for Functional Safety is now requiring more conditional testing than ever, as the consumer confidence in autonomous vehicle systems falls. Semiconductors are now playing a huge role in preventing the systematic and random failures noted in the ISO 26262 2018 release. How will this minimization of malfunctions impact the state of the autonomous vehicle industry? How will memory and storage be implemented into the modern vehicle improve functional safety? What is the impact of the NHTSA’s New General Standing Order on the autonomous vehicles industry, and what does that indicate for future the future of autonomy?
2:00PM-2:15PM: Editorial Keynote with California Department of Motor Vehicles' Miguel D Acosta
2:15PM-2:45PM: Keynote Presentation with Dell Technologies' Jillian Kaplan: Technology for Good: Why Autonomy Matters
2:45PM-3:30PM: Panel Discussion