AutoSens, a leading community for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) technology development, has announced the full agenda for its Detroit conference at the Michigan Science Center from May 10-12.
“As sensing technology continues to advance and autonomous vehicles edge closer to mainstream production, industry-wide knowledge sharing and discussion are more important than ever before,” says Rob Stead, founder of AutoSens. “We are excited to be back in Detroit for our sixth event, bringing together leading innovators and engineers to discuss the latest advances and technologies in automotive imaging and perception.”
Highlights from the event will include:
- Tutorial on Basics of Image Quality Measurement and Camera Calibration based on Current Standards and the Challenge in the Automotive Environment; Tue., May 10 at 10 a.m.; Planetarium — This course is intended to give a small insight into a few measurement methods, their basics and where they originally come from. It will give an overview of the most important image quality parameters and their adaptation in different areas, especially in the automotive industry.
- LiDAR in Automotive Tutorial; Tue., May 10 at 2 p.m.; Toyota Engineering Theatre – Paul McManamon, president of Exciting Technologies, will cover an introduction to LiDAR, its history, and its varieties. He will cover atmospheric effects on LiDAR, LiDAR range equation, signal-to-noise ratio, and basic detection theory. He will then cover major components in a LiDAR, the laser source, the receiver possibilities, and the methods of steering the transmitted and receive optical axis. There will be a brief discussion of LiDAR processing, the testing of LiDARs, and LiDAR performance metrics, followed by application design examples, including autonomous vehicle applications.
- Full Autonomy at Scale; enabling technologies and paradigms, Wed., May 11 at 9:10 a.m.; IMAX — Shane McGuire, principal systems engineer of systems architecture at Cruise, will deliver a keynote speech on why AVs can only be meaningful when deployed at scale. As Cruise moves from R&D into early commercialization, the approach to system architecture has evolved to provide for a more capable system at a cost point that enables rapid scaling. He will discuss this progression, some of the enabling technologies and paradigms, and what he anticipates for the future.
- LiDAR Requirements from a Perception Point of View; Wed., May 11 at 12:10 p.m.; IMAX — Warren Smith, director of perception at Insight LiDAR, discusses why LiDAR remains one of the most critical sensors enabling autonomous driving. He will discuss what key data is needed from the sensor and how is that data used by perception to address difficult edge cases.
- How to enhance augmented reality (AR) experiences using deep learning-based vision perception; Thurs., May 12 at 9 a.m.; IMAX — This presentation by Sunny Lee, CEO of StradVision Technology USA, will detail the challenges of sustaining the required target accuracy, whilst avoiding performance degradation, and how to overcome this through semi-supervised learning technology, which also allows deep neural networks to run on a tiny automotive grade silicon inside of the vehicle.
- Human Facial Understanding & Anti-Spoofing using Neural Networks on Time of Flight Cameras; Thurs., May 12 at 9:50 a.m.; IMAX — Vish Rajalingam, lead AI solutions architect at MulticoreWare, will present its findings from using neural networks on Melexis iToF sensors and demonstrate their efficiency for modules such as face detection and face recognition that enable applications like driver authentication, drowsiness detection, and more. Furthermore, it will illustrate iToF cameras’ extensive ability to detect anti-spoofing (print attack) leveraging the distance images.
This year, AutoSens is offering a free basic pass to the event to employees of OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Additionally, students, academics, and women in engineering are eligible for a discount of 50 percent off the full pass.
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