Join the World Leaders in Autonomous Technology
It is with pleasure that Velodyne Lidar, Inc. invites you to the annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology to address safety issues and public concern in the realm of autonomous vehicles. In the spirit of collaboration, we invite a broad range of perspectives and creative solutions to the Summit. This provides a forum for clear public explanations and frank discussions regarding the direction of authentic autonomy while promoting consumer transparency and practices. In doing so, we believe we can advance the potential of autonomous vehicles, thereby reducing damage caused by the 94% of collisions currently resulting from human error.
Wednesday October 2nd, 2019
9am - 4pm (Doors open at 8:30am)
Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Levi's® Stadium - United Club
Santa Clara, CA
Door Opens and Welcome Breakfast
MC Welcome: Charlie Vogelheim, President, Western Automotive Journalists, and Host, KGO’s Flying Cars
Opening Keynote: Chris Urmson, Co-founder and CEO, Aurora
Click to read his interview!
PANEL 1 - Building Trust: How Fact-Based, Hype-Free Public Information Can Pave the Way for AVs
Sponsored by the PAVE Coalition
Recent opinion surveys indicate significant public concern, confusion and mistrust surrounding AVs. Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) is working to build trust in the future of transportation by countering misinformation, hype and fear by using facts about how AVs work and the associated benefits of safer mobility and sustainability. Panelists, including PAVE members, will discuss the public information challenges and the growing coalition’s strategy for addressing them.
Moderator: Kelly Nantel, Vice President, National Safety Council
Panelists: Adam Vanek, CEO, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Eric Danko, Senior Manager of Public Affairs, Cruise, Nancy Bell, Policy Counsel, Automated Driving, Intel Corporation
PANEL 2 - The Business of Autonomy
Sponsored by SAE International
A self-driving car business will ferry passengers to their locations, but before this is possible, it will require a maturity akin to the airline industry. In order to move from innovation to full implementation, stakeholders must come together to establish and meet standards for safety, regulation, and technology. Panelists will discuss what is happening within their organizations and their visions for the future.
Moderator: Grayson Brulte, SAE International
Panelists: Colm Boran, Sr. Manager of Autonomous Vehicle System Engineering and Safety, Ford Motor Company, Bert Kaufman, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Zoox, Kristin Poland, Deputy Director, National Transportation Safety Board, Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA
PANEL 3 - The Voice of the AV Rider
Sponsored by SAE International
One of the biggest hurdles for mass adoption of autonomous vehicles is consumer acceptance. This panel features recent AV riders who will share their before and after experiences of riding in a self-driving car for the first time. The panel will also explore the media perspective about AVs, consumer opinion, and public adoption. Speakers will discuss their views on the benefits of autonomous vehicles and about how to get more people to embrace this technology.
Moderator: Alain Kornhauser, Transportation Program Director, Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering
AV Riders: Jerry Neece, AV Rider and Former Sales Training and Internet Marketing at Sun Microsystems, Eddie Rowe, AV Rider, and Jean Rowe, AV Rider
Media Speaker: Steve LeVine, Editor at large, Medium
PANEL 4 - In AVs We Trust: Getting There Through Careful Testing and Implementation
This panel will discuss how stakeholders within the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry can perform vehicle testing and validation in a way that prioritizes safety and preserves public confidence. Speakers will address challenges and requirements at each step of testing, from simulation and closed course testing to on-road testing and deployment.
Moderator: Bernard Soriano, Deputy Commissioner, CA DMV
Panelists: Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, David Zuby, Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer, Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, John Buszek, VP of Products and Services, AutonomouStuff, Dr. Yaoming Shen, Sr. Optical Engineer, Baidu
Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Larry Burns, Author and Mobility Expert
Click to read his interview!
PANEL 5 - Know Your Car's Capabilities: from ADAS to the Reality of Full Autonomy
This panel will explore the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that are currently available in consumer vehicles, and how to ensure consumers understand the functionality differences between ADAS and full autonomy (SAE Level 4/Level 5). Speakers will also address the pathway to full autonomy, including the technologies required and public adoption, which can ultimately fulfill the promise of safer mobility.
Moderator: Carla Bailo, President and CEO, Center for Automotive Research
Speakers: Kyle Rakow, VP and National Director of Driver Safety, AARP, Kelly Funkhouser, Head of Autonomous Vehicle Technology Testing at Consumer Reports, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation, and Sue Bai, Chief Engineer and Manager of Feasibility Study Department and Automobile Technology Research Division, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
PANEL 6 - Autonomous Programs: Getting on the Road
Learn from a diverse range of companies about their autonomous programs as they develop their solutions for safer and more efficient mobility. Panelists will discuss their current status and strategies for supporting and delivering self-driving vehicles. They will also talk about their vision for social, environmental, and economic benefits.
Moderator: Anand Gopalan, CTO, Velodyne Lidar
Speakers: Chris Heiser, CEO, Renovo, Koji Gardiner, Senior Hardware Engineering Manager, Argo AI, Alex Kibner, Automotive Engineering Manager, PACCAR, Alex Fiechter, VP of Research and Development, Local Motors
PANEL 7 - Autonomous Security in a Cyber World
Sponsored by AUVSI Silicon Valley
Autonomous vehicles require today’s most advanced and sophisticated technology. This panel will discuss cybersecurity risks and the planning and implementation required to confront threats before they become a reality. Panelists will also share their perspectives about cybersecurity-related standards, regulations, and business opportunities within the AV industry.
Moderator: Greg Deeds, President, AUVSI Silicon Valley
Speakers: Geoffrey Cooper, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation, Sam Curry, Chief Product and Security Officer, Cybereason, Dr. Frank Farshidi, Division Manager, City of San José, and more to be announced soon
Closing Keynote: Mark Rosekind, Chief Safety Officer, Zoox
Take a ride in a self-driving car!
9am - 3pm
Autonomous vehicles from AutonomouStuff and Dataspeed
Ride-a-long in a Velodyne lidar-equipped vehicle
Autonomous street sweeper from Idriverplus
Autonomous orchard sprayer presented by GUSS
Vehicles from NVIDIA and Renovo
Experts and Exhibitions from:
9am - 3pm
- AUVSI Silicon Valley
- SAE International
- PAVE Coalition
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving
- Argo AI
- Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team
- Swift Navigation
- Alta Devices
- Pilot City
- Seoul Robotics
- Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering
- California Highway Patrol
- Local Motors
- Technology Exploration Group
- Sabrewing Aircraft Company
And many more to come!RSVP Today!