The 11th Annual Future of Automotive IT Conference

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Automotive Futures Group

11th Annual Future of Automotive IT: Gathering, Analyzing, and Using Data Inside the Company and the Vehicle

Welcome to the 11th Annual “Focus on the Future” Automotive Research Conferences. This series, which runs September to July, offers five conferences each year that address topics of importance to the future of the automotive industry. The first conference this year is our 11th annual Future of Automotive IT conference. We are following up on last year’s theme of new sensors, and we expanding the discussion into how companies gather, analyze, and use data collected by sensors both inside the company and inside the vehicle.

Historically, we’ve been tracking IT since the 1990s when it began playing a more important role as the “glue” that holds together all the far flung managerial, engineering and manufacturing functions of global auto companies. Last year we discussed the evolution of safety sensors, vehicle cloud computing and sensor fusion, new and future driver assistance sensors, and our own research on the potential for radar congestion. All of these sensors gather data, and on board computers analyze and use the data to make complex, life-saving, millisecond decisions. This year we hope to discuss some new sensors in the market place and how they will support connected and autonomous vehicles across all 5 levels of autonomy. We also plan to discuss how companies manage and analyze the enormous volume of data collected through the internet, inside factories, as well as the data collected via vehicle sensors. All of this data is used to develop artificial intelligence applications, while being protected with cybersecurity methodologies.

Some of the questions we will address include: What are the new sensors used in dense urban environments without GPS support and in difficult environments such as tunnels and bridges? What IT challenges are researchers finding in their early testing of autonomous vehicles? How are companies collecting, managing, analyzing, and applying data collected from the internet, inside the company, and from their on-road vehicles? How are IT and engineering managers working together to overcome cybersecurity challenges, and prepare for a semi-autonomous and autonomous future? Where are we in the rollout of DSRC vs. 5G for connected vehicles?

Confirmed speakers include:

Bruce Belzowski, Managing Director, Automotive Futures, will discuss results from a project that focused on the costs and challenges of future of connected vehicles through retrofitting advanced safety technologies on all heavy trucks in the US.

Pat Mariles, Senior Director, Oracle Cloud Business Group, will talk about how Oracle sees the growth and use of autonomous vehicle data.

Tyler Worman, MCity Data Architect will talk about some of the data analysis projects based on autonomous and connected vehicle data.

Yan Fu, Manager of Sustainability and Safety Analytics in Global Data, Insight and Analytics (GDI&A) at Ford Motor Company, will discuss how Ford is leveraging data and analytics to provide insight to support business decision making for sustainability and electrification strategy, vehicle and powertrain design optimization and robustness, enterprise multidisciplinary design optimization, optimal safety test planning scheduler support system, and other safety analytics initiatives.

Seung-Woo Seo, Founder, ThorDrive, will discuss his company’s new sensor fusion technology that alleviates the need for GPS in dense, complicated environments.

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New Conference Option: Our new system allows our foreign and local participants unable to attend the conference but who are interested in viewing the presentations to pay the registration fee for the conference, and they will receive an email when the presentations are online for viewing.

Cost:

Automotive Futures Affiliates and UM Students, Faculty, and Staff, and Media have two FREE options (Choose One):

Option 1: Automotive Futures Affiliates and current UM Students, Faculty, and Staff, and Media who will NOT ATTEND, but would like to receive a link to the presentations: Free

Option 2: Automotive Futures Affiliates and current UM Students, Faculty, and Staff, and Media who will ATTEND the conference: Free

For all others: $200

Conference Sponsorship

Companies or groups interested in sponsoring this conference, please contact Bruce Belzowski at bbl@umich.edu or 734-936-2704. Sponsorship Amount (Minimum $2,500)


PTS21 Conference Sponsors and Automotive Futures Affiliates

  • Aisin Technical Center

  • Argonne National Labs

  • Bosch Corporation

  • Denso Corporation

  • Ford Motor Company

  • Globalautoindustry.com

  • Means Industries

  • Valeo North America, Inc.

  • University of Michigan Ross Business School: Corporate Education

  • Wards Intelligence


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University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex, Building 18 Entrance

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Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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