ADAS Sensors 2019 Conference & Expo Focuses on the Future of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Emerging Technologies, & Applications

The 4th annual ADAS Sensors 2019 conference and expo will showcase industry insights from key players in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This event features over 250 attendees, 34 technical presentations and 30+ exhibitors, held on March 20-21, 2019 in Detroit Michigan.

See the full conference agenda at: and speakers’ abstracts at:

ADAS Sensors 2019 conference speakers include top executives from Citi Research, Magneti Marelli, DENSO, Analog Devices, IHS Markit, Woodside Capital, AIStorm, Motus Ventures, and more, who will discuss topics, including ADAS, camera/video, radar, LIDAR, ultrasonic, infrared (IR) sensors, AI, VR & AR, sensor fusion, virtual sensors, robo-taxis, the future of networked mobility, military vehicles, market trends, emerging applications, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and successful start-up tactics.

Key Speakers (full list at:

David Schie, CEO, AIStorm –

Topic: Analog AI Technologies for ADAS Applications.  An overview of emerging imaging solutions will be discussed, including various approaches to LIDAR and details of CIS/optics, as well as how analog AI can be used to improve the processing of the imaging solutions by reducing the chance of missing key data, pruning data in real time, and eliminating expensive components such as ADCs. He  will also highlight several leading companies focused on analog AI technologies, as well as several academia R&D groups. Full abstract at:

Harvey Weinberg, Division Technologist, Analog Devices –

Topic: Technologies for Autonomous Cars - Musings on Missing Pieces and Proposed Solutions. Autonomous cars have been promised as being “right around the corner” for several years. But there are still several significant remaining road blocks standing in the way, including sparse legislation governing autonomous vehicles, inadequate infrastructure to support autonomous driving, lack of standards, and several technical gaps that keep Level 4 and 5 vehicles out of reach. This talk will touch on several of these gaps, with particular attention to outstanding technical challenges. Full abstract at:  

Itay Michaeli, Director, U.S. Autos and Auto Parts, Citi Research -

Topic: Robo-Taxis and the Race for the Future of Networked Mobility. How close are we to ditching our personal cars? While we may not be up to personal flying taxis yet, it seems that reality may finally be catching up with the hype. Robo-taxis are being planned for cities and surrounding suburbs, and the race to launch and commercialize these robo-taxis are all about building a powerful network effect. Full abstract at:

Tony Cannestra, Director of Corporate Ventures, DENSO -

Topic: Automotive Computer Vision Startups - Key Investment Factors. Over the past three years, there have been significant advances in computer vision technologies. What are the important criteria that investment groups examine when considering an investment in a vision sensor startup company? Topics will include expected sensor performance, the overall market opportunity, competitive landscape, successful startups, and how to work within the auto industry to achieve success. Full abstract at:

Phil Amsrud, Senior Principal Analyst, IHS Markit -

Topic: Emerging Trends and Market Outlook. Self-driving cars will usher in a new segment to support ride-hailing applications and will change the vehicle’s architecture from being ECU based to domain controller based. How will the sensor suite morph to support these changes? Will it be more of the same or will LIDAR be the one technology to enable everything? Are there other sensor technologies that will have a place within the self-driving car? Will these technologies be in addition to or will they displace existing technologies? And finally, what’s the impact of the upcoming ride-hailing model?  Full abstract at:

Gary Streelman, Director, Magneti Marelli -

Topic: V2X Technologies – Complementary Enhancement for ADAS Applications. Vehicles today are safer than they were in the past due, in part, to the addition of advanced driver-assistance systems, or ADAS. These systems “look” around the vehicle to determine where there might be something that would cause an unsafe situation, and then are able to alert the driver. Another approach to improve safety, is to have vehicles communicate with each other and other objects wirelessly, which is called vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) or vehicle-to-everything (V2X). V2X can act as another sensor input that adds to the current suite of sensors used for ADAS applications.  Full abstract at:

Jim DiSanto, Managing Director, Motus Ventures -

Topic: The Road to Mobile Robots - Emerging Opportunities and Megatrends. In the past five years, many of us in the venture capital community have witnessed an explosion of startup companies developing mobile robots for a myriad of applications. Typically, these robots are designed to displace a human worker. Examples include self-driving vehicles, drones, as well as cleaning, agricultural, delivery, and food preparation robots. We see this as only the tip of the iceberg: roughly 3.2 billion jobs consisting mostly of manual labor could be replaced by robots in the coming years and decades.  Full abstract at:

Attendee & Exhibitor Registration

Attendee registration is priced at $995, with discounts available for startup companies (under two years old). Exhibitor registration is priced at $2,995 for medium to large companies and $1,995 for startups. Exhibitors receive two conference passes, meals and receptions, printed conference programs, and digital presentations. To exhibit, please contact Jessica Ingram at [email protected] phone: (360) 929-0114. For attendee registration, go to: ­­­­  Hotel info is available at: and registration info at: ­­­­  


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