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The Agenda

Explore the agenda, which includes keynotes from blue-chip automotive, high-tech companies and innovative start-ups from around the globe.

Please note: All times are in British Summer Time (BST)==(GMT+1).

Week 2 - Tuesday 26th May - Thursday 28th May - Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Safety

TUESDAY
May 26th
14:00 - 14:10 BST(GMT+1)

Welcome and Introduction
Hexagon | MSC Software

Dr. Bruce Engelmann
Chief Technology Officer

Rhode Island, USA

Welcome to ‘Virtual Test Drive – the Future’


14:10 - 14:30 BST(GMT+1)

Impact of Autonomous Vehicle Technology on Future Mobility Models
Accenture

Raffaele Menolascino
Managing Director

Torino, Italy

How mobility is expected to change in the next few years moving progressively from a concept where the vehicle is owned to mobility as a service.


14:30 - 15:00 BST(GMT+1)

Autonomous Development using VTD at GM
General Motors

Keith Van Houten
Manager, ADAS / Autonomous Vehicle Performance Simulation

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Current challenges in developing advanced performance simulation capability for the validation of ADAS, automated driving, and autonomous vehicle control systems.


15:00 - 15:20 BST(GMT+1)

Challenges in Virtual Verification and Validation of ADAS and AD
AVL

Thomas Guntschnig, MBA
Product Portfolio Manager ADAS/AD

Graz, Austria

Overcoming challenges in Virtual Verification and Validation of ADAS and AS by Leveraging VTD Scale using AVL Model.CONNECT


15:20 - 15:40 BST(GMT+1)

VTD 2020 - Overview and New Features

Andreas Biehn
VTD Specialist

Bad Aibling, Germany

The lastest technological development in Virtual Test Drive


15:40 - 15:50 BST(GMT+1)

Discussion | Questions & Answers

Karl Bangert
Compere

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Q&A / Wrap-Up



WEDNESDAY 27th May
14:00 - 14:10 BST(GMT+1)

Welcome and Introduction
Hexagon | MSC Software

Karthik Krishnan
Product Specialist

California, USA

Welcome to ‘Virtual Test Drive – the Future’


14:10 - 14:30 BST(GMT+1)

Realistic Pedestrian Modeling
!iMPORTANT

Bastien Beauchamp
CEO

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

!iMPORTANT is setting the standard for supplementary safety technology that protects pedestrians in the age of automated vehicles.


14:30 - 14:50 BST(GMT+1)

Autonomous Verification & Validation
Foretellix

Roy Fridman
Vice President

Tel Aviv, Israel


14:50 - 15:30 BST(GMT+1)

Virtual Test Drive 2020
Hexagon | Vires

Andreas Biehn
VTD Specialist

Bad Aibling, Germany

Whats new in Virtual Test Drive 2020- Take a Deep Dive


15:30 - 15:40 BST(GMT+1)

Discussion | Questions & Answers

Karl Bangert
Compere

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Q&A / Wrap-Up



THURSDAY
28th May
15:00 - 15:10 BST(GMT+1)

Welcome and Introduction
Compere

Karl Bangert
Compere

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Welcome to ‘Virtual Test Drive – the Future’


15:10 - 15:40 BST(GMT+1)

High Precision Positioning for Automotive - R&D through to Series Production
Hexagon | NovAtel

Kevin Doherty
Technical Sales

Calgary, Canada

Safety Critical GNSS Positioning


15:40 - 16:10 BST(GMT+1)

In-Depth Look at the Model.CONNECT Interface to VTD
AVL


16:10 - 16:20 BST(GMT+1)

Discussion | Questions & Answers

Karl Bangert
Compere

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Q&A / Wrap-up


Week 3 - Tuesday 2nd June - Thursday 4th June - Smart Autonomous Mobility Tooling and Standards

TUESDAY
2nd June
15:00 - 15:10 BST(GMT+1)

Welcome and Introduction
Hexagon | MSC Software

Dr. Bruce Engelmann
Chief Technology Officer

Rhode Island

Welcome to ‘Virtual Test Drive – the Future’


15:10 - 15:40 BST(GMT+1)

SAM - Smart Autonomous Mobility
Hexagon | AutonomouStuff

Bobby Hambrick
President/CEO

Morton, Illinois, USA

The Future of Smart Autonomous Mobility


15:40 - 15:55 BST(GMT+1)

Test Strategies and Teleoperation for Autonomous Driving
Designated Driver

Manuela Papadopol
CEO

Seattle, Washington, USA

Designated Driver: Test Strategies and Teleoperation for Autonomous Driving


15:55 - 16:10 BST(GMT+1)

Expert: Virtual Test Strategies
Virtual Vehicle

Dr. Jost Bernasch
CEO

Germany

Virtual Vehicles and Virtual Test Strategies


16:10 - 16:25 BST(GMT+1)

Expert: Physical Test Strategies

Taylor Manahan
Manager, Transportation Research Center

Marysville, Ohio, USA

How Physical Testing Complements Virtual Testing at Smart City / TRC Proving Ground


16:25 - 16:40 BST(GMT+1)

Expert: Tooling
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. John Dolan
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Simulation Tools for Virtual Vehicle Simulation/Testing


16:40 - 16:55 BST(GMT+1)

Standards in Virtual Vehicle Testing
ASAM

Dr. Klaus Estenfeld
Managing Director

Munich, Germany

ASAM: Supporting Standards in Virtual Vehicle Testing


16:55 - 17:25 BST(GMT+1)

Autonomous Roundtable Discussion

Speakers of the Day

Worldwide

Roundtable Discussion about Virtual Testing, Tooling and Standards


17:25 - 17:30 BST(GMT+1)

Discussion | Questions and Answers

Karl Bangert
Compere

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Q&A / Wrap-up



WEDNESDAY
3rd June
15:00 - 15:10 BST(GMT+1)

Welcome and Introduction
Hexagon | MSC Software

Karthik Krishnan
Product Specialist

Newport Beach, California, USA

Welcome to ‘Virtual Test Drive – the Future’


15:10 - 15:30 BST(GMT+1)

Autonomous Vehicle Development on Azure
Microsoft

Vijitha Chekuri
Autonomous Business Strategy Director

Seattle, Washington, USA

Autonomous Vehicle Development on Azure


15:30 - 15:50 BST(GMT+1)

Knowledge Management and Large-Scale Execution of a Virtual Test Driving Simulation using core tenets of a SPDM Platform
Esteco North America

Apruva Gokhale
Esteco North America

Novi, Michigan, USA

Esteco: Knowledge Management Interface to VTD


15:50 - 16:20 BST(GMT+1)

PTV Vissim - A Key Traffic Simulation Tool for CAV Development
PTV Group

Bhanu Kala and Thomas Benz

Arlington, Virginia, USA

PTV Group: Traffic Simulation Interface to VTD


16:20 - 16:50 BST(GMT+1)

Using High-Fidelity Vehicle Models (Adams Car) in VTD
MSC Software

Fredrik Sjogren
Senior Technical Specialist

Gothenburg, Sweden

Interfacing Adams Car and TVD


16:50 - 17:30 BST(GMT+1)

Discussion / Questions and Answers

Karl Bangert
Compere

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Q&A / Wrap-up



THURSDAY
4th June
15:00 - 15:10 BST(GMT+1)

Welcome and Introduction
Hexagon | Vires
Product Specicalist

David Mear
VTD Product Specialist

Paris, France

Welcome and Introduction from Hexagon | Vires


15:10 - 15:30 BST(GMT+1)

Apex.AI and Open Autonomy

Jan Becker, Ph. D.
President/CEO

Palo Alto, California, USA

The Need for Open Autonomy in ADAS/AD Development


15:30 - 15:50 BST(GMT+1)

Teleoperation in Depth
Designated Driver

Walter Sullivan
CTO

Seattle, Washington, USA

Teleoperation in Depth with Designated Driver


15:50 - 16:20 BST(GMT+1)

Advancements in Open Autonomy

John Buszek
VP, Products & Services

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Advancements in Open Autonomy


16:20 - 16:30 BST(GMT+1)

Discussion | Questions and Answers

Karl Bangert
Compere

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Q&A / Wrap-up


Week 4 - Tuesday 9th June - Thursday 11th June - Autonomy in Asia and Virtual Mapping Technology

TUESDAY
9th June
8:00 - 8:10 BST(GMT+1)

Welcome and Introduction
Hexagon | MSC Software

Dr. Bruce Engelmann
Chief Technology Officer

Rhode Island, USA

Welcome to ‘Virtual Test Drive – the Future’


8:10 - 8:30 BST(GMT+1)

The review of Natural Driving Study and its Usage in Type-approval of ICV in China
CAERI

Dr Chen Long
General Manager

China

The review of Natural Driving Study and its Usage in Type-approval of ICV in China


8:30 - 8:50 BST(GMT+1)

TBA

TBA

TBA


8:50 - 9:10 BST(GMT+1)

Mapping Technology for Digital Twin Creation for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles
Hexagon | Leica

Brad Adams
Product Manager

Dallas, Texas, USA

Mapping Technology for Digital Twin Creation for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles


9:10 - 9:30 BST(GMT+1)

Validation and Verification of Autonomous Vehicle Technology in Virtual environments
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Priyanka Rameshchandra Mehta
Program Manager, Transportation Analytics

Singapore, Singapore

Validation and Verification of Autonomous Vehicle Technology in Virtual environment for Singapore


9:30 - 9:40 BST(GMT+1)

Discussion / Questions & Answers

Karl Bangert
Compere

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Q&A / Wrap-up



WEDNESDAY
10th June
14:00 - 14:10 BST(GMT+1)

Welcome and Introduction
Hexagon | MSC Software

Karthik Krishnan
Product Specialist

Newport Beach, California, USA

Welcome to ‘Virtual Test Drive – the Future’


14:10 - 14:40 BST(GMT+1)

Demonstration of Mapping Data Flow from Pegasus2 to VTD
Hexagon | Leica

Aldo Facchin
Manager, R&D

Pordenone Area, Italy

Demonstration of Mapping Data Flow from Pegasus2 to VTD


14:40 - 15:10 BST(GMT +1)

Test automation of ADAS systems with VTD and TPT

Dr. Jens Lüdemann
CEO

Berlin, Germany

Test automation of ADAS systems with VTD and TPT


TBA

Discussion | Questions and Answers



THURSDAY
11th June
14:00 - 14:10 BST(GMT+1)

Welcome and Introduction
Hexagon | MSC Software
VTD Product Specialist

David Mear
VTD Product Specialist

Paris, France

Welcome and Introduction from Hexagon | MSC Software


14:10 - 14:30 BST(GMT+1)

Precise HD Map Data as basis for Vehicle Test Drives as well as for virtual Testing and Simulation

Dr. Gunnar Graefe
Managing Director

Germany

Precise HD Map Data as basis for Vehicle Test Drives as well as for virtual Testing and Simulation


14:30 - 14:50 BST(GMT+1)

TBA

TBA

TBA


14:50 - 15:10 BST(GMT+1)

TBA

TBA

TBA


15:10 - 15:20 BST(GMT+1)

Discussion / Questions & Answers

Karl Bangert
Compere

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Q&A / Wrap-up