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A lot more computerized intelligence is needed for self-driving automobiles. Who will deploy first and where, incumbent vehicle manufacturers who bet on ADAS evolution towards ADS, or large multi-national ICT corporations who have no automotive legacy and prefer a clean slate approach?


L4 automated vehicles are equipped with an autopilot to drive safely in a limited operational design domain (ODD), that is under well-defined operational conditions and circumstances. Enabling technologies mature quickly, diverse new entrants grasp business opportunities, while regulators have already put some requirements for automated driving in place. What is missing and how to get ready for the deployment of L4 Autonomous Vehicles?


The workshop offers 4 sessions to address some of the key industrial challenges to help L4 cars become a reality on public roads for all of us.

  1. Update on recent regulatory activities and supporting standards
  2. Advanced automotive sensing and other enabling technologies
  3. Forward compatible vehicle architectures for safe fully automated driving
  4. Approaches for verification and validation of L4 automated vehicles to get ready for type approval and self-certification

The workshop brings together leading experts and decision-makers to share state-of-the-art solutions and what is coming next. Different views from all over the globe including the US, Europe and China will foster a lively debate about commonalities and differences and the best way forward.

Why Join

Key industry leaders from Europe, the United States, and Asia will share their views. The panel discussion with the audience will open up opportunities for attendees to debate the tech, business, and regulatory challenges while figuring out how standards-related activities can help to monetize technologies and to shape markets in order to facilitate the large-scale deployment of highly automated vehicles. Researchers are encouraged to share latest research results, and innovators to come up with disruptive concepts.

Who Should Participate

  • Vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers
  • Autonomous vehicle developers
  • Autonomous vehicle developers
  • Software and internet companies
  • Semiconductor firms
  • Telecom operators
  • Road operators
  • Mobility service providers
  • Transportation infrastructure stakeholders
  • Industry alliances
  • Academics
  • Research institutions
  • Start-ups and scale-ups



Session 1

Moderator: Axel Deicke, Chairman AC4Maas - Update on regulatory activities and supporting standards

Alexander Kraus, TÜV-SÜD Keynote: The Roadmap for L4 Automated Vehicles

Hermann Brand, IEEE Highlights from the Webinar: Regulation and Standardization: Where do we stand? What is missing?

Alexander Schwab, TÜV-SÜD How will the Regulatory Framework for L4 Certification look like?

Session 2

Moderator: Kasra Haghighi, UniqueSec AB - Enabling Technologies

Fahimeh Rafieinia, UniqueSec Automotive Radars for L4 Automated Driving

Bjorn Giesler, Luminar The Role of LiDar in L4 Architecture

Huan Sun, Momenta Flywheel: the Scalable Path to Full Autonomy

Session 3

Moderator: Jürgen Neises, Fujitsu Forward compatible vehicle architectures

Max Turner, Ethernovia Domain-Based, Zonal, Centralized or none of the above?

Nik Dimitrakopoulos, R&S Next-Generation In-Network Architectures

Christoph Schulze - TTTech Auto A Safety Architecture for Autonomous Vehicles

Cheng Wang and Jianbo Tao Geely / AVL The status of autonomous Drive at Geely

Session 4

Moderator:  Hermann Brand, IEEE SA - Approaches for verification and validation

Michael Woon, Retrospect - Understanding the Challenges in Objective Risk Quantification in Automated Driving

Bolin Zhou, CATARC AD Chauffeur – Simulation Verification of High-level Automated Driving Systems

Gil Amid, Foretellix Automated Driving Systems – Evolution of Standards for Scenario-Based Safety Verification & Validation

Huei Peng, MCity ABC Test for L4 Autonomous Shuttles


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