Does the consumer have an appetite for autonomy?
Catherine Faiers - Auto Trader
Autonomous technology is now a reality in almost all new vehicles and, whether you believe it will be in 5, 10, 15 or more years, the fully autonomous car will one day be on our streets. But whilst engineers continue to pioneer this tech, the question remains as to what the consumer makes of this technology. In this session Auto Trader will present the findings from its study into the consumer attitudes towards automated vehicle systems. Data on consumer awareness and attitudes towards on the road ADAS are revealed along with what consumers want to see from future systems to help map out future developments. Consumer perceptions of autonomous vehicles will also be discussed along with how and where consumers would like to see such vehicles in the future.
Sensor models enabling autonomous vehicles to perceive the road ahead more clearly
Mike Dempsey - Claytex
The artificial intelligence (AI) in an AV learns by experience, so must be exposed to many thousands of possible scenarios in order to develop the correct responses. It would be unsafe and impractical to achieve this only through physical testing at a proving ground because of the timescales required. Instead a process of virtual testing in a simulated environment offers the scope to test many more interactions, more quickly and repeatably, before an AV is used on the public highway.
The challenge has been to ensure that virtual testing is truly representative, and that the AV will respond the same on the road as it did in simulation. Just as a driving simulator must immerse the driver in a convincing virtual reality, the sensor models used to test an AV must accurately reproduce the signals communicated by real sensors in real situations.
The presentation will cover the development of a suite of generic, ideal sensor models for radar, LiDAR and ultrasound sensors, using software from rFpro that has developed solutions for a number of technical limitations that have constrained sensor modelling until now, including new approaches to rendering, beam divergence, sensor motion and camera lens distortion.
From Mobility as a Service to Internet of Mobility
Boyd Cohen - iomob
In this talk, Dr. Cohen will explore how blockchain tech will enable an open, decentralized mobility marketplace to emerge in cities around the globe. Instead of proprietary closed software and closed networks, iomob is building an open mobility aggregation platform to allow any legal mobility and micro mobility service provider to be part of a seamless user experience from discovery through booking and payment.