Automotive Technologies Virtual Conference
Designing Tomorrow’s Vehicles Today
May 13, 2021
Embedded Computing Design will be hosting the Automotive Technologies Virtual Conference on May 13, 2021. We are currently soliciting abstracts for presentations at the event. Presentations must be technical nature, as the audience is mainly comprised of hardware and software design engineers in the automotive space.
All submissions should show a use case and potential design examples of technology aimed at the automotive sector. Most talks will be pre-recorded via video (Zoom or similar platform) and will not allow for a Q&A. They should be a maximum of 30 minutes.
Submit your abstract (100 words or less) to Rich Nass at rich.nass@opensysmedia.com. Include the title of talk, the abstract, and the suggested track. Submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 5
The conference will consist of five tracks. Please tell us which track is best for your talk. Full descriptions are below.
  • ADAS
  • Autonomous Drive
  • Electric Vehicles and Powertrain
  • In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI), including Vehicle Networking and Connectivity
  • Safety and Security

Thanks to today’s innovative products and technologies, we rely on ADAS, or advanced driver assistance systems to aid drivers in driving and parking functions. Applications are both for safety and convenience. Components include various sensors and cameras placed around the vehicle, While the list continues to grow, current examples of ADAS include adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warnings, self-parking, driver drowsiness detection, and blind-spot monitoring.
Autonomous Drive
The self-driving car, aka autonomous vehicle is capable of sensing its environment and moving safely with little or no human input. While the definition is simple, developing the vehicles is not. There are a series of steps to get to complete autonomy, and the complexity grows exponentially as you climb that ladder. The sessions that cover autonomous drive will look at the underlying software, the connectivity, the compute, and all the sensors needed.
Electric Vehicles and Powertrain
The higher voltages that the coming generation of hybrid and electric vehicle demand are being met by the latest round of power semiconductor devices. Are traditional silicon devices seeing their days numbered, at least in the higher-power areas? Do GaN and SiC have what it takes to drive the coming technologies, and do it safely and cost effectively? That’s what you’ll lean in these sessions geared toward hybrid and electric vehicles and the powertrains within those vehicles.
In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI), including Vehicle Networking and Connectivity
Automobiles of yesterday were quite simple from a networking perspective. With a simple CAN bus controlling most of the functions, there was little to go wrong, and when it did, the fix didn’t require an engineering degree. Today, the car is more like an IoT device on wheels. There are sensors all over the vehicle, and lots of data coming from the outside world. How to design within these confines of these networks, as well as al the sensors that go along with this will be discussed in these sessions.
Safety and Security
The software-defined car is no longer the future. It’s the present. But it’s still challenging traditional notions of functional safety and security.
Software is invading the automobile, controlling everything from the engine to the infotainment, and everything in between. Obviously, a security beach can be devastating. In these sessions aimed at vehicle safety and security, we will teach developers how to avoid that dreaded hack.