Stakeholders - Conferences, Events, and Trade Shows: Autonomous Vehicle Industry
IQPC Autonomous Vehicle Silicon Valley, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Conference, AutoSens and SmartDrivingCar Summit are four of the most important stakeholders in the level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles industry in relation to conferences, events and trade shows held annually.
1. IQPC Autonomous Vehicle Silicon Valley
- The IQPC Autonomous Vehicle Silicon Valley was started in 2015 at Autonomous Cars. Autonomous Vehicles is committed to educate, inspire and connect mobility leaders developing and adopting autonomous vehicles.
- Autonomous vehicles provide the platform for mobility revolutionists, startups, AV leaders and customers to meet.
- The conference is held annually on February 26 – 28 in Silicon Valley, California.
- Keynote speakers in 2018 were: Johan de Nysschen, president, Cadillac, General Motors; Justin Erlich, head of policy for autonomous vehicles and urban aviation, Uber; Josh Rubin, futurist and founder, Cool Hunting; Jody Kelman, product lead, autonomous platform, Lyft; Tim Wong, director of technical program management for autonomous vehicles, NVIDA; and Chris Thomas, founder and partner, Fontinalis Partners.
- This conference aims to "provide attendees with a cross-sector perspective from industries that are looking to incorporate autonomous technology into their business structures."
2. Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Conference
- The Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Conference takes place in conjunction with IoT World, which makes it "the leading convergence" of auto, IoT, and tech execs in the heart of Silicon Valley.
- Conference topics range from vehicle electrification and infrastructure to the evolution of ADAS and vehicle automation to enhanced connectivity and new mobility models.
- In 2018 the keynote speakers included Sam Abuelsamid, senior research analyst, Navigant Research; Amer Akhtar, COO and Head of XPT US, XPT; Paul Asel, managing partner, NGP Capital; and Scott Burnell, global lead, business development and partner management, Ford.
- The next conference is scheduled to take place from April 6-9, 2020 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
- Connected & Autonomous Vehicles takes an in depth analysis into the latest industry developments and attendees hear "thought-provoking case study presentations" from leading automakers. They are also able to interact with industry specialists, form strategic alliances and evaluate opportunities to work in partnership with other companies.
- AutoSens is an International Award-Winning Automotive Sensor and Perception Conference & Exhibition.
- It is a 3-day workshop, conference and exhibition that provides the "perfect backdrop for the continuation of technical discussion concerning the future of vehicle perception technology."
- AutoSens 2020 is carded to take place at 3 different locations worldwide, Detroit, Brussels and Hong Kong.
- It is expected to host 1400 delegates and 165 expert speakers.
- It is the world’s most prominent meeting of automotive and electronic engineers working to "design new, and improve existing vehicle perception for the production vehicles or today and tomorrow." AutoSens showcases high quality technical demonstrations, discussed in the context of the rapidly evolving ADAS and autonomous vehicle technology ecosystem.
- This event will be very useful to engineers involved in automotive sensing technology and signal processing.
- Delegates attending learn from industry specialists who give technical insight and share their expertise.
4. SmartDrivingCar Summit
- Buyers, sellers and facilitators of SmartDrivingCars, trucks and buses convene at the SmartDrivingCar Summit.
- The event is co-chaired by Prof. Alain Kornhauser of Princeton University and showcases a mix of academic, industry and government speakers with each session packed with many experts.
- In 2018 the summit had "multiple technology demonstrations, including Rosco Vision Systems showing bus collision avoidance and a self-driving vehicle from AutonomousStuff."
- The event in 2019 focused on making smart vehicles to improve the human condition.
- In 2020 the event will be held from May 19th to 21st.
- In 2018 and 2019 this conference concentrated on important aspects such as "accident and collision avoidance" in addition to the making of smart vehicles to improve the human condition and preserve life.
In order to find relevant data we leveraged leading publications and industry databases. We began our research by looking for precompiled lists of important stakeholders in the level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicle industry. However, the data available from this strategy did not fully cover level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles. Our search provided a general list of conferences, events and trade shows.
With the data from our initial strategy, we changed our approach and sifted through data and narrowed down our scope focusing solely on stakeholders whose events or conferences focused on level 4 autonomous vehicles and above. This strategy enabled us to get the four stakeholders provided in the findings.