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08:00 - 09:36

Opening, Keynote Speech, Session 1 – Automotive Lidar Applications Part 1

Opening Of The Conference

  • Hector Fratty DVN CEO

Keynote Speech 1

  • Dr. Gunnar Juergens, VP Head of LiDAR Segment, Continental Advanced LIDAR Solutions US, LLC

 “LiDAR technology is entering the automotive mainstream”.

Chairman Leo Metzemaekers

  • Volvo- Paul Henri Matha, Lighting Expert at Volvo
    “Sensor integration stakes on future Volvo platform”.
  • PSA- Matthieu Dabek  and Guillaume Point , ADAS Research & Innovation
    “How LIDAR can contribute to the challenges of highly automated driving”.
  •  Audi- Dr. Wolfgang Huhn, Head of Lighting innovation
    “About new V2X Applications”
  • Great Wall Motors & Liangdao- Dr. Yang Ji, Managing Director Liangdao
    “From prototype to serial, automotive LiDAR on Chinese market with Great Wall Motor”
09:36 - 09:50

Q&A Session 1

09:50 - 10:35

Session 2 – Automotive Lidar Applications Part 2

Chairman Stephan Berlitz

  • Marelli Automotive Lighting- Thomas Fröhlich, Senior Director Business Development and Product Management ADAS  “LiDAR Modularity for maximum reusability and autonomy scalability”.
  • Koito- Teruaki Torii, Research of Ghost Imaging for Automotive Remote Sensing
    “Concept of Ghost imaging LiDAR”
  • ZKW- Georg Pitterle, Project Manager - Autonomous Driving “Project Dragonfly- Advanced Sight with LiDAR and Light”.
10:35 - 10:50

Q&A session 2

10:50 - 11:10


11:10 - 12:15

Session 3 – Automotive Lidar Components, Part 1

Chairman François Simoens from LETI

  • Osram OS, Stefan Mergl, Senior Application Engineer LIDAR “Enhancement of LIDAR systems performance by using optimized Laser package performance”.
  • DIOPTIC, Dr. Niklas Andermahr, Head of Custom Inspection Systems “Quality inspection challenges for Lidar optics”.
  • OQmented, Dr. Ulrich Hofmann, Founder & CEO “Bubble-MEMS Technology : Enabling LiDAR sensors with 180 degree Field of View”.
  • Covestro, Dr. Rainer Hagen, Global Technology Development, “Sensor Transparent Applications With Covestro Polycarbonates "
12:15 - 12:35

Q&A session 3

12:35 - 13:30

Lunch Break, Networking, Virtual Booths

13:30 - 14:35

Session 4: Automotive Lidar Components, Part 2

Chairman François Simoens from LETI

  • Lumentum- Thomas Sommer, Sales Manager EMEA “How can the latest generation of high power VCSEL chips address the challenges of automotive LiDAR systems?”
  • Jenoptik- Dr. Hagen Schweitzer, Senior Manager Optical Design “Cost efficient hybride LIDAR receiver & transmitter lenses”.
  • Fraunhofer IMS- Dr. Jennifer Ruskowski, Head of 3D Sensors “D-CSPAD-arrays and the latest on LiDAR-over-the-air testing”.
  • Ansys- Benoît Heraud, Application Engineer  “Lidar performance validation through physics-based simulation"
14:35 - 14:45

Q&A session 4

14:45 - 15:50

Session 5: Automotive Lidar Technology, Part 1

Chairman Dr. Ralf Schäfer

  • Cepton, Mitch Hourtienne, Senior Director of Business Development
    “ADAS lidar integration with Tier 1 collaboration."
  • Valeo- Dr. Hassan Moussa, Head of R&D Global LiDAR  “Challenges of bringing a Level 3 automation with LiDAR as key contributor to market technology consolidation”
  • IBEO- Mario Brumm, COO “Solid State LiDAR technology: from idea to product launch"
  • LeddarTech- Frantz Saintellemy, President and COO
    “Understanding the role of raw data Perception and fusion for safer ADAS and AD"
15:50 - 16:00

Q&A session 5

16:00 - 16:10


16:10 - 17:10

Session 6: Automotive Lidar Technology, Part 2

Chairman Thomas Fröhlich

  • Ouster- Raffi Mardirosian, Vice President Corporate Development “Moving beyond Level 2 ADAS with Digital Lidar "
  • Xenomatix- Filip Geuens, CEO “How to integrate solid state Lidar in (head)lights”.
  • Innoviz- Anna Michlin, Product Manager “ Innoviz's Perception Software Autonomous Driving”.
  • SiLC- Ralf  Muenster, VP, Business Development and Marketing « FMCW LiDAR perspective : 350m operation and extreme precision performance"
17:10 - 17:20

Q&A session 6

17:20 - 18:01

Keynote Speech, Session 7: Market Views

Chairman Leo Metzemaekers

Keynote Speech 2

  • Dr. Mircea Gradu, SVP Velodyne Lidar, SAE International 2018 President, FISITA Council “ Pedestrian Safety Focused Highly Innovative ADAS Perception Solutions and Validation Aspects”

  • Yole Developpement- Pierrick Boulay, Technology and Market Analyst “ Evolution of the LiDAR industry for ADAS and robotic vehicles."
18:01 - 18:20

Q&A session 7 + Closure

Closure - Hector Fratty

18:20 - 18:30

Closing Remarks