Mar 13, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Title: Automated Driving - Sooner than you think and different than you might expect.
Abstract: Automated vehicles - what is also called “autonomous”, “driverless”, “self driving” - seem to be a big hype at the moment. Many automotive companies, newcomers, and research organizations have shown their concepts and by quite some the year 2020 has been announced already as the year when it all will become reality. The promise is to improve safety and efficiency, along with extended mobility and more convenience. This talk will take a look at what we already have, what we will need, and what we might get in terms of automated vehicles. It will be pointed out that much can be learned already today by not just considering premium vehicles cruising along on the highway, but also other automated ground vehicles, such as in the mining industry or in shopping malls.
Schedule: As usual, pizza & drinks at 6pm, presentation starts at 6:30pm.
Bio: Sven Beiker is the Executive Director of CARS, the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford University. He manages the relationships with industry partners, initiates and conducts research projects, and lectures automotive related classes in engineering and business. He focuses on driver assistance and sustainable mobility aspects. Until 2008 he worked for BMW in chassis and powertrain R&D at corporate locations in Munich, Palo Alto, and Detroit. In 1999 he received his Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering (vehicle dynamics) from the Technical University in Braunschweig