Sensors for Automated Vehicle - Third Annual Oktoberfest

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SAE Innovations in Mobility presents...

Our third annual Oktoberfest meetup

Topic: Sensors for automated road vehicles
Speaker: Sven Beiker, PhD
Host: Autonomous Stuff

When: Wednesday Oct. 24th 5:30-8:30pm
Where: AutonomouStuff, 1880 Hartog Dr, San Jose, CA 95131

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Join us for our annual Oktoberfest event. Always fun. Always informative. This year we are pleased to feature Dr. Sven Beiker who will be speaking about a new SAE EDGE research report that he edited and co-authored on the "unsettled" questions of automated vehicle sensors.

We are sure this talk will be worth driving through Valley traffic as Sven is going to share insights from a group of Silicon Valley experts that has been working on this topic over summer.

About Dr. Sven Beiker:
Sven Beiker is a Lecturer in Management at the GSB, and the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Mobility, an independent consulting & advisory firm. He covers the electrification, automation, connectivity, and sharing of automobiles through the lens of new technologies and business models. This is reflected in his teaching at the GSB as well as in his professional engagements. Prior to his independent consulting work, he served as an Expert Consultant for mobility topics at McKinsey & Company for 2.5 years.

Dr. Beiker is also the former Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford, an industry affiliates program that he launched in 2008 together with Stanford Professors Gerdes, Nass, and Thrun. Before coming to Stanford, Dr. Beiker worked at the BMW Group for more than 13 years. Between 1995 and 2008 he pursued responsibilities in technology scouting, innovation management, systems design, and series development. He primarily applied his expertise to chassis and powertrain projects, which also provided him with profound insights into the industry’s processes and best practices. In addition, he worked in three major automotive and technology locations: Germany, Silicon Valley, and Detroit.

Dr. Beiker received his MS (1995) and PhD (1999) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany. He published various technical papers and holds several patents in the fields of vehicle dynamics and powertrain technology.

As with prior yeas, we will have German-themed food and beer, music and decorations. And special thanks to our host for this year's event, our friends at AutonomouStuff (