Oktoberfest! Ultra-HD Mapping and IR Sensing at AutonomouStuff

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SAE Innovations in Mobility meetup group presents...

Ultra-HD Mapping and Infrared Sensing Oktoberfest!!

Thursday, October 24th: 6:30pm
AutonomouStuff, 1880 Hartog Dr, San Jose, CA 95131

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This is our 2nd annual Oktoberfest at AutonomouStuff, our great friends and gracious hosts, and we are excited to present two great companies this year.

"Applications for Ultra-High Definition 3-Dimensional Mapping"
Dr. Gunnar Graefe
Managing Partner
3D Mapping Solutions (https://www.3d-mapping.de/en/)

Founded in 2007 and based in Holzkirchen and Pittsburgh, USA, 3D Mapping Solution GmbH is one of the leading experts in the fields of high-accuracy kinematic surveying of public roads, proving grounds, race tracks and rough road test tracks of any kind. In addition, the high-end kinematic engineering surveying of railway tunnels or subway networks are core competences. High-precision as built-plans are exported into appropriate formats including all objects, attributes and the complete, complex topological structure and thus may be used directly for customer applications. Examples are the use of high-fidelity maps as in-car reference for autonomous driving developments, simulation for vehicle dynamics development and driving simulation on digital twins of complete road networks.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Gunnar Gräfe is the managing director and owner of 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH, based in Holzkirchen, Germany and Pittsburgh, USA. Dr.-Ing. Gräfe lives with his wife and two children at the Schliersee in Upper Bavaria. He completed his studies of Surveying at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich in 1996 after three years as the best of his year. His diploma thesis was awarded by the VDI. In addition, he was awarded the academic title of Dr.-Ing. in 2007.
From 1990 to 2002, Gunnar Gräfe was an officer in the Bundeswehr. After completing his studies, he was a research associate in the field of kinematic surveying. In 2007 he founded 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH together with his research colleague Dipl.-Ing. Martin Lang and has been managing the company ever since.

"Thermal Spectrum: A Different Way to See the World"
Mike Walters
VP Micro-camera Product Management
FLIR (http://flir.com)

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR brings innovative sensing solutions into daily life through its thermal imaging, visible-light imaging, video analytics, measurement and diagnostic, and advanced threat detection systems. FLIR offers a diversified portfolio that serves a number of applications in government & defense, industrial, and commercial markets. Its products help first-responders and military personnel protect and save lives, promote efficiency within the trades, and innovate consumer-facing technologies. FLIR strives to strengthen public safety and well-being, increase energy and time efficiency, and contribute to healthy and intelligent communities.

About the Speaker:
Mike Walters is Vice President of Product Management for Micro-Cameras at FLIR. He has extensive experience defining, developing and bringing to market high volume long-wave infrared and visible camera modules. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and BS Electrical Engineering and BA Physics degrees from the University of Southern California. He currently lives in the Bay Area.

If you haven't attended our Oktoberfest before (this is our 4th!!), know that you will be forced to listen to traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest music before and after the presentations. But on the bright side, we will provide traditional food (brats and vegan options), German beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. It will be fun! So if you have them, wear your lederhosen or dirndl and enjoy an evening of learning, networking and fun!