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Northern California has emerged as a hotbed for automotive activity: enthusiasts and practitioners, hobbyists and seasoned industry veterans from both near and far, with all levels of experience, are invited to collaborate on the future of vehicles, transportation, and mobility, and to reflect on the societal and infrastructure implications of intelligent transportation systems. All subjects are of interest: autonomy and self-driving vehicles, safety, fuel-efficiency, innovative enabling applications, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), connected car, CANBus, OBD2, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) along with all sorts of vehicles and vehicle aggregates: fleet vehicles, trucks, farming equipment, heavy machinery, marine and aviation applications. Although open source is in our Meetup name anyone involved in business, policy or regulatory aspects of transportation are heartily invited too. Regardless of which community you belong to (OEM, Tier 1, car company, engineer, car hobbyist, IP attorney...) -- please join!

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Upcoming events (3)

The Location of Things from A to XYZ

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America


Mapping is a critical enabling technology for future vehicle automation systems. The speaker will introduce the fundamental ideas that underlie location-based services, highlight some common tools and techniques that enable precise position determination, and then dive into a few of the custom, high-value map features that can be created based on a geospatial database service. The talk will also include an overview of some of the open-source projects from HERE Technologies, including some that aid with Over the Air (OTA) updates. *Bio* Jayson DeLancey is a Senior Developer Evangelist / Advocate with HERE Technologies In Berkeley, CA where he focuses on the application of location technologies in software development. Jayson spent 15+ years as a software engineer with development experience at companies including DreamWorks Animation, Rackspace, General Electric, and The Mathworks. Sponsor and host: Mercedes-Benz 100% benefit for Formula SAE student racing team at SJSU. Agenda: 6:00 PM doors 6:30 PM refreshments 7:00 PM presentation 8:30 PM vacate

V2X communication: getting our cars talking

Real-Time Innovations (RTI)


Direct communication between vehicles (V2V) has been a goal of the auto industry for many years. Combined with communication to/from roadside infrastructure, pedestrians, and other road users, this vehicle-to-everything communication is known as V2X. This talk will provide a status update on efforts to deploy V2X in the United States and in other regions of the world. We will review some of the positive milestones that have been achieved in recent years, as well as some of the technical, business, and regulatory challenges that automotive stakeholders face in realizing the large potential societal benefits of V2X. The talk includes a basic review of two families of V2X protocols: Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) and Cellular V2X (C-V2X). We also consider a question currently before the Federal Communications Consortium: whether to permit C-V2X to use the public spectrum set aside for DSRC. Bio: Dr. John Kenney is Director of networking research and a Principal Researcher at the Toyota InfoTechnology Center in Mountain View, California. He represents Toyota in international standards organizations and industry research consortia, including SAE, IEEE, ETSI and the Car2Car Communications Consortium. He also represents Toyota in DSRC Spectrum Sharing discussions with the US Government, European regulators, and the Wi-Fi industry. Prior to his work with Toyota, John was a member of the Tellabs Research Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has graduate degrees from Stanford and Notre Dame. Host and sponsor: RTI 100% beneficiary: SJSU Formula SAE Spartan Racing Team Agenda: 6:00 doors 6:30 refreshments 7:00 welcome/introduction by RTI 7:10 featured presentation 8:30 vacate facility

Hardware-Acceleration of Automated Vehicle Telematics

Plug and Play Tech Center


Co-sponsored with Sunnyvale Sensor Fusion Meetup. Please do not register through both groups! OmniSci is the pioneer in GPU-accelerated analytics, redefining speed and scale in big data querying and visualization. The platform is used to find insights in data beyond the limits of mainstream analytics tools. The OmniSci Community team hacked a Modern F1 video game for a company Grand Prix, collecting the same basic telemetry data that real cars do and pulling that dataset into an immersive demo. With the video game, they were able to collect data from tracks, weather, cars, and drivers from the immersive driving rig that was set up in office, with a wheel and pedal. Meetup attendees will get a walk-through of how we did it and then get to experience the racing rig firsthand and shown how the telemetry data they've created is streamed into our OmniSci platform. Aaron Williams, the VP of Global Community at OmniSci, will also show how the parallel processing power of GPUs unlocks a wealth of use cases across manufacturing and other major industries, driving operational analytics, geospatial analytics, and data science. He'll briefly give a use case and show how automobile manufacturers can ingest huge volumes of streaming telematics data coming from vehicles and apply machine learning models to predict driver behavior and patterns. More info: https://community.omnisci.com/topicpages/curatedtopics/tech-f1 Aaron Williams, VP of Global Community at OmniSci Aaron is responsible for OmniSci's developer, user and open source communities. He comes to OmniSci with more than two decades of previous success building ecosystems around some of software's most familiar platforms. Most recently he ran the global community for Mesosphere, including leading the launch and growth of DC/OS as an open source project. Prior to that he led the Java Community Process at Sun Microsystems, and ecosystem programs at SAP. Aaron has also served as the founding CEO of two startups in the entertainment space. Aaron has an MS in Computer Science and BS in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Sponsor and host: Plug-and-Play Tech Center Benefits: 100% to Formula SAE racing team at SJSU Agenda: 6:00 PM doors open 6:30 PM refreshments 7:00 PM presentation 8:30 PM vacate building

Past events (130)

Practical Challenges to Deploying Highly Automated Vehicles

PACCAR Innovation Center


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