The Information’s 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Summit
June 13, 2019
San Francisco, California
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Information will host its 3rd Annual Autonomous Vehicle Summit on June 13, in San Francisco, California. This event is a one-of-a-kind gathering of autonomous vehicle industry leaders, which has drawn participants from top companies including Google, Amazon, Uber, GM, Volkswagen, BMW and many more influential companies.

Breakout discussions to cover:

  • Latest machine learning research applicable of self-driving vehicles
  • Approaches to validating autonomous vehicle software performance and "readiness" for the roads
  • Hardware choices, from microchips to lidars to radars
  • Technical debates on which parts of the software stack to outsource rather than to build in-house; where and how to use neural networks; and how to employ a "systems engineering" approach
  • Semi-automated driving software like Tesla Autopilot and GM's SuperCruise
  • Automated truck prototype development and challenges
  • Policy issues for municipalities and federal agencies
  • Automating smaller vehicles such as electric scooters, farming equipment, and delivery robots
  • What kind of autonomous vehicle-related startups do investors at firms including Sequoia Capital and SoftBank think will be worth building, or investing in, going forward?
  • What kinds of business models incorporating autonomous vehicles will succeed before others?
  • How developers can leverage their data to assess and minimize liability risks
  • Deep dive into lidar sensors and how developers should choose and test them

David M. Herlihy, Ph.D., managing scientist at Exponent, will be in attendance.

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