Driverless conference targets autonomous vehicles

February 9, 2016  - By
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Driverless: The Business of Autonomous Vehicles” presents a one-day conference in the neighborhood of Silicon Valley, center of autonomous testing.

The March 23 program at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Francisco Airport, focuses on a fast-changing landscape where automakers and Silicon Valley technology companies are crafting and beginning to roll out their strategies for the autonomous car. Keeping on top of the latest technology, early adoption trends, worldwide markets, liability factors and regulation will be critical in a sector previously known for long product design cycles.

Key topics addressed: Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle technologies; solving the high cost of rolling out autonomous systems; investment approaches; testing; innovative players; consumer expectations; market-sector differentiation and strategies to exploit them; the regulatory picture.

Paul Drysch, global director, Connected Car for Jasper Wireless, is the conference chair. Panel moderators include Steve Wollenburg, co-founder and vice president, Business Development, Automatiks; Phil Magney, founder & principal, Vision Systems Intelligence; Derek Kerton, founder, The Kerton Group, Telecom Council, Autotech Council; Jan Hellaker, program director, DRIVE SWEDEN; and Adrian Pearmine, national director for smart cities and connected vehicles, DKS Associates.

The conference also features a reception on the evening before, a hosted luncheon, and a post-program exhibit and reception.

March 22-23, 2016, Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Francisco Airport. For more information, see,

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