June Webinar to Focus on Autonomous Driving

June 15, 2015  - By
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Autonomous vehicles — and the technology that will make them possible — are the focus of the June GPS World Market Insights Webinar. The Road to Driverless: Autonomous Vehicle Platforms, Sensors and Requirements will be held Thursday, June 18, at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT. Registration is free.

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are now integrated in all luxury cars and moving into mainstream models. Governments are getting involved to prevent accidents and minimize the related economic impacts with them. Manufacturers are not far behind; every one of them wishes to be seen as a technology master. Most car and truck companies are working actively on qualifying fully driverless technology today. The military also has a high interest in this area, and has developed autonomous convoy capability for large trucks and supply vehicles.

Although no driverless car is expected to operate freely on public roads for the next 10 years, some open test drives have already taken place, including one 100-mile highway cruise by a driverless Mercedes. This technology is restrained by legal issues and the lack of reliable nationwide mapping data — but the platforms are nearly ready to go.

Join us as we explore the current state of affairs and the likely near-term future developments.


John Fischer, Chief Technology Officer, Spectracom
Fischer has more than 30 years experience creating navigation and communications systems, received his Masters in electrical engineering from SUNY at Buffalo and has worked in radar, command and control, and wireless systems prior to joining Spectracom. To learn more, visit www.spectracom.com.

Lisa Perdue, Applications Engineer, Spectracom
Perdue is an applications engineer at Spectracom and a specialist in GNSS simulation. She has more than 15 years of navigation and RF systems experience, including 10 years of Naval Service.


  • Accurate positioning of ADAS vehicles on the test track using similar methods as used in military UAVs – John Fischer
  • GNSS and Hybrid Navigation Testing Issues for ADAS and Driverless Cars – Lisa Perdue
  • Realtime Testing Issues for V2V and V2X for ADAS and Driverless Cars – John Fischer 

Register today. The webinar is sponsored by NavCom.