Chemnitz - November 8

Sensor Fusion Forum 2022

The event for sensor fusion experts and practitioners to discuss sensor fusion challenges in ADAS and AD

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Vision

Our vision for the Sensor Fusion Forum 2022 is to create a unique one-day event for bringing together highly dedicated experts and practitioners in the field of sensor fusion. The goal is to create an ideal setting for this curated group of professionals to discuss current and future developments and challenges of sensor fusion for ADAS and automated driving.

You get a sense of the 2019 edition of the event here. "Great gathering of fusion community with open and interesting discussion" was Christian Larsson's (Einride) impression of the event.

This year we will take the Sensor Fusion Forum to our hometown, Chemnitz. The city has grown into a real hotspot for ADAS and automated driving. It is home to local companies like Intenta (CARIAD), FusionSystems, NAVENTIK, FDTech, BASELABS, and IAV, all active in this field.

The event emphasizes interactive formats such as moderated group discussions, extended Q&A sessions and workshops to facilitate learning effects, exchange and networking. An exceptional line-up of speakers will present their thoughts on sensor fusion, ADAS, and automated driving, providing a unique opportunity for in-depth discussions. To enable this, the Sensor Fusion Forum is based on the following principles:

  • The event is limited to a maximum of 50 participants.
  • The audience is intended to have a relevant background.
  • BASELABS reserves the right to select participants based on their practical experience and background in sensor fusion and perception.
  • The focus lies on knowledge building and sharing, with no sponsored content.
  • The topics are selected with an emphasis on technical depth.

We are already excited about the event and your participation.

Speakers

Meet our speakers for this year's Sensor Fusion Forum and learn more about their work in the sensor fusion field.

Mirko Maehlisch, Lead Architect next gen., CARIAD SE

Mirko Maehlisch has gathered 20 years of experience in ADAS/AD. His roots lie in Daimler's research and development of sensor fusion approaches. At Audi, he later brought a generic sensor fusion software module serving parking, cruising, integral safety, and automated driving functions to series production as part of what became known as the zFAS, the first centralized ADAS/AD computer. Currently, as Lead Architect ADAS/AD Next Gen at CARIAD, he is working on the CARIAD ADAS/AD next gen stack, which provides display functions, active safety, and autonomous driving/parking for SAE L0-L4.

Andreas Hartmann, Principal Engineer Perception and Fusion Systems, Continental AG

Andreas Hartmann has a long history in the development of active safety and ADAS. Starting with his diploma thesis at Daimler-Chrysler on tracking algorithms for sensor fusion, he entered the industry working on adaptive cruise control based on radars and the introduction of the first emergency braking systems for a priori stationary vehicles. At Continental, he set up a new department for L3 Perception Systems, combining different detection modalities with sensor fusion and comprehensive environmental modeling. Today, as Principal of Perception and Fusion at Continental, he is responsible for harmonizing different perception solutions and bringing them to production vehicles efficiently.

Juergen Dickmann, Head of Radar sensors and radar-based perception, Daimler AG

Juergen Dickmann is an expert in sensor technologies, active safety, and ADAS. Throughout his career at Mercedes-Benz, he conducted radar research and pre-development for radar-based pre-crash and ADAS, held management positions for laser scanners, sensor fusion, and situation analysis. He managed technology transfer from pre-development to series production and was in charge of radar and radar perception for autonomous driving with Bosch. In his current role as Head of Radar and Radar-Perception, he is responsible for all radar projects for the 6th generation of ADAS systems at Mercedes-Benz and radar-based perception in cooperation with NVIDIA.

Jens Honer, Valeo Senior Expert Environment Perception, Tracking and Fusion, Valeo Group

Jens Honer's current role as Senior Expert Environment Perception, Tracking and Fusion describes his professional focus quite well. Originally studying theoretical physics, he joined Valeo to design sensor fusion systems based on radar, lidar, and camera. Honda used those systems in its first mass production level 3 autonomous cars. He later managed the algorithm design for the next-generation environment perception system at Valeo. He then transitioned to his current position to lead the research of environment perception systems. There, he is working on the perception systems for the Valeo Drive4U cars, automated valet parking, and novel applications for the Valeo sensor portfolio.

Roman Streubel, Expert Sensor Fusion, Continental AG

Roman Streubel is passionate about the entire spectrum of signal processing and algorithms. He started as a research assistant at the University of Stuttgart, working on camera and radar fusion in cooperation with Sony. After entering Continental, he continued this work as an algorithm developer for camera and radar fusion. In his current role, he is acting as an expert in sensor fusion, working on active safety functions like automated emergency braking. He also is a member of the International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF).

Eric Richter, Director Technology Innovation, BASELABS GmbH

Eric Richter has 15 years of experience in the field of sensor fusion and a strong passion for automated driving. His roots can be found in academia, researching multiple objects tracking and sensor fusion for extended objects. He later became a co-founder of BASELABS and the company's longtime CTO. In this role, he was responsible for developing BASELABS' sensor fusion libraries, which allow for efficient, modular, and scalable development of sensor fusion systems for ADAS and automated driving. He is currently Director Technology Innovation at BASELABS, providing a strong market perspective and deriving new requirements for the BASELABS product portfolio regarding sensor fusion and automated driving.

Agenda

The Sensor Fusion Forum 2022 will take place on November 8, 2022, in Chemnitz. A detailed agenda will be released soon. The main agenda items are:


•    Icebreaker: November 7, Starting at 19:00 CET
•    Main Event: November 8, Starting at 8:30 CET
•    Networking Dinner: November 8, Starting at 19:00 CET

Would you like to join our event – please fill out the application.

Location

This year's edition of the Sensor Fusion Forum will take place at the c/o56 Hotel in our hometown Chemnitz, Germany. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the sensor fusion community, which has been developing here over the last decade.

Throwback

In June 2019, we hosted the first edition of the Sensor Fusion Forum, which we called Data Fusion Forum back then. Together with a selected group of international sensor fusion experts from OEMs, Tier1, and other industry players, we met in Munich to discuss topics like low-level fusion, functional safety, validation, and extended object tracking. Check out our event review

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