Sensing for Autonomous Mobility
Nicolas Sauvage - TDK-InvenSense
While Autonomous Mobility is receiving a lot of spotlight time around autonomous cars, there are other important activities that requires high performance Sensing, combined with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, to provide real “autonomy value” to drones, robots and animals in addition to transportation vehicles, both in consumer and industrial context. This presentation will introduce why we see an increasing number of different sensor types to address these novel use-cases, and which key performance indicators of these sensors matters most to deliver highest “autonomy value”.
Temperature Sensors solutions for passenger comfort
Holger Hegner - TDK Electronics AG
Higher energy efficiency, environmental requirements and higher comfort are the key drivers for new sensor solutions. TDK is developing and manufacturing both sensing elements and sensor systems for the automotive industry. Smart sensor solutions are aiming optimal passenger comfort and lower energy consumption. Our temperature sensing solutions featuring very high long-term stability and accuracy combined with high media resistant to comply with the more demanding customer requirements. Incorporated easy mounting features round off the range of options. Simulation tools support the customization of these sensing solutions in order to realize the best fit to the customer requirements. This session will show best practice examples of how temperature sensors are designed into HVAC and xEV applications.
Magnetic sensors solutions to address EV and autonomous vehicle platform
Julien Fabrègues - TDK Micronas
Magnetic sensors are used in many automotive applications today, offering contactless position, speed, torque and current sensing solutions. Automotive trends towards electrification and autonomous driving are creating major challenges for system integrators, and also chip makers. EV battery state must be evaluated even more precisely than before, which represents both a need and an opportunity for new current sensor solution. High current lines are also generating larger disturbing magnetic fields that in turn require smarter magnetic sensors able to differentiate between the magnet position and stray field effects. The move from fail-safe systems towards fail-operational systems to ensure full or degraded operation of a function even if a failure occurs will require new redundancy solutions and technology diversity. The TDK Magnetic Sensor Business group will show its direction to address these challenges based on its proprietary Hall and TMR technologies.
Inertial sensors for precise navigation, stabilization and motion control
Vincent Gaff - TDK Tronics Microsystems
Following the adoption of sensors in the automotive and consumer industry, MEMS inertial sensors are now also penetrating more conservative industries such as the avionics, aerospace, marine, and other new segment of industry. MEMS inertial sensors are now challenging and replacing mechanical and optical inertial sensors after decades of domination for high performance applications. They are also enabling new applications in precise navigation of agricultural and construction vehicules, optics stabilization and antenna pointing, as well as motion control and monitoring of large structures. TDK-Tronics offers highly stable, low noise, vibration immune and low latency closed-loop accelerometers and gyros that feature lower cost than traditional mechanical and optical technologies and enable smaller size, lower weight and high performance IMUs and sensor clusters for those applications.
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Tristan Rousselle - Aryballe Technologies
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Mohamed Missous - University of Manchester
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Pim Kat - Technobis
Sensor models enabling autonomous vehicles to perceive the road ahead more clearly
Mike Dempsey - Claytex
The artificial intelligence (AI) in an AV learns by experience, so must be exposed to many thousands of possible scenarios in order to develop the correct responses. It would be unsafe and impractical to achieve this only through physical testing at a proving ground because of the timescales required. Instead a process of virtual testing in a simulated environment offers the scope to test many more interactions, more quickly and repeatably, before an AV is used on the public highway.
The challenge has been to ensure that virtual testing is truly representative, and that the AV will respond the same on the road as it did in simulation. Just as a driving simulator must immerse the driver in a convincing virtual reality, the sensor models used to test an AV must accurately reproduce the signals communicated by real sensors in real situations.
The presentation will cover the development of a suite of generic, ideal sensor models for radar, LiDAR and ultrasound sensors, using software from rFpro that has developed solutions for a number of technical limitations that have constrained sensor modelling until now, including new approaches to rendering, beam divergence, sensor motion and camera lens distortion.
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Mathieu Bellanger - Lightricity
The Emergence of New Sensing Capabilities from Commercially Available Sensors
Thomas Dawidczyk - Lux Research
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Martin Eibelhuber - EV Group
Iwan Davies - VIDaP Consortium
Smart sensor systems - an impending revolution in digital healthcare
Paul Galvin - Tyndall National Institute
Carin: a global rising star
Valer Pop - Lifesense Group
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Barbara Panella - ABB
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Erich Smidt - Velodyne
Don´t hesitate to sweat – sensors for analysis in sport wearables
Susanne Oertel - Fraunhofer IISB
LiDAR receivers for automotive applications
Marc Schillgalies - First Sensor
First Sensor is a key supplier for industrial and automotive LiDAR receivers. In our facilities we can customize the semiconductor design as we all as the individual packaging/assembly to build LiDAR receier modules.
Beyond smartphones: Ultra-low power and smart CE sensors
Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn - Bosch Sensortec
Smartphones have significantly influenced the development of CE sensors over the last 10 years: small footprints, low prices and low power consumption have been the key parameters the industry has worked on.
With new mobile CE devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers in the short run and smart glasses in the long run the requirements for sensors are getting even tighter. These applications demand for even lower power consumption while at the same time requesting more useful, more precise and aggregated sensor data.
New technological approaches and features like ultra-low power consumption and local sensor intelligence will allow to reach these goals.