October 10-12, 2017
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
Keynote Presentations"Smart Mobility and Smart Cities to Improve People's Lives"
Tuesday, October 10
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Carla J. Bailo
Assistant Vice President of Mobility Research & Business Development, The Ohio State University
Vice President–Automotive, SAE International The City of Columbus has been awarded the DOT/Vulcan grant of $50 illion and has received public and private sector funding of $450 million for a total of $500 million over a four-year period. This funding is allocated to showcase demonstrator pilot projects utilizing connected and autonomous vehicles to reduce congestion, improve the environment, and provide mobility solutions for all citizens. Smart mobility means “triple zero” = “0” accidents and fatalities, “0” carbon footprint, and “0” stress. This presentation will focus on the pilot deployments in the City of Columbus with emphasis on the “why” and “how” we will deliver a “better city” to our citizens, make Columbus a center of technology innovation, and promote economic development in the center of the Midwest. Key challenges to the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles in the pilot deployments will be examined regarding issues related to public policies, insurance, and legality. The City of Columbus has engaged a number of partners to facilitate the pilot deployments. OEMs, data-management companies, mobility service providers, app developers, and a number of startups are engaged in these projects. As successes and failures of each pilot deployment are observed over the next five years, the data obtained will be analyzed and utilized for future smart mobility deployments. Smart Columbus is the test bed for a more connected, autonomous, shared, and sustainable future. In her role with The Ohio State University, Carla Bailo leads the university in accelerating sustainable mobility and transportation innovation, while integrating related research and education across Ohio State's academic units. She also is charged with increasing and expanding Ohio State's corporate, foundation, state, and federal partnerships. In addition to this position, Bailo also serves as President and CEO of ECOS Consulting LLC. Prior to this, she served as Senior Vice President–Nissan North American–R&D Americas, and President–Nissan Technical Center North America. Bailo is a 15-year member of SAE International and is its current Automotive Vice President. She led the SAE 2013 World Congress, which was hosted by Nissan; presented the Nissan Altima at the SAE 2013 World Congress; presented the Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder, and Xterra at the SAE 2005 World Congress; and has participated in several young-professional panels. She has sponsored A World In Motion projects conducted by Nissan and has been a key contributor to the SAE Foundation for several years. She has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute and a master's in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.” "Unified, Scalable and Replicable Connected and Automated Driving for a Smart City"
Wednesday, October 11
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Levent Guvenc
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Director, Automated Driving Lab
The Ohio State University Connected and automated-driving vehicles have become a present and near-future reality. There are already several well publicized examples of autonomous test drives on highways and in limited-access roads in smart cities. Autonomous electric shuttles are planned to be deployed in the Easton Town Center and in part of the Ohio State University campus as part of Smart Columbus in a couple of years. Along with the traditional OEMs, software-based technology companies and startup companies have also entered the market. While all of these different companies use proprietary solution architectures, the use of a shared unified main architecture with emphasis on interoperability, scalability, and replicability should be our goal. This unified basic computing, sensing, communication and actuation architecture, and scalable and replicable automated driving control systems are the main topics of this talk. A passenger sedan and a small electric vehicle are used as the two different sized vehicles and their unified architecture is used as an example. The details of their automation and the automated and collision evasive path following functions with perception sensors and V2X communication will be used as illustrative examples. Levent Guvenc is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The Ohio State University with a joint appointment at the electrical and computer engineering department and conducts his research in the Center for Automotive Research. He received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Ohio State in 1992. He is a member of the International Federation of Automatic Control Technical Committees on Automotive Control; Mechatronics; and Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles and the IEEE Technical Committees on Automotive Control; and Intelligent Vehicular Systems and Control. He is Founder and Director of the Automated Driving Lab in the Center for Automotive Research of the Ohio State University and is a member of the Connected Vehicle Environment and Autonomous Vehicle working groups of the City of Columbus Smart City Challenge project. "AV testing and validation – A Very Different World"
Thursday, October 12
9:00 am - 9:30 am Andrew Smart
Chief Technical Officer
American Center for Mobility Vehicle testing and validation for today’s vehicles is a relatively mature series of activities that have evolved with technology over time. The technology development of AVs is happening at unprecedented rates, where the speed and amount of IP being developed has meant that voluntary standards for industry-recognized testing and validation procedures have not been developed. Traditionally, accelerated programs and shortened timeframes are things the industry has been able to deal with, but for the testing and validation of AVs the challenge is more than playing catch up, it is a very different world. This new world involves the vehicle sensing its surroundings, communicating with other vehicles, personal devices, road infrastructure, mapping and location applications resulting in occupants being driven safely to their destination with the vehicle learning and adapting from the experiences through artificial intelligence. Andrew Smart is the Chief Technical Officer for the American Center for Mobility and is responsible for the overall design and delivery of the new automated and connected vehicle test facility, technical partnerships, and the acceleration of voluntary technical standards development and deployment with the CAV community. He has more than 30 years of technical, program, and management leadership experience in the automotive and commercial vehicle industries, most recently as CTO for SAE International responsible for all technical programs including voluntary standards development. Prior to SAE, Smart held executive leadership positions with global technical consultancies and a European based OEM.