SAE 2013 Active Safety Systems Symposium

An SAE ConvergenceĀ® Program

November 5-7, 2013

Detroit/Dearborn, Michigan, USA

Doubletree Hotel Detroit/Dearborn

Symposium Organizers

Scott Craig Scott Craig
Global Account Executive
OEM Business Development
Infineon Technologies

As Global Account Executive at Infineon, Scott is responsible for business development at Ford Motor Company worldwide. He leads the promotion of innovation and the collaboration between the two organizations. Mr. Craig started his career at AC Rochester and has worked for Kelsey Hayes (now TRW), FCI, and JAE prior to joining Infineon in 2003.

Over the course of his 23-year career, Scott has developed a passion and expertise for business development. Through the building of strong industry relationships, innovative ideas, and global vision, he is a contributor to the automotive market at large.

Scott has been an active member of SAE since 1992. He is currently part of the Industry Leadership Coalition for SAE, a member of the Technical Council for Convergence. In addition, he serves as an organizer for the SAE Smart Grid session of World Congress, SAE Convergence Megatrends, and the SAE Advanced Safety Symposium. He is also involved in the fostering of the sciences and technology through his mentorship in FIRST for the Northville High school Robostangs - Team 548.

Scott holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from Kalamazoo College and BSEE from Wayne State University.

Hideki Hada Hideki Hada
General Manager
Integrated Vehicle Systems Department
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America

Hideki Hada is in charge of technology planning for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and active safety systems at Toyota Technical Center. Utilizing his rich experience in the strategy development and industry analysis, Hada focuses his work at Integrated Vehicle Systems Department to identify the technical domains that Toyota should pursue further research and development efforts in the North American region. He also serves as the project manager for a government-industry collaboration project to develop infrastructure-cooperative collision avoidance technologies. Hada's goal in automotive research is to find a balanced social and technological solution with maximum safety and mobility. His previous responsibilities include HMI research, government affairs, technology benchmarking, electronics design coordination, and technology planning.

Joseph Kanianthra Joseph Kanianthra
Active Safety Engineering LLC

Dr. Joseph N. Kanianthra is the President of Active Safety Engineering LLC, a company set up specifically to provide automobile safety consulting services to the industry and safety community. He retired from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation in August 2008 after 32 years of service. There he was the Senior Technical Advisor and an Associate Administrator for the Office of Vehicle Safety Research, where he directed all vehicle safety research related to crashworthiness, crash avoidance, driver-vehicle performance, tire research, driver distraction research, and intelligent technologies research programs. His chief accomplishments in research and in safety standards were the development of safety standards based on research for dynamic side-impact protection, roof crush injury prevention, ejection mitigation, head injury protection, and frontal impact protection of occupants in light passenger vehicles. He also developed the vision for "Total Safety" directing NHTSA's research towards the use of advanced technologies as a means of achieving integration of active and passive safety. He was also very active in the area of international harmonization of research and safety standards. Until August 2008, he was the Chairman of the International Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Government Focal Points Group. During his long career Dr. Kanianthra has received several distinguished awards, including the U.S. DOT Secretary's Award for meritorious and technological achievements, and in 2001 he received the Presidential Rank Award as meritorious executive for sustained superior achievements. In 2008, he was awarded the Pathfinder Award by the Automotive Occupant Restraint Council and the Award of Merit for his significant contributions in safety from the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. In June 2009, he received the Award for Engineering Excellence from the U.S. Government Department of Transportation at the 21st Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, and, in October 2009, in recognition of his outstanding technical achievements in vehicle safety, he was elected to be an SAE Fellow by SAE International's Board of Directors and the SAE Fellows Committee. Since retiring from the Government, he has also completed several projects involving vehicle testing, accident data analysis, technical reports and expert opinions on various safety topics for the government and automotive industry. He is also a collaborating author of books on automobile safety. He has published many technical papers on safety in various national and international publications. He is a patent holding inventor and an internationally recognized safety expert. He has also addressed many well-known conferences such as the SAE World Congress, ITSA, FISITA, ESV, INFATS, ICAT Conferences, World Injury Conference and International Mobility Conferences. Currently, he is also the Chairman of the International Scientific Advisory Board for SAFER - Vehicle and Traffic Safety Research Center of Chalmers University, and a member of the expert evaluation team for Area of Advance in Transportation Research at Chalmers University in Sweden.

Karina Morley Karina Morley
Director - Sales and Government Affairs
Magna E-Car

Karina Morley has 28 years of experience in electrical engineering, manufacturing, quality, business planning and customer sales.

Karina Morley serves as head of NA OEM Camera Engineering for Magna Electronics, responsible for camera engineering programs and launches. Prior to this, she was Director of sales, marketing, government affairs and quality at Magna E-Car, where she was responsible for growing the business and improving processes throughout the organization.

Previously, Karina was a principal at Management Engineers - one of the leading German consultancies. She helped OEM's and Tier 1's save money through product and process cost reductions.

Prior to that, Karina Morley served as global vice president, control and electronics engineering for Ricardo - one of the world's foremost independent vehicle engineering consulting companies. A member of the company's executive team, she was responsible for managing and growing the company's electronic engineering activities. Her role was leading a global organization for all hardware, software, algorithm and battery, and Hybrid and Electric Vehicle initiatives and served on the US Ricardo board.

Prior to joining Ricardo, she served as global director for powertrain electronics at Visteon Corporation. She worked at Ford Motor Company and Visteon for 18 years over multiple electronic areas of the vehicle, e.g. powertrain, audio, instrument clusters, speed control, chassis controls and climate controls. During the time at Ford, she worked in the United Kingdom for 4 years in management positions.

Prior to joining Ford Motor Company, Karina worked at Chrysler Corporation as an electronic engineer in audio systems and electromagnetic compatibility design.

Morley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan. She also earned a Master of Business Administration in International Business at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Donald Parker Donald Parker
Mechanical & Automotive Design Engineer

Mr. Parker is an experienced mechanical and automotive design engineer who specializes in vehicle body performance analysis and the evaluation of vehicle structures in all types of crashes, including side impacts and roof strength/roof crush in rollovers, as well as in accident reconstruction, vehicle crashworthiness, and performance of components and systems. His experience in industry and consulting includes the design, performance, testing, and manufacturing of most body structural systems, including roofs, doors, and energy-absorbing frame elements, as well as accident reconstruction, safety of lithium-ion batteries in vehicle applications, and assessing the use of alternate materials such as composites and structural foams in vehicle structures.

Mr. Parker has over 35 years of industry and consulting experience in the design, development, testing, and analysis of domestic and foreign automotive products and components. Over the course of his career, Mr. Parker has conducted and/or witnessed and analyzed the results from more than 200 full-scale vehicle crash tests in new product development, FMVSS and foreign certification, accident reconstruction validation, and research. He has also conducted numerous developmental and FMVSS certification tests on component-level items such as roofs, door beams and structures, door latches, door hinges, seat belt anchorages, and bumper systems. He has provided consulting services in many diverse areas, including product design, design defect claims, rollover/roof crush, accident investigation and reconstruction, insurance fraud, appropriate repair of damaged automobile bodies, product components such as gas springs, automotive seats, and door latches/locks, organizational management, and intellectual property validity/infringement issues. Mr. Parker's research further extends to assessing the use of alternate materials such as high strength steels, aluminum, composites and structural foams in vehicle structures, practical applications of glazing materials, integration of lithium-ion batteries in vehicle crash architecture, safety and handling of lithium-ion batteries in vehicle development facilities, and analyzing the engineering design of various other consumer products.

Jeffery Sankey Jeffery Sankey
Manager Project Operations
Impact Laboratory Operations
Transportation Research Center Inc.

Jeffery W. Sankey is the Manager, Project Operations for Impact Laboratory Operations at the Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.) Mr. Sankey has been with TRC Inc. since 1985 in various roles throughout the organization. In his current assignment, he is responsible for managing all aspects of Impact Laboratory test project management and post-test data processing and deliverables preparation performed by TRC Inc.'s Impact laboratory Operations project operations staff. Previously, he served in a similar role in the Durability and Dynamics Operations area of TRC Inc. and was a project engineer in the Impact Laboratory. During his assignments he has provided engineering test support for a wide variety of automobile manufacturers, component manufacturers, engineering firms, and government agencies. Mr. Sankey earned his mechanical engineering degree from The Ohio State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. Mr. Sankey is a member of SAE International and of Transportation Research Board's AFB20 Roadside Safety Design committee.

Holger Schanz Holger Schanz
Senior Manager
Advanced Technology and Innovation
Continental Corporation

Holger Schanz recently took over the new responsibility of Senior Manager for Advanced Technology and Innovation in 2012, within Continental's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) business unit in North America, located in Auburn Hills MI. With his deep knowledge of ADAS technologies, he is responsible to spearhead Continental's ADAS advanced technology and innovation development with focus on the North American market. Mr. Schanz has worked within Continental's ADAS group since 1998, after receiving his Diploma Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ulm (Germany), in the area of radar systems and radio communication. He started his work life originally at A.D.C. GmbH in Lindau (Germany), which over the time became the business unit of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Continental. As an application engineer and later project manager, he gained in depth knowledge of various sensor technologies, features and customers around the globe, before taking over responsibility as the lead engineer for optical sensor technologies in 2002. Before taking over his recent role, he came to the US end of 2010 to take over the lead of Continental's ADAS North American R&D group, after staying at Continental's Japan headquarters in Yokohama for about 5 years to build up Continentals ADAS R&D group in Japan.

Frank Sgambati Frank Sgambati
Director of Marketing, Product Planning
And Innovation Management
Chassic Systems Control
Robert Bosch LLC

Frank Sgambati is the Director of Marketing, Product Planning, and Innovation Management for the Chassis Systems Control division of Robert Bosch LLC in Plymouth, Michigan. He is responsible for the division's strategic marketing and product innovation in the North American market.

During his nearly 20 years of automotive industry experience, Sgambati has held a series of Engineering, Project Management, Sales, and Marketing positions with increasing responsibility. Since joining Bosch in 1998, Sgambati has held positions both at Robert Bosch NA and Robert Bosch Europe. Prior to joining Bosch, Sgambati held positions at Dow Corning Corporation, General Motors, and Delphi Steering Systems.

Sgambati earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Rini Sherony Rini Sherony
Principal Engineer
Toyota Motor Engineering & Mfg. NA Inc.

Rini Sherony is a Principal Engineer at Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) which is part of Toyota Technical Center located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is with Toyota for the past 15 years working in crash data analysis, Active Safety system design, evaluation and planning. Rini has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. At CSRC She is the lead for active safety collaboration research and crash data analysis. Her current responsibilities include development of test procedures, surrogate target, and testing for active safety systems like Pre-Collision, Pedestrian Pre-Collision system, etc. She is an active member of the SAE Active Safety committee. She is also a member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM).

Louis Tijerina Louis Tijerina
Senior Tech Specialist
Ford Motor Company

Louis Tijerina joined Ford Motor Company in 1999 to conduct research on driver distraction and driver warning systems. Previously, he spent 4 years at NHTSA's Vehicle Research and Test Center where he co-authored NHTSA's first comprehensive report on cell phones and highway safety. Before that, he spent 11 years at the Battelle Memorial Institute working on problems in transportation and defense. He holds an M.S. in industrial engineering and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology, both from the Ohio State University. He currently serves on the editorial board of the journal Human Factors and is a member of the TRB Committee on Road User Characteristics.

Peter Waeltermann Peter Waeltermann
Section Manager

Dr. Peter Wältermann is working with dSPACE GmbH in Paderborn, Germany, since 1999. As a Section Manager in the engineering area, he is responsible for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation projects for automotive customers all over the world. Since 2004 he also supports the HIL business development for dSPACE in the US. He studied Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Mechatronics, at Paderborn and was awarded a doctorate by Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Lueckel at the Mechatronics Laboratory Paderborn in the field of modeling, control and HIL simulation of hybrid electric vehicles.