Connect With the Issues — and People —Making a Difference in Mobility

The WCX™ World Congress Experience Leadership Summit maximizes your investment with intensive roundtable discussions about the most critical issues in mobility. Whether you are interested in the legislation behind electric vehicles or want to investigate if a systems approach to engineering is right for your enterprise, the Leadership Summit dives deep into top-level issues that impact your organization’s bottom line.

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Live Recordings

April 13

Tuesday

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Kristen Tabar
Group Vice President - Vehicle Development and Engineering
Toyota Motor North America Research and Development

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What will it take to get to SAE Level 3 and 4?

When following the framework of SAE’s J3016 Standard, there is more than technology to resolve when trying to get to SAE level 3 and 4. Hear panelists address these issues as well as market penetration and easing customers into accepting levels as the industry prepares for the next three to five vehicle development cycles.

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Networking Break

Is Data and the Connected Vehicle the Holy Grail or a Panacea?

In the near future, all vehicles will be connected through a high-speed, low-latency connection to smart and powerful infrastructure that has all the promise and potential to radically change the way we think about infrastructure and the role it plays in the collection, analysis and delivery of data to and from the vehicle. This roundtable will challenge our thinking on where the edge of the vehicle architecture ends and infrastructure begins.

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Evolution of the Vehicle Architecture

Domain consolidation has long been a concept just around the corner, but the industry is finally reaching an inflection point that requires new thinking about what the E/E architecture of a vehicle should look like for the future. This roundtable will explore the speed and scope at which these changes will happen and what the implications are for future vehicle architectures.
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April 14

Wednesday

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Nat Beuse
Head of Safety
Aurora Innovations Inc.

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Public-Private Partnerships:  The Road to Smart Cities and Smart Transportation?
This panel, comprised of cutting-edge thinkers in the enterprise of transportation, cuts across public and private sectors, and will delve into the central thesis of whether innovation makes cities and transportation live up to the definition of being truly “smart.” Gain a unique perspective from each speaker and a new insight into how to build a smart future.
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Networking Break

Using Advanced Manufacturing to Drive Product Development

Engage with experts discussing the best practices regarding the factory of today and how it flows data and communication from the consumer in order to create the product of tomorrow. This panel will also address the Industrial internet of things (IioT), Industry 4.0, the digital thread, artificial intelligence, blockchain and JIT vehicle diagnostics/prognostics.

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How are Executives Driving Innovation and Transformation

Listen to executives from the mobility ecosystem discuss how they look at both internal and external influences to create technology and allocate their company’s technical resources. Discussions will focus on how they allocate time for development of future mobility technology and continue utilizing resources in advancing current technologies.

Sponsored by:  AAM

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April 15

Thursday

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Ray Corbin
Vice President, AVL
Chair, WCX’s Technical Advisory Group

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EV’s – Customer Choice or Forced by Legislation?

Developing sustainable mobility solutions at zero emissions and affordability to the consumer has become one of the most important goals of the mobility industry. At the same time, electric vehicles face several challenges. Join executives discussing customer acceptance, cost, infrastructure, range anxiety and the impact on the industry and the consumer.

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Networking Break

The Criticality of a Systems Approach to Today’s Propulsion Environment

As the development of vehicle electrification systems becomes more complex, there is a greater urgency to recognize the impact that electric consumables have on internal combustion engine (ICE) and Electric Vehicle performance. Learn about the challenges and tradeoffs from executives familiar with applications and management of electrification on battery systems, HVAC, TMSS, ECU utilization safety systems and powertrain/propulsion systems.

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Next-Generation Safety Performance: Safety is the New Horsepower

Understanding how active safety technologies, software, digital vehicle architectures and sensors function is an integral component for the future of successful, complete and safe collision repairs, aftermarket installations, upgrades and vehicle builds. This session will include an overview of the latest cross-industry research and insights of the new SAE Edge Report on ADAS Sensor Calibration and SAE Active Safety Task Forces.

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A Powerful Lineup of Industry Executives

Over 40 executives will be participating in the Leadership Summit with representation from OEMs, Tier 1 Suppliers, start-ups, discrete part manufacturers, energy providers and government agencies from the following organizations:

Accenture
Daimler Trucks North America
Have Blue LLC
SAE International
Anne O'Neil LLC
Denso
Honda Motor Co
Siemens
APTIV
DTE
Intel

SoftBank
ATC
Eaton
LG Energy Solution Michigan Inc
State of Michigan
Aurora Innovation
FCA
Locomation
Stellantis
AVL
FEV

Lucid
Texas Instruments
AWS
Ford Motor Company
Maricopa County DOT
Toyota
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Fox Factory Vehicles
MEMA
U.S. Senate
Bosch

General Motors
Mobile Electronics Association
Vitesco
Cavnue
Motional
Woven Planet Holdings, Inc.
Consumer Reports
NVIDIA
Cummins
Qualcomm

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