SIP-adus Workshop 2021

Abstracts & Speakers List

Safety Assurance
The virtual environment is an indispensable technology for the realization of security. So as to acceleratte the expansion of virtual testing technology for safety assurance, the international cooperation on the requirements for the virtual environment and the method of validation should be enhanced. The virtual environment and evaluation methods are discuseed in this session in order to figure out how to proceed with future collaboration and harmonization.


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    Satoshi Taniguchi

    Safety Assurance Lead
    Automated Driving & Advanced Safety System Development
    Toyota Motor Corp

    Mr. Satoshi Taniguchi chairs JAMA AD safety assurance WG since 2018 and was appointed as a lead of safety assurance of SIP-adus and SAKURA since 2019.
    He has been employed at Toyota Motor Corporation and is currently the manager of system safety group in AD/ADAS division. He studied control system engineering as an undergraduate and received his Ph. M. in human factor engineering at Osaka university. In 2018 he earned an MBA from Graduate School of Management.


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    Frank Gruson

    Head of Advanced Engineering Radar
    Radar Concept Development
    Continental / ADC Automotive Distance Control Systems GmbH

    Virtual validation of radar sensors for assisted and automated driving

    Virtual validation using artificial scenarios is “state-of-the-art” for camera technologies since several years. Continental already uses artificial scenarios for all camera developments including front-camera, SV camera and interior camera systems. This is empowered by high performance GPU clusters and the availability of very efficient raytracing rendering frameworks.

    For radar, virtual validation using artificial scenarios is still in research phase. We will share the current status from scenario generation using open interfaces such as OSI (Open Simulation Interface), Open Scenegraph, OpenDrive (HD maps) via raytracing rendering up to radar signal processing and tracking in virtual environments.

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    Matthias Hein

    Thuringian Center of Innovation in Mobility
    Technische Universität Ilmenau

    Matthias A. Hein received his doctoral degree from the University of Wuppertal, Germany, where he worked on superconductors for mobile and satellite communications. In 1999, he received a British EPSRC Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Birmingham. In 2002, he joined the TU Ilmenau as head of the RF and Microwave Research Laboratory. In his professional career, he has co/authored 580 publications and provided over 60 invited talks, supervised 43 doctoral, 93 Master, and 71 undergraduate projects.
    Matthias Hein served as chair, co-organizer, and convener of various international microwave conferences. He is elected board member of the IEEE Joint German Chapter MTT/AP and further national associations. His research focus is on intelligent automotive wireless sensor and communication systems, over-the-air testing, and virtual test drives. Further research deals with antenna and microwave engineering.

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    Hideo Inoue

    Advanced Vehicle Research Institute
    DIVP / Kanagawa Institute of Technology

    Professor Hideo Inoue joined Kanagawa Institute of Technology in 2016. He is a control system engineering specialist with about 30 years of successful experience in vehicle control systems like of vehicle dynamics, active safety, ADAS/Automated Driving at Toyota . He is now a project leader of DIVP consortium of SIP-adus.

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    Jacobo Antona-Makoshi

    Senior researcher and Group manager
    Autonomous Driving Research Department
    Japan Automobile Research Institute

    Jacobo holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnique University of Madrid (Spain), and a MSc. in Automotive Engineering and a PhD. in brain injury biomechanics from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). Jacobo has extensive automotive safety related research experience at JARI, including real-world accident data collection and analysis, injury biomechanics experimental and computational research, human behavior and traffic flow simulation modeling, automated driving safety assurance methology development, and large scale international strategic research development.

    Jacobo currently heads the Autonomous Driving Safety Standardization group at JARI, and is one of the experts representing Japan at the related ISO working groups. Jacobo also leads the international research activities of the SAKURA project; the largest ongoing automated driving safety assurance initiative in Japan with the support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.

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    Trent Victor

    Director of Safety Research and Best Practices
    The United States of America

    Dr. Trent Victor is Director of Safety Research and Best Practices at Waymo. He oversees safety research to support safety evaluations and strategic initiatives; provides his expertise in the areas of collision data analysis, collision causation, injury severity assessments, and naturalistic driving data research and analysis. He coordinates the development of best practices and external industry standard setting groups. Prior to Waymo, Trent was Senior Technical Leader at Volvo, Adjunct Professor in Driver Behavior at Chalmers and at University of Iowa.

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    Chan Lieu

    Senior Manager
    Safety Policy
    The United States of America

    Chan Lieu is the Senior Manager for Safety Policy at Aurora. Previously, he was at Uber ATG, Venable LLP, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the US Senate. He has extensive expertise in automotive safety as well as regulatory and legislative policy matters.