Innovation Lead – Electronics, Sensors and Photonics, Innovate UK
George has worked in the ICT and Defence & Security industries across a diverse spectrum of roles from R&D to project management and business development.
He specialised in telecommunications with a track record on novel concepts and architectures for the design and development of prototype systems for broadband access and networking both in the wireless and wireline segments.
With an industrial experience on multi-stakeholder international collaborations as part of European research and innovation projects, George has served as the UK’s National Contact Point responsible for the Horizon 2020 themes of ICT and Future and Emerging Technologies and as an expert delegate in the respective Programme Committees. In his current role as Innovation Lead at Innovate UK, he is responsible for the strategic and programmatic aspects of the Electronics, Sensors and Photonics (ESP) technology and innovation areas.
The ESP programme activity supports public investments on underpinning technologies and capabilities from components and devices all the way to system-level development enabling innovative solutions across various industrial challenges and application areas.
Daniel joined Zenzic as CEO in November 2017 to lead the UK’s £200 million connected and self-driving development programme.
Prior to leading Zenzic, he managed a 500-strong team as MD of Dynniq UK, tackling traffic challenges with technology-based solutions. Daniel also oversaw the London Streets Traffic Control Centre and maintenance of Greater London’s 6000 sets of traffic lights, and set up the Transport Coordination Centre for the London 2012 Olympics.
Daniel has a PhD in engineering from New College, Oxford.
Matt Boyle OBE
Interim Challenge Director, Driving the Electric Revolution
Until November 30, 2017 Matt Boyle was President and CEO of Sevcon; a Nasdaq listed, Global, North East England Headquartered company which is at the forefront of the global electrification. During Matt’s Presidency Sevcon grew from a $20M industrial business in 1997 to a Company acquired by BorgWarner for $200M in September 2017 which was predominately automotive focused. Matt consults for German, Italian, US, Chinese and UK companies M&A, strategic planning and UK inward investment, all associated with electrification.
Matt was one of the authors of the successful Stephenson Challenge, now Driving the Electric Revolution an Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Wave 3 Challenge. Matt has continued his interest in the seven sector electrification challenge by becoming the Interim Challenge Director. Matt is a member of the IET Industrial skills policy group, is the Independent Board member of the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and Chairs the North East Skills chairs group a group dedicated to dissemination of best practice in Engineering Skills generation. Matt was awarded an OBE for services to Engineering and Skills in the 2018 New Year honours list.
Mr. Altimime has more than 30 years of international experience in the semiconductor industry. Before joining SEMI as a President of SEMI Europe in 2015, he was senior director of business development at imec. Prior to this, Mr. Altimime held leadership positions at Altis/Infineon/Qimonda, KLA-Tencor, Communicant Semiconductor AG, and NEC Semiconductors
He graduated from the University of Paris-Sud XI, with a degree in Physics, specialized in Optronics in 2016. He gained 4years of experience in the aerospace industry at Zodiac Aerospace, now part of Safran, working on the design and the assessment of lighting systems using simulation tools.
In 2016, David joined OPTIS as support engineer; providing consultancy, technical support and a variety of functions working closely with the automotive industry. Following the OPTIS acquisition by ANSYS, he joined ANSYS UK in April 2018.
Today, he brings optical expertise and more recently has been working on autonomous vehicles simulations architecture, such as open-loop software or hardware in the loop projects.
Game engines have done a fantastic job in allowing the automotive industry to validate the ADAS functionalities up to Level 2, but have shown limitations to validate further levels. We will introduce the latest version of the ANSYS VRXPERIENCE Platform, which is a complete environment that describe all the road, vehicle dynamics, traffic, scenarios and physically-based simulations of the sensors. The presentation will focus on the sensor models we can create in the platform and the outputs of each sensor type. Several driving scenarios will be presented for illustration.
UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Iain Forbes UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Iain Forbes is the head of the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, a policy unit based jointly in the Department for Transport and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Centre aims to help ensure that the UK remains a world leader in developing and testing connected and autonomous vehicles.
Chief Strategy Officer / Chief Operating Officer, UltraSoC
Aileen’s executive career spans software engineering, operations and strategy with a variety of firms including Huawei, TM Forum, Motorola and Alcatel. She is widely recognized as a leader in the global communications industry and has been named by Silicon Republic as one of the top 25 Irish leaders in the Sci-Tech world. Aileen serves on the editorial advisory board for VanillaPlus and IOTNow publications, and is a regular speaker and moderator at events globally. Aileen holds an M.B.A., an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Micro-electronic Engineering from University College Cork.
Frank Makinson has held the role of Software Engineer at XPI Simulation since September 2018. He is responsible for developing and integrating simulation and automotive software. Frank has been responsible for XPI’s research activities into autonomous transport solutions for the CAVinSE project. Prior to joining XPI, Frank has 25 years’ experience in the simulation industry across all domains.
Frank graduated from Swansea University with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science in 1995.
XPI Simulation, Warwick University and Thales are undertaking a feasibility study, co-funded by CCAV, to examine the certification of autonomous vehicles in synthetic environments. The use of simulation as part of the regulatory approval of autonomous vehicles could yield significant savings in cost and time required to gather evidence in support of a safety case, as well as bringing the benefits of control, repeatability and safety within a data-rich virtual environment.
The research aims of this study include: identifying resolution, rate and type of data required to represent the virtual world with a view to informing standardization activities; understanding the security vulnerability of a synthetic system being used in this manner; developing a certification approach that would achieve the expected repeatability and robustness within the synthetic environment to test autonomous vehicles.
This presentation will cover findings from the research activity, including recommendations to regulators and key elements being taken forward into a further CCAV-funded activity – OmniCAV – which will develop a proof-of-concept simulator for autonomous vehicle test and certification
Scott Cadzow is a graduate of the University of Glasgow which established his foundation in engineering that has seen eventual immersion in the world of standards after a number of way-stops in his career covering the design of digital radio systems and large transactional database systems, and the world of Command-Control-Communications-Systems.
Since joining the standards community Scott has established himself as a recognized standards development expert, primarily for security standards, predominately at ETSI, but also with ITU-T and ISO. Scott has played a role in a few projects under the FP7/CIP/H2020 umbrella, looking at security and privacy aspects of smart cities. Scott’s current focus is on cyber-security addressing critical infrastructure, identity management and identity security, quantum cryptography, intelligent transport, and the role of security in virtualised networks.
As vehicles become increasingly connected, and reliant on both software, and data sharing across networks for their operation, it is essential to build security protections into the vehicle by default. Security has to be both anchored and rooted and this requires hardware. Very simply you cannot anchor a boat in a rough sea with a virtual anchor and the same holds true for securing a vehicle in a hostile sea of adversaries, you need to anchor your security to something solid – that means hardware. There are a lot of security capabilities we will need in vehicles over the coming years and knowing exactly how and where keys are stored is crucial, but it comes with a few caveats:
1) Security can never be absolute – it is only ever sufficient to thwart a certain type and intensity of attack for a particular period of time
2) Added on security rarely, if ever, can be up to the task of protecting the asset. There are really only 2 ways to protect an asset: Redesign it to remove its vulnerabilities; Mask it from exposing its vulnerabilities.
3) Security by obscurity will not work in the long term, in other words how the system is secured should be open to scrutiny
4) Risk may be considered as synonymous with liability – whoever determines the residual risk also has responsibility to manage the system to ensure that that risk is managed and to accept liability when the system is breached
Underpinning all of security is the concept of trust and trusting in hardware is conceptually simpler than trusting in software. The presentation will illustrate the role of hardware as the anchor for the many roots of trust needed in future vehicles, thus offering hardened security against illegitimate software, networks and any human adversary.
Jonathan Moore is the Director of Advanced Systems with exida Consulting LLC. He has over 20 years of automotive and robotics experience in systems engineering, failure mode avoidance and standards-based software development. He focuses on supporting new and existing customers with their implementation of functional safety standards. He has a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering from University of York and a Master of Science Electromagnetic Compatibility from University of York.
Growing Threat – Aligning Safety & Security for Autonomous Driving, Level 3 and above
The automotive industry has spent a vast amount of money and energy to increase the driver assistance capabilities of its products. While most of the cars on the road today offer assistance rated to Level 2/2+ or below, within the next one or two model generations Level 3 and higher will be deployed in significant numbers. This development will not only require changes in the EE architecture of the vehicles but also to the drivers’ mind-set as he will be handing over responsibility and control to a computer. This presentation will touch on safety and security implications on the development process, propose the revised vehicle architecture, and also the overall approach the industry has to take towards safety and security.
Tim Edwards is Senior Consultant in Connected and Automated Vehicle technologies at HORIBA MIRA. Over more than 12 years his work with MIRA has spanned Driver Assistance Systems, Automated and Cooperative Driving. Tim was MIRA technical lead for advanced collaborative R&D programmes including SAFESPOT, SAFERIDER, and UK Autodrive, and the current TIC-IT, Park-IT, and VeriCAV projects. Tim led a range of design and implementation projects for the City Circuit, a unique purpose-built ITS test facility hosted at MIRA, and now advises international customers on CAV test and facility development.
Presentation: AESIN ADAS and AV Verification and Validation Roadmap
One of the key challenges for enabling CAV deployment in a safe and sustainable way is ensuring that a framework for Verification and Validation (V&V) is fully defined. As well as presenting a significant challenge this creates a sizeable opportunity for the UK to develop world class capabilities and attract further CAV businesses to the UK for development and trials. This presentation summarises work done by the AESIN community, in collaboration with Automotive Council UK, towards a roadmap for CAV V&V.
This paper will present a case-study from a perspective of a Steering systems supplier in the development of a strategic Electric Power Steering product capable of supporting ‘full autonomous steering’ (i.e. SAE J3016 L5 vehicles having no ‘dual mode’ controls). These variants address a wide range of customer needs including personal transport road use, urban mobility solutions, through to high speed motorsport with ‘hands-off’ track performance demonstration, to mixed steering authority as part of driver training.
The study compares the traditional Electric Power Assisted Steering products and their ability to respond to the SAE J3016 Levels of automation (e.g. L2 as typically deployed in current production vehicles for the road) in both the Dynamic Driving Task (DDT) and DDT Fallback, including the practicality of a ‘request to intervene’ and ensuing ‘driver fallback’ at L3 automation, as a reliable argument in steering operation for Functional Safety assessment.
The study looks at the implications of Fail Safe (non-operational) versus Fail Functional (Operational) for steering systems within vehicles equipped with a mechanically linked human driver operated steering wheel and the implications on vehicle steering geometries and the further implications of a true ‘Steer-by-wire’ in say a driverless vehicle, with a remote user, or where no mechanical linkage may be fitted (e.g. in detachable modular systems).
A brief assessment of the impact of Autonomous Driving has on Steering product cost, mass, packaging geometry will be used to identify the key engineering and technical challenges in developing a robust system concept and solution.
Insight will be given into the key artefacts of system design necessary to achieve a Fail Functional system (in response to a DDT Performance-relevant System Failure) whilst respecting multiple ASIL D safety goals in Operational Driving Domains for L3-L5 capable steering solutions for road vehicle deployments.
Nishant Tholiya Vice President and Business Leader for Conventional and Electric Powertrain – Vehicle Systems, KPIT
Nishant heads the Conventional Powertrain, Electric Powertrain and Vehicle Systems Business at KPIT. As a core member for the leadership team at KPIT he is responsible for business growth, technology roadmap, R&D investments, delivery and P&L for the Conventional Powertrain, Electric Mobility, Body Controls, Functional Safety and Vehicle Architecture practices at KPIT.
As a passionate technologist, Nishant has keen interest in new technologies area which help in moving towards cleaner and safer vehicles. He is regular participant at technology forums, innovation councils and industry events. He has published several articles and filed a patent in the area for protection of embedded software codes.
He has more than 20 years of experience in areas of automotive embedded systems, design & development of ECUs, vehicle-networking, functional safety, software product line architecture (SPLA), model-based development methodology, vehicle dynamics and automotive electronics.
At KPIT, he has been part of the automotive software group and build up and grew the Powertrain and Electric Powertrain practices. Over the years he has been part of successfully delivering multiple projects for automotive OEMs and Tier1s. Nishant has an eye for minute details, is very methodical and process oriented and has a cool and calm approach. Currently he is leading a team of more than 2000 engineers who are working to reimagine mobility.
Software re-architecture and ECU Virtualization: A methodology towards software validation
In recent year, Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR) is gaining popularity. Its proven benefits are providing a motive towards upgrading the legacy software. While an industry initiates a journey towards AUTOSAR, it also aims to continue running existing production program on legacy software. Hence there is always limitation on availability of hardware resources (e.g. Hardware In loop systems, vehicles). Also, there is a need to have a validation methodology which can expedite the validation process for the modified software.
Electronic Control Unit (ECU) virtualization is being promoted for development and validation of automotive software. ECU virtualization allows execution of integrated software on developer’s computer, enabling faster algorithm testing. Validation through ECU virtualization in AUTOSAR re architecture use case addresses highlighted challenges with ease. Also, the process establishes the needed infrastructure to continue with algorithm development and validation on modified software in virtualized environment and enables benefits of ECU virtualization at once.
In this paper, a systematic approach to use of ECU virtualization in validation of Software Re-architecture is discussed. The prime motive of validation is to match the functionality and behavior of modified software with legacy software on various drive cycle. Since legacy software is already running on HIL and other systems, multiple test vectors can be created easily. A seamless integration and validation process is defined to validate the software component, composition and system model through same set of test data. Various automation methodologies are proposed and implemented to speed up the process.
We have used the discussed process during the migration of Transmission control Module software from legacy to AUTOSAR. The toolchain selected for AUTOSAR Architecture modelling is used with additional tools for virtual validation. The process helped in resolving various software integration issues well before moving to HIL systems. The detailed list of such issue, their origin and probable impact if not resolved in virtual environment is discussed.
Global Technical Expert – Power Electronics, Ricardo Group
Dr Will Drury is currently Global Technical Expert – Power Electronics across the Ricardo Group and is directly responsible for the delivery of electric machines & power electronics projects for Ricardo Europe, leading a team of engineers on the development and implementation of entire drive systems through client projects.
Will supports Ricardo’s work on this across a worldwide client base delivering new technology platforms and working closely with existing and potential clients on technology innovation with extensive work with clients in Europe, China and the USA.
He works directly on the application of electric drive (eMachines, power electronics and control) to a wide range of applications including automotive, rail, clean energy, marine and off-highway. Will has a keen interest in the development of power electronics and their application throughout the transport infrastructure looking at novel ways to apply existing products as well as embracing emerging technologies.
Andrew Ashby is a founder of the AESIN Consortium and having taken a lead role in its early workstream activities, then went on to support the ongoing growth and success of AESIN, as Vice chairman.
Andrew is a consulting, business development and sales professional with a longstanding technical background. He is widely networked and is currently helping to drive thought leadership in the automotive and transport sectors in the areas of connected and autonomous vehicles, vehicle systems cyber resilience and infrastructure. He has been instrumental in creating the environment where AESIN now fosters independent working relationships across multiple industry sectors, government organisations, policy makers and standards bodies.
He has over twenty-five years’ experience in business development, consulting, global sales, OEM account management, Field Applications and Design and Development Engineering.
Dr Stephen Lambert McLaren Applied Technologies and AESIN Chairman
Dr Stephen Lambert received his Doctorate from the University of Warwick by looking at the applicability of hybrid and electric drivetrains in motorsport. Following this he worked at Lotus Engineering, developing hybrid and electric demonstrator vehicles for a number of OEMs. Through this role, he found himself working closely with battery manufacturers as a key partner for these projects.
He has since worked in various roles around developing battery technology in areas such as Formula 1 and high performance road cars. He is now responsible for the electrification strategy for automotive customers with McLaren Applied technologies, where he is helping deliver advantage by empowering customer to introduce and protect new vehicle concepts and technologies and to drive differentiation in the market.
Andrew Banks is a Technical Specialist at LDRA with 30 years’ experience of high-integrity embedded software development, a graduate of the University of Lancaster, and a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Andrew is Chairman of the MISRA C Working Group, Chairman of the BSI “Software Testing” Working Group, and active in other BSI, ISO, IET and SCSC work, including the latest revision of ISO 26262.
In January 2016, SAE published their J3061 document, “Cybersecurity Guidebook for Cyber-Physical Vehicle Systems.” Designed to be supplemental to ISO 26262 first edition, the document represents an attempt to formalize best practice in cyber-physical vehicle systems throughout the entire development lifecycle.
Part of the stated rationale for SAE J3061 is that it will form the “foundation for further standards development”, and that is likely to be reflected in the forthcoming ISO SAE 21434 standard, “Road vehicles – Cybersecurity engineering” which remains some time from publication.
That suggests a transient issue for anyone developing systems today, but it also shines a spotlight on the bigger questions surrounding how cybersecure code might best be developed as time elapses. Despite their many common characteristics and the underlying possibility of compromised safety resulting from cyberattack, designing and developing for cybersecurity generally demands a different focus to functional safety. It is an environment that changes much more quickly, for example, and the potential for active aggressors is alien to the traditional world of functional safety.
This presentation will discuss how those differences might impact the nature of functional safety standards such as ISO 26262, versus cybersecurity guidelines and standards like SAE J3061 and its successors. It will reflect on how it impacts the on the very nature of security standards, and consider whether their objectives can ever be as tightly defined as their functional safety equivalents. And it will review how sound application development techniques are likely to be central to any future cybersecurity strategy, no matter how the standards evolve.
As an urbanist living city pain points, Ben states his mission is to enable access to all and remove friction using the latest mobility technology.
An autonomous vehicle expert, a degree in Design from Brunel University and 8 years industry experience with both Jaguar Land Rover and Bosch, Ben now heads mobility at AppyWay leading a global team. Ben brings his technical industry insights and passion for sustainable city technology to develop future products and services in cities worldwide. When not traveling, he continues to mentor students with Imperial and the RCA and is very active in the start-up mobility eco system.
Functional Safety Expert, Bentley Motors
David is the Functional Safety Expert at Bentley Motors with 17 years’ experience in the electronics and automotive industries, with the last 12 years in Functional Safety.
He has a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from UMIST in Manchester and is currently both the Chair of the MISRA consortium and the MISRA Safety Argument working group. MISRA is a collaboration between manufacturers, component suppliers and engineering consultancies which seeks to promote best practice in developing safety and security-related electronic systems and other software-intensive applications
Bryce Johnstone Director of Automotive Segment Marketing , Imagination Technologies
Bryce Johnstone is responsible for relationships and marketing throughout the automotive value chain in support of defining IP requirements for the rapidly changing car market. Previously at Imagination, he was in charge of Developer Ecosystem largely working with mobile games companies throughout the world.
Prior to joining Imagination in 2011, Mr. Johnstone spent 19 years with Texas Instruments, where he worked in several technical, managerial and business development roles before moving into the Wireless Terminal Business Unit to head up the OMAP Developer Network activity. He started his career as a Senior Design Engineer at STC Semiconductors. Mr. Johnstone holds a BSC. In Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from the Open University.
CAE & Data Science Team Leader, AVL Powertrain UK.
Bill Kim is a CAE & Data Science Team Leader at AVL Powertrain UK. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea in 2006. He has 10 years’ experience as a hybrid system engineer at Hyundai Motors and AVL Powertrain UK and 5 years’ experience as a CAE & Data Science engineer / team leader at AVL.
He has co-authored six technical papers and holds four patents in hybrid technology. His research focuses on speed prediction, driving style identification, adaptive control for electrified vehicles, optimisation and vehicle big data analysis.
Over the past years, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) are becoming prevalent. BEV can be seen as a grid load, when charging, but also as a way to support the grid (energy buffering) as long as this extensive battery usage does not affect the BEV performance. Data from both the vehicle and the grid sides are required, hence a cloud-based big data platform is a suitable solution to combine and exploit these data. This study aims to develop smart algorithms which optimise different factors including BEV cost of ownership and battery degradation. Dashboards will provide guidance and key information to the different V2G stakeholders (i.e. BEV users, OEMs, charger provider, utility company).
Director Automotive Business Development Europe, Synopsys
Bernhard Mueller-Bessler is Director Automotive Business Development Europe at Synopsys. He owns 15 years of autonomous driving and ADAS based on a wide range of roles within different companies.
During his time at VW and Audi Mr. Mueller-Bessler was responsible for several autonomous prototypes evaluating the feasibility on a technical, economic, and legal perspective. He also founded and run his own startup – called Promotives – within the area of B2B mobility services for autonomous vehicles on operated areas such as Autonomous Valet Parking. While working at an engineering service provider called Assystem he build his ADAS team. He used to work in Germany and the US.
Mr. Mueller-Bessler studies mechanical engineering in combination with economics at Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.
Making Cars that See – Failure is Not an Option
If we can substitute the driver by electronic system technologies, reliability is still a factor of uncertainty. One can see how long it took in the aviation industry for instance to release the auto pilot function. It required a precise technical system description ensuring equal decision-making process within an Airbus or a Boing. Although, we have auto-pilot airplanes no one expects a pilot-less plane, even with smaller volume than cars.
Computer vision has been identified as one of the key inputs of your sensing system to resolve the technology challenge of self driving cars. CV creates an understanding of digital images and describes the real world. The deep learning revolution of the 2010s helped to decrease the error rate drastically. With more than 24 cameras, generating easily more than 4TB of data, convolutional neural networks, the combination of machine learning and embedded vision allows even the scene recognition in 4K resolution in real time extremely accurately and delivers the input for a contextual decision making process.
Unlike a blue screen of death that may occur on a desktop or laptop computer, a chip or software failure within a vehicle traveling at highways speeds could result in significant injury or death to the driver, their passengers, or others. Preventing this possibility requires building in functional safety. Implicit is the continuous testing of these hardware and software designs throughout the automotive development lifecycle. “Shift left” – simulation and shared models is key to gain experience. Virtual environment has been a proven approach to accelerate development.
Deep learning techniques for embedded vision processors are enabling cars to ‘see’ their surroundings and have become a critical component in the push toward fully autonomous vehicles. Embedded vision solutions will be a key enabler for making automobiles fully autonomous. Giving an automobile a set of eyes – in the form of multiple cameras and image sensors – is a first step, but processors within the automobile must quickly interpret content from those images and react. To accomplish this, embedded vision processors must be hardware-optimized for ADAS-levels of performance
This presentation will discuss the current and next-generation requirements for ADAS vision applications, and solutions for high-performance mapping of classical vision and deep learning-based applications onto a low-power, embedded processing platform with scalable performance. It will also discuss low-cost solutions for ASIL B and D functional safety which are essential in automotive applications.
VP of Marketing and Director, Codeplay Software
Charles Macfarlane is VP of Marketing and Director at Codeplay Software in Edinburgh since 2014 responsible for sales, marketing and business development. Charles graduated from Glasgow University with an honours degree in Electronic Systems and Microprocessor Engineering.
Charles then followed a career doing ASIC chip design in GEC Plessey Semiconductors and Pioneer, applications engineering and marketing with VLSI/Philips/NXP in South France, and product marketing director with Broadcom in Cambridge for mobile multimedia solutions used by Nokia, Samsung and Raspberry Pi.
The need for ensuring safety in AI subsystems within autonomous vehicles is obvious. How to achieve it is not. Standard safety engineering tools are designed for software that runs on general-purpose CPUs. But AI algorithms require more performance than CPUs provide, and the specialized processors employed to achieve this performance are very difficult to qualify for safety. How can we achieve the redundancy and very strict testing required to achieve safety, while also using specialized processors to achieve AI performance? How can ISO 26262 be applied to AI accelerators? How can standard automotive practices like coverage checking and MISRA coding guidelines be used? We believe that safe autonomous vehicle AI subsystems are achievable, but only with cross-industry collaboration. In this presentation, we’ll examine the challenges of implementing safe autonomous vehicle AI subsystems and explain the most promising approaches for overcoming these challenges, including leveraging standards bodies such as Khronos, MISRA and AUTOSAR.
Daniel Clapham Field Marketing Engineering, National Instruments
Senior Applications Engineer turned Field Marketing Engineering, Daniel has history of working directly with customers in a wide range of industries, before specialising in Automotive.
In his current role as a Marketing Engineer, Daniel supports NIs sales and marketing teams with industry and technical knowledge, specifically in automated test and hardware in the loop applications.
ADAS/AD software requires a wide range of test techniques to deal with the complexity. We will discuss how the test techniques evolve for these systems that add perception and planning on-top of traditional control software. In this session we will share methods for training and testing ADAS/AD software stacks using an open unified test architecture across the development process.
Dilraj began his career as a stress engineer in the aerospace sector. He has since transitioned into the automotive world and has developed his skills to include electromagnetic and thermal disciplines.
At eDrive Engineering Services he leads a team of engineering analysts that deliver quality results to customers worldwide.
Optimal design for electric drive systems for any vehicle depends heavily on application requirements. No dominant configuration currently exists and consequently data-driven approaches to concept selection and optimisation are extremely valuable. Currently, most optimisation efforts are focused on component level and critical system-level decisions are frequently made on subjective grounds. We at eDrive have developed an advanced tool chain designed to address these shortfalls. Our approach to this highly dimensional problem utilises custom tools integrated with high-fidelity electromagnetic, thermal, and structural FEA within the Ansys Workbench environment and also takes advantage of Ansys’ built-in optimisation routines. The tool can generate a vast number of real powertrain solutions that help enable the selection of truly optimised electric drive systems. The flexibility of the tool allows any system changes to be quickly assessed and predict parameters such as drive cycle efficiencies and noise
John Yates has over 30 years’ experience in the commercial space sector.
After having completed a BSc(Hons) in Electrical Engineering and Electronics at the University of Nottingham and a post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Manchester Business School, in 1986 he joined Europe’s first commercial satellite operator, the recently incorporated SES Astra, in Luxembourg and has been working in the commercial space industry ever since.
Legacy GNSS/GPS satellite navigation systems have been challenged to provide a compact and cost-effective solution for the navigation and lane-level positioning of driverless cars.
As a consequence there has been significant investment in the development of lidar and optical sensor-based systems used with high resolution mapping to accurately position an autonomous vehicle in a road or highway.
However, in conditions of poor visibility (e.g. heavy rain, snow or fog) or the optical sensors becoming obscured by mud or dust, the operation of the sensors becomes significantly degraded.
The advanced GNSS AltBOC and MBOC waveforms employed by the Next Generation Galileo, BeiDou and GPS Block III systems provide significant enhancements to both the integrity and accuracy of GNSS navigation signals compared to legacy systems.
This presentation will review these enhancements and propose that Next Generation GNSS systems can play a cost-effective role in the accurate navigation and positioning of autonomous vehicles
Mike is the Managing Director of Claytex and a technical expert in modelling and simulation using Modelica and FMI. Mike studied Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University and then worked at Ford and Rover on powertrain simulation. After starting Claytex as a consultancy, the company has grown and also become a specialist partner for Dassault Systems, training provider and simulation tool developer. Claytex now works with Formula 1 and NASCAR teams as well as Automotive OEM’s to deliver models and tools covering many different applications helping to create next generation of products.
The development and testing of the next generation ADAS and autonomous vehicles will require more sophisticated virtual test environments that can immerse the complete vehicle system into the test scenario. This presentation will highlight some of the main challenges and how we are tackling them through the development of physics based sensor and vehicle models.
Dr. Philip Clarke is the manager of dSPACE Ltd. He has worked with control systems design software, rapid prototyping and hardware in the loop systems for more than 20 years. He has is a graduate of Sheffield and Aston Universities.
There is an increasing appreciation that simulating the real world will be critical for the verification and validation of modern vehicles. The significant increase in the bandwidth of tests requires means that, just as track testing was augmented with Hardware in the Loop testing, thus Software in the Loop must be used to build a safety case for autonomous vehicles.
This paper looks at how scenario based testing will be achieved in the software domain. It opens by considering the concepts of scenario based tests. The issues of delivering such tests in software are central to this. The requirement to simulate complex sensors, such as RADAR, LIDAR and camera, is addressed and options presented. The format of the simulated data is set out, and reference is made to the current standards available, such as OpenDrive and OpenScenario. This covers the import of stand formats for road data and scenarios.
There is a need to use recorded real world data to support testing. With a simulation approach it is possible to parametrise this data. In addition, the filtering of data to identify distinct scenarios is brought up.#
Andy Graham is chair of the ITS-UK Connected and Autonomous vehicles forum. He is principal of White Willow Consulting Ltd where he works on connecting vehicles and infrastructure, not just electronically but in business and institutional terms too.
He is currently working on connected vehicle projects in York for improved signalling and Croydon for asset management on the A2/M2 project and looking at wider use cases for connected but not autonomous vehicles. His claim to fame is he has worked on the UK’s oldest connected vehicle – a 1914 Model T Ford, to show connected vehicles aren’t just new ones….
Head of Electrical, Williams Advanced Engineering
Rob Millar is Head of Electrical at Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group.
Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class innovation in engineering and technology, operational performance, testing and manufacturing services, working in a range of sectors including Automotive, Motorsport, Civil Aerospace, Defence, Healthcare, Sports Science and Energy.
Rob started his career as an electronics engineer, working on automotive body control systems, before moving into an electrical integration role in automotive systems with TWR Engineering in 1992. In 2004, he took a step towards the electrification of vehicles by founding his own company which developed electronic systems for Modec, Tata and Daimler vehicles amongst others. Having first worked with Williams in 2010 in delivering the Jaguar C-X75 project he joined the company in 2016 to deliver its long-term innovative plans for batteries and electronics.
I love what I do, approach everything with energy and enthusiasm and can always see an angle. As a Technical Director of Thales in the UK I have been their leading expert on Cryptography in the UK responsible for providing cryptography and information security direction and expertise on a variety of products and projects. Previous work includes the development and certification of flexible and interoperable commercial security solutions that are also widely used by governments; these solutions are available worldwide and support the security of both communications and infomatics in an international, multi grade environment. My specialist knowledge is at the core of the cyber defence and forensics activities that I undertake combatting existential treats against business. I can, and have, interacted on security and products at any level from Prime Minister, through Board to deep technical including Agencies, Certification Labs and partners developing and sustaining business opportunities worldwide. I have generated patents in the area of digital DNA and my research covers aspects of technical security as well as aspects of super-identities and their role in combatting human based cyber-attacks. I have lead EU security research contract and have acted as a n expert on others. As well as contributing to standards I am a frequent speaker at international conferences and deliver lectures to postgraduate information and cyber security programmes in the UK and worldwide.
Principal Engineer in Simulation, Ricardo
James Baxter is Principal Engineer in Simulation at Ricardo. James has always loved cars and has more than 10 years’ experience in the simulation domain, and currently works on the simulation of xEV components and integrated vehicle systems.
Work involves using vehicle performance simulation tools to obtain relevant duty cycles through to the thermal management of the components using Integrated Model Based Development (iMBD) tools and techniques. On battery packs, James works on the design and analysis of the component and the integration within a vehicle’s HVAC and thermal management systems.
James enjoys exploring the new opportunities that powertrain diversity brings to the engineer; the chance to optimise multiple vehicle systems in conjunction with each other and the associated energy efficiency challenges.
Battery thermal management systems development and vehicle integration for conventional and ultra-fast charging capabilities
Market analysis are clearly showing increased electrification of powertrains and especially in 2030, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), market could be as high as 30%. The key element for the electrification is the battery.
Among the different challenges for developing a battery pack for HEV and BEV, the cooling method can account for up to 15% of the total cost of the battery pack as well as impacting weight and packaging volume. With the forecasted cost reduction of the battery cell, the required increase in power density and energy density, the cooling method plays an even greater role.
The paper will present the methodology used to develop the cooling method for cylindrical and pouch cells. Ricardo will present a Pugh matrix approach used to select the cooling medium (air, coolant, refrigerant and other fluids/materials) taking into account a system engineering approach. The Pugh matrix will consider the cooling performance, packaging, cost, controllability, Technology Readiness Level, and NVH impact.
To assess the cooling performance and design of the battery pack, a vehicle performance model assesses the heat rejection of the battery cell over different drive cycles then 1D and 3D CFD thermal and hydraulic models are used for the battery cooling module definition. 1D thermo-hydraulic model of the vehicle cooling circuit and air conditioning circuit are also developed to integrate the battery pack onto the vehicle cooling systems. The cooling method should respect different thermal criteria such as maximum temperature of the cell, maximum temperature within a cell and cell to cell variation.
Ricardo will introduce the holistic approach using the simulation tool chain called iMBD (integrated Model Base Development) and the generic battery pack design considering the requirements from battery cells to vehicle integration.
The iMBD will be illustrated by simulating the vehicle driving on highway and stopping for ultra-fast charging (eg > 250kW charging station) and cooling method developed to answer the thermal and NVH requirements.
Robert Moran leads the Systems team for NXP’s Automotive Connectivity & Security Processor business, responsible for product definition of future Vehicle Network Processors. These products enable new domain & zonal vehicle EE architectures, with key technologies for connected mobility & data analytics.
Robert comes from a background of defining & supporting compelling Automotive microcontroller & microprocessor products, spanning different Automotive market segments over the last 15 years. He is the author of several technical publications & co-author of over 10 patents.
Vehicle Service-oriented Gateway Opportunities and Enablement
Data is fast becoming the most valuable asset for a connected vehicle, enabling new business models, insights & user experiences. Getting access to valuable data is the challenge, and requires reaching further into the vehicle.
This is where the Service-oriented Gateway, with a new class of compute & networking capabilities, is changing the way that vehicles handle & make data available for these new opportunities. This session will dive deeper into the opportunities & how they will be enabled by the Service-oriented Gateway.
Roger Rivett worked in the automotive industry for 37 years on real-time embedded-systems fulfilling a number of different roles including software developer, Project Leader and Software Quality Manager. He retired from his role as Functional Safety Technical Specialist in Jaguar Land Rover in January 2019.
He was a founder member of MISRA and was its chair for 15 years. He was a member of ISO-TC22-SC32-WG8 from 2005 until 2018.
He is a visiting fellow on the University of York Assuring Autonomy International Programme, a member of the MISRA Automotive Safety Argument working group and a member of the SCSC Safety of Autonomous Systems working group.
He is a Chartered Engineer, and a fellow of the IET. He has an MSc in Software Engineering from Oxford University and an Engineering Doctorate from York University.
Business Strategy Lead, Satellite Applications Catapult
Emma Haskett is the Business Strategy Lead for the Satellite Applications Catapult. She has spent 16 years working in various innovation roles across a variety of sectors including renewable energy, education and space. She is currently focused on satellite-enabled solutions in the automotive and transport sectors, which enable delivery of always-on connectivity.
Gabriele Pulini joined Mentor in 1991 and has extensive engineering and marketing experience on the new technologies that changed over time the way new products are designed and brought to market. As part of the Emulation business unit within Mentor, a Siemens business, he is responsible for the new business opportunities, with today’s focus on self-driving and artificial intelligence applications.
Sensing, Computing and Actuating components need to be included in any comprehensive verification process of autonomous vehicles. This presents a significant challenge, since it isn’t practical to do physical prototyping and use trial-and-error approach to find issues. And we can’t test safety and security thoroughly in a real, physical vehicle. The only way we can do an extensive verification job is to virtualize the entire system environment and the vehicle.
This lecture will describe PAVE360, an innovative program that enables new verification and validation methods to address the challenges of autonomous driving designs.
Alan brings 19 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and leads our low-power RF IC design team based near Oxford. Previously IC Design Director at Frontier Microsystems & Toumaz Ltd, Alan led the design and delivery of ultra-low power wireless SoC products for WPAN/WBAN connectivity and digital broadcast reception. Prior to this he held technical positions at Sony Semiconductor, designing cellular transceivers for mobile handsets, Tokyo Electron and University of Oxford. Alan is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the IET UK, Senior member of the IEEE and a Technical Program Committee member for the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He has published many papers in premier peer reviewed journals and conferences on the topic of ultra-low power wireless SoC design. Alan graduated from the University of Oxford with an MEng(hons) degree in Engineering Science.
CASSIS: Enabling the Next Generation of Always Connected Cars
By 2025 27% of automotive use cases will require satellite connectivity since ubiquitous, high-speed connectivity for mobile users cannot be delivered by 4G/5G alone. Satellite communication provides unique and complementary features compared to the enormous investments required in terrestrial infrastructure to deliver adequate coverage and capacity to everyone everywhere. CASSIS (Connect Automotive Satellite-Served Integrated System) is part of a multi-million UK project that aims to put the UK connected vehicle supply chain at the forefront of satellite communications technology and tap into the $160 billion market for mobile satellite terminals and payload technologies. In this presentation, project prime Satellite Applications Catapult and key technology member EnSilica will provide an update on the project including the development of an affordable, consumer-scale automotive communications module, with flat panel electronically steerable antenna and custom Ka-Band RF ASIC, that can support hybrid satellite, 4G/5G and Wi-Fi communications, for both line-fit or retro-fitting to existing vehicles.
Chris Polmear is a Principal Engineer in the Vehicle Group at Millbrook Proving Ground. He develops test procedures and methodologies for new legislation or requirements, and runs continuous improvement activities to update existing procedures utilising new technologies and methodologies.
Recent projects have had a particular focus on integrating connectivity and streamlined data processing. He has been at Millbrook for 9 years, working in the Vehicle Durability, Special Projects, and Vehicle Measurement departments. He has also worked as a brake development team leader at Jaguar Land Rover, and in the plant vehicle quality team at BMW MINI. He is a Chartered Engineer with the IMechE.
The presentation explains how we’re using 5G technology at Millbrook Proving Ground. It gives an overview of our on site networks, an explanation of our approach to connectivity, vehicle data, and data processing. It includes examples of real-world use cases involving data acquisition from test vehicles.
Alastair has over 30 years’ experience in semiconductors and electronics, working in the UK, South East Asia and the US.
He has spent the last 15 years working across the UK supply chain in power electronics, helping to encourage collaboration and increase government awareness of the important of power electronics in systems.
He is currently responsible for Power Electronics Business Development at the new Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, with the remit of helping the UK power electronics supply chain to exploit the opportunities of wide bandgap semiconductors in systems applications.
The role of the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult is to bring together the capabilities of the UK Power Electronics Supply Chain to help develop world-class innovative solutions in wide bandgap power electronics. The ESCAPE project is a prime example of this ambition. It is a £20m APC-funded program involving 12 organisations that will demonstrate all-UK solutions in SiC power electronic sub-systems covering fab technology to product. It will not only demonstrate end-to-end UK capability, but also provide a platform to showcase UK innovation in the complex system integration challenges that ar4e intrinsic to wide bandgap-based power electronic systems.
Cybersecurity Principal Engineer, Horiba Mira
Paul Wooderson is Cybersecurity Principal Engineer and leads the cybersecurity team in HORIBA MIRA’s Vehicle Resilience department. He holds a MEng degree in Electronic Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer with 18 years’ experience in embedded systems security in the automotive and previously smartcard domains.
Paul’s experience includes security engineering research, consultancy, penetration testing and security certification. He is a UK Expert to the working groups developing ISO/SAE 21434 and ISO 24089, the new international standards for road vehicles cybersecurity and over the air software updates. Paul also led the Innovate UK funded collaborative project 5StarS, which developed an assurance framework and consumer rating system for vehicle cybersecurity.
Paul is a member of the AESIN Security Workstream and has a number of publications on automotive cybersecurity engineering and embedded systems security.
Alan Walker is an experienced Director, with a history of multi-disciplinary business leadership in industry, specialised in advanced tech development. He has a PhD and MSc in Engineering, and post-doc research, focused on Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles. He has published widely and received numerous funding grants.
With twenty years’ experience in the area of applied electronic systems engineering, he has worked with many automotive industry companies (large, SMEs and start-ups); OEMs, suppliers and technology developers, with whom he has successfully applied analytical, engineering and design-for-manufacture skills to develop technology from academic research through advanced engineering into production. He has an MBA, focused on Strategy and Change Management and was involved in developing many corporate strategies to address tech markets. He has also implemented strategies to achieve rapid business growth, establishing new development sites, planning investments and resources, recruiting talent, managing operations and achieving targets. Alan has strong commercial negotiation skills and has led business development teams, closing many multi-million euro supplier development contracts.
Recognition as Fellow IET, recipient of numerous funding grants, regular speaker at industry conferences and member of several steering committees and industry body working groups. Alan is also a big supporter of STEM education.
Thomas Wilson is Technical Authority for Research and Technology at the Intelligent Systems division of Altran UK. This involves overseeing all of the division’s research into reducing the cost and timescales of high-integrity Software Engineering.
He received a BSc (Hons) in Computing Science (1st class) and PhD in Applied Formal Methods from University of Stirling. Thomas joined Altran UK in 2007 and has worked on high-integrity projects across a range of sectors over the last 12 years, whilst continuing to pursue his research interests.
Altran has a considerable AI capability, with over 750 AI engineers working in over 10 countries. We offer end-to-end AI services from strategic consulting (identifying opportunities for use of AI, designing roadmaps for AI adoption, advising organisational and infrastructure change to enable AI) through novel research (applying theoretical academic ideas in practice, proof of concepts of new ideas) to AI implementation (AI system architecture and design, design and implementation of robust validation processes, end-to-end system integration and long-term support service provision).
In this talk we will present two case studies of how Altran has used AI to automate parts of the testing process.
The first case study is the use of genetic algorithms to automatically generate test input data that achieves the required coverage criteria. We have applied this to the verification of an air traffic management system, to complement the pre-existing constrained random input generation approach. AI techniques have helped us reduce the costs of achieving the required level of coverage, which was coverage of the equivalence partitions and boundary values of the formal specification for the system.
The second case study is the use of genetic algorithms and artificial bee colony to prioritize test cases in order of their effectiveness to uncover the faults. Early detection of the defects gives more time to fix and stabilize the system under test. Test case prioritization has been applied to improve the predictability of telecommunication equipment and services regression testing. When the test suite cannot be run to completion during an emergency release, only the most significant test cases that fit the constraints of the available testing time are run. This improves the rate of fault identification to provide a better quality software within the time constrained software release.
Gaurav Pahwa is Principal Systems Engineer at Research and Innovation division of Altran India. Gaurav joined Altran in 2014 and has spent around 9 years architecting J2EE Enterprise & Big data solutions.
He has also been involved in Intelligent Testing framework development as part of the AI/ML initiative. Gaurav received B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication and pursuing M.Tech. in Data Analytics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He is currently chasing his interests in Artificial Intelligence , Data Mining and has three published IEEE papers in Intelligent Testing.
Started automotive industry career in 1975 with Jaguar Cars in Coventry as a sponsored student-apprentice with the company while studying for mechanical Engineering degree at Lanchester Polytechnic (now Coventry University). Joined the Vehicle Research department of Product Engineering after graduation in 1979, and went on to develop the team that was responsible for the noise and vibration refinement of the all-new AJ6 engine and the XJ40 car – Jaguar’s first all-new vehicle in 30 years.
Subsequently spent significant time working in Far East and USA in technical and managerial consulting roles, mainly focused on NVH (Noise Vibration & Harshness) before diversifying into powertrain and other vehicle technologies, bringing me into contact with engineering teams for a wide range of mobility products.
Joining Tata Motors European Technical Centre in 2008, I spent 3 years based in Pune, India running the NVH team, later taking lead role as Programme Chief Engineer for several new vehicle projects delivered for Tata Motors based from the European Technical Centre at University of Warwick.
Now responsible for leading strategy and engineering development of low-carbon powertrain technologies (ICE/xEV) and early-stage vehicle attribute delivery for Tata Motors future passenger car product portfolio.
Dr David Simkin recently joined the Warwick Manufacturing Group as part of the Power Electronics, Motors and Drives group. Previous to this he managed the development section of the eMachines team at JLR and was heavily involved with the collaboration with BMW on the next generation drive unit collaboration. Prior to this David has led engineering and development on eMachines and drives at several manufacturing companies among them Saietta, YASA Motors and Converteam. He has over 35 years of manufacturing experience of systems for the transportation and industrial markets.