After a long period without face-to-face meetings, we’re planning the exciting fourth DVN Lidar Conference as a live event again at the Dorint Hotel Main-Taunus Center in Frankfurt-Sulzbach. As with the previous DVN Lidar Conferences in 2018, 2019, and 2020, this one will cover the whole automotive lidar ecosystem. Automakers, tier-one suppliers, lidar suppliers, tier-two technology enablers, and researchers will present their latest progress in 30 oral presentations and around 20 expo booths.
Most of the relevant thinkers in the automotive sector share the opinion that for the foreseeable future lidar is the technology of choice to provide the necessary redundancy enabling the step from L2 to L3 driving automation. The DVN Lidar Conference gathers professionals from the automotive and lidar fields to illustrate and elucidate the latest innovations. It’s a well-moderated open forum for discussion on the various aspects for automotive lidar. As usual at DVN Workshops and Conferences, there will be ample opportunities for networking.
The docket for the event includes sessions on applications; systems; technology enablers, and market and ecosystem.
In the applications session we expect presentations from automakers including Audi, BMW, Stellantis, and Volvo; and sensor integrators Koito, Marelli, Valeo, and ZKW.
The systems session will have contributions from lidar suppliers Blickfeld, Cepton, Continental, Ibeo, Ouster, Velodyne and Xenomatix presenting their latest innovations.
This year’s conference also has a very strong emphasis on technology enablers for the lidar systems, including methods to overcome application constraints and facilitate lidar system testing. Among the presenters in this session are 3M, Auer Lighting, Canatu, Dioptic, KSLD, Liangdao, Lumentum, Osram, Trioptic and research institutes Fraunhofer from Germany and LETI from France.
The market and ecosystem session will be particularly interesting. As an introduction, LeddarTech will share their views and outlook on the automotive lidar ecosystem. In two other talks, market research companies IHS and Yole Development will give insights into their projections for the automotive lidar market.
Our conference program will be completed by two keynote speeches, which will be delivered by Valeo and one other company (to be announced).
Another key element of the event is the adjacent exhibition. At least 15 participating organisations are already registered to show and discuss their latest products and services. That’s most of the expo spaces already reserved; a few remain available.
The conference will start on Monday, 15 November at noon with a light welcome lunch, followed by the opening and the first keynote speech. The first day will end with a cocktail event and the conference dinner. We expect that this will be one of the first “live again” events, and we’re sure all of you are looking forward to seeing your peers in person again—we certainly are! The second day on Tuesday, 16 November will start with a light breakfast and the second keynote speech. Several coffee breaks and an extended lunch period will give ample time to the conference attendees for networking and visiting the exhibition. Closing of the conference is planned around 17:30.
As in our pre-pandemic live conferences, we expect over 200 attendees and we sincerely invite you to be part of this engaging event. Reservations will be taken on a first-come basis.
If you need more information and or want to make your reservation already, please contact DVN’s Salomon Berner at [email protected].