FAST-zero 2019   - September 9-11, 2019 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
FAST-zero 2019   - September 9-11, 2019 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and  Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Plenary/Keynote Talks

Plenary/Keynote Talks

Plenary Talks

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Huei Peng
Director of Mcity
Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Connected and Automated Vehicles: History, Development, M-City, and the Future

Despite of continued progress in technologies, driver education and enforcement, the number of fatalities and injuries caused by ground vehicles remain high. In the US, about 37,000 people were killed in 2016 and worldwide the number is more than 1.2 million.

Technologies supporting the development of "automated vehicles" and "connected vehicles" have the potential to improve motor vehicle safety, and dramatically impact congestion, energy consumption, and mobility. In this talk, the key recent developments will be summarized, including activities at Mcity.

BIO: Huei Peng received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is now a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include adaptive control and optimal control, with emphasis on their applications to vehicular and transportation systems. His current research focuses include design and control of electrified vehicles, and connected/automated vehicles.

In the last 10 years, he was involved in the design of several military and civilian concept vehicles, including FTTS, FMTV, Eaton/Fedex, and Super-HUMMWV-for both electric and hydraulic hybrid concepts. He served as the US Director of the DOE sponsored Clean Energy Research Center-Clean Vehicle Consortium, which supports more than 30 research projects related to the development of clean vehicles in the US and in China.

He currently serves as the Director of Mcity, which studies connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and promotes their deployment. He has served as the PI or co-PI of more than 50 research projects, with a total funding of more than 50 million dollars. He has more than 250 technical publications, including 110 in referred journals and transactions and four books. His h-index is 71 according to the Google scholar analysis. The total number of citations to his work is more than 19,000. He believes in setting high expectation and helping students to exceed it by selecting innovative research topics with real impact. One of his proudest achievements is that more than half of his Ph.D. students have each published at least one paper cited more than 100 times.

Huei Peng has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is both an SAE fellow and an ASME Fellow. He is a ChangJiang Scholar at the Tsinghua University of China.

Portrait photo of person Seigo Kuzumaki
Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Toyota Motor Corporation

Japanese National Project SIP, Automated driving system for universal service

SIP-adus, or Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program Automated driving systems is a cross-ministerial research program on automated driving systems led by the Japanese government. The 1st phase of SIP-adus has completed successfully.The project focused on cooperative research themes such as Dynamic Map, HMI.

The 2nd phase of SIP started in 2018 and will be a 5-year project. Field of test (FOT), technology development, public acceptance and international cooperation are four pillars. The purpose of FOT in Tokyo bay area, which recruit participants widely, is to promote R&D, standardization and public acceptance of ADS with international cooperation. An overview of 1st phase and 2nd phase of SIP-adus will be explained.

BIO: Seigo Kuzumaki received his Ph. M. in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Kyoto in 1985. He is now a Fellow at Advanced R&D and Engineering Company of TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION. He also works as a Chief Professional Engineer of vehicle safety. He received a "Special award of appreciation" from U.S. Government in ESV 2007.

In 2016, he was appointed as a Program Director for SIP-adus, or Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program ‘Automated driving systems’ at Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. The 1st phase of SIP-adus finished in 2018, and has been followed by the 2nd phase of SIP-adus, which is a 5-year project from 2018 until 2022. He also works as a Program Director for the 2nd phase of SIP-adus.

SIP-adus promote an R&D in cooperative area of automated driving, standardization and public acceptance for realizing automated driving society early.

Portrait photo of person Yoichi Sugimoto
Senior Chief Engineer
Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Innovative Research Excellence

Towards Realization of the Collision-free Society through ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) and ADS (Automated Driving System)

Aiming at the collision-free society with the joy and freedom of mobility, Honda has been proactively working on research and developments of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) and ADS (Automated Driving System). Starting at Collision Mitigation Braking System in 1983, performances and functions of ADAS have been continuously improved and enhanced. Recent and future evolution of ADAS will be presented. Further, automated driving technologies are essential to realize collision-free society. Highway automated driving system are being developed as the first step of automated driving for personally owned vehicles. Its functions and validation process will be introduced. Also, automated driving on surface streets is critical to eliminate collisions towards zero. To realize safe and smooth driving in urban complicated traffic environments, application of AI technologies is under research with great efforts. Some examples of those use cases will be introduced.

BIO: Yoichi Sugimoto started working at Honda R&D Co., Ltd in 1986. Involved in research and development of brake control technologies, he put the technologies including Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and the world’s first Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) into practical use. In 2012, he was transferred to Honda R&D Americas, where he engaged in the advanced researches of the ITS field. Since he returned to his post in October 2015, he has been in charge of technologies of the active safety, driving support, and automated driving fields. Since April 2016, he has been assigned to the sub PD (Program Director) of automated driving system in the SIP (Strategic Innovation promotion Program) led by Japanese Government.

Keynote Talks

Assessment and Validation of AD-Functions
Investigation for Global Industry Harmonization

Portrait photo of person Satoshi Taniguchi
Toyota Motor Corporation

Master of engineering from Osaka University in 2006 working for Toyota Motor Corporation since 2006 belonged to Chassis control division and ADAS/AD development division currently belong to cross functional division for system safety group.

Portrait photo of person Roman Henze,
Technische Universität Braunschweig

Actual position Chief Engineer, Director Vehicle Dynamics & Active Systems (since 11/1999) at Institute of Automotive Engineering, TU Braunschweig since 04/2015 Head of Research Field „Intelligent Vehicle & Connected Driving“ at Automotive Research Center Niedersachsen (NFF).

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