Deep Driving Technologies & Computer Vision for Cognitive Vehicles

Auto.AI World 2018: Beyond the hype

The second edition of the Auto.AI was a huge success. The attendees, speakers and business partner from different industries put the success down to the rich mix of Autonomous Driving experts, the presentation content and the interactive sessions throughout the 2,5 days of the event.

In his keynote, Andre Roskopf talked about artificial intelligence as the driver of Autonomous Vehicles and the current use cases they have at BMW. Case studies on 3D computer vision for self-driving cars, developing an AI-based Level 4 vehicle for urban scenarios and learning & validation with synthetic data provided deep insights about the state of the art in AD. With keynotes about the advances of 3D Computer Vision for cognitive Machines, ranging all the way to the role of Artificial Intelligence in Space, one thing became clear: the autonomous cars will make our mobility smarter, more efficient and even safer. The interactive world café and challenge your peers’ sessions gave the experts and thought leader time to mix and mingle, discuss pressing developments in the field with professionals from different automotive branches, countries, and backgrounds.

Shaping the future of Mobility

Auto.AI is coming back to Berlin on September 29 – October 01, 2019. Be part of the thought-provoking discussion and this fast growing business community!

Mark your calendar for the third edition of Europe’s leading conference on artificial intelligence and autonomous driving.

For more information go to www.auto-ai.eu

Highlights 2018


Auto.AI Key Topics 2018

  • Algorithms for cameras as primary sensors for accomplishing the tasks of object recognition and classification, localization, decision making, trajectory planning, and vehicle control
  • Visual processing to ADAS: applications, architectures, and algorithms
  • Deep learning with multi-sensor data and self-healing map for Automated Driving
  • Imaging vision in automotive linked cameras/ISP: processing chain, algorithms and camera systems architecture
  • How neural nets can leverage domain-specific knowledge in computer vision
  • Automotive camera technology and computer vision algorithms
  • Collaborative sensor fusion to improve sensing of the fused system
  • Neural networks in sensors
  • Multi-core processing approaches for AI-driven autonomous vehicles
  • Software architectures for AI and deep driving
  • Sensor fusion deep learning architectures
Obtaining insight into the status of the AI Research and having great discussions.
Gregor Knappik
Avnet Silica
Great impression and a good overview how the industry thinks about AI in general.
Andras Szappanos
Excellent organization. Every single event was perfect for B2B. The presentations were a nice intro before each break for discussion and connections.
Konstantinos Lamaris

What is the unique Networking Experience at the Auto.AI?

Networking, ideation, knowledge sharing and getting this „little detail I didn‘t know so far“ is one of the most important reasons to participate in our events. To guarantee the best networking experience, various sessions have been created, tailored to your needs and curated from the industry – we call it Multi-Touchpoint Concept!


Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.

Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.

Auto Scale Start Up Lounge

we.CONECT gives you the opportunity to showcase your work and ideas and provides an excellent opportunity for start-up level companies to showcase their best in car technologies, software and smart mobility concepts for autonomous and connected vehicles.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.


Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

Challenge your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges


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Tweetback & Connect

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.

I’m AI

In a live session, suppliers of systems and solutions present their tools, innovative systems and applications in order to demonstrate future technologies, applications and their functions in the field of sensors, imaging and machine learning.

Pre Conference Machine Learning Workshop

In this session you can get a feeling of how to develop use cases for AI and machine learning in Level 4 cars. In small groups we will help each other to identify unmet needs and hidden possibilities for innovation. We will work with early prototyping to discover lots of ideas on how to develop and improve AI and ML use cases.

Training Session

An environment that allows participants to be guided through specific topics from experts in small groups.

Expectations Wallpaper

What do you expect at the event? What do others expect? Write down your reasons to attend on our expectation wallpaper, share your needs with other participants and evaluate in which way the program came up to your expectations.

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Breakfast Club

Start the conference with coffee and… NETWORKING! Join the we.CONECT Breakfast Club – an exclusive area in your hotel – and get into a conversation with other delegates already while having your first coffee.

Say Hello

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.

Meet! Auto.AI

Discover who else is participating at the Auto.AI. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.

What our Attendees said about our Event

Event Business Partner


rFpro provides driving simulation software, and 3D content, for Deep Learning Autonomous Driving, ADAS and Vehicle Dynamics testing and validation. rFpro is solely focused on ground-based road vehicle simulation.
rFpro scales from a desktop Workstation to a massively parallel real-time test environment spanning multiple OEM and Tier-1 customers sharing the same virtual test environments in the cloud, connected to their autonomous driver models and human test drivers. rFpro is about accelerating your testing and validation of vehicles, vehicle sub-systems, ADAS and Autonomous software systems, in order to save money and allow you to bring quality products to market more quickly.


Since its establishment in 2013, BeamNG managed to become an international development studio with a diverse team of over 30 people. With our headquarters being located in Bremen, Germany, we additionally have experts working from many different parts of the world. Our in-house physics engine is the base for our approach to provide superior simulation technologies by opening new frontiers and deliver state of the art soft body physics in real-time. With a flexible and for the needs of the client adaptable software as well as various included sensor methods, BeamNG is offering a versatile solution that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the simulation world.

AImotive is primed to bring global accessibility to self-driving vehicles, faster and safer than any other company in the world. As the first to deliver AI- powered enablement of Level 5 self-driving vehicles, AImotive provides OEMs the necessary global scalability, accessibility and safety to rapidly meet the needs of billions of people all over the world. The company’s suite of products, including aiDrive, aiKit and aiWare, deliver the robust technology required to operate self-driving vehicles in all conditions, and capable of adapting in realtime to different driving styles and cultures. AImotive is committed to improving the lives of people worldwide with an affordable, safe and comfortable self-driving environment. AImotive is a privately held company, headquartered in Budapest with offices in Mountain View, California.




Samasource is your trusted partner for the creation and annotation of high-quality training data for AI machine learning algorithms. With their experienced workforce, consultative project management, and innovative technology they support R&D departments and Data Scientist teams with structured data for their deep learning algorithms. Samasource works on computer vision and natural language processing for applications such as self-driving cars, facial recognition, satellite image analysis, chatbots, and everything in between



dSPACE offers an end-to-end tool chain for HAD with perfectly matched tools that interact smoothly throughout all development steps. Stop by the dSPACE exhibit area to see a live demo of the dSPACE Environment Sensor Interface (ESI) Unit. This unit allows captured (video) or simulated sensor data to be modified on the fly and transformed to the proper format for injection into multiple sensor ECUs (i.e. camera, LIDAR, RADAR). dSPACE is located in Paderborn, Germany; has three project centers in Germany; and serves customers through local dSPACE companies in the USA, the UK, France, Japan, and China.



SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH is one of the leading system integrators in Germany in the fields of Data center infrastructure. The company – founded in 1997 and based in Wiesbaden/Germany – by now has more than 910 employees at 16 branch offices all over Germany.

The corporate objective of SVA is the combination of high quality IT products of different vendors with the project know-how and flexibility of SVA to achieve optimum solutions for customers. SVA core subjects are not only high availability and high scalability SAN architectures but also disaster recovery as well as virtualization technologies.

SVA experts combine twenty years of IT infrastructure experience with know-how about modern demands such as data center security 2.0, big data & analytics, workspace of the future and cloud. In the fields of Machine Learning and AI, SVA offers solutions and skill for workflow management, data processing, data preparation and algorithm development & distribution.


NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy and smart connected solutions markets.


Analog Devices is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret.


Ready to move beyond pilot tests to mass deployment of your autonomous vehicles? Seeking reduced time to market and increased ROI? Better safety guarantees? Optimization and future-proofing for compute-hardware on-vehicle? Tensyr Inc. amps up your ML/AI R&D while delivering tightly orchestrated and optimized on-vehicle deployment in the field.

Utilizing a dataflow-graph framework, Tensyr’s EDGE™ production software platform allows developers to explicitly map their whole software stack and easily manipulate it via scripting/GUI.  The framework can interconnect real-world or synthetic data along with existing ML/AI models, code and sensor inputs as nodes within the graph; optimize for accelerators on-server/in-cloud during R&D; then optimize and orchestrate for on-vehicle hardware via Tensyr’s HALO™ runtime. Exactly the same graph is carried across from data-scientist to cloud developers to vehicle, assuring functional equivalence and safety at all times.


TomTom created the easy-to-use navigation device, one of the most influential inventions of all time. Since then, our software and navigation technologies have been powering over hundreds of millions of applications across the globe. From industry-leading location-based products and mapmaking technologies, to embedded automotive navigation solutions; innovative personal navigation devices and apps to advanced telematics fleet management and connected car services. We continue to shape the future, leading the way with autonomous driving, smart mobility and smarter cities.

Renesas Electronics, headquartered in Japan, is one of the leading supplier for the global automotive industry and number one supplier of automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) worldwide with advanced semiconductor solutions, including system-on-chip (SoC). With Renesas autonomyTM, an open, innovative, and trusted platform for assisted and automated driving, Renesas Electronics gives customers the choice to decide the future of driving will look like. Renesas Electronics is dedicated to support big ideas both locally and globally with its subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide.



Cepton is a Silicon Valley based 3D LiDAR solutions provider that is shipping next generation LiDAR products for the automotive, industrial and mapping markets. Cepton LiDAR delivers unrivaled detection, range, resolution and reliability at low cost to enable perception for the fast growing market for smart machines. Led by LiDAR and advanced image industry veterans, Cepton has moved rapidly to establish itself as a technology leader, progressing from the founding of the company to delivering three advanced LiDAR solutions and more than 50 customers in under 19 months.


understand.ai provides the high-quality training and validation data to enable mobility companies to develop with confidence computer vision and machine learning models that reliably and safely power autonomous vehicles. Our advanced capabilities include segmentation and bounding box annotations for LiDAR and video, with specific meta-attributes and instance IDs for object tracking. By applying specialized AI technology and continuous quality improvement to accurately and quickly annotate millions of images, we accelerate production of the ground-truth required to make autonomous driving a reality. understand.ai is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany and has offices in Berlin and San Francisco. Our engineers have relevant experience gained at innovative companies such as BMW, Google, Mercedes-Benz.


Zala ZONE, the proving ground project near Zalaegerszeg, Hungary is unique in its integration of the testing of both classic vehicle dynamics and the multiple testing possibilities for autonomous vehicles and autonomous vehicle modules, as well as validation testing for electric vehicles.

Phase 1 of the project is to be completed by September 2018, opening the Proving Ground for operation. The primary users of the proving ground will be the R&D divisions of the vehicle industry’s OEMs, Tier1 and Tier2 suppliers, established companies from the telecommunication technologies sector, and start-up from both the IT and vehicle sector.

The project is being realized on a 250-ha area. Phase 1 of the PG project includes the realization of the following: dynamic platform, special surface module for brake testing, a high-speed handling course for driveability tests, and the modules connecting roads. Additionally, in Phase 1, a dedicated urban zone or smart city environment will be developed, making it possible for repeatable tests of special traffic situations to be created.

The testing opportunities of the proving ground will be extended by both an urban public road testing environment in the nearby City of Zalaegerszeg, as well as rural road and highway testing opportunities provided by the special 4 lane test road R76 together with other Hungarian, Slovenian, and Austrian roads. The inclusion of Hungarian, Slovenian, and Austrian test roads make the Zala Zone extended proving ground project currently the only known tri-national proving ground and autonomous vehicle test bed project in Europe.


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