Defining the Future of L4+ Automated Driving – From Development & Deployment to Series-Production

March 2 – 3, 2020 | TITANIC Chaussee Berlin, Germany

Europe’s leading technical autonomous vehicle L4+ development conference for the automotive industry
Tech.AD is an award-winning international knowledge exchange platform bringing together all stakeholders leading the development and technical future of level 4 autonomous vehicles. Testing & Validation, Sensor Fusion, Deep Driving, Operational Safe Systems, Computer Vision, Software Architectures & much more. Over 2.5 days you will get the unique chance to engage with over 350 autonomous vehicle development experts from the leading OEMs, T1s, research institutes, automotive suppliers & solution providers to discuss innovative opportunities as well as challenges in AV R&D that lie ahead in the industry. The event provides you with precise insights into new business use cases, concepts, technical challenges and innovations while offering you the chance to discuss specific roadmaps for autonomous vehicles, MaaS, robo taxis, car sharing and under the motto “From Development & Deployment to Series-Production”

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Event at a glance

Leading AV R&D Experts
Industry-focussed speakers
Sessions full with interaction & discussions
Hours of networking!

The Tech.AD Europe Mission

Our mission – Tech.AD Europe tackles the critical technical challenges facing the automotive industry in the development of L4+ AVs :

  • AI, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Driving & Cognitive Vehicles
  • Virtual & Real Life Testing, Validation & Simulation
  • Sensor Fusion, Sensor & Perception Technologies, Imaging Systems, Radars & Computer Vision
  • Safety & Security: Active Safety, Functional Safety, Operational Safety & Safety-Critical Systems
  • Autonomous Vehicle Software Architectures, Deep Learning Architectures, Highly Scalable Architectures & AV Platforms
  • Autonomous Shuttles, Commercial Vehicles, Trucking Automation, Platooning & Early Deployment
  • V2X, V2V, V2I, Connected Vehicle Technologies, 5G & DSRC
  • High-Performance Computing, Edge Computing, Data Analytics, Embedded Systems & Cybersecurity
  • Autonomous Infrastructures, Smart Cities, Early Deployment Datasets, Big Data, Cognitive Data Processing
  • Enabling Technologies for Automated Vehicles & ADAS and more…

The Tech.AD Europe Sessions – Our Multi Touchpoint Networking Concept!

The 2.5-day event is a unique combination of inspirational keynotes, well-moderated, interactive World Café and Challenge your Peers sessions, icebreakers, morning as well as training sessions and much more.

Be part of our exclusive platform that explores business models, case studies, actions and profitability and identify missing gaps that hide opportunities, chances and potential solutions for your technical and business challenges.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tech.AD in Berlin!

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A great place to meet people in the industry to build relations, get new contacts and talk about what’s hot and what’s not.
Anna Pernestål Brenden
KTH, Sweden
Great networking opportunity with plenty of interactive discussion formats.
Robin Schubert
BASELABS GmbH, Germany
A very interesting exchange with all major actors involved in Autonomous Driving.
Laurent Chassoux
JTEKT, France
Opening new horizons in a positive habitat.
Hakan Erduran
2GetThere, The Netherlands
The interactive sessions were fantastic.
Baro Hyun
Hyundai Motors, South Korea
Good opportunity to meet people working on automated driving and future mobility from different points of view (e.g, customers, OEMs, Tier1s, planners).
Patrick Heinemann
Audi AG, Germany
The technical content and networking was excellent
Dr. Brendan Chan

AI, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Driving & Cognitive Vehicles

  • The most state of the art algorithms for computer vision and machine learning
  • Role of Deep Neural Networks (DNN) in self-driving cars, associated challenges and level of traceability
  • Implications of machine learning for functional safety
  • Implementing end-to-end learning and/or hybrid approaches & access to real-time data and decision logs
  • Key challenges in AI and perception technologies for autonomous vehicles

Virtual & Real Life Testing, Validation & Simulation

  • Latest research in advanced, large-scale testing of autonomous vehicles and validation methods
  • The challenges behind using synthetic data for validation & using virtual kilometers (simulations, HIL/SIL) as an acceptable industry validation method
  • When to use simulation, when not and looking at how edge cases define the development of autonomous vehicles

Autonomous Vehicle Software Architectures, Deep Learning Architectures, Highly Scalable Architectures & AV Platforms

  • Scaling up autonomous vehicle system architectures
  • Using vehicle architectures to solve the functional safety need
  • From fail-safe to fail-operational architectures & flexible fusion architectures
  • Developing & testing of fail-operational automated driving architectures
  • Latest concepts, challenges, use cases & game changers to the new AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Shuttles, Commercial Vehicles, Trucking Automation, Platooning & Deployment

  • Driving Decision-Making Approach for Autonomous Shuttles, Robotaxis & Trucking Platoons
  • Key challenges in the Cybersecurity of Autonomous Vehicle Platooning
  • Results and challenges from the early deployment of autonomous shuttles and autonomous platoons – data & future research requirements?
  • V2X, V2V, 5G & Connected Vehicle Technologies

Sensor Fusion, Sensor & Perception Technologies, Imaging Systems, Radars & Computer Vision

  • Embedded Computer Vision for ADAS & Automated Driving
  • Testing, Simulation & Calibration of Sensors & Importance of Disengagements, Integrity, Robustness & Security
  • Achieving Incredible/Sufficient Level of Perception & Prediction Accuracy in Sensor Suites for Urban & Highway Driving Speeds
  • Mass Deployment of Sensor Suites & Entering Mass Production for L4+ Autonomous Vehicles
  • Value & Cost Optimization of Sensor Sets with Compromising Safety
    Application of Deep Learning in Sensor Fusion, Data Fusion & Role of Radar Sensors
  • High-resolution maps offering context information for scene understanding

Safety & Security: Active Safety, Functional Safety, Operational Safety & Safety-Critical Systems, Embedded Systems & Cybersecurity

  • ISO 26262 & Functional Safety in Autonomous Vehicles
  • SOTIF & achieving functional safety for deep learning algorithms
  • Ensuring functional safety with AI and machine learning
  • Humans in Charge of Autonomous Testing Situations & Safety Testing on the Road
  • Scaling embedded development teams & integrating systems with mixed protocols and interoperability before hardware exists

It’s a Multi-Touchpoint Concept

The most effective and most informal networking hub to reach a maximum of ROI ‒ personal dialogue, direct exchange and numerous opportunities to get meetings with top executives!


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

World Café Session

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


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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.

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.


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


Meet! Tech.AD

Discover who else is participating at the Automotive Tech.AD Berlin. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.

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.

Networking & Award Dinner

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

With the Tech.AD Award, distinguished expertise and exceptional projects from within companies and organisations are exclusively recognised, celebrated and honoured by we.CONECT Business Leaders.

Tech.AD Driving Day I Deep Drive

Our advanced educational workshops, delivered by industry professionals, will cover the advanced principles of developing autonomous vehicles and showcase the latest technologies in the fields of: functional and operational safety, embedded systems and architectures, validation techniques and sensor / perception technologies.

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 vehiclese.

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TITANIC Chaussee Berlin, Germany


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See you in Berlin in March!

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