Seminar: Development of Autonomous Systems

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 9:30 am - 3:15 pm GMT (GMT +00:00)

Car with sensor
Reducing the number of people killed in road accidents is an important and challenging task. Many  aspects that contribute to improving vehicle safety will help to achieve this goal. Significant efforts are being made by car manufacturers globally to improve the safety performance of new vehicles.

This seminar will provide a brief introduction to vehicle functional safety and relevant technologies with a focus on:        

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • Autonomous Vehicle Simulation
  • Safety Critical Software Development
  • Next Generation Vehicle Controllers
  • Advanced Powertrains
  • Lightweight Structures
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) tools

Relevant aspects from high-fidelity, physics-based sensor modelling to DO-178, ISO 26262, and IEC 61508 compliant embedded software will be discussed.

9:30 a.m. Registration and light refreshments
10:00 a.m. Opening remarks (WatCAR, SimuTech, ANSYS)
10:15 a.m. Industry Direction of Autonomous Vehicles/ Drones/ Robots & Development Tools
10:45 a.m. Vehicle Safety Technologies (Active and Passive)
11:15 a.m. Infrastructure in a Connected World (IoT) 
11:45 a.m. Complimentary Lunch
12:30 p.m.

Autonomous Vehicle Systems Development using Integrated Model Based Techniques  

  • Functional Safety and Cybersecurity
  • Autonomous Vehicle Simulation
  • Safety Critical Software Development
1:45 p.m.     

Engineering Challenges of Electric Vehicles

  • Next Generation Vehicle Controllers (Professor Amir Khajepour)
  • Advanced Powertrains
  • Lightweight Structures
3:00 p.m. Closing remarks
3:15 p.m. Optional tours - Waterloo Vehicle Labs and Student Design Centre