This business development event aims to match leaders of transport applications needing new solutions with early-stage technologies. Applications are specifically in autonomous vehicles, such as cars, trucks, delivery vehicles, campus shuttle buses, delivery drones, and so forth. Technologies include LIDAR and other imaging subsystems, adaptive illumination systems, sensor fusion, and the in-vehicle optical data transmission and networking systems that link the subsystems together.

While the ultimate activity is “matchmaking” the emphasis will be on the end-product vendors’ needs.  The workshop will focus on segments within the field that have particular promise today, and manufacturing issues related to these products.  Some key questions for discussion will be:

  • What is needed from the photonics industry?  Which are the problems that optics and photonics can have the greatest impact on?
  • What are the enabling technologies that have the most promise?
  • What are the bottlenecks or “showstoppers” among photonics technologies today, and potential solutions?

Who should attend: 

  • Business development and strategic marketing staff from industry, including large companies and start-ups
  • Private and corporate investors
  • Program managers and research directors from government funding and research agencies
  • Directors from university centers and academic researchers

The OIDA Forum on Optics in Autonomy is collocated with the Sensors Expo & Conference, the largest gathering of engineers and engineering professionals involved in sensors and sensing-related technologies. OIDA Forum attendees will have access to 300+ exhibitors on the Expo Floor as well as networking opportunities offered through Sensors Expo. Note: the technical program for the Sensors Conference is available by an additional, separate registration fee. 
Your registration fee includes admission to the Sensors Expo Exhibit Hall and receptions for all conference days, but does not include access to the Sensors Expo Technical Sessions or to the OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress.

Important Dates

Advanced Registration
3 June 2019
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