The connected and autonomous vehicle (AV) industry is now globally recognised as the ‘new economy’ and Australia needs to regain its position as a leader and take advantage of the economic boom. We need to take a much closer look at what other countries are doing to achieve better results, higher rankings and get the nation moving back in the right direction.
IDVS4 continues ADVI’s mission of bringing together global talent with its securing of driverless technology heavy weights such as Randell Iwasaki, Executive Director of Contra Costa Transportation Henri Coron is the Chief Business Development Officer for Navya. Dr. Fengmin Gong is the Head of DiDi Labs and Vice President of Security Strategy Didi Chuxing, and Neils De Boer, Programme Director for CETRAN. Habib is co-founder of the GoMentum Station Program in Northern California. Siddartha Khastgir is the Head of Verification & Validation, Intelligent Vehicles, WMG, University of Warwick, UK .
Randell Iwasaki brings decades of experience as an expert on building significant infrastructure projects in California (including the rollout of over 50,000 miles of state highway) while simultaneously addressing traffic congestion eventuating from significant population growth. Mr. Iwasaki’s continued engagement with Silicon Valley, particularly in the driverless vehicle space, makes him a great asset for anyone seeking insights on public-private partnerships.
Henri Coron is the Chief Business Development Officer, Navya. He is one of the most enthusiastic people about autonomous vehicles and that’s not a surprise, because Navya has been in the business quite a long time. They’ve had a shuttle that’s been out there since 2015, they’re working on an autonomous cab, and they have global deployments across four continents: Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
Dr. Fengmin Gong is the is the Head of DiDi Labs in North America which focuses on developing AI-based security and intelligent driving technologies to power our vision of the future: an open, efficient, collaborative, and sustainable transportation ecosystem. Dr Gong’s expertise will be invaluable to the public discourse surrounding the disruption of driverless vehicles to changing economy and address regulatory and public concerns about the security of such technologies.
Siddartha Khastgir is the Head of Verification & Validation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles at WMG, University of Warwick, UK, leading various Collaborative R&D projects with industrial partners. His research areas include test scenarios, safety, use of simulation for testing among many others. He represents the UK on various ISO Technical Committees and is the lead author of a new international standard for Low-Speed Automated Driving (LSAD) systems.
Habib has pioneered several innovative transportation projects over the past 25 years throughout the United States. GoMentum Station is an Autonomous Vehicle Proving Grounds, with an international presence as the largest secure Connected Autonomous Vehicle testbed in the world. He is President of Advanced Mobility Group based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Neil’s De Boer as the Programme Director for CETRAN has worked hand in hand with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority. The partnership has been instrumental in developing technical standards and regulations that all future driverless vehicles will be assessed on. His insights will be key for the collaboration of both regulators and commercial enterprises on the practical rollout of these emergent modes of transport.
The attendance of these global experts reinforces IDVS4 as the premiere event for Government, Industry, and Research institutions coming together to forward the advancement of driverless vehicles and technology, both here in Australia and Internationally.
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