The Auto[nom]Mobil program at SafetyWeek 2020, which takes place from July 28 to 30, 2020 in Würzburg, Germany, will be expanded to incorporate the focus on safety in automated driving above level 3, under the direction of Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Kompass, Head of Vehicle Safety, BMW Group. This program expansion will drive the interdisciplinary experts’ dialogue forward. The new conference concept was developed in close cooperation with leading experts from industry, research and legislation.
In addition to the OEMs BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the suppliers Bosch, Veoneer, ZF, the universities and colleges from Dresden, Ingolstadt and Munich, the Federal Highway Research Institute, as well as the insurance institute Allianz and the testing organization Dekra support the development of the new expert dialogue. With the focus on the validation and release of functions for automated driving in individual traffic with automation level 3 to 5, the topics development methods, validation and certification of automatic and autonomous vehicles will be discussed. Global legal requirements and the role of consumer protection agencies as boundary conditions define this development process and will be discussed in an expert session.
A further session will focus on the approval and operation of shuttles with an automation level 5. Individual mobility will be supplemented or even replaced by new traffic concepts based on autonomous shuttles. The session "Safe Urban Mobility" brings together the protagonists of the new mobility with vehicle safety experts and shows ways to make autonomous urban mobility safe for all participants.
"It is important to us to offer our visitors and partners a conference experience that allows concentrated knowledge, valuable encounters and strengthens networking," explains Constantin Hoffmann, Managing Director of carhs.training GmbH.
Auto[nom]Mobil is part of the annual SafetyWeek in Würzburg. SafetyWeek is the platform for the entire spectrum of vehicle safety and the technologies used in its development. The SafetyWeek conferences are attended annually by over 500 automotive safety industry experts from all over the world.