July 01 – 02, 2023 | Shanghai, China

Speakers & Chairmen

Here you see the speakers of the Automotive Safety Summit Shanghai 2022. As soon as the speakers of the 2023 conference are confirmed, you will find them here.

Yahaya Bin Ahmad

Yahaya Bin Ahmad
Head of Unit at Malaysia Institute of Road Safety Research
Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS)

Vita

Conduct evidence-based research related to road safety and support operational activities for unit, research center, MIROS, and Ministry of Transport Malaysia. Lead the vehicle safety assessment including passive and active safety technologies. Manage MIROS crash test laboratory and test track. Witness, verify the pre-crash requirements, assess the post-crash data, conduct modifier assessment, determine the preliminary star rating of test models undergoing ASEAN NCAP tests Responsible for the development and evaluation of ASEAN NCAP Safety assessment and Protocol. Lead the implementation of CRS Law in Malaysia and support government and industries in elevating the safety level of the child restraint system in Malaysia.

Liu Bo

Liu Bo
Sales Director
Shanghai Digauto Automobile Technology Co., Ltd.

Vita

Mr. Liu Bo is the Sales Director of Shanghai Digauto Automobile Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Liu worked as sales representative of Great China area of CoolerMaster, and responsible for new product application and localization in automobile industry and others. He joined in Digauto at 2018, and focused on IMU products, road test equipment and active safety testing solutions. With many years of project experience, he is committed to providing accurate and efficient active safety testing solutions, solving difficulties and pain points and increasing efficiency in the testing process for customers.

Nil Casas

Nil Casas
Passive Safety Manager, China BU
Applus IDIADA Group

Jiajian (Jay) Chen

Jiajian (Jay) Chen
Humanetics China

John F. Creamer

John F. Creamer
Founder and CEO
GlobalAutoRegs.com

Vita

John Creamer is the founder of GlobalAutoRegs.com and a partner in The Potomac Alliance, a Washington-based international regulatory affairs consultancy. In his client advisory role, Mr. Creamer is regularly involved with meetings of the UN World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29). Previously, he has held positions with the US International Trade Commission and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (representing the US automotive supplier industry), as the representative of the US auto parts industry in Japan, and with TRW Inc. (a leading global automotive safety systems supplier).

Dr. Benjamin Engel

Dr. Benjamin Engel
Global Technology Manager
ASAM e.V.

Vita

As Global Technology Manager, Ben Engel is responsible for the coordination and architectural support of simulation-based standards at ASAM. The current focus is on the integration and continued development of the OpenX Standards (OpenDRIVE, OpenSCENARIO, OpenCRG) to ensure their compatibility with the rapidly growing demand for standards for highly autonomous mobility. Ben has extensive experience with simulation, with a specialization on its application for safety and homologation within the automotive branch. His management experience was obtained directly in the simulation industry, both for the European market and internationally through the strategic development of international CAE support offices for clients across the globe.

Dietmar Haba

Dietmar Haba
Astotec Automotive GmbH

Vita

Specialty group leader Electrical Safety Product Development Astotec (named Hirtenberger Automotive Safety until 09/2021) in Hirtenberg, Austria – automotive supplier, approx. 1600 employees, 240 of those in Hirtenberg Group leader product development electric safety, polymer expert − Lead development engineer in the pre-development and in the serial development of the CB500, a pyrotechnic fuse for high-voltage circuits in electric cars (“py“,SOP 2019) and of the CB500-2, a significantly enhanced version of the CB500 (SOP 2022) − Internal consultant for polymer engineering questions 10/2011 till 09/2016 (60 M) E– Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) in Dübendorf, Switzerland Scientific officer, modification of epoxy resins and fiber composites with nanoparticles EDUCATION 10/2005 till 10/2016 ― PhD studies PhD studies, supervised by Univ.-Prof. Gerald Pinter at the Mät, Austria; PhD thesis “T2 n” 08/2010 till 06/2011 ― B’s’sDiplomingenieur) University studies of Polymer Engineering and Science at the Mät, Austria

Rainer Hoffmann

Rainer Hoffmann
Managing Director
carhs.training gmbh

Vita

Rainer Hoffmann has been involved in automotive safety throughout his career. After graduating from Wayne State University, he joined Porsche as a research associate in passive safety. Mr. Hoffmann advanced safety simulation during his subsequent tenure at ESI Group where he introduced new techniques like airbag simulation, numerical airbag folding and FE dummy modeling. As the head of the simulation department of PARS (now Continental Safety Engineering), Mr. Hoffmann led the R&D efforts for some of the first series production side airbag developments. In 1994 Mr. Hoffmann founded EASi Engineering GmbH, which in 2006 was renamed to carhs GmbH. He has authored numerous technical papers and has been granted German and international patents in the automotive safety field.

Rainer Justen

Rainer Justen
Manager Vehicle Safety E-Mobility (EQ)
Mercedes-Benz AG

Vita

Rainer Justen has more than 30 years of experience in the field of vehicle safety. After his studies in mechanical engineering with a focus on automotive engineering he started his career in the automotive development at Daimler AG in 1987. Several career milestones in the fields of vehicle safety, project management, safety concepts and active safety / driver assistance systems made him an expert on all relevant topics of automotive safety. Since 2008 he is working in the field of safety for alternative drive systems. Rainer Justen is author of numerous publications and papers on this topic. In 2015 Rainer Justen received the SAE Automotive Safety Award for his work on the Safety of Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles from the American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Xiaoying Li

Xiaoying Li
CEO
Shanghai Digauto Automobile Technology Co., Ltd.

Vita

Xiaoying Li is the founder and CEO of Digauto Automobile Technology Co., Ltd, which located in Shanghai of HQs and in Zhejiang of the ADAS proving ground, in Jiangsu of indoor test center. Digauto is the pioneer and driver in China on ADAS/AD testing, offers complete solution from test tools to service and ICV test license. Before Digauto Xiaoying Li worked in Kistler, Corrsys-Datron as the expert and chief representitive of vehicle dynamics. She graduated from Shanghai University of MBA and international trade and is a PhD candidate in Industry Economics at CASS (China Academy of Social Sciences).

Tao Li

Tao Li
CATARCCATARC - China Automotive Technology & Research Center

Bing Li

Bing Li
Technical Dept. Manager
Humanetics China

Vita

Mr. Li Bing has more than 10 years of working experience in the field of automotive safety. After graduating in 2009, he worked in the Real Vehicle Crash Laboratory of China Automotive Technology Research Institute in Tianjin until 2011. Then joined Geely Automobile Research Institute in 2011, responsible for test process development and test process control until 2013. Joined Humanetics China Branch at the end of 2013 and has served as the technical service manager in China. Responsible for the management of the Humanetics China technical service team and the operation of the Humanetcis China China laboratory.

Dr. Yu  Liu

Dr. Yu Liu
Doctor, Supervisor of Safety Prospective Research
CAERI - China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co. Ltd.

Vita

Doctor Yu Liu, from China Automotive Engineering Research Institute, is currently responsible for the prospective research of Automotive Safety Technology Center. Since joining CAERI, Dr. Liu has been involved in the research of China Insurance Automotive Safety Index (C-IASI): Based on the in-depth investigation data of traffic accidents in China, combined with virtual simulation and physical experiments, making great efforts to provide theoretical and data support for the update and development of C-IASI. Thus, certain theoretical and application achievements have been achieved in fields about In-depth study of accidents, Testing & evaluation standards, Development of safety strategy and evaluation equipment.

Beinan Liu

Beinan Liu
Technical Director
ESI China

Vita

More than 20 years of CAE simulation application and development research experience, Long-time experience for customers technical support and consulting service projects in implicit & explicit nonlinear analysis, acoustics, multi-body dynamics and multi-domain modeling.

Marcel Nickel

Marcel Nickel
Sales Engineer Global Key Accounts & Crash Simulation Systems
Instron GmbH

Vita

After his apprenticeship as electrician in 2013, Marcel Nickel is studying industrial engineering in Darmstadt. Till his graduation to the Master of Science in 2019, he is gathering over 4 years of experience with INSTRON as a working student. During this time, he goes through several departments within the company. Since over 3 years he is working as a sales engineer for global key accounts and crash simulation systems.

Dominik Schuster

Dominik Schuster
Vice President Vehicle Safety
BMW Group

Vita

Dominik Schuster has been VP Vehicle Safety for all BMW Group products since 2021. He is responsible for the development of active and passive safety, accident research as well as the safety aspects of automated driving for all vehicles of the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands. After school and military service with the German Air Force, he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and graduated as Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in 2004. Immediately after graduation he started his automotive career at BMW as an engineer for passive safety concepts. In the following years, he held various positions in the BMW vehicle safety department. After serving as department head for body structure, exterior and interior simulation in 2017, he was appointed Vice President Vehicle Safety in January 2021. He is a passionate sportsman and enjoys activities such as tennis or hiking in the Alps whenever possible.

Peng Sun

Peng Sun
Deputy General Manager of Aerospace Technology
Cansinga

Vita

Peng,Sun , Deputy General Manager of the Aerospace Business Department and Doctor of Harbin University of Technology, is mainly engaged in the research and development management of structural functional materials. He has presided over and completed a number of major aerospace and defense military projects, broke through a number of key technologies, broke the foreign technology monopoly, and achieved the import substitution of products.

Philipp Tölke

Philipp Tölke
Managing Director European Operations
Seattle Safety Europe GmbH

Vita

Philipp Toelke is general manager of the Seattle Safety Germany GmbH which is a 100% daughter company of Seattle Safety LLC in Seattle. Philipp is responsible for the European market and works very close with the engineering in Seattle at the development and market introduction of new Seattle Safety products. Philipp has a diploma degree in Engineering from Braunschweig University (Germany) and he worked in the field of vehicle safety for the last 17 years.

Dr. Michiel van Ratingen

Dr. Michiel van Ratingen
Secretary General
Euro NCAP

Vita

Michiel van Ratingen, PhD, PDEng, Msc (1966) studied at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Eindhoven and the Medical University of Maastricht. Michiel joined TNO Netherlands and completed his PhD at Eindhoven and the Medical University of Maastricht. Michiel joined TNO Automotive in 1995 where he first got involved in vehicle crash safety research and development. In 2005 he joined First Technology Safety Systems (now Humanetics Innovative Solutions) as Technical Director. At FTSS he was responsible for global engineering activities, including design and validation of crash test dummies, dummy sensors and computer models. Since 2007 Michiel is acting Secretary General of the European New Car Assessment Program Euro NCAP in Leuven, Belgium. He implemented the organisation’s recent rating scheme updates, including the introduction of crash avoidance technology testing. He is a technical advisor to the Global NCAP and Latin NCAP programmes.

Patrik Vockenberg

Patrik Vockenberg
Automotive Marketing, Sales and Business Development
iMAR Navigation GmbH

Vita

Patrick Vockenberg holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration and started as Application Engineer at iMAR Navigation in 2013. In this position, he was responsible for supporting automotive customers in measurement campaigns on the road and test sites. Meanwhile, he is responsible for Automotive Marketing, Sales and Business Development.

Prof. Hong Wang

Prof. Hong Wang
Tsinghua University

Chenyu  Wang

Chenyu Wang
Shanghai Office Manager
Chongqing MESSRING Co., Ltd.

Vita

Mr. Chenyu Wang is the Shanghai Office Manager of Chongqing MESSRING Technology Co., LTD., the subsidiary of MESSRING GmbH. He entered the automotive safety field in 2013 and has nearly a decade of relevant experience. He received his Bachelor's degree in Automation from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Anhui Polytechnic University.

Bu Xiaobing

Bu Xiaobing
Section Chief of Crash Experiment Lab
CATARC

Yunlong Zhang

Yunlong Zhang
C-NCAP Research Group Supervisor
CATARC - China Automotive Technology & Research Center

Vita

Since 2014, he has worked in CATARC (China Automotive Technology and Research Center), mainly engaged in the functional test and evaluation of electronic and electrical of the whole vehicle (include active security). Since March 2020, he has been transferred to the Automobile Test and Accessment Management Center of CATARC, responsible for the organization and coordination of the research and revision of C-NCAP protocol.

Prof. Dr. Qing Zhou

Prof. Dr. Qing Zhou
Department of Automotive Engineering
Tsinghua University

Guang Zhu

Guang Zhu
General Manager
Chongqing Messring Trading Co., LTD

Vita

Mr.Guang Zhu is General Manager of Chongqing MESSRING Technology Co., Ltd, the sudsidary company of MESSRING GmbG in China. Between 2004 and 2013, he was team leader of Crash test Departement in Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. He received engineering master degree in Vehicle engineering from Chongqing Univerisity and a bachalor Diploma in Engineering mechanics from Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology . he is also the MBA from Chongqing University.