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LIDAR has been in use for over 60 years in military, aerospace, robotics, and meteorological fields. Today it is experiencing a flurry of interest due to the expectation that it will be one of the key sensors to enable autonomous driving. With more than $1.2 billion raised to date, more than 20 companies are developing automotive grade LIDAR sensors using their unique approaches. This unique conference is the only event in the world exclusively focused on automotive LIDAR technologies and applications. The conference's sessions will describe the various approaches to make a LIDAR system, as well as explain via physics and math the reasons to choose one approach over another. We will also discuss the publicly disclosed methods from each of the known developers, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they likely they are to scale in manufacturability and cost. The conference will also provide overviews of marketplace projections and business trends. The material presented will enable attendees to make well-informed decisions regarding which LIDAR approaches are optimal for solving their challenges and requirements.


Conference Topics

  • Expert reviews and analyses of state-of-the-art LIDAR technologies
  • Business trends, market projections, M&A developments, and startup activity
  • LIDAR data fusion with other types of sensors such as radar and camera
  • Impacts of enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence
  • Notable academic research related to LIDAR for automotive applications
  • LIDAR data processing techniques and algorithms
  • Supply chain trends and challenges, government regulations, and mandates
  • Fabrication, packaging, and system assembly techniques
  • Reliability testing methodologies and techniques
  • Technology transfer, ecosystems and research hubs, company formation

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs
  • CTOs
  • VPs of engineering
  • VPs of marketing
  • VPs of business development
  • Engineering leaders
  • Engineering managers
  • Marketing, sales and business development managers
  • Industry analysts
  • Investors
  • Purchasing managers
  • Sensors and electronics consultants

Conference Location

DoubleTree Detroit-Dearborn
5801 Southfield Expressway
Detroit, Michigan, 48228
313-336-3340 (phone)


Hotel Information

The conference and reception will be held at the DoubleTree Detroit-Dearborn. A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree for a negotiated rate of $124.00 per night. The room block cut-off date is September 10, 2018.

To reserve online, please go to http://bit.ly/LIDAR18Hotel. You can also call in your reservation directly to 313-336-3340; please ask for the discounted room rate for the ADAS Sensors conference.

The DoubleTree Detroit-Dearborn is approximately 15 miles from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). The hotel has airport shuttle service available – please call 313-336-3340 to schedule service.


About Us

Microtech Ventures is a global firm focused on venture capital and M&A advisory services for MEMS, sensors, and microtechnology companies. We also publish MEMS Journal, the largest MEMS publication worldwide. We cover the most notable MEMS news and developments to ensure that our subscribers explore and take advantage of the latest business development, commercialization, and partnership opportunities. We also provide the following services:

  • strategy consulting
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  • executive and engineering recruiting
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We were founded in 2003, currently have 34,800+ subscribers worldwide, and attract top-level executives, engineers, and researchers who are active participants in the MEMS, sensors, and microtech community. For inquiries, please email us at info@memsjournal.com. For more information, please visit www.memsjournal.com.


Contact Information

Dr. Mike Pinelis
President and CEO
MEMS Journal, Inc.
734-277-3599 (phone)
mike@memsjournal.com

Jessica Ingram
Sr. Events Manager
MEMS Journal, Inc.
360-929-0114 (phone)
jessica@memsjournal.com