FISITA Intelligent Safety Conference 2020 content available



December 2020

The 2020 FISITA Intelligent Safety Conference was held during SAECCE 2020 in Shanghai on 29 October 2020. FISITA and China SAE hosted the event with co-organisers Tsinghua Intelligent Vehicle Design and Safety Research Institute, and CAICV SOTIF Technical Alliance.

The Conference included introductory presentations and the launch of the FISITA Intelligent Safety White Paper, followed by 15 technical sessions and a panel discussion. Videos of all the sessions are available online here:

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The FISITA Intelligent Safety Conference featured the following:

Opening Session

The opening session was moderated by Prof.Mike Ma, Professor of Jilin University and Vice President of FISITA, and speakers included:

Technical Session One: ‘Strategy,Technology Roadmap, Technology Trend’

The first technical session was moderated by Prof.Mike Ma, Professor of Jilin University and Vice President of FISITA, and speakers included:

  • ‘China SOTIF: Challenges, Technical Route and Industrial’ Prof. Jun Li, Professor, Tsinghua University
  • ‘An overview of the key ideas and practical application of safety standard 4600 for autonomous vehicles’ Philip Koopman, CTO, Edge Case Research Centre, AI Safety research & consulting
  • Sijie Zu, Vice President and Chief Engineer, SAIC Motor
  • ‘The Future of Intelligent Safety’ Jochen Fesse, Accident Research, Concepts, Child Safety, Sensor Functions & EE Systems Integral Safety, Mercedes-Benz AG

Panel Discussion

In between the technical sessions, the FISITA Intelligent Safety Conference 2020 included a panel session moderated by Prof.Mike Ma, Professor of Jilin University, Vice President of FISITA, with co-moderator Hong Wang, Associate Research Professor at Tsinghua University. The panel members included:

  • Mr Dan Li, VP of FAW R&D Institute, Director, ICV Department
  • Mr. Bo Wang, General Manager Assistant, Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (Beijing) Research Institute

Technical Session Two: ‘Algorithm & Electronics/ElectricalArchitecture and Control’

The second technical session was moderated by Prof.Xinjie Zhang fromJilin University, with co-Moderator Shiliang Shang, FuSa Managerat PATAC. Speakers included:

  • ‘Cognitive Autonomous Driving during Strongly-Interacted Scenarios’ Prof. Dongpu Cao, Professor, University of Waterloo
  • ‘Ground Vehicle Driving Safety Enhancements via Personalized Learning, Prediction,Assistance, and Automation’ Prof. Junmin Wang, Professor, University of Texas at Austin
  • ‘Research and Design of the Controllability Metrics of Autonomous Driving Motion Control’ Shiliang Shang, FuSa Manager, PATAC
  • ‘E/E Architecture Development Trend and Domain Controller Industrialized Solution’ Liu Jiaxi, Senior Manager, UAES
  • ‘Safe electronics breakthrough for Cars’ Luc Bourgois, Expert Leader Systems Control, Renault

Technical Session Three: ‘SafetyAnalysis, Test and Evaluation’

The final technical session was moderated by ShiliangShang, FuSa Manager, PATAC, with co-Moderator Xinjie Zhang from Jilin University. Speakers included:

  • ‘Safety Analysis, Test and Evaluation from Driver’s Perspective when Regarding HMI Design’ Ms. Fang Chen, Chief Consultant of HMI design, Intelligent Connect Vehicle Development Institute, China FAW Group
  • ‘Validation Method Based on Corner Case Identification Using Artificial Intelligence’ Sajin Gopi, Application Engineer / Optimization Solution, AVL List GmbH  
  • ‘Discussion on the integration of intelligent connected vehicles into the existing road traffic system’ Wenhui Zhou, Director of Vehicle Safety Division, Road Transportation Safety Research Center, Ministry of Public Security of the PRC
  • ‘How to improve user acceptance of automated driving: an approach based on leading edge driving simulator’ Alexandre Català Garcia, Business Unit Director,  IDIADA China
  • ‘Balance between Safety and Innovation’ Jinsuo Ma, Director of Sales Department, Ansys

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