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Detailed Program Monday, June 8, 2015

Opening session:

Opening Ceremony, 09:30-10:00:

  • Mrs Anna Johansson, Swedish Minister for Infrastructure
  • Dr Mark R. Rosekind, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Mr Daniel C. Smith, Senior Associate Administrator Vehicle Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Mr Stephen A. Ridella, Director Office of Vehicle Crashworthiness Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Dr Anders Lie, Specialist, Swedish Transport Administration
  • Dr Anna Nilsson-Ehle, Director, SAFER

U.S. Government Awards, 10:00-10:25

  • U.S. Government Special Awards of Appreciation
    In recognition of and appreciation for outstanding leadership and special contributions in the field of motor vehicle safety.
  • U.S. Government Awards for Safety Engineering Excellence
    In recognition of and appreciation for exceptional scientific contributions in the field of motor vehicle safety engineering and for distinguished service to the motoring public.

ESV Member Countries: Government Status Reports, 10:25-11:25
The Government Status Reports share information related to the safety goals, the regulatory and other safety deployment strategies, and the research findings that could ultimately lead to a new generation of vehicles that best serve the needs of society, globally. The work that is underway in all the participating ESV countries will be laying the foundation for shaping the development of future integrated safety in each of their jurisdictions and world-wide.

Exhibition Opening Ceremony, 11:40-11:45
 

Plenary Session "Traffic Safety Through Integrated Technologies" - 13:00-14:30:

The plenary panel will discuss the theme for this year’s ESV Conference, “Traffic Safety Through Integrated Technologies”. The plenary panelists represent global leaders in automobile safety who will discuss what integrated technologies and policies should be considered for evaluation, what processes should be used to evaluate them and for those found to be effective, what means should be used to encourage their deployment.

Moderators:
Mr Daniel C. Smith, Senior Associate Administrator Vehicle Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Mr Willy Silberstein, journalist and professional moderator
      
Panelists: 

  • Dr Mark R. Rosekind, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Mr Gwenole Cozigou, Director, Industrial transformation and Advanced value chains, DG GROWTH, European Commission
  • Prof Torbjörn Suneson, Acting Director-General, Swedish Transport Administration
  • Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Volvo Car Group
  • Mr Seigo Kuzumaki, Chief Safety Technology Officer Secretary, Toyota Motor Corporation
     

Special Session on Automated vehicles - 15:00-18:00:    


Moderators:
Mr Nathaniel Beuse, Associate Administrator Vehicle Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Dr Ingrid Skogsmo, Deputy Director, SAFER

Panelists:

  • Mr Jan Ove Östensen, Vice President Advanced Technology & Research, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
  • Ms Birgitta Hermansson, Road and Railway Director, Swedish Transport Agency
  • Prof Masao Nagai, President of Japan Automotive Research Institute (JARI) and Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology    
  • Dr Michael E. Hafner, Director Driver Assistance Systems and Active Safety, Daimler AG
  • Mr Andreas Ostendorf, Vice President of Sustainability, Environment, & Safety Engineering, Ford of Europe & Middle East and Africa

Description:
The automation of vehicle systems is progressing at an ever increasing pace. Semi-automated features are in production and more complex systems will be introduced in the near future. This session will feature a panel of leading global experts discussing key technical and societal issues related to automated vehicles, particularly those vehicle automation technologies that may start to emerge within the next 5-10 years. Before these concepts reach production, there needs to be an understanding of their implications in terms of deployment strategies, reliability, public opinion and consumer acceptance, cost, etc. Those topics will be addressed as well as others in this session that include: 1) Automated vehicles and their effect on traffic safety and mobility; 2) Understanding limits of human abilities – interaction challenges to the driver and 3) System requirements and testing to ensure safe operation.

Special Session on Integrated safety - 15:00-18:00:


Moderators:
Mr Stephen A. Ridella, Director Office of Vehicle Crashworthiness Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Prof Jac Wismans, Visiting Professor, SAFER & Chalmers University of Technology

Panelists:

  • Dr Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General, Euro NCAP
  • Dr Ola Boström, Senior Director Research, Autoliv
  • Mr John P. Capp, Director, Global Vehicle Safety, General Motors
  • Prof Anne Guillaume, Director of the Laboratory of Accidentology, Biomechanics and Human Behavior, GIE PSA Peugeot Citroën - Renault
  • Dr Koshiro Ono, Executive Research Adviser, Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI)

Description:
Vehicle safety systems rely on information from a variety of sensors and control units scattered throughout the vehicle to inform warning and other systems that can be deployed or actuated. While warning, restraint and post-crash alert systems have been in production for some time, the seamless integration of these technologies from crash prevention to crash severity mitigation to post-crash safety will require even more complex and smarter integration of components, subsystems, possibly even information from the road infrastructure. This session will bring together experts from manufacturers, suppliers and Government to discuss the next steps to integrated safety systems. The discussion will focus on future integrated technology enhancements and limitations, potential benefits from further integration, and the integrated systems in the context of driver behavior, health and occupant demographics along with changing fleet characteristics in terms of vehicle design, mass and propulsion systems.

 

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