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Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) require numerous and integrated sensors to accurately determine situational assessment and action implementation. ADAS technologies such as video, radar, LIDAR, ultrasonic and infrared (IR) sensors are being increasingly utilized by the OEMs and Tier1 suppliers.

The ADAS market was estimated at $36 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $84 billion in 2025. What’s driving this market growth and which consumer demands will shape the next developments? What challenges are suppliers facing? What new design, reliability, and packaging requirements need to be considered? How will artificial intelligence be integrated into the sensor processing and fusion systems? These key questions will drive the in-depth presentations and discussions at our annual conference.


Conference Topics

  • Business trends, market projections, M&A developments, and startup activity
  • Emerging trends with video, radar, LIDAR, infrared, and ultrasonic sensing technologies
  • Impacts of enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence, as well as virtual and augmented reality for ADAS applications
  • Sensor fusion with advanced algorithms and computing power, connectivity and data transmission, contextual awareness and processing, and virtual sensors
  • Emerging HMI technologies and applications
  • Supply chain trends and challenges, government regulations, and mandates
  • Impact of advanced mobility technologies
  • Advanced IMU and GNSS based navigation technologies
  • Fabrication, packaging, and assembly techniques
  • Sensing and seeing beyond 200-300 meters (GPS and cloud data)
  • V2V/V2X connectivity and telematics (including 5G cellular and DSRC)
  • Reliability testing methodologies and techniques
  • Sensors and electronics for telematics applications
  • Component and system packaging technologies
  • Technology transfer, ecosystems and 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


Prior Participating Companies
(from the 2019 event)

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Testimonials
(from the participants and attendees of the 2021 event)

“This was my first year to participate in the ADAS Sensors 2021. I appreciated the to-the-point presentation format, and the moderator helping the presenters stick to the time schedule. The information was sufficient for me to understand the technology and challenges on the leading edge of automotive sensor development. The presentations also allowed me to choose which companies to contact or follow moving forward.”
Devin Elliott, New Business Development Manager, Sumitomo Chemical

“This was my first time participating in the conference. The speakers all did an excellent job, the material was well organized and easy to follow. Question and answer sessions after each presentation allowed time to dig deeper into each subject. The software tool to manage meetings with the attendees worked very well. I was able to set up a number of one-on-one conferences. I would recommend these sessions to companies involved in ADAS development.”
Dale Koch, Director EE, 3IS

“This was Algolux's first time attending ADAS Sensors conference and we were very impressed with both the depth of the presentations and the quality of the attendees. Despite being held virtually, the event was carefully planned. We look forward to attending more Microtech Ventures conferences in the future.”
Max LeBlond, Marketing Manager, Algolux

"ADAS Sensors 2021 was a great conference for networking and learning about leading companies in the ADAS Sensor community. It should be of particular interest to any companies looking to procure sensors, as many key players attend to showcase their latest and greatest hardware and products. The talks were well-done and the days were structured well. Mike Pinelis is an excellent facilitator and left plenty of time for Q&A; all of my questions were answered. We found the virtual networking platform to be a powerful way to network even in the midst of a global pandemic. Thanks for the hospitality and we'll see you for the next one."
Arman M., Business Development, Caliber Data Labs

“This was my first ADAS Sensors conference. I was positively impressed by the mix of insightful presentations focusing on cutting-edge ADAS technologies and market developments, interactive discussions, and networking opportunities – all in a virtual environment accessible to participants worldwide. I would like to thank the organizers for an excellent event and I look forward to the next edition!”
Alexandru Marin, Engineer, Toyota

“I always learn so much about new trends and technologies at ADAS Sensors conferences. This is my favorite conference to attend among all others!”
Hiro Masumoto, Sr. Manager Business Development, Sekisui

“The ADAS Sensors 2021 conference allowed me to get an excellent overview on many topics and aspects, that currently are being discussed within the ADAS community. Given the virtual format, I actually was quite surprised by how easy networking was possible.”
Andre Nauen, Strategy Expert, Huawei

“The ADAS Sensors 2021 online conference completely exceeded my expectations with good organization, excellent roundtable and highly technical content of the presentations. Most of presentations have been very down-to-the earth, well-paced and well spoken, with some exclusive gems of information that I haven’t expected to get in an online conference. The participants shared their information without excessive and unrealistic marketing jargon which made my participation not only informative, but also very enjoyable.”
Djordje Simic, Chief Engineer, Flex

“I really enjoyed the great virtual event. Future technical overview and trend were of interest to me. Also, the great thing is we can watch the excellent presentation again in the on demand. This helps non-native English speakers to understand.”
Akio Suzuki, PhD, Innovation Core SEI

“The conference was very enjoyable and valuable. The Microtech Ventures team all did a wonderful job. I'll definitely be back as long as I'm interacting with this field, and I'll certainly recommend to peers and colleagues in this field.”
Rob Warren, Principal, Hamamatsu Photonics Innovation Center

(additional anonymous feedback from 2021 online participants)

  • “Very good and focused conference. Perfect for gaining beginner but also advanced insights + valuable contacts into the ADAS/AD sensors topic.”
  • “The teamwork on this show was right on, it was the best run virtual event I've been to.”
  • “A very diverse perspective on ADAS, provides insight new technologies and a way to collaborate with peers with the same objective”
  • “I liked the single stream setup of the 3 day conference very much ! You do not miss anything and by the recordings provided you do not miss a session due to a networking meeting even in parallel!”
  • “I made lots of connections within a short time, with most people being excited to engage.”
  • “Awesome three days. Learned a lot!”

Testimonials
(from the participants and attendees of the 2018-2019 events)

“This was our first participation at this conference. Instead of talks full of hype and unrealistic projections like at some other autonomous vehicles conferences I have been to, this conference had high quality technical talks from which I could learn. The session moderator allowed extended Q&A sessions after each talk that brought out more clarification on each topic. I thought it was an excellent conference.”
Santanu Basu, Senior Research Associate, Corning

“I enjoyed this conference both for the large number of very insightful presentations and the networking opportunities. The conference was also very well-organized and included speakers from major automotive OEMs."
Frederic Bruneteau, Managing Director, Ptolemus Consulting

“The ADAS Sensors show brought together a great range of automotive minded professionals. The range of presenters from founders, engineers, marketers and investors did an excellent job of covering the technologies as well as their position and potential in the market. The attendees were all highly knowledgeable in the automotive market. I enjoyed all of the discussions with people from various aspects of the automotive market as we discussed our role in the changing landscape of transportation over the coming years.”
Dan Dempsey, Sr. Director Business Development, ACEINNA

“Thanks again for receiving us at the event. Once again, the quality of the discussions we had at ADAS Sensors was excellent, thanks to the profile of the guests that the event is able to attract: a lots of decision makers that are curious and knowledgeable of ADAS technologies. The presentations manage a fine line, not being overly technical, yet chock-full of pertinent information about the state of the art technologies and evolution of that market. They always avoid the trap of being sales pitches, with all speakers providing and honest and transparent interpretation of their specialty. Staff is friendly, organization is top-notch, with a dense (and well-respected) agenda that leaves enough time for the essential networking breaks.”
Jean-Yves Deschênes, President, Phantom Intelligence

“Thanks for the great hospitality at the event, I really enjoyed it. There were a lot of excellent speakers from the industry, which gave a good overview about the upcoming technology needs. Also good networking opportunities.”
Michael Goessler, Segment Engineering Manager, AT&S America

“The ADAS 2019 conference was among the best conferences I've ever attended, and I've been to a lot. It was highly focused around ADAS applications and technologies. The technical speakers were top-notch, and well-chosen to provide an interesting mix of perspectives, overviews, and in-depth looks at some of the emerging technologies. In addition to technical talks, there were also several presentations dedicated to the marketplace and the investment landscape. These provided a great context for the other talks, and really helped make clear what we can expect to see coming in this field in the next few years. The format of this conference was also very good, featuring presentations that were of reasonable length, and there were several moderated question and answer periods that were very informative. I would strongly recommend this conference to anyone interested in learning more about the ADAS field.”
John Harley, Vice President, Micralyne

“This was my first ADAS event and the presentations were very applicable to the technology/content of the subject and not too marketing biased. The duration of the event was conducive to those of us on a busy schedule and a budget that often drives which events/conference to attend. I have many other venues that I am considering for this year and costs to attend (often $2k+) not including hotels/travel/food are quite honestly hard to justify unless it is of very high value. I appreciated and commend on a well-put together event. The presentations were well scheduled and the provided lunch and beverages /snacks were well balanced for a cost that made it all possible to attend.”
Kevin Ousler, Director Marketing and Business Development, ERNI Electronics

“Being a mechatronics company, we have a particular interest in sensors and were looking forward to attending this event. The event did not disappoint and in some ways even exceeded our expectations. Our primary focus is automotive sub-systems, which use smaller sensors and chips than self-driving systems, however, we still learned very valuable information. Some of our key takeaways were what the future of the autonomous transportation space looks like, new emerging sensor, and chip technologies, and we even arranged some sensor samples. This is a great event, and it would be great to continue to see integration of smaller chips and sensor technologies for suppliers into the events agenda. We look forward to attending next year’s event.”
Alex Polonsky, Engineer, Brose

“I will take this opportunity to thank you for the very well-organized event and promptly sending the slides. It was a great experience for networking and learning about the latest developments in the industry.”
Spardha Taneja, Business Analyst, PTOLEMUS

“I thought the ADAS conference was very informative. Very detailed information and insights from some of the highest qualified experts in this dynamic segment. I was impressed with the layout and organization of the show and felt that the speakers were prepared and passionate about the topcs.”
Geoff Tolley, Category Manager, Spectra Industries

“ADAS Sensors 2019 was extremely informative, with a high-quality lineup to speaker across a wide specter of industries and technologies. I gained some interesting insights into the future of ADAS and autonomous vehicles that will be very useful for Phantom Intelligence. We are looking forward to participating again in the future.”
Martin Verge-Ostiguy, Marketing Director, Phantom Intelligence

“The ADAS Sensors conference was outstanding with good networking and presentations. It has also helped us with boosting visibility and inquiries.”
Navid Yazdi, General Manager, Micro-Inertial

(from the participants and attendees of the 2016 and 2017 events)

“As a presenter, I was impressed with the level of the attendees and the quality of the questions and feedback we got from the audience. All presentations were very informative and, even as an insider, I got to learn a lot during the day. The organization was superbly efficient and "transparent", which made ample space to efficient networking breaks. I will have lots of work to do after the conference just to follow up on the many significant contacts we have made. And that is what we go to those events for.”
Jean-Yves Deschênes, President, Phantom Intelligence

“The ADAS Sensors Workshop is a good place to find cutting edge technology companies for automotive sensor based systems. I found the content to be informational and relevant.”
Joel Gibson, Vice President – Program Line Management, Magna International

“The workshop was a good experience, being my first time. Hoping to attend more in future!”
Chandan Gope, Director of R&D, IntelliVision

“Spending two days at the ADAS Sensors 2017 was a great investment of time. High quality talks given by industry expert speakers allowed me to understand the trends in autonomous driving technologies, in particular LIDAR and radar. As a Global OEM Manufacturing Engineering representative, the insights obtained not only from the talks but also from interacting with the exhibitors and other attendees are helping us to shape the future of our vehicle assembly plants. As a side note, the lunch provided was beautiful; it exceeded my expectations!”
Marcelo Mendonca, Global Manufacturing Engineering, General Motors

“The ADAS Sensors 2017 conference had very good and latest information presented to an educated audience of decision makers. I found the event to be valuable for networking and excellent business contacts. The presentations from the speakers were top class!“
Rajeev Thakur, Regional Marketing Manager – Infrared Business Unit, OSRAM Opto Semiconductor

“I found the workshop to be very informative and well organized. The presentations and follow on discussions offered good insight into a rapidly changing market space, highlighting some of the new technology trends that will have a major impact as we move forward.”
Gene Traverse, Regional Sales Manager, Pleora


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President and CEO
Microtech Ventures, Inc.
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Senior Events Manager
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