Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE: Sensor Fusion for Autonomous Vehicles

Available On-Demand until December 14, 2017

More automation to improve safety and convenience is coming quickly to automobiles. From the early driver assistance systems, such as cruise control to today’s advanced driver assistance systems, the technical building blocks are advancing to reduce the chance for driver error by automating most vehicle control functions. 

Enhanced vehicle systems rely on vision and camera systems, sensor technology, and software to automate driving tasks. Future systems will leverage more advanced sensing, car data networks, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems, and wireless network connectivity to automate most of the driving experience. Three experts will offer insight on this important topic in this 60-minute webinar, which will include an audience Q&A.


Peter Groth, Engineering Manager, Driving Assistance Research, Valeo North America

Peter Groth leads the Valeo Driving Assistance Research Team in the U.S. at the company’s Innovation and Engineering Center in San Mateo, CA. He leads a growing team of engineers specializing in machine learning, computer vision, sensor fusion, and vehicle control. Their projects include the development of autonomous driving technology such as Valeo’s Cruise4U and Drive4U projects. Additionally, Peter leads Valeo’s R&D activities with startups, universities, and local customers. He has 17 years of experience at Valeo, working in various roles in R&D and project management. Prior to his appointment as Engineering Manager for Driving Assistance Research in the U.S., he was a Senior Project Manager with Valeo Radar Systems based in Hudson, NH.

Sam Abuelsamid, Senior Research Analyst, Energy, Navigant Research 

Sam Abuelsamid is a Senior Research Analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Transportation Efficiencies program, with a focus on alternative fuels, autonomous vehicles, telematics, connectivity, and cybersecurity. Trained as a mechanical engineer, Sam worked in the automobile industry for 22 years, helping to develop advanced braking and control systems and embedded software. Prior to joining Navigant Research, he worked in product and technology communications at Ford and GM. As an automotive journalist, he reported extensively on automotive technology with Autoblog and Popular Mechanics and was Technical Editor of GreenFuelsForecast. Sam holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from Kettering University.

Andre Rolfsmeier, Lead Product Manager, Advanced Applications and Technologies, dSPACE GmbH

Andre Rolfsmeier is the Lead Product Manager of Advanced Applications and Technologies for dSPACE GmbH. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Paderborn, Germany, concentrating on the fields of automation, control, and system technology. In 1997 Andre joined the engineering department of dSPACE GmbH and focused on ECU controller prototyping. In 2000 he accepted an assignment at DaimlerChrysler in Michigan and in 2001 became Product Manager at dSPACE GmbH. In 2013 Andre became the Lead Product Manager of Advanced Applications and Technologies, including responsibility for ADAS, autonomous driving, active safety, V2X, and virtual validation technologies.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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