November 18 – 19, 2020

Automotive Computing Conference 2020

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WHY JOIN ACC 2020 Join experts in discussion

The hybrid conference is an intensive program for managers, project managers, and lead architects, focusing on best practices in the automotive industry. We encourage an open dialog among attendees and participants on opportunities, innovations, and challenges on the topic of automotive high-performance computing.

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Please be assured that we will implement all necessary safety and health measures to ensure you can fully enjoy your ACC experience.

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Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation with COVID-19, we might have to consider to transform ACC into a 100% digital event. In this case we will inform you immediately and replace your conference ticket with a
digital ticket. You will receive a refund for the price difference. In case of a “force majeure” situation, i.e. travel restrictions, flight cancellations etc. we will also replace your conference ticket with a digital ticket.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

HPC in the automotive sector

Classic vehicles are turning into mobile, software-defined IoT devices. The vehicles of the future require the highest computing performance, with more powerful control units and compliance with continuously stricter standards.
Challenges include security, functional safety, cloud connectivity, increased design complexity, and more. At ACC 2020 we rethink traditional approaches to fit the way we work in our industry. Our renowned speakers will dive into the topic of automotive high-performance computing on many different aspects!

Impressions of the ACC 2019

OUR LINEUP Experts in automotive high-performance computing

17:30 - 19:00

Registration for onsite participants

19:00 - 19:30

Welcome & introduction from sponsoring companies Arm, Elektrobit, and Synopsys

19:30 - 20:00
When things get complicated

When things get complicated

Georg Doll | McKinsey

Details

Software is on the rise. It's the no. 1 topic when new functions are developed.
The software market is growing with an average CAGR of ~10%. We look forward to a bright software future, don't we?
But new features introduce new dependencies, and complexity continues to increase.
Decreasing productivity, decreasing quality, ever increasing development costs and project delays are omnipresent.
Successful companies have mastered the most important dimensions. Development tools, program management and talent management are just some of these dimensions.

20:00 - open end

Dinner & networking

9:00 - 9:10

Official welcome

9:10 - 9:50
Developing next generation Automotive Computing Platforms based on a new value chain

Developing next generation Automotive Computing Platforms based on a new value chain

Berthold Hellenthal | Volkswagen car.SW Org Wolfsburg AG

09:50 - 10:20
Accelerating Automotive Innovation with Scalable System Solutions

Accelerating Automotive Innovation with Scalable System Solutions

Lars Reger | NXP

Details

Innovation in the automotive industry has reached a new level of complexity. As the ecosystem evolves towards higher standards in sustainability, automation, and connectivity, the market is shifting from individual components to easy-to-implement and scalable system solutions. Safety and security by design are seen as the foundation of this evolution. At the same time, quality requirements are being tightened, moving towards true zero defects. This demands a different view on the development process for ICs, beyond traditional approaches. In this session, you will hear NXP’s vision on today’s and future system solutions and learn how the company is managing the impact of a rapidly changing market environment.

10:20 - 10:50
Quo vadis, E/E Architecture…or: The ‚next big thing‘: Software Defined Vehicle

Quo vadis, E/E Architecture…or: The ‚next big thing‘: Software Defined Vehicle

Michael Hülsewies | Continental AG

Details

Integration efforts and dependencies become almost unmanageable. We need a paradigm shift to break the vicious circle and enable enormous business potential:
Centralize Compute…and de-couple vehicle SW from device SW
 
Function / Domain ‚agnostic‘ High-Performance Compute (HPC) Platform Standard
 
mP / SoC / SoM ‚family‘, supporting modular HPC approach & vertical integration
 
Sufficient & safe de-central I/O collection / concentration:
De-couple application SW from component base SW & network topology
 
enabling (µ)Service-Oriented Architecture & Design
 
Automotive OS and standardized SDK/IDE…incl. Collaboration Platform:
Vertical Enablers & Cloud Connectivity – enabling data management, back-end compute etc.
 
New business models: SaaP, SaaS, Service / Maintenance agreements until & beyond EOL

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee & networking break

11:10 - 11:50
Software Defined Vehicle – Opportunities and Challenges

Software Defined Vehicle – Opportunities and Challenges

Katrin Matthes | Renault

Details

The Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) is part of the digital transformation occurring in the automotive industry. E/E architectures are evolving from highly distributed architecture based on many different ECUs towards centralized (also called zonal) architectures. SDV delivers vehicle functions enabled by software relying on vehicle HW abstraction and adoption of service-oriented architectures (SOA).
The centralization of vehicle functions with shared service layers reduces the complexity of interaction between vehicle functions that is growing exponentially in distributed architectures with the number of ECUs; at the same time, it increases the complexity of central compute platforms and SW stacks.
The presentation addresses the opportunity of enabling large ecosystems to create rich service offerings and explains technical and non-technical challenges related to SDV.

11:50 - 12:20
Way and challenges up to vehicle central software defined computing

Way and challenges up to vehicle central software defined computing

Krunoslav Orcic | Harman International Corp.

12:20 - 13:20

Lunch & networking break

13:20 - 14:00
Title will be announced soon

Title will be announced soon

Simon Fürst | BMW

14:00 - 14:30

Linux for safe high performance computing

Michael Armbruster | Elektrobit

14:30 - 15:00
The transformative shift towards software-defined functionality in vehicles

The transformative shift towards software-defined functionality in vehicles

Chet Babla | Arm

Details

A key trend that we see in autonomous systems is the drive towards software-defined functionality, which is being enabled by increases in computing power, and facilitated by the ability to abstract software from the underlying hardware. This emerging design configuration is causing a fundamental shift in the way software is deployed into the embedded space and is allowing cloud-native technologies to be adopted into the vehicle architecture. This presentation will discuss the concept of the “Software Defined Vehicle”, the challenges facing software-defined functionality and the solutions to aid software to deploy multiple services including those for real-time and safety.

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee & networking break

15:30 - 16:00
Sustainable Automotive System and Software Architecture Development

Sustainable Automotive System and Software Architecture Development

Martin Bornemann | Aptiv

Details

Current Automotive E/EA Architectures are consisting of discrete ECUs, which represent a dedicated user function and allow a certain content scaling in vehicle platforms. This concept causes currently long development cycles with high cost and low SW reuse options.
A way out of this situation is a centralized E/EA architecture with small number of ECUs, standardized SW layers and interfaces together with an abstraction of the I/O devices from the main compute units.
Aptiv developed the Smart Vehicle Architecture concept, which enables the sustainable development of Automotive software and hardware in future vehicles. It allows to scale the vehicle content from an entry car with no driver assistance up to a high-class SUV with Level 3/4 Autonomous Driving capabilities. The introduction of zonal controllers and centralized compute units solves the issue of a high number of discrete ECUs and provides a well layered SW structure. New physical interfaces like e.g. PCI Express or MIPI A-Phy will enable the cost-efficient abstraction of sensor interfaces from central compute units. But the most important key success factor will be the standardization of vehicle SW platforms over multiple OEM and Tier1 companies.

16:00 - 16:30
A path to functional safety in the era of increasing complexity

A path to functional safety in the era of increasing complexity

John Wall | BlackBerry QNX

Details

Automotive computing continues to evolve rapidly. Simple microcontroller-based systems are being consolidated into large scale systems and augmented by vision and interpretation systems with deep vehicle control. The proliferation of highly specialized vision and detection hardware, complex math accelerators and an increasing reliance on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning adds to this complexity. Traditional approaches used to build complete behaviour models and to uncover all the hazards of loosely defined systems are limited in their ability to provide adequate insight into the level of safety achieved. These new systems are now heavily data driven, creating the need for increased understanding of the hazards surrounding changes to data sets and training models and their impact the safety of a given system. In this session Mr. Wall will discuss the current challenges inherent to complex systems and lessons learned and explore how new approaches to safety, such as SOTIF will be the future in this new era of automotive system development.

16:30 - 17:00
Purpose built SoCs for software defined vehicles? Opportunities and Challenges

Purpose built SoCs for software defined vehicles? Opportunities and Challenges

Christian Malter | Synopsys

Details

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Pre-evening event with dinner speech

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Morning and afternoon coffee + lunch break on conference day

Access to exhibition and experts

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Conference presentations from renowned speakers live from your desk

Exchange business cards virtually with other attendees

PRICE: 179 €

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