Conference 2017

The AESIN Annual Conference 3rd October 2017

Key Themes

  • ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles

  • Automotive Security

  • Connected Car

  • More Electric Powertrain

  • Research & Development

  • Software

Sponsors / Supporters


Executive Session Speakers

David Skipp

Mukarram Bhaiji

Christopher Lake

Simon Clark

David Tozer

More Electric Powertrain Session Speakers

Will Drury
Session Chair

Bill Kim

Richard Stocker

Peter Harrop

ADAS & AV Session Speakers

Alan Walker
Session Chair

Xavier Fornari

Tom Wilson

Dr David Wheeler

Mark Cund

Automotive Security Session Speakers

Peter Davies
Session Chair

Erik Jacobson

Tony Gee

Chris Shire

Garry Stansfield

Pali Surdhar

Stuart Soltysiak

Connected Car Session Speakers

Martin Green
Session Chair

Paul Brookes

Mujahid Muhammad

Claire Lewis

Andrew Patterson

Paul Febvre

Alessandro Modigliana

Research & Development Session Speakers

Kevin Vincent
Session Chair

Simon Brewerton

Zain Khawaja

Mike Bartley

Manuel Acosta Reche

Software Session Speakers

Michael Welsh
Session Chair

Stuart Jobbins

Andrew Hawthorne

Mark Pitchford

Chris Tubbs

Conference Dinner

151028_0437A Conference Dinner will be held on the evening of the 3rd October in the Ballacraine Suite at the National Motorcycle Museum, the same venue that the conference will be held in. The dinner gives delegates the opportunity to extend their networking opportunities and socialise with their fellow delegates.

The dinner is in addition to the conference and will cost £60+VAT for NMI/AESIN Members and £80+VAT for Non-Members for a Drinks Reception and 3 Course Dinner. Inclusive Conference and Dinner tickets are also available. There is a maximum attendance of 100 delegates so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Thank you to our Drinks Reception sponsor:

2017 Event Logistics

About AESIN 2017

We are delighted to announce the AESIN Conference 2017, building on its success in previous years and now being established as the premier UK Automotive Electronics Conference.

This year we expect an even bigger and better show with more than 200 delegates expected and capacity for over 20 exhibitors at the popular National Motorcycle Museum next to Birmingham Airport. Along with headline keynotes from Industry and updates from Government, there will be parallel technical tracks covering the six key workstream areas covered by AESIN which include:

  • ADAS & AV
  • Automotive Electronics Security
  • Connected Car
  • More Electric Powertrain
  • Research & Development
  • Software


Draft Agenda

08:15  Registration Opens

09:00  Welcome & Introduction – Alan Banks, AESIN Chairman

09:10  Executive Session

“UK Roadmap for Intelligent & Connected Vehicles”
– David Skipp, Ford Motor Company

“Unlocking the Value in an Interconnected CAV Ecosystem”
– Mukarram Bhaiji, KPMG

“Smart Mobility and “3S” Strategy”
– Chris Lake, Bosch

“When Will My Car Be Able to Pick Me Up?”
– Simon Clark, PA Consulting

“Funding Innovation Across Automotive Electronics”
– David Tozer, Innovate UK

10:50  Break, Exhibition & Networking

11:20  Technical Session – Dual Track

Track 1: Connected Car

Chaired by Martin Green, Visteon

“Security Issues in LTE – Enabled V2X Communication System”
– Mujahid Muhammad, Birmingham City University

“Let’s Play Commute – Gamifying Connected Social Mobility”
– Paul Brookes, Siemens Mobility

“Connected Automotive Satellite Serviced Integrated System (CASSIS): High-Speed Satellite-Terrestrial Hybrid Communication Enabling the Next Generation Connected Cars”
– Paul Febvre & Alessandro Modigliana, Satellite Applications Catapult

“An Update on the UK CITE Project”
– Claire Lewis, Visteon & Andrew Patterson, Mentor Graphics

Track 2: More Electric Powertrain

Chaired by Will Drury, Ricardo

“Adaptive Controller Development for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)”
– Bill Kim, AVL Powertrain

“Power Electronics Becoming Much More Important”
– Peter Harrop, IDTechEx

“The Main Ageing Mechanisms in Li-Ion Cells, Their Sensitivity to Usage Factors, and the Implications for Vehicle Use Cases”
– Richard Stocker, HORIBA MIRA

“Title To Be Announced”
– Speaker TBA


12:50  Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

13:50  Technical Session – Dual Track

Track 1: Automotive Security

Chaired by Peter Davies, Thales e-Security

“Usage of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to Secure the Central Gateway”
– Chris Shire & Garry Stansfield, Infineon

“Hack the Hardware: A Live Demonstration of Firmware Recovery from Vehicle ECUs and Other Devices”
– Tony Gee, Pen Test Partners

“A Systematic Approach to Securing Automotive Systems”
– Pali Surdhar & Stuart Soltysiak, Thales e-Security

“Right-Sized Security for Automotive Systems”
– Erik Jacobson, ARM

Track 2: Software

Chaired by Michael Welsh, Altran

“Need to be ISO 26262 Compliant? Cost-effective Methodology for Achieving Automotive Software Compliance”
– Mark Pitchford, LDRA

“Enabling Secure Over-The-Air Updates”
– Chris Tubbs, Green Hills Software

“Software Architecture for a Product Line of Hybrid Powertrain Controllers – Changan UK R&D Centre”
– Stuart Jobbins, Sofintsys

“SECT-AIR – A UK Initiative to Reduce Software Cost”
– Andrew Hawthorne, Altran

15:20  Break, Exhibition & Networking

15:50  Technical Session – Dual Track

Track 1: ADAS & AV

Chaired by Alan Walker, AVL

“Fast-Tracking Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles Development with Simulation”
– Xavier Fornari, ANSYS

“Challenges of Automotive RADAR Sensor Networks”
– Dr David Wheller, EnSilica

“Market Trends in Automotive Radar: Impact on System and Processing Architectures”
– Tom Wilson, NXP Semiconductors

“Update on the UK Autodrive Project”
– Mark Cund, Jaguar Land Rover

Track 2: Research & Development

Chaired by Kevin Vincent, Coventry University

“The Innovate UK Funded CAPRI Project”
– Mike Bartley, Test & Verification Solutions

“Highly Skilled Autonomous Off-road Vehicles”
– Manuel Acosta Reche, Coventry University

“Enabling Autonomous Vehicles to Understand their Environment Without Prior Learning or Model-Based Approaches, Using Only Cameras”
– Zain Khawaja, Propelmee

“Testing of Low Speed Autonomous Vehicles in Milton Keynes”
– Simon Brewerton, RDM Group

17:25  Panel Session

17:55  Conference Wrap Up & Final Remarks

18:10  IC Resources Drinks Reception Welcome

18:20  Conference Close

18:30  Drinks Reception

19:00  Conference Dinner

* Timings and speaker order are subject to change

Sponsors and Partners

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Drinks Reception Sponsor

Supporting Organisations