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July 30 - August 01, 2018
Detroit, MI

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE | JULY 31, 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE


9:00 am - 9:15 am CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING ADDRESS


9:15 am - 10:00 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: PREPARING FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE AUTONOMOUS FUTURE: DEVELOPING RESPONSIVE STRATEGIES FOR SEATING

• What will change with automotive seating as our transportation systems shift to semi- and fully autonomous vehicles, and mobility?
• Rethinking seating utility as we redesign auto interiors to meet a new set of consumer wants and needs
• Ensuring safety in the new auto seating environment

10:00 am - 10:45 am DEVELOPING NEW SEATING SYSTEMS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

• Designing seating as your vehicle becomes a work space, entertainment module, or sleep cabin
• How will seating configurations change?
• Thinking through different strategies to provide flexibility to multiple autonomous car users

10:45 am - 11:15 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

Join your peers to continue the discussion while networking over refreshments.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm DESIGNING SEATING HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEMS TO INCREASE PASSENGER SAFETY

• Thinking through auto seating design to include biosensors to track driver/passenger health, stress levels, and energy levels
• Tracking health data and developing a feedback loop in seating systems to provide real-time comfort and safety solutions
• How to maximize information gathered by biosensors to increase comfort and safety

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH AND MEET & GREET

All the morning hustle and bustle has probably made for a much-needed lunch break! Join us for a delicious lunch and make new friends at your table.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm CREATING THE COMFORT OF HOME FOR PASSENGERS

• Making auto seating an added luxury to differentiate your brand
• Identifying how seating configurations are becoming a central selling point of now and future transportation
• Moving from a driver’s position to passenger: the mechanics of seat tracking

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm PLANNING OUTSIDE THE BOX: REALIZING OPPORTUNITIES COMING OUT OF CROWDSOURCING SEATING DESIGN

• Developing holistic HMI automotive seating
• Establishing benchmarks for wellness parameters in the biometric sensing system
• Replacing metal parts with plastic to increase light-weighting

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

Take a few minutes to recharge yourself before we jump into the next information packed session!

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm USING MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE, PREDICTIVE SIMULATION, TESTING & PROTOTYPING TO REDUCE AUTO SEATING COSTS

• How can software be used in manufacturing to maximize production and efficiency?
• Adopting predictive simulation on seating development before prototyping
• Using new tech and data analytics during prototyping and testing

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSING ADDRESS