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July 30 - August 01, 2018
Detroit, MI

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO | AUGUST 1, 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: DEVELOPING NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO MAKE AUTO SEATS FILL OTHER ROLES FOR PASSENGERS: COMFORT AND FLEXIBILITY

• What are automotive smart seating systems?
• Outlining the components of a closed loop, comfort system
• The role of health and wellness systems in auto seating.

10:00 am - 10:45 am ADDING MECHANICAL ELEMENTS TO AUTOMOTIVE SEATING FOR MASSAGING, THERMAL, SWIVELING AND SLIDING

• 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

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

Continue the conversation over some light, mid-morning snacks and coffee.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm DEVELOPING DRIVERLESS SEATING WITH PASSENGER PRIORITY SEATING DESIGN

• What types of new technology can we add to automotive seating to change perceptions of seating as a static, utilitarian automotive component?
• Getting creative with the future of auto seating design
• Integrating interior systems with auto seating

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 ENVISIONING THE FUTURE ARCHITECTURE OF SEATING: A CASE STUDY

• How are new designers planning for seating in new interiors for autonomous vehicles?
• Meeting the seating challenges posed by OEMs
• Brainstorming advanced ideas for full systems integration

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm CHANGING SEATING REGULATIONS: PREPARING FOR INCREASED SAFETY CHALLENGES AS AUTONOMOUS JOINS TRAIDTIONAL DRIVERS ON THE ROAD

• Evaluating the different driving responses of autonomous and traditional drivers, and how that affects seating safety regulations
• How will added safety challenges affect regulations around implementing new technologies for smart and responsive seating?
• Preparing for LATCH changes on child seating as we move to autonomous vehicles

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 NEW INNOVATIVE MATERIALS: SMART, INTERACTIVE AND LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS FOR SEATING

• Sourcing seating fabrics that incorporate sensors
• Looking at the future of materials: smart materials that sense-react to external environmental conditions and alter their state and functionality
• What is the difference between passive and active sensors?

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm