May 29 - 31, 2019
Detroit

MAIN DAY ONE

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Coffee

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairperson's Welcome & Opening Remarks

Frank Schwartz - Principal, Advanced Automotive Consulting Services (AACS)
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Frank Schwartz

Principal
Advanced Automotive Consulting Services (AACS)

9:15 am - 10:00 am Meeting the Nexus of Functionality and Design

Luciano Lukacs - Lincoln Exterior Lighting Supervisor, Ford Motor Company
A major challenge across the automotive lighting sector is bridging the gap between lighting performance and design. This session will detail the ongoing efforts to incorporate high-end styling, while maximizing functionality of exterior lighting.
 
-       Understanding the challenges of both engineers and designers
-       Efficiently leveraging limited space to meet function and design parameters
-       Navigating the automotive lighting market to fully leverage new capabilities
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Luciano Lukacs

Lincoln Exterior Lighting Supervisor
Ford Motor Company

10:00 am - 10:45 am Understanding Headlamp and Lighting System’s Role across the Entire System

Gary Rushton - Active Safety & Body Controls Systems Engineering, Feature Owner - Vision and Visibility, General Motors
The ongoing & rapid technological innovation for headlamp development is prompting manufacturers across the automotive lighting industry to take an in-depth look into lighting’s role in the vehicle’s entire system.
 
-       Understanding the role of lighting throughout the vehicle’s entire system
-       Considerations on future headlamp development and roadmapping for future vehicle systems
-       Leveraging advances in electronics and software capabilities for improved lighting system performance
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Gary Rushton

Active Safety & Body Controls Systems Engineering, Feature Owner - Vision and Visibility
General Motors

10:45 am - 11:15 am Demo Drive & Refreshment Break

The rapid utilization of LEDs in interior lighting has taken the automotive industry by storm. LEDs provide great flexibility in design, enabling car makers to enhance the performance and safety of the vehicle overall.
 
- Leveraging advanced interior lighting to support driver safety and functionality
- Technological development supporting new age lighting capabilities
- Considerations as to the next decade of lighting
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Arees Uthayasurian

Senior Studio Engineer
Faraday Future

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Alexander Levenko

Vehicle Lighting Engineer
Faraday Future

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Efforts to Expand Evaluation Procedures and Criteria for improved Exterior Lighting Performance

Sunil Dalal - Exterior Lighting Evaluations Leader, Toyota North America
To ensure the highest level of quality for high performing exterior lighting solutions,organizations across the automotive industry must develop evaluation procedures and best practice criteria to expand their current capabilities, and leverage lessons learned.
 
-       Conducting evaluations on exterior lighting to ensure product meets specifications and customer needs
-       Defining specific evaluation procedures to meet high-performance lighting capabilities
-       Future requirements and rules for automotive lighting
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Sunil Dalal

Exterior Lighting Evaluations Leader
Toyota North America

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Understanding the Unique Lighting Design & Development Challenges for Electric Vehicles

Simon Baker - Lighting Subject Matter Expert, Rivian
The ongoing utilization of electric vehicles throughout the automotive industry presents a profound shift, one that requires unique vehicle solutions specific to EVs. This session will provide a means to understand some of the lighting system challenges associated specifically with electric adventure vehicles.
 
- Rivian - A new way to explore the world by the integration of mobility, energy and connectivity
- Developing a unique Lighting Design for an Electric Adventure Vehicle
- Engineering challenges for exterior lighting systems on an Electric Adventure Vehicle
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Simon Baker

Lighting Subject Matter Expert
Rivian

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Conducting Headlamp Performance Evaluation for Improved Lighting Functionality & Safety

Michael Larsen - Automotive Exterior Lighting Engineer, General Motors
Many of the fatal vehicle crashes in the U.S. take place at night, and many take place on unlit, dim roads. Headlights have an obvious role in deterring fatal accidents, but not all headlights perform the same.

- Challenges associated with vertical aim, visibility, & glare
- Headlamp evaluation processes & methods to improve visibility & safety
- Addressing challenges of non-illuminated roads
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Michael Larsen

Automotive Exterior Lighting Engineer
General Motors

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Driving an Interior Lighting Strategy: Leveraging New Age Technology

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Understanding the Direction of Autonomous in Lighting

William McClelland - Advanced Product Engineering Manager - Autonomous Vehicle Lighting, Flex
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William McClelland

Advanced Product Engineering Manager - Autonomous Vehicle Lighting
Flex

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Challenges Associated with LED Integration & Thermal Management

Siddharth (Sid) Ravikumar - CAE Engineer/Technical Specialist, Magna Lighting
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Siddharth (Sid) Ravikumar

CAE Engineer/Technical Specialist
Magna Lighting

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Identifying Innovative Lighting Solutions for the Trucking Sector

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Driving an Interior Lighting Strategy: Leveraging New Age Technology

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Understanding the Role and Direction of Autonomous in Automotive Lighting

William McClelland - Advanced Product Engineering Manager - Autonomous Vehicle Lighting, Flex
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William McClelland

Advanced Product Engineering Manager - Autonomous Vehicle Lighting
Flex

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Challenges Associated with LED Integration & Thermal Management

Siddharth (Sid) Ravikumar - CAE Engineer/Technical Specialist, Magna Lighting
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Siddharth (Sid) Ravikumar

CAE Engineer/Technical Specialist
Magna Lighting

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Identifying Innovative Lighting Solutions for the Trucking Sector

4:45 pm - 4:45 pm End of Main Conference Day One