GREENVILLE, South Carolina — Automotive experts say today’s smart vehicles are generating upwards of one gigabyte of information every second. So the question is: How do you collect all that data and what do you do with it?

This is at the heart of the inaugural SAE Automated and Connected Vehicle Systems Testing Symposium, which will be held at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) on June 20-21. Representatives from some of the most prestigious and cutting-edge automotive companies will come together to try to answer this and many other questions facing the future of autonomous vehicles. With all 33 major auto companies now having some form of an autonomous vehicle program in place, SAE International and Clemson decided it was about time to host an event like this and bring the industry’s smartest minds together.

Over the two-day symposium, technical experts will discuss ideas and methods to bridge the gap between technologies and products to address the top challenges of automated vehicle use in the public transportation system. This event will dive deeper to address the underlying engineering frameworks, showcase the engineering challenges, discuss systematic choices and how they are made, and the comparative analyses needed to create reliable engineered products. Over the two days there will be six main sessions on topics ranging from what standards should be adopted industrywide to monetizing vehicle connections as well as two keynote speakers. There will also be an interactive element open to the media.

Barry Smith, director of the National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR) and professor of philosophy, biomedical informatics, computer science and engineering, and neurology at SUNY Buffalo, will share some methods used in the biomedical and military fields that might prove useful to the automotive industry.

Thomas A. Dingus, director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, will share some of his research methods, which involve instrumenting vehicles with unobtrusive video cameras and sophisticated instrumentation to assess crash and near-crash data.

To find out more about the event or to register, visit the event link here.

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Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research
The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is a 250-acre advanced-technology research campus where university, industry and government organizations collaborate. CU-ICAR offers master’s and Ph.D. programs in automotive engineering and is conducting leading-edge applied research in critical areas, such as advanced product-development strategies, sustainable mobility, intelligent manufacturing systems and advanced materials. CU-ICAR has industrial-scale laboratories and testing equipment in world-class facilities available for commercial use. www.cuicar.com

SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, it drives knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. SAE acts on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. It strives for a better world through the work of its philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion and the Collegiate Design Series.