Christian Buikard 是德国亚琛汽车工程有限公司先进驾驶辅助系统（ADAS）领域的高级专家。2010年从德国亚堔工业大学机械工程商务管理专业毕业之后，他在亚琛工业大学汽车工程学院担任研究助理。在此过程中，他的研究课题包括电动汽车和先进驾驶辅助系统（ADAS）等。自2016年以来，他开始在德国亚琛汽车工程有限公司担任高级专家，重点是自动驾驶和车辆互联领域里的技术咨询项目。在其职业生涯中，他曾经担任过OEM汽车制造厂商和供应商的若干技术研究项目的项目经理，在这些项目里，他获得了与车辆互联和自动驾驶汽车有关的技术和技术要求的丰富经验。
Technology readiness of Connected and Automated vehicles (CAVs) – Challenges for the automotive industry
Christian Burkard is Senior Expert in the field of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) at fka. After graduating in mechanical engineering with business administration at RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2010, he worked as a research associate at the institute of automotive engineering (ika) at RWTH Aachen University. During this time, his research topics covered Electric Vehicles and ADAS. Since 2016, he has been working as a Senior Expert at fka in Aachen with a focus on technology consulting projects in the field of Automated Driving and Connected Vehicles. In the course of his career, he has been a project manager in several technology research projects with both automotive OEMs and suppliers. Within these projects, he has gained extensive experience with technologies and technological requirements for Connected and Automated Vehicles.
Abstract of speech
Over the next years, Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) will enable a wide range of functions with a high potential to improve driving safety, efficiency and driving experience. Currently, vehicles can optionally be equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) like Traffic Jam Assist or Automated Parking and offer limited Connectivity via mobile networks (3G/4G). However, the automotive industry is currently at the beginning of a transformational process, which is driven by technological progress (e.g. sensor development, ECU performance, data handling, communication technologies), the emergence of new players as well as a strong consumer and legislative pull. Against this background, new challenges are currently emerging for the automotive industry.
The speech addresses the readiness of CAV technologies and the development requirements as one of the key challenges for automotive players. Initially, the current status of CAV development is presented and an overview of worldwide development activities is provided. In this context, the interdependencies between Connectivity and Automated Driving are identified. Based on a roadmap of future vehicle functions, required technologies for Vehicle Communication and Automation are derived. Key technologies like LIDAR sensors, camera systems, high-performance computers for AI or communication devices for 4G/5G and WLAN-based standards are further described. By comparing the current technological performance with the required specifications, technology gaps for CAVs are exposed. To conclude the speech, specific challenges and opportunities for the different players in the automotive industry are illustrated and the potential for new entrants is presented.