Tackling the Test Challenges of Next Generation ADAS Vehicle Architectures
November 3, 2016
8am PT/ 11am ET
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are driving a major surge in innovation in automobiles, ultimately on a path to full autonomous driving. Today, these systems are largely implemented as self-contained units, with a sensor such as radar, camera, ultrasonic or LIDAR, combined in the same package as a processor that analyzes the sensor data and communicates to one or more electronic control modules (ECMs). This approach has allowed ADAS functionality to be added incrementally to existing vehicles. However, to achieve full autonomy, the need to combine data inputs from many different sources is driving the development of ADAS platforms in which data processing is done in a more centralized architecture. In this session, you will learn about the evolution of ADAS technologies from current approaches to future centralized platforms, and the new test challenges that arise from this technology evolution, as well as some near-term solutions for these challenges.
As a business and technology fellow, Mike Santori works across the company on key business and technology-driven initiatives. Santori consults with executive leaders and department heads, including marketing, sales, and R&D to drive the company’s strategic direction, development, and future growth.
Since joining NI in 1986, Santori has held positions in sales, marketing, and R&D. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all major markets and industries served by NI and has played major roles in a wide variety of initiatives, including company strategy and product development for automated test software, industrial and embedded systems, design-to-test connectivity, real-time and hardware-in-the-loop test, and product life cycle management. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Product Marketing with an emphasis on optimizing the NI product portfolio, leading the definition and management of new products, and ensuring high-quality technical marketing. Santori also frequently acts as company spokesperson, communicating the company’s strategy to customers, partners, investors, and employees at NI events such as NIWeek as well as industry conferences.
Santori holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Abhay Samant is Section Manager of RF Product Marketing at National Instruments. He is a senior member of IEEE and has over 19 years of experience in the areas of RF, wireless communications, and signal processing. Abhay has multiple patents in the areas of GPS, WLAN, and signal intelligence. He is co-author of the book, LabVIEW for Signal Processing and has published numerous conference and journal papers. In previous roles, Abhay has served as the Regional Marketing Manager for NI (India, Russia, Arabia), R&D Head for NI-India and has played multiple engineering and management leadership roles at NI R&D in Austin. Abhay received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2016, MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996 and his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky at Lexington in 1994. Abhay’s research interests include hybrid, reconfigurable architectures for MAC-PHY technologies for wireless communications, design of cost-effective channel sounding systems, and developing creative technologies for making learning fun. Abhay’s research areas also include application of communication signal processing techniques onto real-time high performance computing architectures and development of scalable and flexible test-bed architectures for spectrum monitoring, signal intelligence, connected car, and radar applications.