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Presentation Hall ICM - Internationales Congress Center München SEMICON EUROPA > SMART Transportation Forum > Welcome & Introduction
09:55-10:15 h | ICM - Internationales Congress Center München ICM Room 14c, 1st Floor
Subjects: SEMICON EUROPA
Chairman: Laith Altimime (, Semi Europe)
A vision shared by OEMs and Tier-1s is that next generation of cars will be more and more electric, autonomous and connected. To achieve these goals, automotive players will have to work on the electrification of vehicles that can be hybrid or 100% electric. They will also have to develop and integrate sensors like radars, cameras and LiDARs to increase the level of autonomy. Cars will be increasingly connected meaning that more and more software and AI will be needed as well as technology to connect cars to their environment.Stricter emission regulations, lower battery costs, and increasing consumer acceptance will create new and strong momentum for penetration of electrified vehicles in the coming years. The speed of adoption will be determined by the interaction of consumer pull and regulatory push, which will vary strongly at the regional and local level.The autonomous trend is pushed by the development of sensors to monitor the surroundings of the vehicle. To do that, sensors are continuously developed to increase resolution, frame rate and dynamic range for cameras. Radar manufacturers have also released products from short-range to long-range detection and new entrants are working on 4D radars to increase the level of resolution. Finally, the interest into LiDAR sensors is continuously increasing with different technologies being pushed by manufacturers.Finally all these sensors will need higher level of computation as the amount of data generated will boom in the next years. Therefore, the artificial intelligence is slowly but surely invading the automotive ecosystem through autonomous cars and infotainment applications/systems. On the connectivity side, V2X, pushed by the development of 4G/5G-based cellular communication, provides direct communication from the car to other vehicles and infrastructure, and does not involve network operators in the process.
As part of the Photonics, Sensing & Display division at Yole Développement (Yole), Pierrick Boulay works as Market and Technology Analyst in the fields of Solid State Lighting and Lighting Systems to carry out technical, economic and marketing analysis. Pierrick has authored several reports and custom analysis dedicated to topics such as general lighting, automotive lighting, LiDAR, IR LEDs, UV LEDs and VCSELs. Prior to Yole, Pierrick has worked in several companies where he developed his knowledge on general lighting and on automotive lighting. In the past, he has mostly worked in R&D department for LED lighting applications. Pierrick holds a master degree in Electronics (ESEO – Angers, France).