The Drive to Level 5 Podcast - Episode 6: Car 2.0 – Transportation-as-a-Service

As the inaugural Drive World Conference & Expo kicks off, Willard Tu, senior director of automotive for Xilinx, joins us to discuss the many options and challenges automakers are facing as they move toward a model of Transportation-as-a-Service.
The ZF ProAI is an AI-based automotive control unit for automated driving applications. (Image source: Xilinx)

As the 2019 Drive World Conference kicks off, Willard Tu, senior director of automotive for Xilinx, joins us to discuss the challenges automakers are facing as they move toward a model of Transportation-as-a-Service.

The Drive to Level 5 podcast investigates the seismic shift toward the autonomous vehicle and the technical advancements necessary to perfect the connected car, from foundational elements down to the component level.

The exploratory series connects with innovators across automotive electronics and embedded systems industries in preparation for the inaugural Drive World Conference & Expo launching in Silicon Valley August 27-29 with North America's largest embedded systems event, the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC).

This week we're kicking off the official opening of the Drive World Conference & Expo by speaking with Willard Tu, senior director of automotive for Xilinx.

Host Jack Heslin spoke with Tu ahead of his Drive World session: “Car 2.0: Transportation-as-a-Service,” to discuss the many competing solutions available to automotive innovators aiming to achieve “Transportation-as-a-Service nirvana.”

If you're curious about the pros and cons of computer vision and machine learning, distributed versus centralized computing, sensing options such as LiDAR and radar, and how GPUs, FPGA, and DSPs compare for automotive applications, this is the talk for you!

Listen to the full episode below:

 

 

Drive World with ESC Launches in Silicon Valley

This summer (August 27-29), Drive World Conference & Expo launches in Silicon Valley with North America's largest embedded systems event, Embedded Systems Conference (ESC). The inaugural three-day showcase brings together the brightest minds across the automotive electronics and embedded systems industries who are looking to shape the technology of tomorrow.
Will you be there to help engineer this shift? Register today!

 

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