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October 25, 2017 - October 26, 2017

AV Design & Tech

The Future of Vehicle Interiors

Autonomous and driverless vehicle technology will present automotive designers and vehicle manufacturers with a completely new and radical approach to the way in which vehicle interiors are designed and operate. New technology will allow passengers to spend less time driving and more time doing other things, which could radically change the way consumers make their buying decisions. The Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Symposium USA will be the world’s first and only global conference exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest designs and innovations that will shape the future of vehicle interiors.

The symposium will bring together automotive design teams from car manufacturers and design companies, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, electronics specialists, in-car entertainment companies, interior safety experts, materials companies, and anyone involved in the future of automotive and passenger vehicle interiors.

The Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Symposium will be exclusively dedicated to the study of future interior design, innovative seating configuration, ergonomics, control systems and HMI, in-car entertainment and connectivity, onboard wellness and safety challenges, as well as many other interior opportunities and challenges offered by increased vehicle autonomy.

Topics under discussion:

  • Next generation interior design
  • Flexible and moveable seating
  • New seating configurations and possibilities
  • Wraparound LED screens and virtual environments
  • Apps and in-car connectivity
  • Integrated tablets and dashboard possibilities
  • Fold-away steering concepts
  • Gesture recognition
  • Infotainment
  • Human-machine interfacing
  • New materials
  • Occupant safety and airbag placement
  • Voice recognition technology


Civil Maps’ Speaker:

Sravan Puttagunta speaking at AV Interior Design & Technology“Building rider confidence through vehicle cognition and augmented reality technology.”

Sravan Puttagunta (Co-founder, CEO)

Biography: Sravan is a co-founder and chief executive officer of Civil Maps, an autonomous vehicle technology company that enables cars to have cognition through AI, 3D mapping, advanced localization, and crowdsourcing. As CEO, Sravan is executing on a vision for safer, smarter, fully autonomous driving. With his direction, the company has raised $11m from investors such as Ford, SAIC, and the Stanford-StartX fund. It is on track to triple revenue from last year and is providing key technology to more than five major auto makers. In his previous work, Sravan invented video fingerprinting for linear broadcast TV to track viewing habits and developed software that runs in more than 160 million TVs. He has written substantial portions of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for cars, which map the world in 3D. Sravan holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.

Synopsis: This session looks at the key challenge of earning rider trust in autonomous transportation and how technology can address these issues. While developers work to build self-driving cars, the need for designing this experience in a rider-centric model is essential. At every point in the trip, passengers will need continuous confirmation about the car’s intentions and what it perceives in its surroundings. The natural desire for control also means that passengers will require interaction tools to ensure safety and reduce fear, especially in the early stages of introducing these vehicles to the public.


October 25, 2017
October 26, 2017
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Automotive Interiors Expo


The Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374 United States
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