JST-CREST / IEEE-RAS Spring School on "Social and Artificial Intelligence for User-Friendly Robots"

17-24 March 2019, Shonan Village, Japan

Invited Speakers

  • Hans-Jörg Vögel, BMW, Germany
  • Hans-Joerg Voegel Title: Driving and being driven: technology shaping future mobility
    Abstract : Upcoming architectures for vehicular electrics, electronics, communication and software will face challenges driven by strong strategic trends. Those trends - Automated Driving, Artificial Intelligence, Drivetrain Electrification and Connected Systems and Services (ACES) - are demanding and require coping with increasing system complexity and formal verifiability; moreover, they are driving technological innovation, new subsystems and components to be integrated and new requirements for system operation. This not only means a plethora of additional sensors, compute-heavy algorithms, and the corresponding load on the vehicle's physical network regarding data throughput and power consumption, but also requires introduction of formalized functional safety engineering to a much greater extent than previous vehicle generations. Moreover, intelligent algorithms not only help automated vehicles drive safely, but artificial intelligence will be making its way into quite every aspect of functional vehicle design with the advent of intelligent personal assistants, affective multi-modal natural user interaction, situational awareness and augmented reality, and raising expectations of personalized pro-activeness. The vehicle's self-awareness is further driving architectural design challenges, not to the least regarding semantic service descriptions and flexible organization of information streams. Compute hungry algorithms are calling for high-performance computing solutions raising questions of power consumption and power dissipation. Besides, next-generation wireless communication with antenna array placement requirements, as well as questions of information security and privacy are among pressing automotive technology discussions. They are, however, part of the foundation to deliver services and help organize people's mobile lifes.

    Bio: Hans-Jörg Vögel received the Dipl.-Ing. and the Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering and information technology from the Munich University of Technology (TUM) in 1993 and 2000, respectively. Among patent applications, scientific papers, and other publications, Dr. Vögel has co-authored the textbook "GSM: Switching, Services and Protocols". After graduating, he worked for a European start-up in various technical and managerial capacities. After joining BMW Group Research and Technology, he was managing a research programme on secure telematics on-/offboard service delivery platforms and respective applications. He held the group function responsibility on vehicle software update methods and processes, and was contributing to onboard security and privacy protection initiatives before assuming responsibility for personalized services at ConnectedDrive. From 2014, he has been leading Future E/E and Enabling Technologies at BMW Group Research and is now responsible for the central Artificial Intelligence research hub at BMW. Dr. Vögel is a member of VDE.