Say hello: Motus and our portfolio company execs at AVS 2018 next week

Next week Monday to Thursday is the
Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco, bringing together technologists, academics and government agencies.

You should look at the whole schedule and extensive selection of breakout sessions, of course. But below is the subset where people from the Motus family appear or speak:

Monday July 9: Robert Seidl
Breakout #1 Reading the Road Ahead: Traffic Control Devices and Machine Vision Interactions

  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM How Do Machines See? An INTERACTIVE Overview of Automated Vehicle Sensor Systems
    • Leo McCloskey, Echodyne
    • Robert Seidl, Motus Ventures
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Machine Vision System Failure Modes
    • Robert Seidl, Motus Ventures


Tuesday July 10: Maha Achour (Metawave), Louay Eldada (Quanergy)

Plenary Session

  • 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM The Cambrian Explosion of AV Sensors
    • Speaker:  Robert Seidl, Managing Partner, Motus Ventures

Breakout #18: Enabling Technologies

  • 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Panel 2: Sensors and Sensor Fusion
    • Moderator: Dominique Freckmann
    • Dr. Allan Steinhardt, AEye
    • Louay Eldada, Quanergy
    • Harri Santamala, Sensible4
    • Jamie Retterath, Vergence Automation
    • Jason Eichenholz, Luminar
    • Maha Achour, Metawave


Wednesday July 11: Chad Partridge (Metamoto)
Breakout #16: Safety Assurance of Automated Driving

  • 3:00 PM – 4:20 PM Part 2: Approaches and Methodologies to assure safety of Automated Vehicles
    • Speakers (15 min each + 5 min Q&A)
      • J. Maddox (ACM): Role of Proving Grounds in Three-Mode AV Validation Methodology
      • C. Partridge (Metamoto): The Innovations in Simulation That Are Making AVs Safer
      • P. Perrone (Perrone Robotics): New Ideas on Safety and Certification for Full Autonomy
      • M. Dupuis (VIRES): Standardization of Data Formats for Increased Efficiency of Simulation Applications
  • 4:35 PM – 5:20 Part 3: Synchronization of approaches
    • Introduction and Moderator: Lutz Eckstein (ika)
    • Panelists:
      • Lutz Eckstein (ika)
      • J. Maddox (ACM)
      • S. Taniguchi (Toyota and JAMA)
      • J.-F. Sencerin (Renault)
      • T. Dingus (VTTI)
      • C. Partridge (Metamoto)
      • P. Perrone (perronerobotics)
      • M. Dupuis (VIRES)


Monday 5:30pm-7pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-7pm: Metamoto @ Booth 300

  • scalable sensor simulation for AV demos, Jeff Blackburn, Head of Business Development


Wednesday 7-9pm: Happy Hour with Metamoto

(contact Jeff Blackburn <> or come to booth for details


Thursday July 12: Jim Disanto & Bob Denaro

  • 08:30 AM – 09:15 AM Investor Perspectives on Automated Vehicles
    • Moderator:
      • Bob Denaro, Chair, TRB Joint Subcommittee on Challenges and Opportunities for Road Vehicle Automation and ITS Consultant
    • Panelists:
      • Jim Adler, Managing Director and Board Member, Toyota AI Ventures;
      • Jim DiSanto, Managing Director, Motus;
      • Amy Gu, Managing Partner, Hemi Ventures;
      • Dr. Ulrich Quay, Managing Partner, BMW i Ventures;
      • Olaf Sakkers, Partner, Maniv Mobility