Japan's First Autonomous Driving Expo Taking Place In January


Japan's largest trade show organizer Reed Exhibition Japan announced the 1st Autonomous Driving Technology Expo set to take place as part of Automotive World 2018. The event will take place in January and 100 exhibitors are expected to use it to showcase a wide variety of technologies essential for autonomous driving. Additionally, the event will also present a series of conference sessions where speakers from industry giants like Honda, Toyota, NVIDIA, and Intel will discuss a range of topics related to autonomous driving systems.

The 1st Autonomous Driving Technology Expo will take place between January 17-19th and is expected to attract around 40,000 visitors. Exhibitors will showcase various technologies related to self-driving vehicles, including sensors and LiDAR systems, dynamic mapping and positioning technologies, as well as solutions for testing and security. Additionally, speakers from Honda and NVIDIA will explore the topics of open innovation sitting at the foundation of the future of mobility, and NVIDIA will apparently showcase a camera module and driver software for the Sony IMX290 camera which can provide high sensitivity and RGB sensor capabilities that work together with its proprietary DrivePX2 platform. Furthermore, the topic of the evolution of autonomous driving – from advanced driver assistance systems to fully autonomous drives in urban areas – will be covered by speakers from Toyota, Honda, and Intel. And in a world premiere, the Santa Clara-based chipmaker will showcase the Intel GO automotive development platform for the first time, said to adopt Intel Atom and Intel Xeon processors along with Intel Arria 10 Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

Japan's 1st Autonomous Driving Technology Expo will also accommodate speakers from Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting, TuSimple, and nuTonomy Asia who will open up the topics of new mobility services being created by autonomous driving technologies. Additionally, the trade show will also further explore the topics of startups in the autonomous driving industry, and NTT DoCoMo along with Toyota and Continental Automotive Japan will touch on the topics of in-vehicle networking in the era of self-driving and connected cars. Numerous Japanese automakers are currently working on developing self-driving vehicles meant to be commercialized by 2020 when the country will host the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo.

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