21-23 May 2019
Messe Stuttgart, Germany

Why Attend?


Advanced driver assistance systems giving rise to fully automated driving vehicle technology is nothing new.

Since the final meeting of the Eureka PROMETHEUS Project in Paris in 1994, it’s been clear that fully autonomous self-driving vehicles are set to become a reality. Yet 20 years later, the final stages of testing, validation and failsafing pose a huge challenge to the automotive industry.

The rigorousness and thoroughness of the testing processes need to be at an altogether higher level than anything that has gone before, if the final reality is to be achieved with complete safety and integrity guaranteed. This conference is therefore focused entirely on the test and validation processes, and it will bring together collective thought and experience to review the mechanisms needed. After all, these will have to provide the highest level of assurance to legislators, highway authorities and car buyers.

Indeed, if fully automated driving systems are to become a successful commercial reality rather than merely a technically feasible novelty, car purchasers who have been slow to buy into the early benefits of driver assistance technologies will demand unparalleled levels of proof that the testing processes have left no scope for errors or failures.

Some argue that fully automated vehicles are still 10 or more years away from reaching commercial realisation. With many manufacturers battling to become the first, there is no doubt that we are on the verge of a quantum shift in the way vehicles, humans and the highway interact. Therefore, the need for more sophisticated testing and validation tools, techniques and methodology has never been greater.


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What Our Attendees Are Saying

“Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium is well suited to the AV development community. Unlike most AV conferences that focus on market opportunities, the development community needs a place where we can share ideas and learn from others who are actively involved in applying the latest technologies to automated vehicles. This conference gives us great insight into the latest methods being applied, as well as the discovery of new solutions from startups to major suppliers.”
- Phil Magney, Founder and Principal, VSI Labs


“I have attended the Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium on multiple occasions and it never disappoints. The speakers are always well versed in the latest industry trends and best practices, and being able to network with others in the industry who are developing autonomous vehicle technologies is incredibly beneficial. This event has its finger on the pulse of the autonomous vehicle development community, and it provides me with insight that I can use every day.”
- Nicholas Keel, Group Manager, DAQ and Control Product Management, National Instruments


“The Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Symposium provides a great platform for Gestigon to engage with OEMs, Tier 1 & 2 level suppliers, in a well-structured and thought-provoking environment. A unique community of interior design teams, HMI and UX specialists and interior safety experts come together to share ideas and discuss what will shape the passenger environment in vehicles of the future. The whole Stuttgart event is a leading light for the development and testing of autonomous vehicles, a firm date in our calendar.”
- Moritz v. Grotthuss, Managing Director (CEO), gestigon GmbH – a Valeo brand


“The Symposium in Stuttgart has developed into one of the leading key events for the autonomous vehicle industry. It is a perfect mix of topics ranging from best practice to new innovations combined with state-of-the-art research papers. The networking space and the accompanying exhibition complete the perfect package.”
- Alexander Noack, Head of Sales, b-plus GmbH


“Great conferences for international networking and inspiring presentations. The conference meets the trends and is well balanced between future concepts and innovative solutions for current challenges.”
- Frederik Diederichs, Engineering System / Human Factors Engineering and Vehicle Interaction, Fraunhofer IAO


“What really makes this event stand out from others? We have found it extremely focused, a place to meet real experts in the field. The quality of the delegates and visitors is also very high, and the networking opportunity is second to none. As a niche event, it gives us quality time with real decision makers, which is highly valuable.”
- Joachim Fritzson, CEO, Zuragon, SWEDEN