Official opening of the fifth Smart Systems Industry Summit
Peter Simkens - Managing Director DSP Valley
Dirk Stroobandt - Chairman of DSP Valley Board of Directors
Smart Vehicles: What it takes to make automated driving a reality
Maurice Geraets - Board Member NXP Netherlands
The entire automotive world is working hard to enable automated driving, building on innovations in electronics. Public authorities are keen to pilot, test and deploy connected & automated driving. In his presentation, Maurice Geraets will explain what innovations are key drivers of connected & automated driving and will touch upon the relevance of security in this domain.
Smart Health: Point of Care Testing - Smart Systems based Healthcare Solutions
Dr. Jürgen Spinke - Head of System Integration, Centralised and Point of Care Solutions, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) is a growing segment within the In-vitro Diagnostics market. Providing the right diagnostic parameter, with the right performance, at the right place is the key philosophy behind successful POCT solutions, where time to result is essential. What this means for the technical requirements and “smartness” of POCT products will be discussed in this talk, based on general considerations and concrete examples of successfully implemented systems.
Smart Industry: The challenges in Western manufacturing – how to create a smart industry & how to marry the worlds of digital and manufacturing?
Herman Derache - Managing Director SIRRIS, Head Innovation Center of Expertise Agoria
The challenges of the manufacturing industry in the western world have been quite stable over the last 20 years. Smaller series, higher product mix, more complex products, … in a context of high labour costs. But new ICT-technologies that become really accessible to small and big companies today are changing the solution space: sensors, wearables, cloud, connectivity, data, cobots, etc. are making new solutions possible for the old challenges. The result is higher productivity, less stress for the operators, better quality, shorter lead times at one condition: the digital people and the manufacturing people have to understand each other well.
Smart systems are a hot topic these days. Enabled by continuously shrinking electronics, we can now add software to almost anything, from thermostats to autonomously driving cars and self-regulating energy networks. But is a smart system also trustworthy? Will it ever be smart enough to be trustworthy? Self driving cars for example use artificial intelligence to mimic the behaviour of an experienced driver.
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Blind spot accidents - While a societal drama unfolds, technology firms race to perfect new smart safety systemsBart Truyen, Managing Director - eXia
Last year, a reported 1.000 European cyclists and pedestrians were killed in collisions with trucks, leaving many more seriously injured. Progress on reducing casualties among vulnerable road users has been particularly disappointing. The problem lies mainly in the blind spots alongside heavy vehicle, which render other road users often invisible to the driver. Especially in urban areas, collisions between trucks and cyclists remain a grave concern, responsible for more than half of all fatal cyclist accidents. With expanding urbanization and the rapidly increasing popularity of cycle commuting, concerns regarding cyclist safety are growing worldwide.
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