ITD 2022 Day 2: Zoox Keynote Ponders Designing Autonomous Vehicles from the Ground Up

September 20, 2022 by Jeff Child

It's Day Two of Industry Tech Days 2022! Roll into today's sessions by learning about today's Keynote speaker from Zoox.

Welcome to Day 2 of Industry Tech Days 2022! The event is off to a great start, and we're thrilled to have you join us. Please enjoy today's mix of Live Sessions and industry content from experts worldwide.

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Keynote: “From the Ground Up—Zoox Turns a Corner with New AV and Sensor System Designs" by Ryan McMichael

Today's Keynote speaker is Ryan McMichael, Director, Sensors & Systems for Advanced Hardware at Zoox. Ryan discusses some key questions that impact the cars and the complex sensor systems that will enable an autonomous future. These include: What if you started designing an autonomous vehicle from the ground up? How different would it be from what is on the road today?



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Tuesday’s Live Sessions

Here are the Live Sessions you'll see happening today on Day 2 (the times below are for the Eastern time zone):

9:00 AM — “From the Ground Up—Zoox Turns a Corner with New AV and Sensor System Designs” with Ryan McMichael

10:00 AM —  “From Design to Real RF Device - Connecting EDA Simulation and Hardware Test” with Rohde & Schwarz

11:00 AM — “Embedded Solutions based on RZ MPUs” with Renesas Electronics

12:00 PM — “Data Center Power Distribution and Thermal - Improving Efficiency With Passives That Can Handle the Heat” with YAGEO Group

1:00 PM — “ROHM Stand-alone USB-PD Solutions: BD93F10MWV, BD93E11GWL, & BD91N01NUX” with ROHM Semiconductor

2:00 PM — “Practical Guidelines to Successfully Solder Connectors to PCBs” with Samtec

3:00 PM — “DIGI-KEY PRESENTS: How Miniaturization in Connectivity Creates an Efficient and Powerful Industrial Future” with TE Connectivity and Digi-Key Electronics

4:00 PM — “Protect your Electronics Assets from Intruders” with Eaton

1:30 AM (Wednesday) — “Learn How mSure Technology Can Maintain Equipment Health Over the Lifetime of Grid Infrastructure Assets” with Excelpoint


Adding to this week's fun, if you can come to the live premiere of a Live Session, you get the chance to be a lucky winner of one of our prize packages. Don't worry if you can't make it, you can catch up with the on-demand video later.


Monday's Highlights

Day 1's Keynote yesterday showcased insights from Dave Doherty, President and COO of Digi-Key Electronics, and Joe Nelligan, CEO of Molex. These two industry leaders discussd the results from their recent survey of design engineers.

Aside from that Keynote, there were plenty of interesting Live Sessions available on demand this week. You can check out presentations like Infineon Technologies' "World’s Smallest Dual-Channel Low-Side Gate Driver ICs" and how to "Power over Ethernet, When a Switch is Not Enough" by Mouser Electronics any time.

This year's Industry Tech Days is gathering momentum, but still have a lot to share between today and the end of the week. Also, we have a filtering system of our event content to help you navigate by conference track. Enjoy!