At OmniAir’s October Plugfest in Northern Califonia, we had over 170 attendees, testing 37 DSRC devices from 30 different vendors from around the world. This year’s event promises to be even larger-with over 300 test sessions, extensive field testing, cybersecurity testing, and technical learning sessions throughout the week.
The first day will feature our Connected Vehicle Workshop, which will address key policy and technical issues related to the testing and deployment of Connected and Automated Vehicles. We are pleased that Kirk Steudle, Director of Michigan Department of Transportation, and Marcus Welz, CEO of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems will serve as our keynote speakers.
|Kirk T. Steudle began his career with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in 1987. A registered professional engineer, he rose through the ranks of the department to his current position. Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Steudle state transportation director on Jan. 1, 2011. He also served as state transportation director from 2006 to 2010.
Steudle is a national leader in the development of connected vehicle technology, which allows vehicles to communicate with the road and other vehicles to improve safety and mobility. He continues to work with a partnership of governments and auto manufacturers to further high-tech highway operations and, at the same time, improve Michigan’s economy.
Steudle is a graduate of Adrian High School and LTU, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in construction engineering. He also served on the Essexville City Council from 1995 to 1999.
Marcus Welz leads the Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems business in the U.S. As the world market leader in traffic technology, the company offers advanced software and systems to modernize and improve urban and interurban traffic. In this role, Welz manages all functions including sales, R&D, product management, customer service and drives strategic business direction.
Joining Siemens in 2001, progressing through a number of management role throughout Europe and the United States. Prior to his current position, Welz served as Senior Vice President and Head of Global Sales & Project Management at Siemens AG, headquartered in Munich.
Welz holds a Business Administration degree from Munich University of Applied Science and a Master of Science Degree in Energy Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Connected Vehicle Workshop Preview
|10:30 am||Welcome, Logistics, Intro||Jason Conley||Executive Director, OmniAir|
|10:40 am||Opening Remarks||Steve Novosad||Chair, OmniAir|
|11:00 am||Keynote Speaker #1||Kirk Stuedle||Director, Michigan DOT|
|11:30 am||Keynote Speaker #2||Marcus Welz||
CEO, Siemens ITS
|12:00 pm||Plugfest Preview||Ralph Buckingham||Director, CAV Tech., Intertek|
|Andrew Smart||Chief Technology Officer, ACM|
|1:30 pm||Panel 1: CAV Testing & Deployments|
Panel 2: Automotive Cybersecurity
|4:00 pm||Afternoon Break|
|4:15 pm||Panel 3: V2X Around the World|
|5:40||Reception – Barbeque, Brats, & Beers|
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