AutoSens invests in future industry at Michigan Science Center

AutoSens in Detroit, the influential vehicle perception event taking place on May 14-17, 2018, has confirmed a new venue in the heart of Detroit’s historic Midtown district, at the inspiring Michigan Science Center.

AutoSens in Detroit, the influential vehicle perception event taking place on May 14-17, 2018, has confirmed a new venue in the heart of Detroit's historic Midtown district, at the inspiring Michigan Science Center.


World-class facilities, including the Chrysler IMAX Dome and the Toyota Engineering 4D Theatre, both of which will be used during the AutoSens event, are set against a thrilling backdrop of exhibits and interactive features, many of which reflect Detroit's century of productivity and engineering influence over the world.

Charles Gibson, Director of Innovation and Outreach at the Michigan Science Center added "The Michigan Science Center is excited to host AutoSens' prestigious conference. MiSci is dedicated to inspiring curious minds of all ages with science, technology, engineering, and math, and autonomous vehicles are an important part of the future of STEM. AutoSens will bring the world's leading technical experts to our museum, and we are looking forward to supporting the conference with exciting education and outreach initiatives."

No Rain, No Train
The crackle of innovation will spark new ideas and fill the air with stimulating questions and exciting answers, as we invite the world's leading minds in vehicle perception, ADAS and autonomous vehicles to join us again in Michigan.

As a mature events venue, and only a short distance from main transport hubs serving the city, Michigan Science Center, also known as MiSci, has steadily grown in popularity and impact, engaging schools and independent groups to explore science, technology, engineering and maths.

Rob Stead, Conference Director, was delighted to confirm the move, saying that the demand to expand the event was significant - "Our exciting new venue for Detroit is really needed for the larger agenda, which now has two conference tracks and two plenary sessions. And after last year was a little disrupted by the local features, shall we say, this year we can guarantee ‘no rain, no train' at Michigan Science Center!"

Situated in the heart of the city, and close to the Wayne State University's technical schools, combined with the stimulating environment of a museum dedicated to educating and inspiring people about the history and future of scientific research and technology development makes for a powerful combination.

Community is key
As part of the AutoSens program, which includes standards development under the IEEE Standards Association P2020 Working Group, the event will also welcome a group from the North West Advanced Programming Workshop.

NWAPW is an immersion program for high school students designed to take their understanding of computer science to the next level. The group will attend the conference, meeting industry professionals, as well as having the chance to explore the exhibition and present their own development projects.

Rob Stead, Conference Director, said "The AutoSens vision has always been about community. I'm often told what's different about AutoSens is the openness and willingness to discuss topics among the engineers attending. Proprietary information remains so, of course, but there are so many issues, challenges and technical bottlenecks that are in the public domain, but still haven't been solved by industry. These conversations and collaborations are what drives the success of AutoSens, and will be the signature ingredient at all our events for years to come."

About Michigan Science Center
The mission of the Michigan Science Center is to inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a creative, dynamic learning environment.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Michigan Science Center relies on the support of donors, sponsors, community partners and members. That also means, as guests of AutoSens in Detroit, that delegates and exhibitors alike are helping to support this fantastic facility aimed at extending access to science, technology, engineering and maths to young people.

Booking for AutoSens is now open
With more than 400 delegates expected, reflecting the conference's rapidly growing international industry standing, prompt booking is advised.

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