Welcome to the 1st Metro Detroit Workshop on Connected and Autonomous Driving (MetroCAD 2018).

With the burgeoning of Edge Computing and 5G technologies, we envision future vehicles will serve as a computing platform for a variety of services like advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), remote real-time diagnostics, on-board entertainment, and a variety of third-party services, such as public safety. To realize the vision of connected and autonomous driving, researchers and practitioners in the community have to address several challenges, such as communication systems, data analytics platforms, novel algorithms and applications, security, to name a few.

The First Metro Detroit Workshop on Connected and Autonomous Driving aims to bring together the researchers and practitioners from Metro Detroit area to address core challenges with vehicle connectivity and autonomous driving. The goal is to discuss and exchange ideas in this area and stimulate the collaboration between academia and industry partners. The topics include, but are not limited to:

The workshop will include invited speakers, panels, presentations. Researchers and practitioners on connected cars, autonomous driving, transportation systems and ride-sharing platforms are welcome to participate.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Xin Chen

Director, HERE Technologies

Dr. Farshad Fotouhi

Dean of Engineering, Wayne State University

Dr. Shaoshan Liu

Co-Founder and President of PerceptIn

Dr. Jianbo Lu

Group Leader, Ford Motor Company

Program Chair

Dr. Weisong Shi

Director of the CAR Lab

Invited Speakers

Dr. Ming Dong

Director of Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Lab

Dr. Nathan Fisher

Track lead on Computing and Networking in Cyber-Physical Systems

Dr. Jibo He

Director, Human Automation Interaction Lab

Wichita State University

Ted Nichols

Senior Enterprise Architect

Volkswagen Group of America

Dr. Stephen Remias

Track Lead on Smart Transportation in Cyber-Physical Systems

Dr. Fengwei Zhang

Director of Computer and Systems Security Lab


Collin Castle

ITS Program Manager, MDOT

Vicky Rad

Deputy Director

Macomb County Planning and Economic Development

Mark de la Vergne

Chief of Mobility Innovation

City of Detroit