Autonomous driving is arguably one of the most anticipated topics in the tech community. It is pivotal to one of the most established industries as autonomous driving changes the entire field from a sector providing a very hardware oriented product to offering personal mobility without the need to drive a car. Now, there are still many questions to be answered. As we are changing the paradigm of what an automobile is, not just technology solutions need to be found, but also business models will change and legal frameworks need to be adapted. This talk will look at the topic of autonomous driving from different perspectives and discuss what needs to happen to make a great vision become reality and change transportation forever.
Dr. Sven Beiker is a Management Consultant specializing in technology and strategy, particularly in the automotive and personal mobility sector. In his professional engagements and publications he tackles the 4 major trends of automated, connected, electrified, and shared vehicles with projects ranging from research to product development and market deployment. In his career of 20+ years he has served in leading roles at BMW, McKinsey & Company, and Stanford University. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering / Systems Design. He also is a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Business School.