Embedded Safety & Security Summit 2018 Brings Together the Automotive Community

500+ People Gather at Chennai and Pune for a Day of Talks, Technology and More

Bengaluru, August 10, 2018 :  A gathering of over 500+ automotive technology community members came together on 07th August 2018 at Chennai and on 09th August 2018 at Pune to be a part of the fourth annual ESSS event, themed ‘Enabling Dependable Automotive Systems’. The bustling crowd was filled with embedded automotive developers, customers, partners, decision makers and industry experts.

The event was organised by LDRA with support from partners and industry bodies and featured 20 speakers who presented 3 Keynote Sessions, 6 Technical Sessions and 3 Technical Workshops at each location.

Key speakers included embedded technology veteran Dr. Mike Hennell, Founder and Technical Director, LDRA UK; automotive maestros Apurbo Kirty, Associate Chief Eng – Electrical & Electronics, Product Development – Automotive Division (AD-PD), Mahindra & Mahindra and Sanjay Gupta, Vice President & India Country Manager, NXP; coding standard committee member Chris Tapp, Chairman – MISRA C++ Working Group, Technical Consultant, LDRA UK; technology experts Eric Schacherer, Director of Sales, Southern Europe & India, Green Hills Software, Raghavendra Bhat, Technical Consultant, India/SE and ME Asia, ANSYS and Khushwant Pawar, Head, Cybersecurity Solutions – Mobility, ETAS Automotive India.

Dr. Mike Hennell, Founder and Technical Director, LDRA UK, delivered the inaugural keynote address at both locations. “Automotive safety and security standards are continuously maturing, and best practices becoming more established,” he said. “To proactively prepare for the upcoming regulatory challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles, the industry could learn from aerospace and other sectors demanding functionally safe systems to improve upon those best practices.”

“Our goal for ESSS 2018 was to spark an exchange of ideas amongst the embedded automotive community, and to enable the creation of futuristic and dependable automotive systems,” said Shinto Joseph, Director – South East Asia Operations, LDRA India. “It was a pleasure to host the automotive edition of ESSS in Chennai and Pune, the two automotive hubs in India. It gave us the opportunity to interact and build relationships with the vibrant tech community in these two cities.”

ESSS 2018 primary partners were Green Hills Software – platinum partner, ETAS – gold partner and ANSYS – silver partner. Embedded Systems Solutions were an exhibitor at the summit, and the supporting partners list included Altair, ARAI, ARM, FTD Infocom, IEEE, IESA, MathWorks and QT. Auto Tech Review was a media partner, and SRM Institute of Science and Technology was an academic partner.

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