May 9, 2019 | Suburban Collection | Novi, Michigan
7:30a – 8:15a
Registration and Breakfast
8:30a – 9:15a
Breakout Sessions 1 & 2:
HOW AUTONOMY WILL DRIVE A MATERIALS RETHINK
An in-depth look at how materials will change to serve the needs of autonomous vehicle occupants and drive a new aesthetic that specifically suits self-driving vehicles.
CREATING THE ULTIMATE USER EXPERIENCE
Creating strong brands and differentiating products used to be about styling and driving dynamics. Now it’s about creating memorable, personalized experiences. This session will focus on strategies and technologies for integrating mobile devices and biometrics to soothe, entertain, inform and protect.
9:30a – 10:15a
Chief Designer, Global Strategic Design, Ford Motor Company
10:15a – 10:45a
10:45a – 11:30a
Breakout Sessions 3 & 4:
ADVANCED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING
Panelists will detail transformative technologies that use immersive environments, digitalized processes and industry 4.0 to enable global teams to design and manufacture world-class interiors.
THE NEXT-GENERATION COCKPIT
Autonomy is coming, but we still will be driving for quite a while. How are displays, controls and creature comforts evolving to meet the changing needs of tomorrow’s consumer?
11:45a – 12:30p
12:30p – 12:45p
College for Creative Studies Student Design Competition – Sponsored by IAC and Lectra
12:45p – 1:30p
Wards 10 Best Interiors Awards
1:30p – 2:15p
Director of UX, Data and AI, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development
2:15p – 2:30p
2:30p – 3:15p
Breakout Sessions 5 & 6:
VOLVO’S INTERIOR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
Tisha Johnson, Vice President Interior Design, Volvo Car Group, has a long track record in creating premium car interiors, including the top-of-the-line S90 sedan and the lounge console and child seat for the ultra-luxurious Excellence cars. She also has been deeply involved in assessing the potential impact of a future with self-driving cars on car interiors as part of the design team that created the 360c autonomous concept. In this session, she will discuss details about the development of the new V60 wagon and Volvo’s design philosophy as the industry moves into a new era.
HOW VEHICLE SHARING, COMMERCIAL RIDE-HAILING FLEETS WILL CHANGE INTERIORS
The concept of personal mobility is changing rapidly. Future vehicle interiors must adapt to rapidly expanding user scenarios and deliver future interiors that are more flexible, durable and capable of providing privacy in close quarters.
3:30p – 4:15p
Breakout Sessions 7 & 8:
DESIGNING SPECIFICALLY FOR FULLY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
We’ve all seen the living-room-on-wheels concepts. Now it’s time to take a more pragmatic look at the design opportunities and challenges for level-4 and above vehicles.
NEW CONCEPTS AND TECH FOR ENHANCING INTERIORS
With so much change coming to vehicle interiors, there is no shortage of new ideas of how to make them better. Some of the most interesting will be discussed here.
4:15p – 5:00p