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IESF Automotive EE Design Conferences

December 9, 2020

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The IESF 2020 conference program, now in its 20th year, is traditionally held in Detroit, San Jose, Japan, India, and Germany. For the first time, the event in 2020 will be held virtually, starting on Dec 9 in the US and repeated in Asian and European time zones. IESF special themes this year will include the design and engineering of electric and autonomous vehicles!

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Update on COVID-19 and impact on IESF Portland

All of us at Mentor, A Siemens Business, are watching the daily reports of the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and share your concerns about its impact on all our lives.  The Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) in Portland, Oregon runs alongside the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS33).  EDTA, the EVS event organizer, cancelled EVS33 earlier this week. As a result, and after considerable deliberation, we are regrettably also cancelling IESF Portland. The health and well-being of our customers, partners, employees and other key stakeholders is of the utmost importance to us.


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Dec 9, 2020 Virtual
11:00 – 16:00 US/Eastern


IESF focuses on EE design issues and the latest industry trends in the Automotive sector. Speakers at each event will cover the following technologies:

  • Architecture – EE architecture, EDS, wire harness engineering & system implementation, network design (inc. AUTOSAR and Ethernet)
  • Connectivity – connecting car, driver & the external world
  • Autonomous – autonomous driving & driver assist systems
  • Electrification – electric vehicles & supporting technology

As always, IESF is free to attend, more details and the agenda will be published closer to the event but please take advantage of the early bird registration to ensure a spot.


The best minds are working at solving the problems to bring forth the next generation of vehicles as the industry continues its path to autonomous driving.

 Vehicle Electronics magazine review of IESF 2018


Lawrence D. Burns
Lawrence D. Burns

The Age of “Automobility”: How Driverless Vehicles Will Reshape Our World

For more than a century, car companies have taken for granted that vehicles will be driven by people, powered by combustion engines and owned primarily by individuals. These presumptions now are being challenged by a stunning convergence of new technology and innovative business models.

Autonomous electric vehicles deployed in transportation services are ushering-in the age of “automobility” which promises more people greater freedom in how they move around and how they live.

This presentation will review the seeds of the mobility revolution, assess the implications of the age of “automobility”, and highlight how to position for this inevitable transformation.

Larry Burns advises organizations on the future of mobility, logistics, manufacturing, energy and innovation.  His current clients include Waymo, Peloton Technology, and Kitson & Partners.

Larry served as General Motors Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning from 1998-2009. Between 2010 and 2016, Larry was Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan, Director of the Program for Sustainable Mobility at Columbia University, and an advisor to several major companies.

Larry’s newest book is Autonomy: The Quest to Build The Driverless Car—And How It Will Reshape Our World (with Christopher Shulgan and published by Ecco / HarperCollins on August 28, 2018).

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December 9, 2020


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