- Tom Toma, Global Product Manager, Magna Electronics
- Amine Taleb PhD, R&D Director, Valeo Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems NA
- Scott Morell, VP of Engineering, Danlaw Technologies
- Mike Thoeny, Managing Director of Automated Driving, Aptiv
Dr. Amine Taleb is the R&D Director for Valeo’s Comfort and Driving Assistance (CDA) Business Group in North America. In this role, he leads the engineering organization in the Three focus areas of Valeo Intuitive Driving: Automated Driving/Parking, Connectivity, and Intuitive Controls for the North American Market.
Dr. Taleb has more than 20 years experience in advanced automotive technologies with technical expertise in the opto-electronic field. He has been published several times and holds several patents. Dr. Taleb graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. with a doctorate degree in Physical Chemistry.
Scott Morell the Vice President of Engineering of Danlaw’s electronics development in the United States and India. He oversees the development activities of Danlaw’s Automotive Electronic Systems and V2X Connected Vehicle technology sectors. In V2X, he initiated and leads Danlaw’s technology development of DSRC based OBUs On Board Units that are being deployed at the UMTRI AACVTE and NYC Connected Vehicle Pilot projects.
Scott has over 30 years of experience in Automotive Electronics Safety systems including V2X, Passive and Active Safety, and Braking Control (ABS/TCS/ESC). He has lead R&D teams in all of these areas for over 20 years in all areas of enginering. Prior to joining Danlaw in 2014, Scott worked for Continental and Kelsey-Hayes (now part of ZF TRW).
Mike Thoeny, Managing Director of Automated Driving, Aptiv
Mike Thoeny is managing director for Aptiv’s autonomous driving OEM programs. He began his automotive electronics career with Delco Electronics in 1989, adapting military head-up display technology for automotive use. Thoeny progressed through various design engineering and program management positions in displays and chassis electronics, bringing new technology products to market from concept to launch. In 2001, he was named chief engineer for Delphi’s chassis electronics and active safety (ADAS) products, expanding to include hybrid power electronics and active/passive safety integration. In 2006, Thoeny relocated to Germany to lead Delphi’s Europe safety electronics business as well as the global product development strategy for safety electronics products. He served as global engineering director for electronic controls, comprised of safety, body and power electronics products before relocating to Michigan to lead the North America electronic controls business as managing director. He returned to Germany in 2014 as managing director for electronic controls, leading the team through a period of unprecedented growth in ADAS business prior to his current assignment.