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LIDAR and other optical sensors in autonomous driving focus of keynote at OIDA Forum

Jin Shang, R&D CEO at GAC Silicon Valley, to discuss fundamental aspects of optical sensors in autonomy -- usage, functionality, cost and reliability

The Optical Society

WASHINGTON -Jin Shang, CEO of GAC's R&D center in Silicon Valley, U.S.A., will share his views on LIDAR and other optical sensors in autonomous driving as keynote speaker at the OIDA Forum on Optics in Autonomy, 27 June 2019 in San Jose, Calif., U.S.A.

Shang will discuss usage and functionalities for optical sensors in Level 3 and Level 4 autonomy, as well as requirements for cost and reliability. The OIDA Forum is a business development event specifically bridging optics and autonomous vehicles. The forum will address emerging optical sensors, like LIDAR and other imaging subsystems, adaptive lighting, and enabling technologies that have the most promise. The program is geared for leaders of transport applications looking for new solutions.

The OIDA Forum is co-located with the Sensors Expo and Conference and the OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress. The Forum will have five panel presentations in addition to the keynote presentation and networking reception: Investments And Market Perspectives, Optics And Imaging In Autonomy--Accelerating Breadth And Depth; The Vehicle As Data Center: Next-Generation Onboard Computing And Communications; Driving Down Costs: The Manufacturability Challenges For The Optical Supply Chain and The Evolution Of LIDAR In Transportation: Opportunities For Non-Auto Applications And Deployment Progress In Auto.

What: OIDA Forum on Optics in Autonomy
When: 27 June 2019, 7:30 AM to 19:00 PM (PT)
Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, Calif., U.S.A.
View the forum program and speaker profiles.

Sponsored by: Laser Components

Registration Information

Registration, travel and housing information can be found here. The registration fee for the Forum includes a day of programming, a networking reception, breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks throughout the day.

Members of the press may attend the OIDA Forum free of charge. Register by contacting:


OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) serves and represents the optics and photonics community of more than 272 corporate members. Members include the leading providers of optics and photonics components and systems and leading universities and research institutions. OIDA provides roadmap reports and market data for the industry, serves as the voice of the industry to government and academia, acts as a liaison with other trade associations worldwide and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optics and photonics community. To learn more about a corporate membership with OIDA, visit or email

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