August 16-18, 2021|San Jose McEnery Convention Center| San Jose, CA

Automotive & Autonomous

Industry Outlook

By 2023, worldwide net additions of vehicles equipped with hardware that could enable autonomous driving without human supervision will reach 745,705 units, up from 137,129 units in 2018, according to Gartner1. Software updates could enable even higher levels of vehicle autonomy in coming years.

The demand for the engineering and design around sensors, vision systems, communications, components, and the additional tech needed to advance automotive technologies to autonomous levels is real and comes on an already high demand IC market, with IC Insights forecasting automotive ICs to register the strongest 2019-2024 end-use segment CAGR2.


Automotive & Autonomous Educational Sessions at DesignCon

At DesignCon, you’ll find leading engineers sharing their insights on automotive and autonomous design in educational sessions including:

Feeding the Beast: Consumption-based PCB Design

Protecting Autonomous Vehicle Innovations: Key IP Strategies for the Present & Future

The Building Blocks of Automated Vehicles

Building an Autonomous Test Vehicle

Keynote — Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Sensing What Matters

Plus, in 2021 Drive World + ESC (Embedded Systems Conference) join DesignCon at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, bringing 8 educational conference tracks targeting automotive electronics + intelligence and embedded systems + IoT.

Find more automotive education here and more autonomous education here.


Exhibits of Interest on the Expo Floor

Check out these leading suppliers in the automotive and autonomous spaces providing tech, product, and/or demos on the DesignCon expo floor.

  • Keysight Technologies (Booth 807)
  • AGC Multi Material America (Booth 1124)
  • Fotofab, LLC (Booth 218)
  • KSG America (Kitagawa Industries America, Booth 424)
  • VSI Labs (Booth 407)

Explore the full DesignCon expo floor here.



1. Gartner Forecasts More Than 740,000 Autonomous-Ready Vehicles to Be Added to Global Market in 2023, Gartner

2. Automotive IC Market Forecast With Strongest CAGR Through 2024, IC Insights