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January 26–28, 2021 | Santa Clara, CA

The Car Is the Next Must-Have Consumer Electronic

Cars are getting smarter. But the shift to Level 5 autonomy will take time, testing, and, most of all, the technical chops to perfect the connected car at the component level. That means sensors, 5G, systems on chip, and other foundational elements that are the heart of the autonomous vehicle.

In its second year, Drive World Conference & Expo with the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) will return to Silicon Valley alongside North America's largest chip, board, and systems event, DesignCon. The three-day showcase will bring together the brightest minds across the automotive electronics and semiconductor industries who are looking to shape the technology of tomorrow.

Drive World Expo Partnered with Embedded Systems Conference

Advanced Automotive Stats at a Glance

of a car's value is projected to come from electronics in 2020, up from 20% in 2017

intelligent, connected cars will be on the road in 2023

of today's automakers believe Northern California is the leading region for connected and autonomous cars

tech players and auto makers recently landed in Silicon Valley to support automotive intelligence through electronics

A Cross-Disciplined Approach to Learning

Immerse yourself in the expanding vehicle electronics market and build upon foundational embedded systems education at our two-in-one conference program. Designed to be complementary, attendees are encouraged to access all nine conference tracks from both Drive World and the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC).

From foundational to applicational, topics and areas of coverage include:

  • 5G mobility
  • Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)
  • Autonomous
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Connectivity & infotainment
  • Embedded systems hardware & software design
  • Embedded vision systems
  • LiDAR & radar
  • Propulsion
  • Security & safety
  • Vehicle-to-everything (V2X)
  • Software security
  • Sensing technologies

Not Your Everyday Expo

The expo hall is where the action is. Meet suppliers spanning automotive electronics and embedded systems and make connections with other driven professionals at free sessions and networking activities. Be sure you also take the time to:

  • Go for a spin in an L3 automated vehicle in the Autonomous Zone.
  • Schedule 1:1 time with world-renowned engineers at the Knowledge Bar.
  • Attend keynotes presented by visionaries from SAE, Johns Hopkins, and Kitty Hawk.
  • Wind down your Wednesday at a Networking Happy Hour from 4 – 5 p.m.

See the expo schedule »

Who Should Attend

Drive World is a must-attend event for electrical and mechanical engineers looking to grow in the automotive intelligence and advanced mobility industries. Combined with ESC, which celebrates 30 years in 2019, the two-in-one event will provide attendees with industry-critical education in the heart of electronics innovation — Silicon Valley.

Venue Information

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 2021: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 2021: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 2021: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.