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Work of Tomorrow: March 25, 2019

Host Christian Terwiesch is joined by Paul Newman (CTO and Co-Founder, Oxbotica) and Jeremy McClain (Director of Systems & Technology, Continental AG) on the Monday, March 25, 2019 edition of Work of Tomorrow.

Air Date: Monday, March 25, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Jeremy McClain

Air Time: 1:00 pm
Featuring: Jeremy McClain

Paul Newman

Air Time: 1:30 pm
Featuring: Paul Newman

Featured Guests

Paul Newman

CTO and Co-Founder, Oxbotica


Paul Newman FREng, FIET, FIEEE is a creator, pioneer and innovator of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.

He is Founder & CTO at Oxbotica, BP Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford, and Founder & Director of the globally renowned Oxford Robotics Institute.

In 1999, Paul set out the fundamentals of the large-scale navigation problem SLAM (simultaneous localisation and mapping) and wrote the most cited paper in the field. He continues to lead the way in AV innovation, having authored 180 papers, garnered 16,000 citations and registered 22 patents.

His pioneering approach to AV technology is being successfully harnessed for real-world application at Oxbotica. The business is currently conducting autonomous trials on the streets of Oxford and London with Addison Lee Group, and has previously achieved the UK’s first autonomous deliveries with CargoPod and Ocado Technology, and a world first in airside AV technology for Heathrow Airport.

Beyond his responsibilities at Oxbotica and the academic world, Paul is a strategic advisor to businesses and organisations at Government level. He currently serves on the UK Government’s Department for Transport Science Advisory Council and is on the BSI Standards Committee for AV technology. In 2015, he was elected a Fellow of the IEEE, the IET and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Jeremy McClain

Director of Systems & Technology, Continental AG


Jeremy McClain is Head of Systems & Technology for the Chassis & Safety Division at Continental in North America, a position he has held since May 2016. In this role, McClain leads a cross-functional department that is responsible for the strategy, innovation and conceptual design, development and validation of future mobility system functions and architecture solutions. He is spearheading much of this innovation around autonomous driving and seamless mobility.

McClain joined Continental as a vehicle system development engineer in the Electronic Brake Systems (EBS) product area in 2002. Since then, he has held numerous positions in the EBS and ADAS product areas as well as in the Advanced Development arena. Throughout his career, McClain has contributed to the development of leading-edge active safety, assisted and automated driving system technologies for the North American and global markets.

McClain earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Saginaw Valley State University. He has 5 awarded patents with multiple pending.

McClain also serves on the SAE Connected Vehicle Advisory Committee and was recently appointed to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility.

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