Vehicle Connectivity and
Mobility Towards Full Autonomy

Exploring V2X, 4G/5G, satellite, low band IoT, WiFi, LiFi, Bluetooth and other wireless technologies. Considering congestion management, interoperability, ecosystem readiness, testing, trials, and pilots. Addressing evolving standards and regulatory demands.

Hosted by:



June 19-21, 2018


The Dearborn Inn,
A Marriott Hotel

Dearborn, MI USA



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to all IWPC Members


This workshop will consider use cases for automotive connectivity, current and evolving automotive device design and innovation, wireless connectivity choices and challenges. Experts will explore opportunities, challenges and state of the art technologies to address the evolution of connectivity in support of future highly automated and autonomous driving.

Workshop Goals

  • Considering 5G device design for automotive
  • Exploring mmWave RF Front-End design challenges and mmWave+sub-6Ghz dual connectivity support
  • Addressing roof-mount challenges: reception and temperature
  • Results from massive MIMO and beamforming testing
  • Understanding C-V2X and DSRC co-existence
  • Ensuring clock synchronization between cellular, Bluetooth, WiFi and GNSS
  • Is cellular location accuracy adequate for autonomous vehicles?
  • How will congestion control in C-V2X be addressed?


June 19


2:00 PM

C-V2X demonstrations

At Hotel

7:00 PM

Evening Reception & Registration

At Hotel

June 20


7:00 AM


8:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions


9:00 AM


Keynote Presentation


Technology Manager


10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

Exploring Automotive Connectivity Use-Cases


Automotive Applications for C-V2X


Technical Specialist


11:20 PM

Automotive OEM Perspectives

  • Is there industry alignment or lack thereof on timing for connectivity and automated driving capabilities?
  • What is the automotive industry most concerned about and how are roadmaps are evolving?


  • Audi

  • BMW

  • Daimler

  • Fiat Chrysler

  • General Motors

  • Honda

  • Nissan

  • Tesla

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

Delivering Assured Connectivity

  • Automotive Connectivity (V2V, V2I); mobility concepts and methods
  • Impact on ownership models. Practical reality or wishful thinking?
  • Understanding hybrid solutions - coexistence and different communication technologies
    • C-V2X, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.
    • Thin client cloud-based vs on-board
    • Privacy and security. Social and political implications of tracking vehicles and the risk of hacking
    • Software integrity in mission critical environment
    • BOM cost impact
  • Which wireless protocols are being considered for vehicle connectivity systems?
  • Optimizing and improving 3G/4G/5G connectivity for automotive
  • Considering 4G C-V2x and 5G C-V2X
  • Exploring IoT use-cases beyond locking / starting vehicles
  • How can existing real estate assets be leveraged for V2X
  • V2X infrastructure requirements
  • How does the development for V2X fit with the evolving ISO spec and regulation?
  • Roadmaps for C-V2X adoption, C-V2X specs.
  • Current C-V2x Standards Landscape
  • 3GPP V2X, what's been done in the standards, what is to come.
    • Use of LTE/5G Networks with Edge Computing to complement the on-board vehicle processing

C-V2X Fundamentals: From Radio Access to Emerging Results


Senior Director




Cellular V2x Standardization in 3GPP


Senior Staff Engineer




Public and Private Partnership for AV/CV Deployments


Head, Strategic Sales



3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:40 PM

Extending Cellular Use-Cases for Automotive

  • Connected cars now and in the future
  • Understanding Network Roles
  • LTE to 5G: latency vs 5G footprint
  • Assessing Buildout of 5G
  • Considering the role of Mobile/Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Managing Safety and Security
  • Multi-MNO perspectives
  • Exploring Device Roles
  • Addressing Roadside Units (RSU)
  • Industry Certification, Regulatory, Carrier technical approval
  • Is there industry alignment or lack thereof on timing for connectivity and automated driving capabilities?
  • What is the automotive industry most concerned about and how are roadmaps are evolving?
  • C-V2X and how it will integrate with 5G, additional 5G use cases for vehicle platforms

C-V2X and Mobile Network Operator Potential Roles


Principal-Product Development Engineer

Subscriber Product Engineering




  • Ericsson

  • Samsung

  • Sprint

  • T-Mobile

  • Verizon

5:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Recap on the day and results from various trials and test track test beds

Invited OEMs and Carriers


5:40 PM




Networking Dinner


June 21


7:00 AM



8:00 AM

Wireless Connectivity

  • In-car networks
  • What is the role of mmWave communication in future car connectivity (for autonomous driving and infotainment)?
  • V2X, Wi-Fi in car, telematics, Bluetooth use-cases
  • Realistic benefits, challenges, and KPIs for connected cars throughout the coming decade
  • How will information from a car's sensors be processed, packaged, and shared with other vehicles or infrastructure?
  • How will wireless change in-car networks?
  • Use cases and requirements for LTE V2x
  • Architecture and protocol for LTE V2x
  • 5G advanced use cases and requirements
  • C-V2x Challenges and opportunitiesV2V communication
  • V2X, RADAR
  • 5G in Car2X
  • Sharing Bandwidth and Building Agile Business Case models between Smart X / Industrial/Consumer Users by leveraging SDN/NFV
  • Cellular and 5G connectivity for collision avoidance
  • V2X, Telematics 5G
  • In-vehicle networking technology, current and planned
  • Why V2X for autonomous cars ?
  • Improving Perception, Localization and Mapping with V2X data
  • Enabling co-op path planning with sensor fusion
  • Future Level4/5 AD implementations

WiGig Connectivity for Vehicle Applications


‎Research Engineer




How V2X Sensors can Augment ADAS for Connected Automated Driving




10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

Ensuring C-V2X Security

  • Understanding security vulnerabilities of connected vehicles
  • How does the industry ensure the highest levels of security
  • security requirements, attacks, and privacy protection


How Can The Automotive Industry Address Security Challenges


‎Speaker TBC


12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

Wireless Connectivity Continued

  • 5G device design
  • Big data, big file delivery
  • FOTA use cases
  • Infotainment requirements
  • LIDAR, ADAS, and the role of timing
  • Cellular bandwidth requirement for full vehicle autonomy drive
  • V2X, 4G/5G, satellite, low band IoT, WiFi, LiFi, Bluetooth
  • sensor Fusion

Making mmWave a V2X Reality through Antenna Technologies


‎VP Engineering




  • Laird

  • Mitsubishi

  • Molex

  • P3

  • Pathfinder Wireless

  • Qorvo

  • RunEL

  • Sinclair Broadcasting

  • SiTime Corporation

  • Skyworks Solutions

  • TE Connectivity

  • TransCore

  • Veniam

2:20 PM

Highly Automated Driving and Autonomous Vehicles

  • How will connected cars and V2V / V2X support autonomous driving?
  • Timelines for Level 4/5 autonomous vehicles
  • Policy issues with connected cars and automated driving
  • Data requirements for the Autonomous Vehicles (bandwidth, latency, security)
  • How will connectivity and sensors operate in tandem for fully autonomous vehicles?
  • How will driverless vehicle use cases in rural areas with limited connectivity differ from urban and suburban?
  • C-V2X in the context of Automated Driving and connected cars
  • Practicalities of Automated Driving and related demands on C-V2X especially related to 5G
  • Autonomous Car Communication ( V2V, V2I)
  • How much data with network will be needed per month for different levels of safety or comfort/smoothness?
  • Will rural HW vs. Urban data profile be different - how much?
  • Is there a roadmap on safety levels or function levels mapping to monthly data needs.
  • Connectivity
  • Integration of C-V2X with other forms of radio
  • Spectrum Issues - Licensed v/s Unlicensed
  • Automated delivery trucks and the role of infrastructure
  • Full Autonomy
  • Remote driving use case
  • Level 4 vs Level 5 automation ... Dependency on Infrastructure


  • Aricent

  • Autoliv

  • Bosch

  • BluWireless

  • Cambium

  • Cellwize

  • Charter Communications

  • Cohda Wireless

  • Comcast

  • CommScope

  • Continental

  • Corning

  • Crown Castle

  • Encore Semi

  • Global Foundries

  • IMS Connector

  • Intel

  • Juniper Networks

  • KLA Labs

  • Konnectede Universe

  • Kymeta

3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:40 PM

Test and Validation

  • Mobility infrastructure and simulation environments for connected vehicles
  • Challenges from C-V2X on Test and Measurement
  • Assessing direct communications and system architecture for peer-to-peer communications
  • New requirements for cellular network protocols including distributed congestion control, etc.
  • Testing Autonomous cars
  • Test and Certification of V2X

Challenges of Testing C-V2X


‎Automotive Business Development Manager



Topic to be confirmed


‎Strategic Planner




Test Requirements for the Connected Vehicle


‎Director, Global Business Development, ADAS, Konrad





  • Anritsu

  • P3 Communications

  • Caliper Testnet

4:20 PM

Closing Discussion



  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?
  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?
  3. Who are the attendees?
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?
  5. Hotel information?
  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?
  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?
  8. Will business cards be collected?
  9. What is the dress code?
  10. How will handout materials be provided?
  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Monday, June 11, 2018

  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?

    Click on the link below for a short video guide regarding preparing for and improving your IWPC presentation:

    Video: IWPC Speaker Guidelines

  3. Who are the attendees?
    • We do not permit the Press.
    • We do not permit Analysts.
    • We do not permit Consultants.
    • We do not permit 3rd party sales reps.
    • We only permit "first hand knowledge experts" in business and technology issues, prepared to contribute to the discussion.
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?

    ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out-of-pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus Breaks), audio/visual costs, etc.

    These costs will be $999 (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members only.)

    ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check. Make checks payable to IWPC.

  5. Hotel information?

    The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
    20301 Oakwood Boulevard
    Dearborn, Michigan 48124 USA
    Phone: +1 313-271-2700
    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is $189/night. The deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, June 4, 2018. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. You can make your reservations at Book your group rate for IWPC Detroit 2018 for June 19 to June 21. For shoulder dates, three days before and after the workshop dates, you need to call or email the hotel ([email protected]) to make extended reservations with IWPC room block rate based on hotel availability.

  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?

  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?

    A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.

    In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “recordings” of all presentations and panel sessions.

  8. Will business cards be collected?

    Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.

  9. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!

  10. How will handout materials be provided?

    For ALL IWPC members:

    All IWPC members are invited to submit materials to be included in the online workshop folder in the IWPC Research Library. This should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

    For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

    You are invited to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

    These materials will be included on the IWPC website Research Library.

    Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.


    • Go to
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    • Under Workshop: Vehicle Connectivity and Mobility Towards Full Autonomy
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