Connected Cars, V2X & Autonomous Vehicles

Exploring global opportunities, challenges and trade-offs
for mobile connectivity systems (IEEE 802.11P (DSRC)
3GPP LTE R14, 5G)

Hosted by:



April 24-26, 2017


NH Dusseldorf City Nord

Düsseldorf, Germany



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to all IWPC Members


Connected vehicle technology is rapidly evolving to include Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), Vehicle-to-Device (V2D), and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) signaling and communications. In addition, integration with non-automotive vertical applications and services may be realized through various Vehicle-to-Home (V2H), Vehicle-to-Device (V2D), and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) solutions. This workshop will bring together industry leaders and technology innovators from across the Wireless and Automotive ecosystems to discuss and debate market and technology drivers and wireless connectivity standards and choices

Workshop Goals

  • Share information on status and trends regarding connected vehicles (V2V, V2X), wireless services and use-cases.
  • Review the present state and novel developments in vehicle connectivity, service models and technology enablers.
  • Discuss and debate technologies and activities which may impact the connected vehicle market (e.g. semiconductor and antenna technology, signal processing, fusion, functional safety, frequency allocation, etc.).
  • Create an open forum for the global automotive and wireless community to discuss requirements, technological opportunities, challenges, limitations, and trade-offs for/of V2V and V2X technology.


April 24





 Tour Registration



 Bus to depart from Hotel for Tour at 14:30


Tour of Vodafone Innovation Park - limited spaces


** SOLD OUT **

Registration at hotel.

Limited to 25 persons, first come, first served!



Evening reception

Registration at hotel

April 25




Coffee and Registration




Welcome and Introductions




Host Keynote

  • Considering new services and business models, leveraging connected vehicles
  • Current drive for V2V and V2X
  • Evolving the LTE 4G network towards 5G
  • Connected Vehicles – status, milestones, opportunities and roadblocks to overcome
  • Considering LTE-V and DSRC – Use-cases, common ground and complimentary aims
  • Sustainable Business Cases
  • The role of Edge Cloud
  • Role of the State/Government
  • Role of the commercial players
  • How can the mobile network augment what is being done on board vehicles
  • Vehicles as connected machines or robust and reliable communications for other applications?
  • Trials and validation tests of LTE-V2X technology in UK and Germany
  • LTE-V2X as an extension of 4G technology
  • V2X augmenting on-board sensors currently used to provide safety features in vehicles
  • How will cellular V2X support Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and road traffic safety initiatives
  • Assessing the effectiveness of 4G technology as a bearer of traffic information
  • Learnings from trials of NB-IoT smart parking

Keynote Presentations


CTO Vodafone Germany



Chief Innovation Architect, Vodafone Germany




Networking Break



Service Provider Perspectives

  • What new services and use-cases will drive the demand for connected vehicles?
  • Can V2X lay the foundation for the next generation of urban planning and safer driving?
  • Can V2X monitor and report traffic conditions, notifying drivers over the network to approaching vehicles and events such as airbag deployments, vehicle collisions, hazardous road conditions and bad weather
  • Can vehicle communications offer the potential to dramatically improve safety, reduce congestion and help protect the environment?
  • How do service providers expand connected car services and support self-driving transport models?
  • What use-cases and services can service providers leverage as vehicles become increasingly connected on the path toward fully autonomous driving
  • Considering V2I technology choices, use-cases and business models
  • Exploring sustainable commercial services and applications - communications, applications, commerce, and digital content services
  • Considering this technological and economic shift, how can mobile network operators leverage core strengths to expand their reach into transportation?
  • Can “Smart transportation” maximize mobile network’s value beyond connectivity and how can mobile network operators gain traction?
  • Assessing telematics services
  • Exploring smart parking services and IoT based sensor networks
  • How will LTE-based emergency services evolve?
  • Will Advanced Driver Assistance Systems be deployed, based on LTE-V or 5G standards?
  • Can smart parking help to create new revenue streams for carriers, municipal governments or parking authorities and lower the cost of running parking lots and help alleviate traffic congestion?
  • Can V2I provide a better passenger experience by way of onboard infotainment services, as well as providing high-speed internet, shopping portals with on-route delivery, VR, or even charging stations?
  • Can the industry monetize passenger data by proactively sharing and managing data to bolster end-user experience?
  • How will service providers collect and manage data and detect hazards beyond the line of sight?

Roadmap for the Introduction of LTE-V2X


CTO, Connected Car




Initial Views on Connectivity Design Framework for Automotive Applications


Senior Researcher




Push for Safe Mobility in Hong Kong


AVP, Strategic Technology & Projects





Networking Lunch



Automotive OEMs

  • Use cases for connected cars today and where demand for technology will go in the future.
  • Understanding what the automakers are looking for – what part will cellular and DSRC play?
  • Assessing milestones and timescales to develop connected vehicles
  • Consideration for next-generation 5G mobile connectivity and cellular vehicle-to-everything communication standards towards full autonomous driving functionality in 2025
  • Assessing trial deployments of 5G mobile communication standards
  • Understanding a smart internet of vehicles and global cross-industry collaboration
  • What connectivity requirements do autonomous vehicles pose on infrastructure?
  • With semi-autonomous vehicles already on the road, how can cellular connectivity help the drive for driverless technology?
  • V2V and V2X use-cases and technologies
  • What will be the future electronic systems in a car supporting the way to "autonomous driving". (LIDAR, RADAR, etc..)?
  • What will be the impact on the V2x (x=Infrastructure, Vehicles)?
  • Assessing market status:

Ford and the Connected Vehicle


Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering Europe






Global Industry Collaboration

  • Landscape for cross (automotive and mobile communication) industrial certification framework
  • Assessing collaborative research projects
  • Will 5G delver the ultra-high performance, ultra-low latency needed to realize connected cars?
  • Harmonious coexistence of heterogeneous RAN with 5G network
  • Privacy in telecommunications networking for cooperative crash avoidance and cooperative automated driving
  • Performance of LTE for connected car communications
  • Industry status of V2X readiness

5GAA Overview and WI Status


Director for Industry Communications





Networking Break



Regulatory Perspectives

  • Existing work towards revision of the ITS regulation in Europe
  • V2X as a vertical market under the new 5G mandate from the European Commission to the CEPT
  • Related activities in the global market to consider possible global or regional harmonized frequency bands, to the maximum extent possible, for the implementation of evolving Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) under existing mobile-service allocations, in accordance with Resolution 237 (WRC-15)
  • Spectrum issues in relation to sensor platforms
  • Global Spectrum perspective
  • How can regulators and governments help to create a collaborate global ecosystem to enable connected vehicles
  • Will regulatory efforts help or hinder the push toward autonomous vehicles?
  • How will proposed rules requiring automakers to include V2V technologies in all new light-duty vehicles impact V2X?
  • Will deployment of V2V devices using dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) help or complicate cellular V2X?
  • How does the industry ensure extensive privacy and security controls in any V2V and V2X device?
  • How will federal and state transportation agencies fund new DSRC RSE units, basic infrastructure maintenance and reconstruction?
  • What are the critical requirements for "digital motorways"?
  • How can we in Europe catch up on the recent Stateside initiative for V2V?
  • How can the different verticals and consumer telecommunications regulations be accommodated?
  • How are car solutions being designed for markets where the radio spectrum offered by each operator may be different and unique to the local market?
  • Exploring vertical integration with automotive services

European Activity in Vehicular Connectivity


Programme Officer




Activities in CEPT (European Spectrum Regulation) with regard to connected cars evolving towards autonomous vehicles


European Communications Office

Spectrum Management




V2X – Opportunities and Challenges from an Infrastructure Perspective


Federal Highway Research Institute




Broadband Networks Policy for Safe Transportation and Innovative Services


Director, CEE



End of Day Panel




Adjourn for Day



Networking Dinner - Brauerei Zum Schiffchen

Bus transportation provided to/from hotel/restaurant

April 26




Coffee and Registration



Wireless OEM Perspectives

  • LTE-V2X tests as an important step in the development of 5G technology
  • Building capabilities on the worldwide 4G standard to ensure safe, reliable communications whilst making the most efficient use of radio spectrum and a smooth transition to 5G
  • Enabling communication between vehicles and infrastructure as an important step towards the lead to full automation of cars
  • Building a secure, open and shared terminal-pipe-cloud platform and environment 
  • Results of studies of vehicle platooning performance over a cellular network
  • Exploring the dynamic behavior of vehicles on highways
  • How will platooning perform in typical cellular networks taking into account communication delays and potential message loss?
  • How can V2X technology be used to deliver services covering road safety applications, traffic control services, and automated driving?
  • When will the automotive OEMs be able to offer network-based low-latency, end-to-end automotive services?

Cellular Vehicle Connectivity


Senior System Engineer



Vehicle Platooning Performance over Cellular Networks


Senior Researcher/Connected Vehicle Communications




Automotive Technology Enablers

  • IEEE 802.11p vs Cellular V2X deployment.
  • Pros / cons / coexistence and timelines
  • Comments and consequences of the DOT DSRC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (2021 start)
  • Do we need V2X to reach Level 5 autonomous drive (many automakers say no)
  • DSRC vs Cellular-based methods - Which will win out in the marketplace?
  • Will we see 2 different Standards in the market, or eventually do they need to converge to one?
  • Can the US take a separate approach than the Rest of the World?
  • Does RF and Hardware initially have to support both systems?
  • Device interoperability and certification

Compelling Use-Cases for V2X


Head of Industry Relations




Networking Break



Future Architectures for Connected and Highly Automated Driving

  • Can mmWave radio, network slicing and beam tracking/transfer across the different transmission points support speeds exceeding 100 kilometers per hour?
  • Use cases and their specific requirements
  • Impact on 5G architecture (Transport topology, latency, bandwidth, availability, security, etc.)
  • How will different Technologies) (eg 802.11P, LTE Advanced Pro, 5G) match these requirements?
  • How can we increase standardization to reach a widespread Adoption of new Standards?
  • Connected Cars need strong connectivity for coordination with other moving units around them
  • Understanding the whole ecosystem around the connectivity need and impact of possible solutions like Mobile Edge Computing

LTE Capabilities for Advanced V2X


Lead Architect Car2X Use Cases & Solutions




V2X and its relationship to big data and smart cities


Director, Technology




Bringing SDN/NFV To The Mobile Access For Autonomous Vehicle Applications


Chief Architect




Networking Lunch



Wireless Technology Enablers

  • Challenges facing infrastructure such as antennas to support V2X, e.g. in terms of placement, coverage, interference
  • Progress being made in the related Standards
  • Latest LTE-V extensions. Continued discussion LTE-V versus 802.11p.
  • Simulation for V2X connectivity and V2X equipment design
  • Exploring the relationship between V2X, smart cities and big data
  • What will be the impact on the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB´s) because of the rising content of electronic in a car?
  • How can breakthroughs in channel coding, massive [multiple-input/multiple-output], network virtualization and slicing, and accurate positioning aid the drive for connected vehicles?
  • The role of wireless communication in v2v, v2i etc. 802.11 WLAN background
  • How DSRC and 3GPP can coexist
  • DSRC C-V2X tradeoffs
  • DSRC current status and future applications
  • When will the first HW platform based on LTE-D will be available to developers?
  • Platooning as use case for 5G, comparison with 3GPP LTE R14 or 11p
  • The 5G network requirements needed for V2X
  • Adapting consumer technology for RF front end for the automotive industry
  • How can we address this comparison of wireless standards for various use cases & applications?
  • Complimentary use of DSRC versus competitive applications – Will interoperability be an issue?
  • Trends and requirements for the infrastructures in DSRC @ 5.9GHz and LTE (D2D PC5)?
  • Rollout V2X per country and communication standard/frequency bands (DSRC, LTE, 5G)?
  • V2X RF radio frontend specifications in DSRC?
  • V2X RF radio frontend specifications in LTE D2D PC5 (and 5G later)?
  • Role of the “SATCOM on the move” if any?
  • Performance comparison of alternative technologies
  • System RF requirements (Frequency plan, Filtering, Timing)
  • International harmonization of DSRC (5.8 - 5.9GHz)
  • How will Cellular V2X compliment legacy IEEE 802.11p Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) deployments?
  • Will autonomous level 4 and driverless level 5 vehicles require V2V and V2I capabilities?
  • DSRC is ready to deploy, how will IEEE and 3GPP systems evolve and co-exist in the global market?
  • Can the cellular industry augment and enhance DSRC deployed services?

C-V2X Technology and Evolution


Senior Manager




Challenges and Roadmap in light of 5G standardization


Head of Operations and Delivery




The Practical Aspects of V2V









Networking Break



Validation and Certification Challenges

  • Impact of V2X on network benchmarking and scoring
  • Validation and certification
  • V2X impact on Test & Measurement for the Connected Cars, V2X & Autonomous Vehicles
  • Emerging challenges we should expect from 3GPP V2X technology
  • What new obstacles should we expect from mobile communication systems for mission critical services (like verification, certification etc.)

Evolving your V2X Test for the Connected Car


Director, Global Automotive Initiative








Convergence of Telecom and Automotive Industry
Ready for Road Safety and Mission-Critical Application?


Technology Manager




End of Day Panel

Key Take-Aways, Closing Remarks and Actions


Host and invited Carriers and Auto OEMs

18:00 Adjourn  
  Dinner (Dutch*)
* = in this context, Dutch is a term which means that each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.
For those who desire to join us, we get together to enjoy good friends, good food and good wine.


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  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: Friday, April 14, 2017

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    NH Dusseldorf City Nord
    Münsterstraße 232-238
    40470 Düsseldorf, Germany
    Phone: +49 211 2394860
    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is 139 Euros.

    The cut-off date for reservations is Monday, March 27, 2017. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.

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  10. How will handout materials be provided?

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