Driving the Connected Vehicle Landscape

From Data Centers and Edge Computing to Sensors - Understanding the emerging role of edge servers in safety critical applications and new use cases that connected cars and data centers/edge servers can create. Exploring wireless co-habitation, Next Generation V2X (NGV) interoperability vs. co-existence, Can a vehicle be an edge server? Considering sensors, sensor data processing and connectivity, C-V2X pilots and deployment results.

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June 17-19, 2019


Hayes Mansion

San Jose, CA USA



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to all IWPC Members


Wireless communications in vehicles is increasing in importance and promises to make driving safer, traffic flow smoother, energy consumption more efficient and emissions lower. Several emerging technologies and services, such as intelligent driving, the creation of maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing, require vehicles to be connected to the cloud and networks to facilitate the transfer of large amounts of data among vehicles and between vehicles and the cloud. Based on estimations, there will be a need for new network architectures and computing infrastructure to support massive computing resources and topology-aware storage capacity for balancing quality and cost.

Workshop Goals

  • Assess current connectivity solutions, interoperability, co-habitation and interference challenges
  • Review C-V2X pilots and deployment results
  • Understand the emerging role of edge servers in safety critical applications
  • Potential for a group of vehicles to act as micro clouds/virtual edge servers
  • Explore future network deployment and business models to support the future needs of connected vehicles
  • Understand future requirements and any shortcomings to fully address the challenge of automotive big data
  • Explore use-cases beyond latency-sensitive safety applications which demand big data capacity growth between vehicles and the cloud


June 17


7:00 PM

Evening Reception & Registration

At Hotel

June 18


7:00 AM


8:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions


9:00 AM

Host Introduction and Keynote


Keynote Presentation


InfoTech Labs Fellow


10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

Status Update/Overview of Connected Vehicles

  • Connected Cars strategies
  • Industry update status: use cases, applications, etc.
  • Assessing connected vehicle platforms and applications
  • RAN and connectivity requirements for connected cars
  • Exploring V2X and 5G Connected Cars
  • RIO models around connected enterprise vehicles
  • V2X, global regulatory mandate status

The Case for Infrastructure in Early CAV World


Senior Engineer, Automobile Technology Research




5G Millimeter Wave Frequencies and Mobile Networks


IWPC Working Group Preview

Director, Mobile Systems and Devices Strategy & Architecture

Technology Architecture & Innovation, CTO Group




12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

The Landscape of Connected Vehicles with Data Centers

  • What is the predicted wireless coverage for the connected car ecosystem?
  • Location requirements to support connected car and its data requirements
  • What are the network requirements to support connected vehicles?
  • Machine Learning and Neural Networks in the vehicle and in the edge server
  • Wireless distribution infrastructure
  • How will the service requirements change as the technology becomes increasingly complex?
  • Cellular V2X

Driving Connectivity for the Automotive Industry


Director, Technology Strategy & Architecture



Connected Car Network Communications: Present and Future





 Automotive Edge Computing Consortium


Ecosystems, Office of the CTO

Dell EMC


3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:40 PM

New Use Cases That Connected Cars Can Create

  • The role of 4G and 5G in future automotive applications
  • How a hybridized service model can simply deliver multi-level service offerings to OEMs, fleet managers, owners and passengers
  • How will these networks be planned...integration into current 4G/5G networks...DSRC cellular V2X
  • Understanding use cases which increase autonomous driving comfort and determine V2X data bandwidth and coverage needs especially for mmWave
  • What is the connected cars role in the shift toward autonomy

Use Cases and Trials for 4G+5G Roadside Connectivity that Drives the Digital Road Infrastructure


Director, Technical Solutions



4:20 PM

C-V2X Global Standards

  • 5G NR: Can it help V2X
  • 3GPP standards compatibility
  • R16 V2X study item complete
  • Understanding follow-on work item and the roles the LTE and 5G NR will play when meeting the full set of V2X requirements, including basic safety mechanisms and advanced services

Assessing how 5GNR V2X Rel-16 differs from LTE V2X


Fellow and Head of Radio Interface Group


5:00 PM

V2X Pilots and Deployment Results

  • V2X scenarios and their implementation
  • Results of trials
  • Status of V2X in 4G and in 5G
  • Next market and technology milestones
  • How can open APIs, Open RAN solutions, CBRS, and small cells combine to enable disaggregation and virtualization at the network edge, enable new use cases such as driver assistance services (self-parking, etc.)
  • Will the influx of local processing power and real-time data from highly automated and self-driving cars provide operators, developers and even car owners, an opportunity to monetize the new data centers that will populate smart parking lots?
  • Industry Food Chain (how business model works) 802.11 vs. 5G
  • Connected Car, autonomous vehicle, C-V2X and DSRC
  • DSRC vs. PC5 vs. Uu
  • 5G NR timelines, use cases, ecosystem and food chain for Vehicular Connectivity
  • 5G aspects of V2 (vehicle-to-vehicle) communication
  • Infrastructure needs and impacts
  • 5G New Radio PHY specifications and possible impacts to V2 telecommunications
  • DSRC and roadmap C-V2X and roadmap
  • Trials and timescales for commercial rollout
  • Regulatory update
  • Interoperability and Conformance Testing
  • Mode 3 C-V2X

Driving to the Edge: How Open APIs and Open RAN will Transform Ordinary Parking Lots into Dynamic Data Centers


VP, Global Markerting


5:40 PM

End-of-Day Panel Session


6:00 PM



7:00 PM

Networking Dinner at TESTAROSSA Winery



June 19


7:00 AM



8:00 AM

V2X Pilots and Deployment Results, continued

  • Connected infrastructure
  • Autonomous and connected vehicles
  • Mass transit (electric bus)
  • V2X Communication
  • Cyber Infrastructure and High Performance/High Throughout Computing
  • Socioeconomic impact assessment
  • Legal implications and liability
  • Cellular 5G Network role in connected vehicle landscape
  • Spectrum and standards evolution for connected vehicle
  • Use of C-V2X technology around the world - use cases and technology
  • 5G NR timelines, use cases, ecosystem and food chain for Vehicular Connectivity
  • 5G aspects of V2 (vehicle-to-vehicle) communication
  • Infrastructure needs and impacts
  • 5G New Radio PHY specifications and possible impacts to V2 telecommunications
  • C-V2X roadmap
  • Trials and timescales for commercial rollout
  • Regulatory update

The Intelligent Mobility Initiative: A User-Centered, Open-Innovation, Living Lab Ecosystem for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Nevada


Director, Nevada Center for Applied Research

Applied Research Facility

University of Nevada



Assessing Global C-V2X Deployments




9:20 AM

Emerging Role of Edge Servers in Safety Critical Applications

  • What can data centers/edge servers in particular enable?
  • How edge servers in the vehicle can increase performance by moving data to the edge and reduce demand on backhaul networks
  • How a satellite, terrestrial, and MEC-based connectivity platform can integrate with vehicle sensors and V2X communications suites to fulfil OEM connectivity and performance requirements
  • Potential for vehicles to act as micro clouds/virtual edge servers
  • Communications (V2E, V2N) "Intelligent spectrum management for connected vehicles"
  • mmWave, vehicle to infrastructure networking
  • Ubiquitous coverage/fallback when coverage is unavailable
  • Bandwidth/Data usage Precision/Hi mapping Security/jamming/spoofing
  • What kind of networks are required to support connected vehicles?
  • How does the industry assess wireless coverage and variable data performance?
  • What impact does connectivity have on application performance and the value to the ecosystem of having information available on predicted wireless data performance?


What Role do the Tower Companies Play in the Connecting Vehicles?


Director, Product Development



10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

Emerging Role of Edge Servers in Safety Critical Applications, continued

Multi-Access Edge Computing: A Key Supporting Technology for Automotive Use Cases in 5G Era


MEC Vice-Chair, Intel



11:20 AM

Exploring Wireless Co-habitation - V2X, 4G/5G, 802.11p. Next Generation V2X (NGV)

  • Interoperability vs. co-existence
  • Will mobile connectivity for V2X communications become an essential part of future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems?
  • Assessing interoperability in all parts of the supply chain, from chipset manufacturers to on-board unit vendors and carmakers
  • Harmonizing test procedures and quality gates to ensure successful operation of the multi-vendor mobile system for the global market
  • Exploring distributed automotive functions and the impact on conformity assessment and homologation
  • Will government authorities and industry alliances seek solutions to ensure interoperability even on the application layer?
  • Spectrum regulation, other wireless technologies vs. 5G/3Gpp
  • Global Spectrum and Standard acceptance status
  • International standards and associated measurements needed to advance the deployment of connected vehicles - Signal integrity, signal isolation, signal security
  • Expected interfaces and architectures for V2I implementations
  • Incorporation with 5G services (terrestrial or satellite) for backhaul and V2V uplink to V2I

Considering C-V2X


Director, Technical Standards



12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

Testing and Validation

  • 4Vehicle connectivity, requirements, infrastructure criticality
  • C-V2X Rel.14, 15 and 5G NR Rel.16 design simulation and test requirements from the industrial players
  • V2X, including C-V2X with LTE and 5G as well as DSRC, design simulation and test challenges
  • Test requirements and regulations for V2X
  • New developments on communication protocol cV2X/802.11p comparison requirements from Tier1, OEM and infrastructure provider for connected car testing
  • Comprehensive open and closed loop test system approaches for cV2x/LTE-V and 802.11p/DSRC
  • Exploring flexible platforms based on a software defined radio RF implementation

V2X Technology and Standards Overview


Field Application Engineer




Interoperability - Fundamental Requirements for Cooperation on Our Roads


Automotive Business Development Manager




Accelerating Cellular V2X Technology for Connected Car Applications


Automotive and Energy Solutions



 Open and Closed Loop Testing





3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:30 PM

Enabling Technologies

  • Sensors, Sensor Data Processing and Connectivity
  • C-V2X, 5G, Cooperative Driving, Sensor Sharing
  • Hybrid Satellite-Cellular Connectivity
  • 5G NSA performance
  • SLAE L3+ required Cellular connectivity and features required in cellular networks
  • Update on Rel 15/Rel 16 C-V2X (any changes to sidelink channel and others). Update on spectrum UNII-4 5.9 GHz dedicated to C-V2X and upcoming NPRM on adjacent UNII-5 band.
  • How an integrated diffractive metasurface electronically scanning satellite antenna in the vehicle, combined with terrestrial networks, can provide an "always-on" connectivity solution for mobile platforms
  • Visible light communication for connected vehicles
  • How will new innovative wireless communication to be used for V2X such as Li-Fi be used?
  • Implementation of data-driven concepts such as IoT/IIoT
  • Power requirements of the wireless devices
  • Connectivity technology
  • 5G radio equipment; Massive MIMO, MIMO RRU, Fronthaul
  • Antenna technology and PCB materials needed to support connected vehicles
  • DSRC & C-V2X 5G Sensor fusion
  • High speed cable based automotive interfaces (i.e., automotive Ethernet, MIPI A-PHY, etc.)

Dynamic Spectrum Access, Sensing and Fusion at the Edge


Program Manager




The Always Connected Mobile Edge Compute Platform


Connectivity Solutions Manager




Realizing RF solution to address data rates beyond 30Gbit/s


Market Manager Automotive




5:00 PM

Closing Discussion


5:45 PM




  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?
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  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 10, 2019

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

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  3. Who are the attendees?
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    • 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 $998 (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members only.)

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  5. Hotel information?

    Hayes Mansion
    200 Edenbale Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95136
    Phone: +1 (408) 226-3200
    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is $199/night. The deadline for hotel reservations is Tuesday, June 4, 2019. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. You can make your reservations at Book your group rate for IWPC San Jose 2019.

  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.

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