December 10 & 11, 2019
Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, Vienna, Austria

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Conference Program

Stream 4: Connectivity - 5G, V2X & Cybersecurity

5G and beyond as communication for autonomous cars and drones

Dr Walter Weigel
Vice president and CSO European Research Institute
Huawei Technologies
Research in 5G is addressing wireless communication for many critical applications, such as intelligent transport systems (ITS). A very important use case is communication for autonomous vehicles, especially cars and drones. These are equipped with a multitude of sensors and actors and will require high-rate connectivity for applications such as sensor sharing and virtual reality. Communication between the vehicle and the infrastructure or between the vehicles themselves has to guarantee parameters like latency and reliability. The presentation will give insights into real 5G tests with cars, and the respective design of the radio interface. It will also provide an overview of specific challenges for autonomous drones and discuss how these challenges can be addressed in future research, leading to '5G and beyond'.

Making vehicles smarter and safer with C-V2X

Martin Beltrop
Head of automotive
Nokia Mobile Networks
This presentation will focus on why the architecture of 5G truly matters for successful automotive transformation. Communication and connectivity are key to the development of autonomous vehicles. Cellular-based technologies will be essential for transforming the entire mobility ecosystem thanks to VX2 technology. With a strong evolutionary path to 5G, C-V2X technology will offer superior performance to help connected vehicles communicate with transport infrastructure, leading to less congestion, reduced emissions and a smoother driving experience.

5G trials for future transport and mobility

Alina Koskela
Special adviser
Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Connected and automated mobility services require communication networks for reliable data exchange. With high capacity, short delay and low power consumption, 5G has the potential to offer new development paths for smart cities and industries based on new services for moving people and goods. In order to understand what types of 5G networks are needed to enable this evolution, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom actively enables and promotes 5G trials in all transport modes. This presentation will compile the results of 5G trials active in Finland and showcase the benefits of public-private cooperation for 5G development.

ITS and cybersecurity challenges

Steve Bowles
Director - IoT operations
360 Network Solutions
Traffic networks have migrated to Ethernet over the years. These networks have been closed and isolated with very limited access to the outside via the internet. As technology improves with software analytics and cloud computing, the security of these once isolated networks must be addressed. Physical security of ITS cabinets has always relied on locking the cabinet or changing the lock so that standard keys do not work. Network security, on the other hand, involves not just locking the door but also understanding the threat and implementing security at points of entry to the network.

Cybersecurity considerations for the future of Canadian mobility

Alexandra Cutean
Senior director, research and policy
Information and Communications Technology Council
This talk will cover the cybersecurity needs and considerations for Canadian critical infrastructure, in particular road authorities. It will cover topics such as multi-modal transportation networks, connected and autonomous vehicles, and other key elements of mobility as Canadian cities develop and change via technological disruption. The talk will also investigate the talent and skills needed to cope with these changes, including specific skill needs and gaps for cybersecurity and digital talent working in transportation.

5G, MaaS and financial transactions

Dr Kristin Gilkes
Managing director
MaaS is set to override the transportation concept of the future, and digitization is set to override the financial transaction of the future. As 5G enhancements create more reliable, available and responsive networks, the volume of online transactions will multiply rapidly. 5G’s ability to collect a steady stream of data from customers, including financial transaction spend data, will enable MaaS providers to deliver custom services on the fly, virtually, wherever the customer resides. We explore potential 5G MaaS use cases utilizing financial transactions, location awareness, augmented reality and facial recognition as part of an advanced customer identity and enhanced experience model.

Improving the in-vehicle experience and security with an operations center

Nurit Peres
Senior product manager
The modern vehicle is like a sophisticated and connected laptop on wheels. With millions of connected and semi-autonomous vehicles on the road, OEMs will need a central system based on data coming from the vehicles and their perimeter. An operations center will enable OEMs to provide a smooth, secure driving experience to customers. This presentation will show how the automotive operations center is a critical solution for mobility services, proactive cybersecurity and incident management. With the increased importance of data and connectivity, the significance of allowing automotive situational awareness, security detection, feedback loop, forensic investigation, remote updates and incident response management rises as well. An operations center will enable OEMs to provide new services and support a smooth driving and riding experience for customers. This presentation will show how the operations center is a critical solution for transportation in a 5G and mobility era, allowing automotive situational awareness, health and security detection, AI feedback loop, supply chain visibility, investigation, remote updates and incident response management.

Real-life demonstrators of 5G in the West Midlands

John Paddington
Innovation integration lead, Public Sector
Transport for West Midlands
This presentation will focus on the work the West Midlands is doing to encourage 5G at a city region level. We are the first regional 5G testbed in the UK. This has unlocked up to £50m of public- and private-sector funding to develop 5G services. The presentation will describe how the West Midlands is building the testbed and what work is being done with mobile operators and infrastructure providers to accelerate the adoption of 5G. Mobility is also a key focus and the presentation will describe how we are looking to develop quick wins, long-term use cases and also how 5G fits with work being undertaken in the West Midlands around connected and autonomous vehicles.

Can 5G keep its promises for a better transport system of the future?

Reiner Stuhlfauth
Technology manager wireless
Rohde & Schwarz International GmbH
5G is expected to be everything to everyone: the connectivity for autonomous motoring, the channel for masses of IoT data, the medium for smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. 5G is incredibly complex. New services are on the horizon, such as the C-V2X evolution implementing 5G NR side link, and the specification work on some of the more complex features has even just begun. Telcos will have to tackle the challenges associated with designing, building and testing infrastructure equipment and networks. This presentation will provide unique insight, share best practices and discuss current challenges for testing and validating key enabler technologies, such as wireless communication testing, over-the-air (OTA) test challenges and solutions to guarantee a certain level of security in 5G communication.

Cooperative, connected and automated mobility – experiences in European test cases scenarios

Lara Moura
Research and innovation manager
A-to-Be and Brisa are partners under SCOOP@F Part 2, which includes the validation of C-ITS services in open-road, cross-border tests with other EU Member States (France, Spain and Austria) and the development of a hybrid communication solution (3G-4G/ITS-G5). C-Roads Portugal is co-funded by the European Union and the objective is to large-scale deploy C-ITS services on five macro pilots where new use cases will be designed and verified. Brisa and A-to-Be are actively contributing to this implementation and the interoperability validation among different Portuguese operators. AUTOC-ITS was a project co-funded by the European Union aiming to contribute to the deployment of cooperative services, improving and promoting the use of C-ITS systems for connected autonomous vehicles (CAV).

Vehicle data in the connected car context - privacy, data ownership, data economy and cooperative intelligent transport systems

Stephan Appt
Pinsent Masons LLP
The presentation will cover: privacy – dealing with GDPR in the connected car context; an update on e-privacy regulation and its impact on automotive; data ownership – who will have access in the future to the data in/from the vehicle; an update on the extended vehicle discussion and on the status of the EU Commission's thoughts regarding vehicle data; European data economy – the EU's view on data monopolies; and cooperative intelligent transport systems – new rules stepping up the deployment of C-ITS on Europe's roads, and what this means in the data context.

5G: connectivity, convergence and collision in the automotive sector

Nick Reeve
Partner, patent attorney
Reddie & Grose LLP
Telecommunications, computing and automotive technologies are increasingly converging with the new generation of self-driving cars. Incumbent car companies like Toyota and Volvo sense danger, as their business models are challenged, while existing technology and disruptive startup companies sense new opportunities and markets. All players in this exciting new market will need to take intellectual property (IP) into consideration to avoid collision and navigate pitfalls along the road. In this talk, we will look at emerging IP trends in the 5G and autonomous vehicle space, such as collaboration and tie-ups, patent pools, standards and licensing.

Is sharing caring? The implications of sharing proprietary data on security

Nina Rosenbach
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
There are security concerns about the exchange of data that must be resolved before autonomous vehicles and smart cities can truly be defined as safe. This presentation looks at whether the sharing of data increases or decreases these risks. Particularly, it will address the potential for blockchain to provide a solution to potential security risks, as well as the potential for consumers to be more at risk when only one system is used universally. Finally, it will address the legal implications of sharing to promote security, and what to do in the event of a breach.

The role of 5G in the automotive ecosystem

Julian Diederichs
McKinsey & Company
The importance of connectivity within the automotive ecosystem is increasing. Connectivity is not only required for passenger entertainment, but also for other applications such as safety-critical software and firmware updates, map updates for self-driving cars and shared mobility platforms. As a result, connectivity is becoming essential for key disruptions in the automotive space, especially autonomous driving and shared mobility. 5G brings higher bandwidths and lower latency with higher reliability than existing 4G or LTE networks, enabling new safety-critical applications to run on 5G networks. The presentation will introduce and discuss a selection of connectivity use cases enhanced by 5G.

Developing a cybersecurity failsafe by implementing a data consortium for the transportation industry

Thomas Davies
The emergence of 5G mobile networks and technologies will provide a game-changing platform that will revolutionize the transportation industry. But with this change will come broader cybersecurity threats, specifically relating to data. New attack vectors will exploit weaknesses in this emerging technology and its data. We will explore how to develop a cybersecurity failsafe by implementing a data consortium for the transportation industry, and how best practices from existing consortiums are applicable to the future of transportation. A successful consortium will be a collaborative big data environment, anonymized and tokenized so all the vehicle information is stored and shared securely without privacy issues.
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