2019 Conference Program

Stream 4: Connectivity - 5G, V2X & Cybersecurity

Day 1: Tuesday, December 10

Opening Address and Conference Overview
08:45 - 09:20

Connectivity - 5G, V2X & Cybersecurity
09:30 - 17:30


Sharon Kindleysides
ITS coordinator
Smart Cities Forum


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

Uwe Puetzschler
Head of Car2X
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.


From connected road to smart transportation systems

Roch Muraine
Worldwide director for transportation
Alcatel - Lucent Enterprise
A modern ITS infrastructure is a highly digital environment with an ever-increasing number of connected devices. Emerging technology required for autonomous and connected vehicles has an impact on the flexibility and criticality of the network. It needs to bring more services to a more diverse group of clients. No blind spots for network services will be tolerated. Using experience from a real case study of our customer Nevada DOT, which changed the paradigm of networking, stating 'advanced ITS applications need ‘smart’ IP networks', this presentation will discuss the deployment of a self-configuring network to adapt to ever-changing road conditions.

10:45 - 11:25



The challenges in testing connected vehicles

Stoyan Nikolov
Test analyst
McLaren Applied Technologies
The complexity of connected and autonomous vehicles increases significantly with the introduction of multiple connectivity channels and sensors. The requirements for robust and uninterruptible connection provoke the need for multiple modems fixed to multiple network operators, being able to switch among various wireless networks (such as 3G, 4G and 5G). The introduction of geofence-triggered software features requires GPS/GNSS connectivity in addition to the mobile network. Testing the connectivity is a challenging task that requires a realistic simulation of the mobile network conditions and GPS/GNSS. This presentation will cover the challenges of testing the connectivity channels for connected vehicles, the simulation scenarios to be considered and the challenges of simulating a fleet.


5G trials for future transport and mobility

Alina Koskela
Special advisor
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.


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.

12:40 - 14:00



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.


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.


Optimizing the journey: how to make free-flow carsharing work – a quantum computing and 5G story

Hugo Lerias
CTO automotive, Fujitsu Central Europe
Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH
Manfred Braun
Principal consultant - transforming business into digital
Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH
We will speak about future mobility acceleration with Fujitsu Connected Services. With the growth in connected cars, autonomous driving, sharing services, ride hailing and electric vehicles, the automotive industry is moving toward a services-led automotive ecosystem commonly known as Mobility as a Service. This has dramatically increased the demand for a fast and flexible mobility service platform that is capable of rapidly processing the vast quantity of data that mobility innovation generates, as well as streamlining applications’ access to that data and those vehicles. Fujitsu brings its integration experience to offer mobility technologies and services including 5G capability to solve large data problems.

15:15 - 15:55



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.


Large-scale pilots of 5G connected vehicles, logistics and smart grid, based on a human-centric approach in a real-life environment

Daniel Avdagič
AV Living Lab
Klavdija Janc
Product manager
AV Living Lab
The presentation will discuss the ongoing or completed 5G, cybersecurity and V2X large-scale pilots, based on a human-centric approach in real-life environments within AV Living Lab. The speaker will share experiences and lessons from the AV Living Lab open innovation environment, which is a living lab for demonstration and validation of the use of innovative and enhanced techniques. These are implemented within the 5G infrastructure by accommodating a wide range of use cases with advanced requirements, especially in terms of latency, resilience, coverage and bandwidth.

16:45 - 17:30

Panel Discussion - The importance of connectivity to the future of transport and mobility

Daniel Avdagič
AV Living Lab
Roch Muraine
Worldwide director for transportation
Alcatel - Lucent Enterprise
Janez Križan
New business development and innovation director
A1 Slovenia
Shadi A Razak
CTO and co-founder
Sharon Kindleysides, ITS coordinator, Smart Cities Forum

Day 2: Wednesday, December 11

Connectivity – 5G, V2X & Cybersecurity
09:00 - 16:25


Prof Siraj Shaikh
Professor of systems security
Institute of Future Transport and Cities - Coventry University


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.


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 only 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.


Securing the future of transportation from the hardware to the cloud

Shadi A Razak
CTO and co-founder
Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will fundamentally revolutionize travel, bringing significant economic, societal and environmental benefits. However, there are several obstacles to realizing the full potential of CAVs, with safety and security being a primary concern. Autonomy communication with other vehicles (V2V), infrastructure (V2I) and ‘everything else’ (V2X) is critical for the vehicle’s decision making system and public safety. To function safely, V2X must ensure the authenticity and confidentiality of the communications and messages. This talk will explore a newly adopted communication protocol that utilizes vehicle hardware characteristics to decentralize vehicular authentication and message encryption in zero-trust networks.

10:15 - 10:45



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

Michael Schramm
Head of EY Blockchain Competence Center (Germany/Switzerland/Austria)
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.


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.


Cooperative, connected and automated mobility – experiences in European test case 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 deploy C-ITS services on a large-scale 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.


Next-generation cyber-threat detection and its importance for the transportation industry

Roshan Sherifudeen
Senior manager advisory services
The modern transportation industry is maximizing the use of the latest information technology available, such as big data, connected devices and artificial intelligence, to substantially improve the quality of its services. The amalgamation of technology into business operations introduces associated threats. Identification of and reacting to these threats in a timely manner has become an essential part of any organization that is embracing these new technologies. Due to the industry's ever-increasing dependencies on technology, the consequence of not identifying a threat and responding in a timely manner has the potential to cause heavy damages not only to the bottom line but also to a company's reputation.

12:25 - 13:25



Resilience and robustness techniques in vehicular communications

Awais Khan
Institute of Telecommunications
In vehicular opportunistic networks, routes are computed at each hop while the packet is being forwarded, and on each node, local knowledge is used to decide the best next hop. Opportunistic networks are flexible for forwarding data since every single node acts as a gateway; however, the opportunistic forwarding process comes with a price of additional delay and overheads. Moreover, in vehicular opportunistic networks, there are several other issues, which will be discussed in this presentation.


Let's put the C back in CAV

Adrian Pearmine
National director for smart cities and connected vehicles
DKS Associates
For years we've been talking about connected and autonomous vehicles together in one statement and even one acronym: CAV. Yet as the industry has evolved, many people in the public and private sectors have tended to focus on one or the other, between connected and autonomous, and the two paths seem to be disconnected and potentially even diverging. Join this discussion about the importance of telecommunications investment in connected infrastructure and the necessary linking of connected vehicle technology to make autonomous vehicles safe, effective and efficient.


Talking with traffic lights

Peter Broekroelofs
Chief data officer
Smart mobility has become a hot topic for cities that desire to be smarter, more sustainable and more efficient. Traditional roadside infrastructure, like traffic lights, is getting connected, so road users benefit. Live examples today include green light priority for e.g. trucks, platoons and emergency vehicles, longer green for elderly pedestrians and guidance of connected autonomous vehicles. Any connected vehicle produces information that can be used to increase flow. Peter will explain the connectivity challenges and solutions of smart mobility use cases, both cellular (4G/5G) and short range (ITS-G5/WiFi-11p).

14:40 - 15:10



Bridging V2X toward data science and cybersecurity

Dr Andreas Groh
Director technology
V2X will bring the next level of vehicle connectivity and will help make roads safer. However, particularly with the integration of V2X with IoT and smart cities, large quantities of data will be generated. Data science will not only help to analyze this amount of data, but will also create new applications. At the same time, cybersecurity will become more important to ensure the integrity of communication between the involved entities. This presentation will cover Altran's vision of how data science and cybersecurity will help to monetize V2X beyond road safety.


Is 5G the holy grail? Operating a multimodal mobility network

Christian Löwe
Senior investment manager
Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures
Mehmet Cabadak
Senior investment analyst
Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures
5G is expected to transform the entire mobility ecosystem in all of its facets, but will it be the dominant technology? In this presentation, we will show our mobility ecosystem as of today and compare it with what it could be tomorrow. What challenges lie ahead in terms of connectivity and how are we, the corporate venture capital unit of Deutsche Bahn, helping the corporate world innovate and stay up to date with technology?


Transport cyber-physical systems security: emerging challenges

Prof Siraj Shaikh
Professor of systems security
Institute of Future Transport and Cities - Coventry University
Modern transport systems – increasingly connected and autonomous – pose a number of key security challenges at a systems level. As the full nature of the problem is explored and develops, this talk serves to contextualize it in terms of supply chains and critical infrastructure. The importance of threat intelligence and security monitoring is explored, and some research and innovation challenges highlighted.

Closing Plenary Discussion and Drinks Reception
16:30 - 17:15

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