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2019 FNC

On 7 March 2019ITU and UNECE convened the Symposium on the Future Networked Car (FNC-2019) within the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. The symposium was held in Room K of the Conference Centre, located on the mezzanine level in Hall 1 of Geneva PALEXPO. 

Intelligent transport systems and automated driving are moving towards commercialisation. Levels of automation – the penultimate step to  highly automa​ted driving – are already on the road and more are expected. They hold the promise to improve road safety, reduce congestion and emissions, and increase the accessibility of personal mobility to the elderly and persons with disabilities.

​​Held on the first public day of the Geneva International Motor Show, FNC-2019 brought together representatives of  the automotive and information and communication technology (ICT) industries and government leaders to discuss the status and future of vehicle communications and automated driving.​

The Symposium panelists examined advances in the areas of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and the deployment of automated mobility services. The Symposium explored the relationship between vehicle communications and automated driving by analysing the crucial role of connectivity, including 5G in delivering safer and more effective transport for all members of society. In addition, the Symposium discussed how standards bodies can best collaborate to meet industry needs and to achieve interoperability.
​08:00 - 09:00 ​ Registration
​09:00 - 09:30​
​Opening Remarks 
Co-chairs: Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, SGD, TSB, ITU [ Biography ] & Walter Nissler, Chief of Section, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE [ Biography ]
Opening Address: Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) [ Biography ]  
Opening Address: Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE [ Biography ]
Keynote address: Jean Todt, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, President, FIA [ Biography ]
​​09:30 - 11:10
​Session 1: Connected and automated vehicles at the cross-roads to success
Today, all vehicle manufacturers offer cellular connectivity in their vehicles, either as standard equipment or as an option. Safety applications for vehicles, such as emergency call, are appearing as is the ability to connect to Internet information and entertainment. Communication between vehicles, to and from roadside infrastructure and with vulnerable road users has been tested and debated for twenty years. With the introduction of 5G, the time has come to decide whether to use a tried and true solution, IEEE 802.11p, that has been standardized for  more than a decade, or whether to move on to cellular technology V2X and its future evolution into 5G.
Moderator: Russell Shields, Chair, Ygomi [ Biography ]​
Johannes Springer, CEO, 5GAA [ Biography ]
Teodor Buburuzan, Device Connectivity (EECP/3), Volkswagen [ Bio​graphy ]
Dino Flore, VP of Technology, Qualcomm [ Biography ]             
Onn Haran, CTO, Autotalks
Marjorie Dickman, Global Director & Associate General Counsel, Automated Driving and IoT Policy, Intel Corporation
[ Biography ]
Eddy Hartog, Head of Unit, Smart Mobility and Living in DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology, EC/DG-CNECT [Biography ​I Presentation ]
Andre Cardote, Head of Product Management, Veniam [ Biography ]
Michael Meyer, Head of Radio Architecture and Protocol Research, Ericsson Research, Aachen [ Biography ]
​11:10 - 11:40 ​Coffee Break 
11:40 - 11:55​
ITU activities on Intelligent transport systems
Bilel Jamoussi, Chief Study Group Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU​ [ Biography ​Presentation ]
​11:55 - 13:30​​
​Session 2: Cybersecurity impact and outlook for automotive systems
Fast, reliable and, above all, secure communications are essential for highly automated driving. In-vehicle software must will need to be updated to immediately correct problems as they arise. Data used for highly automated driving need to accurately match conditions as they are experienced by drivers. Over-the-air updating of both on-board unit firmware (FOTA) and software (SOTA) must function flawlessly. Both must be performed without threat of security breaches, like spoofing, denial-of-service, and any other type of intrusive action. Every component in the communications delivery supply chain must be designed with cybersecurity in mind. Cybersecurity should be designed into the entire life cycle of both the components and the entire vehicle. This session will present and discuss how full risk assessment should be performed, how end-to-end testing should be addressed, and how security breaches can be detected to mitigate the damage caused by cybersecurity attacks.
Moderator: Michael L. Sena, Consulting AB [ Biography ]
Miguel Banon, Vice President, Business Line Cybersecurity, DEKRA [ Biography I Presentation ]                    
Koji Nakao, Rep. ITU-T SG17, NICT, Japan [ Biography I Presentation ]
Martin Rosell, CEO, WirelessCar
Amir Einav, VP of Marketing, Karamba Security [ Biography ​I Presentation ]
Darren Handley, UN Task Force on Cyber Security and OTA issues (CS/OTA), Department for Transport UK
Oren Betzaleli, Senior Vice President & GM, Software Platforms, HARMAN [ Biography  ]
Shay Horowitz, Head of Marketing, Cymotive [ Biography ]  
Aline Gouget,Technical Advisor, Advanced Cryptography, Gemalto [ Biography I Presentation ]
​​13:30 - 14:15​ Lunch Break
​14:15 - 16:00
​Session 3: Automated capabilities and AI in the vehicle: status and expectations
Driver assistance systems, such as lane keeping, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and blind spot warning have gradually moved from optional to standard features on most high-end vehicles and are now making their way to all vehicle models. As automated systems assume more and more of the driver burden, and take over increasing amounts of responsibility for driving task, they require both more data and more processing power to make the decisions that human drivers have made. Sensors will take the place of human senses, and artificial intelligence will substitute for human intelligence. Where is this transition today, and what progress will need to be made in the coming years in order to deliver on the expectations for driverless vehicles? This session will gather global experts on the subject to discuss their views on the progress and the prospects for vehicles that drive themselves.
Moderator: Roger Lanctot, Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics [ Biography ]
Bryn Balcombe, Chief Strategy Officer, Roborace [ Biography I Presentation ]
Max Cavazzini, EMEA Automotive & Manufacturing Lead, Amazon [ Biography I Presentation ]
Anne Mellano, VP of Operations and Co-founder, Bestmile [ Biography I Presentation ]
Philippe Huysmans, VP of Growth, Ridecell  [ Biography I Presentation ]                
Alain Kornhauser, Professor, Princeton University, USA [ Biography I Presentation ]
Julien Masson, VP Sales, CloudCar [ Biography ]
Holger Weiss, CEO and Founder, German Autolabs [ Biography ​I Presentation ]
Tomaso Grossi, Business Development Manager​, Autonomous Driving, Tomtom [ Biography I Presentation ]
​​16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
​​16:30 - 16:40
​UNECE activities on Intelligent transport systems
Ian Yarnold, Chair, IWG on Intelligent transport Systems, UNECE [ Presentation ]
​16:40 - 18:00
​Session 4: The deployment of automated mobility services
It was only a few years ago that the battle for space on city streets was between buses and private vehicles. Self-employed drivers working for companies like Uber, Lyft and Didi Chuxing began to change the competitive landscape as they made personal mobility both more available than buses and less expensive than owning a vehicle in a city. In the past few years, as cities have built more bicycle paths and provided incentives for using them—with standard cycles and electrified ones, as well as scooters—mass transit is struggling to keep ridership figures up and vehicle manufacturers are attempting to find their place in the quickly changing mobility market. Consumers have quickly by-passed attempts to deliver mobility as a service to demanding the ability to provide their own mobility when and where they need it. Rapidly evolving technologies, constant streams of new announcements and attempts to match new developments with public policy have created an extremely complex environment, especially for regulators. This session will explore how regulators who are in charge of the technical regulations and certification of vehicles are working on ensuring that automated and connected vehicles will provide better mobility for all, including the elderly and disabled, and what potential these solutions have to improve the livability of all places, large and small.
Moderator: Ian Yarnold, Head, International Vehicle Standards Division, Department for Transport, UK
David Ward, President & CEO of Global NCAP, President & CEO of the Towards Zero Foundation
Hiroyuki Inomata, Director for International Affairs Office, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Frank Schlehuber, Senior Consultant Market Affairs, CLEPA [ Presentation ]
Joost Vantomme, Smart Mobility Director, ACEA / OICA [ Biography I Presentation ]
Wrap-up and ​Closing session 
Co-chairs: Chaesub Lee, Director, Standardization Bureau, ITU [ Biography ] & Walter Nissler,​ Chief of Section, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE​ [ Biography ​]
18:00-19:00 Networking reception
The venue is "Palexpo" in Geneva, Room E in the convention center, 1st floor.
Accessible by bus (Line 5), 5 min from the Airport, 10 min from Place des Nations