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On 8 March 2018ITU and UNECE convened the Symposium on the Future Networked Car (FNC-2018) within the88th Geneva International Motor Show
Intelligent transport systems and automated driving are fast moving towards widespread commercialization and market acceptance. High levels of automation – the penultimate step to fully automa​ted driving – are expected on the road by 2020 and hold great 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-2018 brought together representatives of vehicle manufacturers, the automotive and information and communication technology (ICT) industries, governments and their regulators to discuss the status and future of vehicle communications and automated driving.​

Technical sessions examined advances in the area of road safety taking advantage of connected vehicles (V2V, V2X) and automotive innovation from the perspectives of business, technology ​​and regulation. The Symposium explored the relationship between vehicle communications and automated driving analysing the crucial roles of connectivity, cybersecurity, blockchain, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. The symposium discussed how standards bodies can best collaborate to meet industry needs and to achieve interoperability.

The event was supported by Dekra, Qualcomm and Green Hills. (Contact: [email protected] [email protected]). 

Programme, biographies and presentations

08:30 - 09:30Registration

​09:30 - 10:00​Opening and Keynote

Co-chairs: Reinhard Scholl (Deputy to the Director, Standardization Bureau, ITU) [ Biography ] & Walter Nissler (Chief of Section, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE) [ Biography ]      

  • Welcome remarks: Malcolm Johnson (Deputy Secretary General, ITU) [ Biography ]
  • Opening remarks: Yuwei Li (Director, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE) [ Biography ]
  • Keynote address: Jean Todt (UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, President, FIA) [ Biography ]

​10:00 - 11:30High Level Roundtable – Connected and automated vehicles at the cross-road to success

Moderator: T. Russell Shields (Chair, Ygomi LLC, USA) [ Biography ]

  • The Connected Vehicle Challenges and Opportunities [ Presentation ]
    Christoph Nolte (Technical Director, DEKRA Automotive, Germany) [ Biography ]
  • Accelerating 5G for autonomous driving [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Jason Ellis (Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.) [ Biography ]
  • Autono-Maas, Autonomous Mobility as a service [ Presentation ]
    Pierre Masai (CIO, Toyota) [ Biography ]
  • Should car manufacturers become worldwide MVNO [ AbstractPresentation ]
    Jacques Bonifay (CEO, Transatel & Head of EU MVNO Association, Belgium) [ Biography ]
  • Autonomous Vehicle Localization by Leveraging Cellular Connectivity [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Curtis Hay (Technical Fellow, General Motors, USA) [ Biography ]
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles at the crossroad: opportunities and challenges [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    David Wong (Senior Technology and Innovation Manager, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders - SMMT, UK)
    [ Biography ]

​11:30 - 12:00Coffee Break - kindly supported by

​12:00 - 13:30 ​​Session 1 – Ubiquitous connectivity: 5G, AI and big data changing the game

Moderator: Manuela Papadopol (Co-founder, Sansea Consulting) [ Biography ]

  • Future of Automotive in IoT World [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    James Colgate (Strategy Director, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited) [ Biography ]
  • 5GAA, bridging the automotive and ICT industries, Presentation ]
    Luke Ibbetson (Group R&D Director, Vodafone Group) [ Biography ]
  • 5G for autonomous vehicles including current possibilities with 4G [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Stefano Sorrentino (Chair, 5GAA/WG2, Ericsson, Sweden) [ Biography ]
  • Accelerating the Connected Car Market with Hybrid Networks [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Andrew Faiola (Director, Mobility Solutions, Intelsat, USA) [ Biography
  • 5G for Connected and Automated Driving [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Johannes Springer (Program Lead, 5G automotive program, T-systems, Deutsche Telekom Group, Germany) [ Biography ]
  • The Role of AI and Big Data in the Future of Transit [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Luciano Franceschina (Co-founder and CTO, Teralytics, Inc, USA) [ Biography ]

​13:30 - 14:30 ​Lunch Break - kindly supported by

​​​14:30 - 15:45Session 2 – Cybersecurity impact and outlook for automotive systems

Moderator: Roger C. Lanctot
(Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics, USA) [ Biography ]

  • Building automotive security from the inside out [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Chuck Brokish (Director of Automotive Business Development, Green Hills Software, USA) [ Biography ]
  • Cyber Security and the work of a UNECE task force [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Darren Handley (Co-Chair, UN Task Force on Cyber security and OTA issues (CS/OTA), Department for Transport, UK) [ Biography ]
  • Securing the future of Automotive [ Abstract I Presentation
    Manfred Kunz (Senior Director of Engineering, Marvell Automotive Center of Excellence, Germany) [ Biography ]
  • Mobile app security issues in the automotive sector and possible improvements [ Abstract I Presentation ] 
    Tom Lysemose (CTO, PROMON, Norway) [ Biography
  • Do We Need a Wakeup Call to Protect Driverless Cars [ Presentation ]
    Dvir Reznik (Sr. Marketing Manager, Automotive Cybersecurity, HARMAN) [ Biography ]
  • Autonomous Security: Controllers protect themselves Abstract I Presentation ]
    Giuseppe Faranda (Cybersecurity Advisor, Karamba Security [ Biography ]

15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break - kindly supported by

​16:15 - 17:30 Session 3 – The deployment of automated mobility services: what is needed?

Moderator: Michael L. Sena (EF and Editor, The Dispatcher) [ Biography ]

  • Automated Fleet Mobility and the Transportation Ecosystem Today[ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Lissa Franklin (VP Business Development and Marketing, BestMile, Switzerland) [ Biography ]
  • 5G concrete benefits for Highly Automated Driving [ Presentation ]
    Julien Masson (Head, Connected Car, Orange, France) [Biography]
  • The challenges of road operators in relation to Cooperative, Connected & Automated Driving (CCAD) [ AbstractPresentation ]
    Marko Jandrisits (Chair, specialized ITS Permanent Committee, ASECAP) [ Biography ]
  • 5G as an enabler for the safety of vulnerable road users [ Presentation ] 
    Nigel Jefferies
    (Chair, WWRF; Huawei, China) [ Biography ]
  • The role of Bicycles and E-Bikes in the future development of Intelligent Transport Systems [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Manuel Marsilio (General Manager, CONEBI, Belgium) [ Biography ]
  • Global MVNO model for car manufacturers [ Abstract I Presentation ]
    Filip Gosselé (Global IoT Products Manager, BICS) [ Biography ]

​17:30 ​Wrap-up and Closing Session

Co-chairs: Walter Nissler (Chief of Section, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE) [ Biography ] & Reinhard Scholl (Deputy to the Director, Standardization Bureau, ITU) [ Biography ]