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Future Networked Car Symposium 2017

Future Networked Car Symposium 2017

01 - 17 March 2017

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On 9 March 2017ITU and UNECE convened ​the Symposium on The Future Networked Car within the 87th ​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, this international symposium 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. The Future Networked Car examined advances in the area of connected vehicles, from the perspectives of business, technology and policy.​

Technical sessions focused on the importance of 5G systems to automotive innovation; the relationship between vehicle communications and automated driving; cybersecurity and data protection; and the role to be played by artificial intelligence and machine learning in future transport systems. Participants also debated the modes of collaboration with the greatest potential to lead to the agreement of a cohesive set of technical standards for connected vehicles and intelligent transport systems (ITS).


30491 _ 2017 FNC Biographies _ 369605 _ English _ 773 _ 359089 _ pdf


08:30 - 09:30 Registration
​09:30 - 09:​45 ​Opening Remarks
  • Malcolm Joh​nson (Deputy Secretary-General, ITU​) 
  • Eva Molnar (Director, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE) 
​09:45 - 10:15 Executive Roundtable
Moderator: Eva Molnar (Director, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE) 
  • Houssem Abdellatif (Global Head Autonomous Driving & ADAS​, ​TÜV SÜD, Germany)​ 
  • Anders Eugensson (Director, Governmental Affairs, Volvo Car Group, Sweden) 
  • John Moavenzadeh (Head, Mobility Industries and Systems; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum LLC) 
​10:15 - 1​0:45 ​Coffee Break - The Symposium is kindly supported byand 
​10:45 - 12:00 ​​5G and automotive
Moderator: T. ​Russell Shields (Chair, Ygomi LLC, United States) 
  • Julien Masson (Head of Connected Car, Orange Business Services, France) 
  • George Tsirtsis (Senior Director of Technology, Qualcomm, United States) 
  • Joel Schroeder (EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA); Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Connected Car Program, ​Inmarsat​, United Kingdom) 
  • Peter Vermaat (Chair, Connected Vehicle Working Group, Wireless World Research Forum; TRL, United Kingdom) 
​12:00 - 12:30 How artificial intelligence and machine learning will change vehicles and transport
Moderator: Reinhard Scholl (Deputy to the Director, Standardization Bureau, ITU) 
  • Raja Chatila (Chair, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems) 
  • Irakli Beridze (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics​, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)) 
​​12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break - The Symposium is kindly supported byand 
​13:30 - 15:00 ​​Connected vehicles and automated driving – From coexistence to convergence?
Moderator: Walter Nissler (Chief, Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section, UNECE) 
  • Helge Molin (Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria) 
  • David Holecek (Director,​ Connected Products and Services, Volvo Car Group, Sweden) 
  • Iain Macbeth (‎Automotive & Intelligent Mobility Programme Manager, Transport Innovation, Transport for London, United Kingdom) 
  • Armin Fendrich (General Manager, EMEA, RideCell, United States) 
  • Tomaso Grossi (Senior Product Marketer, TomTom Automotive, Netherlands) 
​15:00 - 15:30 ​Coffee Break - The Symposium is kindly supported byand 
​15:30 - 17:00 Mitigating cybersecurity threats to automotive systems
​Moderator: Roger C. Lanctot (Director, Automotive Conne​cted Mobility, Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics, United States)
  • Darren Handley (Cyber Security Lead, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Department for Transport, United Kingdom) 
  • Dirk Schlesinger ​(Chi​ef Digital Officer, TÜV SÜD, Germany)
  • Arnaud Taddei (Director, Security Solutions Architecture, Symantec, Unite​d States) 
  • Arthur Taylor (CTO, Advanced Telematic Systems, Germany) 
  • ​​​Yoram Berholtz (Business Development Director, Argus Cyber Security, Israel) 
17:00 Wrap-up and Closing
​Moderators: Reinhard Scholl (ITU) and Walter Nissler (UNECE)

Contact: [email protected]


30493 _ Anders Eugensson - Connected Autonomous Cars _ 369479 _ English _ 773 _ 358742 _ pdf
30493 _ Arnaud Taddei - Building Comprehensive Security Into Cars _ 369481 _ English _ 773 _ 358744 _ pdf
30493 _ Darren Handley - Cyber Security for Automotive _ 369482 _ English _ 773 _ 358745 _ pdf
30493 _ Joel Schroeder - Connecting Cars Everywhere _ 369494 _ English _ 773 _ 358762 _ pdf
30493 _ Peter Vermaat - The Connected Car VIP _ 369495 _ English _ 773 _ 358763 _ pdf
30493 _ Tomaso Grossi - Building Trust Into Innovation _ 369497 _ English _ 773 _ 358765 _ pdf

Related Information


  • Date: 9 March 2017
  • Venue: Room E, Pal​expo, Geneva, Switzerland​