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Future Networked Car Symposium 2020

Future Networked Car Symposium 2020

FNC 2020

05 March 2020

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On Thursday 5 March 2020, ITU and UNECE welcomed you to the Symposium on the Future Networked Car (FNC 2020)   which took place in the ITU Headquarters, Montbrillant Building, in Room Popov.

Intelligent transport systems and automated driving support functions are already implemented on the roads and in all classes of vehicles. Vehicle manufacturers, system suppliers and new market entrants are investing significantly in research and development of highly automated driving systems within a more realistic recognition of how quickly they can move toward commercialisation. The newest vehicles operating on intelligent transport infrastructures are today delivering on the promise of improved road safety, reduced congestion and emissions, while increasing the accessibility and  personal mobility to the society. But there is more to be done, and this is why the Symposium on the Future Networked Car was such a great opportunity to learn more.

Each year, beginning in 2005, the Symposium on the Future Networked Car has brought together representatives of the automotive, information technology, and communications industries, along with government leaders, to discuss the status and future of vehicle communications and automated driving. It is held to coincide with the Geneva International Motor Show on the Motor Show’s first public day.

FNC 2020 panelists examined the latest advances in the areas of vehicle connectivity, cybersecurity, applications of artificial intelligence (AI), and the global regulatory framework that will support deployment of more highly automated mobility solutions. The Symposium explored ​the relationships between vehicle communications and automated driving by analysing the crucial role of the latest 5G connectivity technologies in delivering safer and more effective transport. Collaboration among the various standards bodies is essential to ensure a successful and speedy implementation, and this topic will be in focus during the panel discussions.

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 Symposium on the Future Networked Car 2020 (FNC-2020)
(Geneva, Switzerland, 5 March 2020)

08:00 - 09:00​ Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Opening
Co-chairs: Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, SGD, TSB, ITU & Walter Nissler, Chief of Section, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE
09:30 - 10:45 Session 1: Policy and regulatory issues to support 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. Rapidly evolving technologies, and a stream of novel transport devices/products has created an extremely complex landscape for regulators to match new developments with public policy. This session will explore how authorities who are in charge of the technical regulation and certification of vehicles are working to ensure that automated and connected vehicle​s  provide better mobility for all, including the elderly and disabled, and the potential these solutions have to improve the liveability of all places, large and small.

Moderator: Ian Yarnold, Head, International Vehicle Standards Division, Department for Transport, UK
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:30 ​ITU activities on Intelligent transport systems
11:30 - 12:45 Session 2: Cybersecurity in the age of automated automotive systems
Fast, reliable, and, above all, secure communications are essential for highly automated driving. Cybersecurity should be designed into the complete life cycle of both the components and the entire vehicle. In-vehicle software 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 must be performed without threat of security breaches. 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. SenaConsulting AB
​12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Session 3: AI for autonomous and assisted driving – how to ensure safety and public trust​
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. They 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 the driving task, they require both more data and more processing power to augment the decisions that human drivers have made on their own. Sensors will take the place of human senses and artificial intelligence, it is thought, will substitute for human intelligence. This session will gather global experts on the subject to discuss their views on the progress and the prospects for vehicles that drive themselves. 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? 
Moderator: Roger LanctotDirector, Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break 
16:00 - 16:15 UNECE activities on Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
16:15 17:45 Session 4: 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 is appearing. What will be future evolution of transport as 5G is rolled out? 
Moderator: T. Russell Shields, RoadDB LLC
17:45 18:00 ​Closing
Co-chairs: Walter Nissler, Chief of Section, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE & Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, SGD, TSB, ITU               
18:0019​:00​​ Networking Reception

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Venue: ITU Headquarters, Rue de Varembé, 2, Geneva, Switzerland

Getting to ITU Headquarters

List of Participants

31822 _ List of Participants (2020) _ 370260 _ English _ 773 _ 360946 _ pdf


31896 _ Biographies _ 370440 _ English _ 773 _ 361535 _ pdf


31848 _ Ellen Berends - Automation in Road Traffic _ 370274 _ English _ 773 _ 360990 _ pdf
31848 _ Manuel Marsillo - CONEBI, WBIA _ 370278 _ English _ 773 _ 360998 _ pdf
31848 _ Nils Lenke - Conversational AI _ 370280 _ English _ 773 _ 361000 _ pdf
31848 _ William Gouse - SAE Standards What Role _ 370281 _ English _ 773 _ 361001 _ pdf
31848 _ Remi Bastien - Potential of 5G For Connected Cars _ 370284 _ English _ 773 _ 361004 _ pdf
31848 _ Bilel Jamoussi - ITU Standards Intelligent Transport Systems _ 370313 _ English _ 773 _ 361110 _ pdf

ITU Dispatcher Review

32181 _ Dispatcher Review _ 370483 _ English _ 773 _ 361651 _ pdf