Although deeply affected by the financial crisis, the automotive industry still has a thirst for innovation.
New services and applications may provide the unique selling points necessary to give advantage in
a depressed market. Development in areas like safety and security, navigation, car maintenance, fleet
management, mobile office and entertainment has continued apace. In parallel, a new market imperative
is the push for new propulsion technologies.
These changes represent significant opportunities… and some challenges. A key issue is the move from
the development stage to actual implementation and many see standardization as a major part of the
The Fully Networked Car workshop (FNC-2010): 3 and 4 March 2010
With the Geneva International Motor Show on its doorstep The Fully Networked Car is in a unique
position to engage with that part of industry all too often missing from the ITS (Intelligent Transport
Systems) discussion – the motor industry itself.
For the fifth year running, ITU, ISO and IEC will bring together key players involved in the development
of technologies and standards, as well as other major industry figures.
Held during the 2nd Press Day and the first public day of the motor show, the event represents a
matchless opportunity for experts and executives from the car industry, ICT community, governments,
research and development institutes, academia to share their vision and strategies.
A particular focus in 2010 will be the latest developments in technology and network requirements for
Collaboration and coordination at an international level is – all parties agree – essential for the industry
to move into a deployment phase.
Car industry’s perspective
Today’s communications capabilities give the potential for cars to foresee and avoid collisions, navigate
the quickest route to their destination, make use of up-to-the-minute traffic reports, identify the
nearest available parking slot, minimize their carbon emissions and provide multimedia communications.
Furthermore, environmental concerns have led to the development of new forms of propulsion, such as
hybrid, plug-in, electric and fuel cell. Large amounts of resources have been invested in research and
development, but global standards are still missing to allow deployment on a large scale.
The development and deployment of electric vehicles is an important issue today. ICTs have a significant
role to play in areas such as the careful management of battery status, warranty concerns and driver
behaviour. Given the potential of these new technologies for both the automotive and the ICT communities,
it is essential for the different parties to understand the requirements for fully networked cars and agree
on the solutions to be provided by the network platforms.
ICT industry perspective
The ICT community, for its part, is moving towards Internet protocol (IP) based managed converged
broadband networks with the implementation of next generation networks (NGNs).
From the NGN viewpoint, networked vehicles are similar to other types of mobile terminals, and therefore
support is provided by standards for so-called fixed mobile convergence (FMC).
Managed broadband IP capabilities, including QoS security and mobility aspects, are under consideration
to support new applications and services in the various modes of communication: vehicle-to-vehicle,
vehicle-to-infrastructure, vehicle-to-home, vehicle-to-power-grid and in-vehicle.
In 2010, a special session at the Fully Networked Car workshop will give executives from these different
communities an opportunity to present high-level perspectives and strategies regarding the present and
future use of ICT in cars. Executives include Christoph Huss, Vice President BMW and President of the
International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA); Juhani Jääskeläinen, European
Commission; Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Continental; Raymond Resendes, Chief, Intelligent
Technologies Research Division, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration); Shelley Row,
Director, ITS Joint Program Office, US Department of Transportation; Russ Shields, Chairman, Ygomi.
Please take a few minutes to respond to the following survey, which is designed to assess your
satisfaction with this event. Information that you provide will be treated confidentially
(only overall ratings will be published). Thank you for your time.
Information and Documentation
Organized by: ITU, ISO and IEC
PALEXPO (Conference Centre, Room C - (entrance through Door E2))