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​​​​​Symposium on the Future Networked Car 2019 (FNC-2019)
(Geneva, Switzerland, 7 March 2019)

​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 ]
​​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 ]​
​11:10 - 11:40Coffee Break - kindly supported by Qualcomm
11:40 - 11:55​ITU activities on Intelligent transport systems
​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 ]
​​13:30 - 14:15​Lunch Break - kindly supported by
​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 ]
​​16:00 - 16:30Coffee Break - Kindly supported by Qualcomm
16:30 - 16:40​UNECE activities on Intelligent transport systems
​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
​18:00Wrap-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 - kindly supported by

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