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2018 Future Networked Car event

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: Francois.guichard@unece.org tsbcar@itu.int). 

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 ]          
​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 ]
​11:30 - 12:00Coffee Break - kindly supported by Qualcomm
​12:00 - 13:30​​Session 1 – Ubiquitous connectivity: 5G, AI and big data changing the game 

Moderator: Manuela Papadopol (Co-founder, Sansea Consulting) [ Biography ]
​13:30 - 14:30​Lunch Break - kindly supported by dekra
​​​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 ]
15:45 - 16:15Coffee Break - kindly supported by  Green
​16:15 - 17:30Session 3 – The deployment of automated mobility services: what is needed? 

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

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