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Vehicular Networking: Technology, Business and Regulation of the “Connected Car” - Google Hangout



Vehicular networking in both its vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) forms is a key enabler for improved collision avoidance and for the highly anticipated roll-out of autonomous navigation.  2013 has seen the release of preliminary results from field trials involving thousands of specially equipped vehicles in Germany (simTD) and the U.S. (Safety Pilot).   The E.U. will install V2I devices in a corridor between Vienna and Rotterdam starting in 2015.  Vendors have produced communication devices for roadside and in-vehicle applications, but software support from Linux kernel drivers to user-facing applications is at an early stage.   The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has allocated spectrum for the new Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) service at 5.9 GHz that overlaps the European allocation, but is now considering giving permission for unlicensed devices, like Wi-Fi, to use the same band.  IEEE, SAE, ETSI, and ISO are developing DSRC standards in conjunction with automotive groups like CAMP, the Car2Car Communications Consortium, and the Amsterdam Group.   Last summer, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recommended a government requirement for installation of connected vehicle technologies on all newly manufactured highway vehicles.    With all these developments, what hardware is applicable to vehicular networking?   What roles will WiFi and LTE play?   What kinds of safety and "infotainment" applications will V2X enable?  What are the business opportunities for both hardware and software vendors, and where do technology gaps remain?   Hear two experts from the automotive industry give a summary of the latest news.

What You Will Learn

  • What are the important Connected Car networking technologies, and what is the state of their hardware and software development?
  • What networking protocols will Connected Cars use?
  • Which companies are participating, and where are there opportunities for small businesses?
  • How likely are government mandates, and how compatible are U.S., European and Asian standards?

About the Presenters

Presenter Image Dr. John B. Kenney

Dr. John B. Kenney earned his BS and Ph.D. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Notre Dame. He received the MSEE degree from Stanford University. He is a Principal Researcher at the Toyota InfoTechnology Center in Mountain View, CA, USA, where he leads a vehicular networking research team. He represents Toyota in cooperative projects between the Vehicle Safety Communications (VSC) consortium and the US Department of Transportation. He also represents Toyota in DSRC-related standards groups at IEEE, SAE, and ETSI. His contributions to IEEE 802.11 and 1609 standards development have been recognized by the IEEE. He served as Co-General Chair of the ACM VANET Workshops in 2011 and 2012, and is Co-organizer of the First International Workshop on Smart Vehicles in 2014. He recently testified on 5.9 GHz spectrum sharing before the US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communication and Technology. His current research is in wireless congestion control, performance of vehicular networks, and spectrum sharing technologies.

Presenter Image Alison Chaiken

Member, technical staff, Mentor Embedded Software

Alison's automotive technical work began with MeeGo-IVI at Nokia and has focused at Mentor on Linux kernel for Freescale i.MX6.  Alison is a co-author of an IETF draft standard on geonetworking, and previously gave presentations about Automotive Internet at the 2013 Embedded Linux Conference and the 2013 Automotive Linux Summit.  She comes into contact with Bay Area IVI innovators as the organizer of the 900+-member Silicon Automotive Open Source Group.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers and software developers who need to know more about how Connected Cars will differ from other networked devices.
  • Managers, entrepreneurs, analysts and investors who want to better understand recent developments in the Connected Car space.

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM


  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3


  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.
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