Program for 2013 International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo: Industry Forums
|Time||Industry Forums Hall|
Tuesday, December 3
|13:30-15:30||Industry Forum: Connected Transportation Management|
|16:00-18:00||Industry Forum: Big Data and Big Opportunities|
Wednesday, December 4
|10:00-12:00||Industry Forum: Intelligent and Automated Vehicle|
|13:30-15:30||Industry Forum: Electric Vehicle, Smart Grid, and Clean Transportation - I|
|16:00-18:00||Industry Forum: Electric Vehicle, Smart Grid, and Clean Transportation - II|
Thursday, December 5
|10:00-12:00||Industry Forum: Telematics and Mobile Internet|
|13:30-15:30||Industry Forum: Safety and Efficiency|
|16:00-18:00||Industry Forum: Privacy, Security and Sociability|
Tuesday, December 3
Tuesday, December 3, 13:30 - 15:30
Room: Industry Forums Hall
- 13:30 A Connected Vehicle World
- In this session we explore how transportation as we know it today would change with even the smallest deployment of connected-vehicle technology. Based in part on the AASTHO Connected Vehicle National Footprint Study, Brian will share some of the early discoveries from that study that has looked closely at what our transportation practitioners could expect to encounter with a nationwide connected vehicle deployment - from an operational, maintenance, cost, interoperability, and organizational perspective. We will explore different deployment settings such as rural, urban intersection, urban corridor, freight facility, international border crossings, DOT fleet, and fee payment. We will see images on what this will actually look like but we will also describe what the impacts will be to local governments.Presenter bio: Brian Burkhard is the California Practice Leader for Transpo Group and a specialist in intelligent transportation systems and connected vehicles with over 25 years of electrical engineering experience. Brian has worked on the detailed design and specification for many technical solutions for public transportation projects. He helped to plan and design the country’s first connected vehicle communication network integrated with a state highway intelligent transportation system (ITS). He is currently working on advanced transportation technology projects for AASTHO and LA Metro that include connected vehicle and zero emissions solutions. Brian holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a registered professional engineer in eight states. Brian came onto the field at the height of USDOT funding of ITS programs through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). With this influx of FHWA administered federal funding, Brian led many state capital improvement plans for ITS. These state programs provided match funds for ambitious improvements in ITS programs involving congestion management, vehicle detection, advanced traffic management systems, surveillance, website media, public outreach, freeway patrols, road weather systems, incident management, highway advisory radio, software procurement, traffic management centers, network communications, and other advanced technologies. Through his detailed work on these ITS applications for state and municipal agencies, Brian has followed the progression of the USDOT’s ITS program over the past 14 years. Brian has been active in industry associations such as ITS-America (ITSA), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Women in Transportation Society (WTS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA). Brian is the Northern California Section Chair for the California State chapter of ITS-America and sits on its board.
- 14:00 Using Connected Vehicle Infrastructure to Manage Traffic
- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) deployed a connected vehicle infrastructure for the 2011 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Orlando. This infrastructure was used to support connected vehicle demonstrations and remained in place for FDOT's continued use. FDOT modified its transportation management center (TMC) software, SunGuide®, to communicate with the infrastructure as part of the World Congress demonstrations. SunGuide receives basic safety messages (BSMs) from vehicles equipped with vehicle awareness devices -and utilizes the BSMs to calculate travel times for highways and arterials. When an event occurs, SunGuide automatically recommends specific equipment to support event management. Roadside equipment (RSEs), downstream or upstream from the event's location, is included in the event recommendation. When the event is activated within SunGuide, sending information out to various devices, SunGuide transmits travel advisory messages (TAMs) to the selected RSEs. These RSEs, in turn, broadcast the TAMS so that vehicles equipped with integrated safety devices or aftermarket safety devices can receive the messages. This presentation discusses FDOT's current connected vehicle deployment and future plans for managing traffic on Florida's roadways with connected vehicle applications.Presenter bio: Steve Novosad, Software and Systems Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems, ATKINS, Mr. Novosad serves as Atkins Software and Systems Manager for ITS. He has 30 years of experience in systems and software development; working within the complete Software Development Lifecycle. For the last 15 years, Mr. Novosad has worked in ITS and has been involved in the connected vehicle program for the past 10 years. Mr. Novosad supports the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) connected vehicle activities; including the deployment and operation of connected vehicle infrastructure and software for the 2011 ITS World Congress in Orlando, the development of a connected vehicle vision, the support of FDOT's role as one of the affiliated test beds, and the support of FDOT's interaction with other connected vehicle partners. As part of the Cooperative Systems Pooled Fund Study (PFS), Mr. Novosad interviewed the PFS stakeholders gathering their insights on connected vehicle deployment and certification. Mr. Novosad is currently vice chair of the OmniAir consortium; which advocates the development and promotion of certification for ITS devices; specifically focusing on connected vehicle devices.
- 14:30 Tolling Industry Perspective on In-vehicle Mobile Technologies
- Tolling Industry Perspective on In-vehicle Mobile Technologies 2013 brought the announcement that major automakers are working to bring high-speed wireless connectivity to their vehicles enabling drivers and passengers to access digital information more quickly. It is expected that in-vehicle high-speed service will be available in the US and Canada by 2015, with Europe and elsewhere following. The availability has the potential to be a game changer for the transportation industry for traveler information, payment of tolls, road side and retail sales, intermodal applications and migration from fuel taxes to implementation of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) charging. The presentation will brief the attendees on commercial and informational opportunities of in-vehicle mobile technologies and where manufacturers, developers and carriers are heading.Presenter bio: Neal Belitsky CEO- American Roads/American Roads Technologies Belitsky has served as the CEO for American Roads and American Roads Technologies since 2007. American Roads is the parent company to the Detroit Windsor Tunnel as well as other toll facilities in the United States. American Roads Technologies provides point of sale and mobile phone applications for the transportation industry, focusing on tolling and parking. Mobile applications are in use in Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey and Ontario. The Parking Enforcement Application has recently received a provisional US Patent. He has been published and has spoken on P3's,technology, tolling, safety, security and border issues before the media, governmental, community, industry and trade organizations. He also serves on the US Coast Guard Executive Port Safety Committee. Neal has been involved with a number of groups including the Bridge & Tunnel Operator's Association (Treasurer), the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association international crossings committee (Vice Chair), the Detroit Urban League, Child Help and the Detroit Downtown Partnership. He holds a Bachelors degree from the State University of New York and a Master's degree from Western Michigan University. He is a Certified Facilities Manager and a licensed builder.
Tuesday, December 3, 16:00 - 18:00
Room: Industry Forums Hall
- 16:00 The Future of Mobility - The Time to Engage is Now
- With all of the attention on the "self-driving", or automated, or autonomous (pick a name) vehicles, some of the most significant implications from "connected vehicles" are either overlooked entirely, or mentioned in passing. A quick horizontal scan of the industries related to land based transportation seem to be among those overly focused on the day the car drives itself. This has created almost a void of analysis on these implications, and more importantly on the immediate opportunities brought by cars that are simply more situation ally aware. Just as the insurance industry is one of many industries to be severely impacted by the convergence of trends, the connected vehicle is just one component of the "New Era of Mobility". This will be true from paint manufacturers to university engineering and design curriculum. The time has come to engage in candid conversations, to surface and challenge those deeply embedded assumptions; and to see the new world of possibilities. Innovating into a future impacted by those who embrace disruption is not easy. However, such a road can be paved by any who choose to lead.Presenter bio: Co-founder: CEO at get2kno, Inc. Co-founder-Knowledge Services at AutnomouStuff, LLC Expect, & Achieve, 1 to 5 year Net ROI's in multiples: 10X, 20X, 50X and above. Iconic brands face an era of unprecedented transformations. Technological capabilities are making exponential leaps forward- inspiring both consumers and entrepreneurs. I bring a passion for transferring knowledge based on actual experiences from a decade on the leading edge. Having learned to identify, then execute on, opportunities, I share both the errors to avoid as well best practices. Learn to convert ambiguity, information overload & risk into actionable clarity. Feedback from both audiences and clients consistently includes phrases “brought authenticity”, “genuinely cares about our success” and “absolutely expanded my view on what is possible for our organization”. Experiences include collaborating with leaders across diverse fields: The Futures Org, Global Business Network, IDEO, Singularity University, The X-Prize Foundation, UC-Berkeley's TSRC, Emerging Technologies and Public Transit & Shared Mobility Committees @Transportation Research Board, and Plug & Play Tech Center. Appeared before over 100 audiences, ranging from 20 to 4,000+ Clients/Audiences include Auto Manufacturers, Foreign Governments, Foreign Embassies, U.S Government Agencies, Fortune 100 firms, International Trade Associations, Startups, VC's, Incubators, Universities, and Leading Tech Firms. Engagements also span the globe- U.S., Korea, Japan, India, Australia, & Canada. My objective for every engagement is to be provocative and inspirational. I have experienced tremendous adversity, significant successes, and remarkable opportunities. As an entrepreneur I am dedicated to growth in the sharing economy, adoption of robotics, artificial & machine intelligence, and autonomous vehicles. Singularity University: Executive Program, Emerging & Exponential Technologies- 2010 & 2012 University of Georgia - Terry School of Business: MBA, Behavioral Economics- 2001 – 2003
- 16:30 Delivering Intelligent Traveler-Centered Services Today
- Imagine an environment in which transportation is so seamless that it is taken entirely for granted. A system that supports and adapts to personal and individual plans. Transportation that is centered around the individual traveler, intelligently delivering benefits to travelers while in transit, while planning, reviewing, or while outside. All of these concepts are realizable today leveraging a traveler-centered approach for the connected vehicle within rapidly advancing transportation ecosystems. This talk will focus on common challenges and practical solutions to leverage flexible usage-based programs and services in connected vehicle environments, including the close relationships between services. Selected relevant services include usage-based insurance programs (UBI), dynamic road charging schemes (tolling), and improvements to beginner driver education programs. When delivered effectively, each of these driver-centered services help deliver benefits in terms of improved safety, reduced environmental impact, new revenue generation opportunities, improved utilization, and enhanced personal connectivity. Delivering intelligent traveler-centered services will transform connected vehicles from impressive technological achievements into transparent solutions for a number of practical challenges faced today.Presenter bio: Dr. Ben Miners focuses on planning, research, and development activities that transform emerging concepts and technologies into practical and innovative solutions. Current areas of focus include intelligent transportation systems and the connected vehicle ecosystem, spanning concepts from intuitive multimodal interaction to seamless machine-to-machine interfaces, information fusion and traveler analytics, understanding intent, and context-relevant feedback systems. Harnessing innovation and user-centered designs throughout the transformation from concept to practical solution helps deliver continual advancements and high quality experiences within the vehicle and beyond. Dr. Miners holds a Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Science from the University of Guelph, and is a licensed professional engineer.
- 17:00 Infrastructure to Vehicle: Publishing traffic information to consumers & the connected car
- Transportation data and the connected car. With connected car technologies improving quickly, V2V and V2I communications will drive standards for OEMs. Though the communication traffic will flow between vehicles, the question remains, "How will traffic flow data be disseminated from public infrastructure to vehicles?" The availability of accurate, real-time traffic data generated by our infrastructure is the next frontier in the Connected Car market. Where is rich traffic data coming from? How accurate is it? What does it look like? This presentation will investigate the plethora of traffic data, its value, or lack there of. What types of traffic data is important to the Connected Car and what will be required in the Traffic Control Center? We'll look into lane, count, flow and headway data and the importance of each. The benefits and pitfalls of traffic source types will be reviewed and why some sources of data will rise above others. Innovative solutions to create holistic datasets providing accurate, timely information will be considered. The Connected Car is both a source and consumer of information. This presentation will highlight what that information means to our safety, commute, fuel consumption, and contribution to greenhouse gasses.Presenter bio: David Gerulski, VP, Crowd Data Strategy; Vice President of Global Marketing, MetroTech Net, Inc. David Gerulski brings 20 years of experience with Big Data, physical security, Internet security and video analytics to the Connected Car Conference. An experienced and accomplished speaker, he has shared his insights on a variety of topics with audiences on five continents. Dave has provided strategic leadership for multiple pioneering companies in video analytics. These organizations include VistaScape Security (automated wide area surveillance for physical facilities), Steelbox Networks (intelligent networking, storage and retrieval for video surveillance networks), BRS Labs (real-time video surveillance analytics) and, now, MetroTech Net. Gerulski's Big Data experience covers the history of this revolutionary technology, connecting Red Brick Systems, the first data warehouse company, to today's Big Data systems and supporting financial and network security analytics. Dave has been featured on The History Channel, CNN, ABC News and a variety of major print organizations. And when it comes to the Connected Vehicle, not many have been as connected with a vehicle as Gerulski. In 2006, he broke the world record for the fastest motorcycle trip from Prudue Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina - a 15,500 mile journey completed in 27 days, 7 hours and 52 minutes.
Wednesday, December 4
Wednesday, December 4, 10:00 - 12:00
Room: Industry Forums Hall
- 10:00 Roadmap to Connectivity and Automation: Understanding Test and Insurance Data, Regulations and Legal Liability
- Autonomous technology is progressing faster than any vehicle technology before its time. Consumers will likely see progress in graduated steps: first as crash-avoidance systems, then in a semi-autonomous capacity at controlled speeds and coupled with V2X connectivity, and finally as a fully connected, Level 3 autonomous car. While the benefits are immense, the technology is also somewhat of an enigma given that it does not conform to traditional insurance or product liability models. Additionally, the timeline will be dictated in large part by state and federal regulations, cost, safety, reliability and availability versus utilization. IIHS is committed to rigorous testing and continued evaluation of this technology. Insurance data shows that most - but not all - crash-avoidance systems are reducing claims, crashes and injuries. Our research also suggests that cues from most crash-avoidance features are returning drivers' attention to the primary vehicle control task, whereas V2X communications, which greatly increase information coming to drivers, may have limited implication for immediate behavior. Inevitably, autonomous and V2X technologies will expose OEMs to some liability. Transactional modeling may be a viable alternative to offset this liability, and some pending state bills suggest that the driver will bear primary responsibility. But overall discussion still remains very unsettled, particularly with regard to liability to third-party passengers or how the insurance industry will react to deployment of Levels 2 and 3 automation. Finally, although past technologies like ESC and ABS will help us predict some aspects of autonomous deployment, the future will likely look nothing like the past. The industry spent decades refining crash-worthy cars; now we are shifting our focus to cars that will avoid crashes altogether.Presenter bio: Eric Williams serves as in-house counsel for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). He shares legal oversight of a $30M expansion of IIHS's Vehicle Research Center to test and research crash avoidance and other automated technologies. Additionally, he tracks and analyzes federal and state transportation and highway safety-related legislation and rulemakings, including initiatives on autonomous vehicles and V2X connectivity. He also serves as the primary transactional attorney for drafting research, license, and expansion-related agreements. Externally, Eric is on an expert panel that is partnered with the California DMV to define and develop state regulations for autonomous vehicles. He graduated from George Mason University School of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Commercial Law, and from Bates College as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
- 10:30 Connected-Automation, The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts
- Connected-Vehicle, Active Safety, and Automated Driving have each arisen as independent solutions to further reduce motorway injuries and fatalities. Each of these technologies has been shown to be effective as a stand-alone solution to specific problems; however, when used cooperatively, end system performance can be much higher. This presentation will focus on several case studies where the nexus of these technologies has been demonstrated and system performance further enhanced. Specifically, the Cooperative Sensor Sharing system will be explained, to include video of the system in operation. This patented Connected-Vehicle system, a result of an international collaboration between two research organizations, specifically highlights the benefits of embedding a fully automated vehicle into a cooperation system. As the lines between these domains become blurrier, engineers should explore new ways to manage emergent system performance. This presentation will further explore the concept of a true cooperative system.Presenter bio: Mr. Lamm has over 16 years of experience in the areas of unmanned ground vehicles, automated driving systems, non-linear controls, and connected-vehicle system design. He is currently responsible for Intelligent Vehicle Systems R&D activities focused on the design and develop of cooperative and unmanned mobile systems. He is responsible for domestic and international collaboration and business development for commercial and defense intelligent vehicle systems and is involved in various SwRI activities with the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps as well as with several foreign Ministries of Defense and international automobile manufacturers. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. In Management of Technology. Mr. Lamm is a Senior Member of IEEE and is a US Expert for ISO TC204 Working Group 14 Vehicle/Roadway Warning and Control Systems.
- 11:00 Automotive state of art driving assistant systems reuses autonomous vehicles technologies
- The driving assistant systems reuse some of the known autonomous vehicle technologies. Moreover, driving assistance not only represents the next step in the evolution of technology; it also provides added value for the driver (e.g. relaxation, enhanced safety, greater comfort and convenience). This presentation provides an overview of the current market status and presents the state of art in the driving assistance. It explains the technologies reused from autonomous vehicles (e.g. Google's autonomous cars) in the driving assistance area. The automatic parking is explained in details; and how the cameras, radars and laser scanners are used to provide novel capabilities. The full parking control product that uses smart phones and the 360 surrounding view systems are presented with identifying their safety benefits to users. A new trend, in which sensors are combined with other sources of information (such as the navigation system), and its benefit (enabling advanced driver assistance systems to support the driver in increasingly complex driving situations) are shown. The latest vehicles maneuver technologies and their challenges as in long vehicles and trucks are also presented. Finally, the state of art in active safety for driving assistance systems (e.g. collision mitigation system) is explained.Presenter bio: Mostafa Anwar Taie is Valeo Group Software Architecture Expert Since Jan. 2014 and works in Group of Electronics Expertise & Development Services department. He is an associative board member of ISAQB (International Software Architecture Qualification Board) and ISAQB-F Certified Professional for Software Architecture. Mostafa has around 7 years of experience in automotive software development in Valeo and worked in AUTOSAR Release 4 software components development in Valeo’s AUTOSAR SW platform. He is owner of 6 software design and software architecture trainings and owner of some software design standards, which are used across all Valeo software departments. Mostafa has a B.Sc. in Communication & Electronics Engineering from Cairo University (2006). He is an international speaker in IEEE ICCVE 2013 (International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo) conference, Las Vegas, USA. Mostafa has some official publications in IEEE and in the industrial automotive conference “VDA AUTOMOTIVE SYS 2012”, Berlin, Germany. He is a reviewer and board member of the IEEE CCECE (Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering) in 2013 and 2014.
- 11:30 Automated Longitudinal Vehicle Control on Freeway and Arterial Networks: Simulation Testing
- With the rapid advancement of information technology, vehicles equipped with wireless communications devices and automation equipment enable the exchange of real-time data with other vehicles and roadside infrastructure to improve national safety and mobility. The USDOT is conducting several projects to develop an architecture that will support applications to operate roadways more efficiently and improve environmental performance. The Federal Highway Administrations Office of Operations, Research and Development is funding an Automated Longitudinal Vehicle Control (ALVC) Simulation project to model/evaluate the potential impact of ALVC systems (e.g. Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) Systems) on freeway and arterial networks. This project pioneers early-deployment scenarios, including different formations of vehicle platoons, increasing market penetration, lane utilization schemes (such as dedicated and managed lanes), as well as discrete headway settings. This research will address some of the unanswered questions raised by many researchers regarding lane-changing behavior of automated vehicles to join and depart from platoons, sensitivity analysis of performance at lower market penetration and optimal headway settings for safe car following behavior. A better understanding of these considerations will foster greater public acceptance of advanced in-vehicle technologies and promote manufacturer implementation of progressive systems that may increase roadway capacity. Ultimately, this and related research efforts will support policymakers in establishing legislation to unlock the full potential of automation.Presenter bio: Ismail Zohdy, Ph.D.- Transportation Engineer (Leidos) Dr. Zohdy is a transportation engineer at Leidos (formerly known as SAIC) company and serves as the Principal Investigator for this project that funded by the Office of Operations Research & Development, FHWA. Dr. Zohdy has 7 years of experience in traffic Operation, sustainable transportation and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Dr. Zohdy has been previously working for five years as a research assistant in Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) where he was leading many research projects supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. These work experiences allowed him to participate in many transportation engineering projects at local, national, and international scales.
Wednesday, December 4, 13:30 - 15:30
Room: Industry Forums Hall
- 13:30 Flash charging technology for electric city buses allowing recharge along the route without affecting the operation of the line
- ABB, in collaboration with TPG (Operator in Geneva), OPI (Industrial Promoter) and SIG (Power Utility) developed and launched the first large capacity "flash" charging electric bus carrying around 135 passengers (www.tosa2013.com). The bus is charged directly at selected bus stops with a 15-second energy boost while the passengers enter or depart the bus. This energy boost is done via a new automatic flash-charging system. The project was launched during the 60th congress of the UITP in Geneva and is now in commercial operation between Geneva airport and the city's international exhibition center, Palexpo. Results and clarification about the concept and the details of the selection of the technology will be presented. This presentation will also demonstrate the benefits of prioritizing passenger capacity versus autonomy in high-density corridors from the bus and the infrastructure perspective.Presenter bio: Daniel Simounet is the Director for ABB's Transportation Market Segment in North America. Based in Montreal, Daniel works to analyze the challenges in the transportation industry and help customers find the best solutions. Daniel joined ABB in 2011 with more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry. He has held various roles in product management and strategic marketing with companies such as Wabtec and Honeywell. Daniel holds a diploma in electrical engineering from the school of Gustave Eiffel in Bordeaux, France, and an executive MBA from the University of Québec in Montreal.
- 14:00 Why Open Standards are Critical for Networked EV Charging Infrastructure
- Publicly-funded, networked EV charging infrastructure has primarily been deployed using proprietary network management systems. This has created an issue of "vendor lock-in" for site hosts who are unable to switch the back-end software management platform to another network provider unless they want to replace the old charge stations with new ones. The use of proprietary network management platforms has had the following impacts: 1. Significantly limited the number of charging networks. 2. Created high infrastructure, operating and switching costs. 3. Stunted market growth 4. Slowed the pace of innovation as vendors seek to preserve their business models and existing solutions.Presenter bio: Brett Hauser, Greenlots President: Brett Hauser has a singular mission on the path towards a more sustainable future—to enable the adoption of electric vehicles networks on a global scale. In his role as a founding member of the Open Charge Alliance (OCA), a global consortium of public and private electric vehicle infrastructure leaders, Brett travels the globe to educate and encourage open and flexible EV networks through the industry adoption of Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP). OCPP is the largest open standard for charger-to-network communications and is the accepted protocol of choice in 50 countries and over 10,000 charging stations. To drive both adoption and implementation of the open standard-based model, Brett serves as President of Greenlots, a global open standards-based technology solutions provider for electric vehicle networks, and leads the company's global business efforts with a particular focus on facilitating company partnerships and ongoing expansion efforts. Designed to answer the needs of site hosts offering workplace, utility and public charging applications, Greenlots' SKY platform is a robust network management solution that utilizes OCPP for EV charging in 13 countries.
- 14:30 A Model for Utility-enabled communication and Smart Charging
- It has been shown that with no charge management, doubling the penetration of electric vehicles at the same charging power will have less of an impact on much of the electric distribution network than keeping the penetration of EVs constant, but doubling the charging power. Based on the expected improvements in battery technology and the trends visible on today's EV market, charging power will increase on EVs. Meanwhile, based on driving statistics, most vehicles do not need to charge at full power every night in order to be ready for the daily commute. One option for an intelligent charge management system involves two-way vehicle-to utility communication. Enabling and implementing systems like this could both significantly reduce the impact to the electric distribution impact and could mean EV potential and benefits are fully realized. Examples of potential additional benefits include voltage support and ancillary services, as well as enabling billing during dynamic wireless charging.Presenter bio: I am in charge of Electric Transportation research at Southern Company. We have a strong interest in both on-road and non-road transportation. I am currently working on several projects, some in partnership with EPRI, ranging from vehicle efficiency and customer satisfaction to grid impact.
Wednesday, December 4, 16:00 - 18:00
Room: Industry Forums Hall
- 16:00 Development of Equivalent Circuits for Performance Evaluation of Fuel Cells
- Fuel cells are strong candidates for the development of environmentally acceptable sources of electrical energy requiring renewable fuel supply. In fuel cells electrochemical energy is converted into electrical energy and therefore they are far more efficient than internal combustion engines or lead acid batteries. Having no moving parts in the energy generation cycle they have the potential of having a longer life time. The power density (W/kg) of a fuel cell for a given volumetric power density (kW/m3) is higher than that for internal combustion engines and lead-acid batteries. The performance of fuel cells in terms of efficiency and cost demands a thorough understanding of various reactions and losses that occur within the cell. Electrochemical impedance spectra is a powerful tool that is used to understand these parameters and search for better and more economical design. The method consists of measuring the impedance at various frequencies in the range of 1 mHz-10MHz. Equivalent circuits are derived to represent the losses and reasons that negatively impact on the energy output. In this talk the speaker explains the methods employed for deriving the equivalent circuits and results of research on the characteristics derived. The lecture is meant for audience from various disciplines, both technical and general engineering.Presenter bio: Professor Gorur Govinda Raju (SM '83) obtained the B. Eng. Degree from the University of Bangalore (India) and the Ph. D. degree from the University of Liverpool, England (1963). He has held the Leverhulme Fellowship and Leverhulme travel Fellowship at the University of Liverpool during graduate studies. He then worked as Research Engineer at the Associated Electrical Industries, Manchester, England where he was awarded a research premium for one of his research papers. He joined the Department of High Voltage Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1965) and became the Professor and Chairman during the years 1975-1980. He has held the Commonwealth Fellowship and concurrently, visiting lecturership at the University of Sheffield (1972-73) and (1973-74). He has been a Visiting Professor to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay and University of Bangalore. He joined the University of Windsor, Canada in 1980 and became a Professor and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department during 1989-97 and 2000-2002. He is currently an Emeritus Professor. He has been on the board and Program Committee of the Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric phenomena (IEEE) for a number of years. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Windsor. He has been a consultant on electrical power and dielectric phenomena to Government of India, Detroit Edison Co, and several other industries. He is a Life Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India, registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, and Life Senior member of Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA (IEEE) and cited by the non-commercial publication, American Men and Women of Science. He has published over 140 papers in international journals and conferences, four scientific books and a novel. His recent book Gaseous Electronics: Tables, Atoms and Molecules was published by the prestigious CRC Press of Taylor and Francis LLC. This reference work compiles, for the first time, sixteen collision properties, to the extent data are available, on electron-neutral target particles of over 400 species, both in tabulated and graphical form. His experimental and theoretical contributions on gaseous electronics continue to be cited in research papers on this topic. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Life-Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India and Life-Senior Member of IEEE, USA. His hobbies are to write non-technical literature and play computer chess.
- 16:30 Connecting a vehicle to the grid: Is the data flow as much important as the electron flow?
- Global EV sales more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 to reach about 113 000 EV sold in 2012. Due to an ambitious policy support, France is the first European market for EV sales (35% of EU EVs were sold in France in 2012). So, as the DSO for nearly 95% of the French territory, ERDF is looking forward on the best way to adapt the power grid to this rising trend. Basically, the DSO has always different choices before an investment on the power grid: either we invest in costly smart charging solutions with data flows possibilities but capital extensive investment, either we realize a maybe cheaper business as usual connection to the EVSE. The compared yield return rate is definitely not the same if we're considering a short-term or a long term horizon and also if we're thinking about all the externalities... Since the electrification of the global vehicle fleet is undoubtedly a long term ambition, the best strategy for a DSO is yet to test in some pilot projects the different charging possibilities from the simplest to the smartest.. This is what is actually done in the city of Lyon where several EVs and smartgrids projects are undertaken. I will describe the main outputs and lessons learned from those projects until now…Presenter bio: Fabien graduated from the French engineering school Arts & Métiers ParisTech in 2009. He then received a post master program on the optimization of energy systems from Mines ParisTech in 2011. Fabien first worked for Amadeus, an IT company leader in the travel industry. He then joined EDF, a major European utility, in Paris in its Electric Mobility department. He was involved in some of the most important European EV projects in relation with the car industry, the EVSE suppliers, the European lobbies, and the international standard organizations. He then moved to Lyon in 2012 to join ERDF, the EDF subsidiary in charge of the distribution system. Among a small and motivated team dedicated to smartgrids projects, he is now working to shape and imagine the future of the electric grid. His fields of interest cover: demand response programs, EV's smart charging solutions, new business models in electricity markets and eventually everything related to innovation in the power grid.
Thursday, December 5
Thursday, December 5, 10:00 - 12:00
Room: Industry Forums Hall
- 10:00 Telematics & the Networked Society - Tracking the Pace of Change
- Today's rapidly evolving "Networked Society" encompasses billions of connected people and devices in an increasingly mobile world with cloud-based access to everything. The connected vehicle is the newest frontier for the networked society that is emerging from this confluence of mobility, broadband and the cloud. Mobile broadband changed how consumers interact with the world around them. Powered by the cloud, the connected car promises to extend this interactive dynamic to drivers and passengers on the road. The automotive industry is an increasingly global business, and connecting vehicles demands a global solution with standards-based infrastructure to lower the cost of ownership and fully leverage the potential in the automotive ecosystem. This presentation tracks the pace of change and related technologies through recent history, details current technology evolutions and their impacts on society. It discusses what these advances mean to the automotive industry and examines the elements of the connected car. It further illustrates the interaction between industries that enables the Networked Society, and posits how service enablement platforms will play a key role in this new eco-system around the connected vehicle.Presenter bio: With a wide and varied background of business experience, Ken has extensive expertise in guiding organizations through the strategic processes of implementing technology solutions that complement the Enterprise business vision. An insightful strategist with a wide range of experiences, Ken engages some of Ericsson's highest profile clients and works within its largest implementations. In his current role within the Business and Support Solutions (BUSS) organization, Ken leads the Innovation and Business Development function for Machine to Machine; defining business strategies for the full range of solutions within the M2M portfolio. Through facilitation of interactions around the world with current and potential customers as well as the partner ecosystem community, Ken gains keen insight into the needs and desires of both the consumer marketplace and the providers who serve it. By offering extensive working experience in both large scale enterprises and start-up companies alike, Ken is uniquely qualified to drive strategic activities focusing on the development of customers, the expansion of markets, and the construction of innovative solutions. A sought after public speaker and presenter; Ken makes his home in Atlanta, Georgia USA.
- 10:30 METIS perspectives on Moving Networks in 5G
- The usage of broadband services via mobile devices is becoming increasingly popular. This will become even more important in 2020, when the connected society will make use of bandwidth-demanding services like augmented reality and virtual office applications. In this context, future vehicles and transportation systems may play an integral role in wireless networks by providing additional communications capabilities and becoming part of the communications infrastructure to improve capacity and coverage of the cellular network. In addition, such moving network nodes can be used to realize reliable communication links between vehicles and mobile devices of other traffic participants in order to enable new V2X services based on cellular communications, which may improve traffic safety and efficiency. Vehicular terminals not only have to cope with (high speed) mobility and the need to adapt to varying interference environments, but the involved communication links also have strict reliability requirements that demand successful transmission of packets with guaranteed maximum E2E latencies. The EU FP7 Project METIS works on integration of moving and nomadic network nodes into a 5G system. The horizontal topic "Moving Networks" within METIS will provide a basis for developing novel technology components that allow for ubiquitous services for end-users on the move.Presenter bio: Tommy Svensson is with the Communication Systems group at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. He has taken part in the EU FP6 WINNER and EU FP6 WINNER II project (https://www.ist-winner.org), the CELTIC WINNER+ project (http://projects.celtic-initiative.org/winner+/) and a national 4G research project Wireless IP (http://www.signal.uu.se/Research/PCCwirelessIP.html). He has been working in a project on IMT Advanced and Beyond within a Sweden-China collaboration program (http://www.chalmers.se/s2/EN/research/divisions/communication-systems/research-projects/imt-advanced-mobility), as well as the recently completed EU FP7 ARTIST4G project (http://www.chalmers.se/s2/EN/research/divisions/communication-systems/research-projects/advanced-radio-interface). He has also been leading a recently finsihed research project on microwave backhauling networks (http://www.chalmers.se/s2/EN/research/divisions/communication-systems/research-projects/magic). Currently he is active in the new EU FP7 (METIS; http://www.chalmers.se/en/Projects/Pages/METIS.aspx) project targeting solutions for the year 2020. He has also been working at Ericsson AB with core network and radio link system design. His main expertise is in design and analysis of physical layer algorithms and multiple access schemes, and he has been task leader of the multiple access task within the WINNER II project. He is also experienced in higher layer design of wireless communication systems. He is a senior member of IEEE, Chairman of the IEEE Sweden VT/COM/IT Chapter (http://www.ieee.se/chapterindex.php?code=vt_com_it), coordinator of the Master Program Communication Engineering at Chalmers, and he has published more than 110 scientific papers, and co-authored 2 books and more than 30 WINNER, WINNER II, WINNER+, ARTIST4G and METIS project reports in tight collaboration with European researchers from both industry and academia, acting also as editor in several of the reports. Current research activities are in the areas of power efficient coding and modulation, adaptive channel coding and modulation, multiple access, medium access control and power control, distributed cellular multi-user MIMO systems, moving relays/cells/networks and satellite networks.
- 11:00 Market trends in communication between vehicles and smart phones
- Continuous evolution of smart-phone and wireless-technology applications makes it necessary to be established within the automotive infrastructure. Moreover, internet support in vehicles becomes the trend of the automotive market to serve novel applications like: remote vehicle diagnosis, maintenance and prognosis. This presentation provides a study of the market status and market trends of communication between vehicles and novel applications of smart phones. It shows some examples of actual solutions (e.g. from General motors and Delphi). This study presents the latest remote diagnostics, software downloads and malfunction reporting systems that can be used by OEMs and Maintenance-Centers. Smart phone applications that used in: remote vehicle control, autonomous driving, traffic reporting, accidents reporting, vehicle speed tracking, vehicle location tracking, car owner remote configuration of some vehicle systems (e.g. Parking system, Vision system, Access system) and the link to TFT display in-vehicle are presented with examples. Finally, the challenges of using smart phone in vehicle control are explained with focus on guaranteeing high security mechanisms and safety standards for these types of vehicular communication.Presenter bio: Mostafa Anwar Taie is Valeo Group Software Architecture Expert Since Jan. 2014 and works in Group of Electronics Expertise & Development Services department. He is an associative board member of ISAQB (International Software Architecture Qualification Board) and ISAQB-F Certified Professional for Software Architecture. Mostafa has around 7 years of experience in automotive software development in Valeo and worked in AUTOSAR Release 4 software components development in Valeo’s AUTOSAR SW platform. He is owner of 6 software design and software architecture trainings and owner of some software design standards, which are used across all Valeo software departments. Mostafa has a B.Sc. in Communication & Electronics Engineering from Cairo University (2006). He is an international speaker in IEEE ICCVE 2013 (International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo) conference, Las Vegas, USA. Mostafa has some official publications in IEEE and in the industrial automotive conference “VDA AUTOMOTIVE SYS 2012”, Berlin, Germany. He is a reviewer and board member of the IEEE CCECE (Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering) in 2013 and 2014.
Thursday, December 5, 13:30 - 15:30
Room: Industry Forums Hall
- 13:30 Bringing Connectivity to Automation
- The Federal Highway Administration Office of Operations Research and Development is focusing on "connectivity" as the key ingredient for improving mobility and safety through V2I and V2V applications. In order to quantify the benefits and provide guidance for these applications, FHWA is equipping a fleet of 5 current year model vehicles with the latest in-vehicle safety technologies including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. This fleet will be equipped with a connected vehicle (CV) platform technology to enable fully automatic control of acceleration and braking with the flexibility to support steering controls for autonomous research in the future. The vehicle fleet will give researchers access to an experimental platform capable of testing operational concepts on the road to support modeling and simulation activities. The first operational concept to be field tested on the platform will be Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC). The CACC implementation will test the open architecture of the platform and will immediately serve as an opportunity to assess researchers' ability to leverage the vehicle fleet in support of studying operational, connected vehicle, and automation concepts and applications. This research is being led by Mr. Chris Armstrong from Leidos.Presenter bio: Taylor W.P. Lochrane | Research Civil Engineer Office of Operations Research & Development Federal Highway Administration | U.S. Department of Transportation Taylor W.P. Lochrane is a research civil engineer in FHWA's Office of Operations Research and Development and is a member of the Transportation Operations Concepts and Analysis team. He manages several FHWA projects dealing with connected automation. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Central Florida, where he is currently a civil engineering Ph.D. candidate.
- 14:00 Vehicle Mapping and Traffic Knowledge
- Multi vehicle collisions on highways. Accidents due to human error at traffic signals. Traffic Violators - accidental or on purpose? Show stoppers for auto driving. Let's solve the problems with vehicle mapping and traffic knowledge process. Traffic violations like speeding, skipping the signal, careless driving occur due to the less probability of getting caught. With the help of Vehicle mapping, vehicles share with information like VIN, location, speed, etc. to surrounding vehicles and hence builds a vehicle map. Each vehicle then sends this information to the traffic patrolling command center through the vehicle map receivers. Command Center builds a huge single map from the information received from hundreds of vehicles in each section of the road. Traffic patrolling will be much easier as the cops can catch the violators from anywhere and even lock the vehicle for some time based on the seriousness of violation. "Let's take both time and money."Presenter bio: I am an IT Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services. I have experience working in Finance, Healthcare and Manufacturing industries. I am interested in process automation, robotics, information security and aeronautics. I was one of the finalists of Tata Innovista 2010 for creating a security tool that help the banking and financial industries. Tata Innovista is an annual innovation program participated by employees from over 100 Tata companies globally. I graduated with specialization in Computer Science from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India. I live in Florida with my wife Radhika and son Chanakya. I love watching movies with family.
- 14:30 Development of a Commercial Truck Safety and Efficiency System: Meeting the Needs of Fleet Operations and Drivers
- Cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) is an emerging automotive technology that offers value to trucking fleets. A well-developed CACC system for tractor-trailers should prevent collisions, increase fuel efficiency, and enable new methods of optimizing fleet operations. Each of these benefits would result in direct cost savings and bottom-line improvement, but in order for these benefits to be realized, CACC must meet practical requirements of fleets including dispatch patterns, centralized coordination and driver acceptance. Long-haul fleets are the likeliest early adopters of CACC, as return-on-investment (ROI) in the technology will be faster for fleets that accrue higher mileage. Concerning the practical requirements of long-haul fleets, CACC appears well-suited for adoption. Long-haul fleet operations are open to adjusting dispatch timing so that pairs of trucks can run together along hub-to-hub and hub-and-spoke routes. Network operation centers of intelligent CACC systems fit into and bolster the centralized management of major long-haul fleets. Also, CACC can foster driver acceptance by keeping drivers alert and enhancing their reactions to road hazards. To the extent that CACC is designed with fleet operations and drivers in mind, its benefits may quickly be realized.Presenter bio: Ganymed Stanek is Peloton Technologies' first full-time hire and Lead Embedded Systems Engineer. He is a core member of the small team that designed the first prototype of Peloton's truck platooning system. His background is in embedded systems hardware and software design and autonomous vehicles. Before Peloton, he worked for Panasonic's Silicon Valley R&D lab, Stanford University and the Silicon Valley Electronics Research Lab of Volkswagen/Audi. He was the Lead Hardware Engineer at Stanford and the Project Manager at Volkswagen for the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, the first competition of self-driving vehicles in an urban environment. His team scored second place with its vehicle 'Junior' winning a $1 Million prize awarded by the US Government. Ganymed also designed the drive-by-wire for the autonomous Audi TTS 'Shelly' which broke the record for the fastest self-driving car racing up Pikes Peak and was managing that project at Audi. The vehicle later raced at race tracks at speeds above 100mph without anyone in the vehicle at the limits of friction and was used in Audi TV commercials. Ganymed is originally from Switzerland and a graduate of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Thursday, December 5, 16:00 - 18:00
Room: Industry Forums Hall
- 16:00 Intelligence-driven security for connected vehicles
- The dissolution of traditional defensive perimeters coupled with attacker's abilities to circumvent traditional security systems requires connected vehicles to adopt an intelligence-driven security model that is more risk-aware, contextual and agile. Intelligence-driven security relies on big data analytics. Big data encompasses both the breadth of sources and the information depth needed for programs to assess risks accurately and to defend against illicit activity.Presenter bio: Volker Scherer, Chief Technology Officer Automotive, EMC International S.à.r.l., German branch
- 16:30 Connected Cars, Privacy & Security - A Path Forward
- Connected in-car technologies are evolving rapidly, and so too is government and media attention increasing on the privacy and data security issues. The US Senate Privacy Subcommittee has activated the Government Accountability Office to investigate connected car privacy (with a report due later this year), and the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop on November 19th on the "Internet of Things," in which car privacy is certainly a priority. The Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank that advocates for responsible data practices, is working on a Connected Cars project with leading OEMs and technology providers in order to contribute to discussions and dialogue about connected cars, their accompanying technologies, and the related privacy and data security issues they present. This presentation will identify the privacy and security issues raised in the connected cars context. The presentation will also present paths forward for industry to ensure that technology can continue to advance in ways that respect consumer privacy. FPF believes industry should be proactive and assume the responsibility for addressing these risks by establishing responsible privacy practices and security protections. This approach will encourage the full range of new and upcoming innovations that will change our driving experience. A more detailed view of our approach to connected car privacy can be found in the comments filed with the Federal Trade Commission in connection with its November 19 "Internet of Things" workshop.Presenter bio: Tim Tobin concentrates on consumer protection matters with a particular focus on privacy and data security law. Tim also counsels businesses on various Internet, e-commerce issues, and information economy issues, including new and innovative uses of data, data analytics, mobile apps and behavioral advertising, smart grid, and connected car technologies. Tim serves as outside counsel to the Future of Privacy Forum on various of its privacy initiatives, including connected car and smart grid matters. Tim has extensive experience counseling and representing clients from all industry sectors, including automotive OEMs, financial services industry companies, telecommunications and cloud services providers, retailers and Internet companies for their privacy and data security obligations. Tim advises clients on a wide array of state and federal privacy laws and regulations, such as those arising under the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA); the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), including amendments to FCRA under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) that require Red Flags programs to detect identity theft, address affiliate marketing, and address disposal of certain records; the Cable Act; the Telecommunications Act of 1996, including the FCC's CPNI rules; the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA); Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act; the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA); and others. Internationally, Tim advises clients on appropriate mechanisms for the legal cross-border transfer of personal information world-wide. As to transfers from the European Union, Tim has helped clients obtain certifications under the Department of Commerce's safe harbor program and to select from other alternatives such as model contractual clauses or binding corporate rules. Tim regularly writes and lectures on privacy and data security issues in the United States and abroad.
- 17:00 Integrating Sociability into the Connected Vehicle Environment
- In a connected vehicle, the idea of sociability extends beyond the passengers and their social interaction between others in a human centered network. A connected vehicle must also be social. It needs to interact with others in its proximity such as the traffic system, laws and regulations, and its primary driver (or if fully automated, primary passenger) all while monitoring itself in a moving framework. In addition, a fully connected vehicle will be expected to manage the communications technologies of the humans it is transporting. Thus, a connected vehicle must itself be a hub for human/human, human/machine and machine/machine social interaction. These new and increased social relationships will require a connected vehicle to possess more complex message management than is currently present. We refer to the emergent network that results from new social interaction models between human/human, human/machine, and machine/machine as PolySocial Reality (PoSR). PoSR includes the global interaction context within which the social mobile web and other forms of synchronous and asynchronous communications are transmitted, distributed and received. We explore the role of dedicated Collaborative Agents in mediating multiplexed messaging in connected vehicles while offering strategies to enhance their social awareness and agency.Presenter bio: Sally A. Applin, Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, Canterbury, Sally A. Applin is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC) with a focus on mediated and PolySocial Reality (PoSR). She holds a Masters degree from the graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU (ITP) and a BA in Conceptual Design from SFSU. Sally has had a 20+ year career in the science museum design, computer software, telecommunications, and product design/definition industries working as a Senior UX Designer, Senior Consultant, Sr. Researcher and Ethnographer. Sally currently researches and models the impact of technology on culture, and the consequent inverse: specifically the reifications of Network Space in Personal Space. She is also a member of IoT Council, a think tank for the Internet of Things.