How to connect an autonomous vehicle

At this event you can explore the connectivity standards suitable for CAV with wireless and automotive experts. By the end of the day you will have an idea of which solution you think will end up being adopted by the industry – and how it could be rolled out.

Dates Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 10:30 to 18:00
Venue HORIBA MIRA, MIRA Technology Park, Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU
Contact Name Clare Kettle
Contact Phone +441223967101
Website Event website

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'Connected and Autonomous Vehicles' is the hottest topic in the automotive industry. Use cases range from fully driverless cars, to using information from neighbouring vehicles and infrastructure  to enhance Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).  But the question that the industry is puzzling over is: what communication technologies should be used to provide connectivity between nearby vehicles and infrastructure? The European Commission, US, Chinese and Korean governments have led the investment in research projects to develop an optimised communication technology: the ETSI G5 (WAVE or DSRC in the USA) standard. This has been developed but not yet deployed commercially, and it risks being overtaken by the faster evolution of cellular technology using LTE and 5G.  The CW Automotive & Transport Group proposes to address this question by considering:

  • What are the key use cases that will justify the investment in the connected vehicle technology?
  • What are the requirements placed on the communications systems: latency tolerance, geographical coverage, data volumes etc?
  • What standards are available (or coming soon!) to satisfy these requirements, singly or perhaps in combination?
  • In terms of business models, what are the practical considerations (costs, planning, accessibility etc) for the introduction of this technology such that pay-back can be delivered in a realistic timescale?
  • Is it possible to define the most appropriate way forward for all to adopt the same approach, or will the winner be determined via competition?


10:30 - Registration and networking with refreshments

11:00 - Introduction to CW (Cambridge Wireless)

11:05 - Welcome from our host, HORIBA MIRA, from Nigel Skellern, Head of Government and NGO Relations

11:20 - Nigel Wall, Climate Associates

11:45 - George Psarras, CAV Engineer, HORIBA MIRA

12:10 - Paul Spence, Chief Technologist, McLaren Applied Technologies

12:35 - Networking lunch with demos

13:30 - A word from our event supporter UK5G, Robert Driver, Head of UK5G

13:35 - Tom Robinson, Associate Director, Conigital

14:00 - Mark Barrett, Blu Wireless

14:25 - Alex Verploegh, Dynamiq

15:00 - Panel session with all speakers, Chaired by John Okas, Real Wireless and SIG Champion

15:30 - Closing remarks and event closes


  • Mark Barrett; CMO, Blu Wireless Technology
  • George Psarras; CAV Engineer, HORIBA MIRA
  • Tom Robinson; Technical Director, Conigital
  • Paul Spence; Chief Technologist, McLaren Applied Technologies
  • Nigel Wall; Director, Climate Associates

This event is kindly hosted by HORIBA MIRA, at their Technology Park, Nuneaton.

Starting at 10:30am, the event will provide delegates with ample opportunities to network with fellow delegates and speakers to explore the themes of this event.

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