Positions of Trust

At this event you can get to grips with the technology that can deliver high-performing, secure and trustworthy positioning and navigation systems, with a particular focus on autonomous driving and ranging applications.

Dates Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 13:30 to 17:30
Venue Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH
Contact Name Clare Kettle
Email clare.kettle@cambridgewireless.co.uk
Contact Phone +441223967101
Website Event website

Event details:

4 CPD points available for this event

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Tickets are free for CW members | £150 (+VAT) for non-CW members.

Autonomous driving presents many technological challenges, but maybe the most difficult and contentious are those of security and trust. Positioning plays a major role here, both relative and absolute, and of course tracking and navigation. Traditional positioning systems like GNSS need to work alongside sensor-fused systems, vision, ultrasonic, LIDAR or RADAR, and all feed into verifiably reliable and trustworthy vehicle control systems. Machine learning is likely to be an important part of the solution. There are many avenues for a potential attack on such a system.

Security and trust have increasingly become concerns for users of ranging technology too. Secure payments, Passive Keyless Entry Systems and vehicle control demand considerably more security than interactive gaming and augmented reality. Other uses for secure ranging and control, for example factory processes and automated farming, have their own specific considerations. Accurate localisation has become essential in defending against remote attacks.

In this Location SIG event, we will look at these two related topics and our speakers will explore the technological and social challenges involved in making positioning and navigation high-performing, trustworthy and secure enough to support these exciting new opportunities.

Starting at 2pm, the event will provide delegates with ample opportunities to network with fellow delegates and speakers to explore the themes of this event.


13:30 - Registration & networking with refreshments

14:00 - Introduction to CW from Simon Mead, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

14:05 - Introduction to the event by Location SIG Champion Ben Tarlow, Qualcomm Technologies International

14:10 - Speaker to be announced

14:40 - Mamon Alghananim, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, London

15:10 - Dr Markus Kuhn, Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

15:45 - Refreshment break

16:15 - John McKenna, CEO, Sees Ai

16:45 - Chris Farrow, Technical Services Manager, Chronos

17:15 - Closing remarks provided by Location SIG Champion Bob Cockshott, KTN


  • Mamon Alghananim; Research Postgraduate, Imperial College
  • Chris Farrow; Technical Services Manager, Chronos Technology
  • Markus Kuhn; Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge
  • Eduardo Aldaz Carroll; CTO, Sees Ai
  • Ramsey Faragher; CEO, Focal Point Postioning

Following this event all delegates are invited to join the CW Founders' Dinner drinks reception, which is being held in the same location. The Founders' Dinner is an invitation-only event and offers business networking opportunities for Founder member organisations within the CW network.

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