How to connect an autonomous vehicle

HORIBA MIRA, MIRA Technology Park, Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU
Tue 19 Nov

10:30 - 16:30

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At this event you can explore the connectivity standards suitable for CAV with wireless and automotive experts. By th 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.

'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?


  • 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
  • Alex Verploegh; Product Management, Dynniq

Event Details

  • Event: How to connect an autonomous vehicle
  • Date: Tue 19 Nov
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: HORIBA MIRA, MIRA Technology Park, Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU