Autonomous Transportation Workshop and Meeting

You are invited to attend a Workshop and Meeting of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards (CITS), hosted by TIA and ITU. The event starts the afternoon of December 5 with a keynote presentation and panels on the technology, business and economics of Autonomous Transportation, followed by a reception. Join us to hear from thought leaders from automotive, service provider and network infrastructure communities to discuss needs and advancements in autonomous transportation communications infrastructure, as well as the impact of autonomy as it transforms our lives and businesses.

On December 6, CITS will review the state of ITS communication standards and discuss the road ahead.

Register for both days or choose one day only as your schedule allows. Both days are free to attend and require only registration.

Dates:
December 5, 2017 – Autonomous Transportation Workshop: How Communications will Change Vehicles and Transport, 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm (see agenda below). Registration opens at 1:00 pm
December 6, 2017 – Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards (CITS) Meeting, hosted by TIA and ITU, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Click here for more information – all are invited). Registration opens at 8:00 am.

Location: TIA Headquarters, 1320 N. Courthouse Rd, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22201

Agenda

 
DEC 5
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Doors Open, Registration, Networking
 

 
2:30 PM
2:45 PM

TIA/ITU Welcome and Opening Remarks
 

 
2:45 PM
3:05 PM

Keynote
 

 
3:05 PM
4:00 PM

Supporting and Securing Autonomous Transportation

The movement toward autonomous vehicles seems to be gaining speed as cars with an assortment of sensors and guidance systems are starting to race around test tracks and carefully navigate city landscapes. Simultaneously, communications infrastructure is being developed and deployed which will enable the fast, accurate data transfer needed for autonomy. Safety and security continue to be key issues of concern, even as specifications defining them evolve with the progress of autonomous technologies and capabilities.

This afternoon’s panel will discuss needs and advancements in communications infrastructure; developing modalities of data management for high speed environments; ensuring the safety of passengers and pedestrians in the autonomous landscape; how security will be ensured and insured for this “life or death” technology, and other topics.

 
4:00 PM
4:50 PM

The Economics of Autonomy

Autonomous Transportation is advocated as a means to save lives. But livelihoods are being eliminated. The U.S. Congress is currently debating national self-driving car regulations, with advocacy loudly speaking on behalf and against the proposed legislation. Industries such as media entertainment may find autonomous vehicles a boon as consumers gain time to relax and enjoy during transport. Offices may find increased employee efficiency with work being done during the commute. Cityscapes may be redesigned to accommodate new forms of public and private transportation. This panel will review the impact of autonomy as it transforms the environment, lives, businesses and business opportunities.

 
4:50 PM
5:00 PM

Closing Remarks
 

 
5:00 PM
6:30 PM

Reception
 

 
DEC 6
9:00 AM
4:00 PM

Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards (CITS) Meeting, hosted by TIA and ITU (see Agenda here)