Workshop / Industry Panel - Cooperative and Automated Driving | IEEE IV 2021

Workshop / Industry Panel - Cooperative and Automated Driving | IEEE IV 2021

The sixth Workshop and Industry Panel on “Cooperative and Automated Driving” will be held, in conjunction with the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2021, one of the major annual conferences of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS). The Workshop targets connected, cooperative and autonomous technologies for Cooperative ITS and automated driving. Similar to the past, the workshop also features an Industry Panel with experts from related industries, which will again foster the interactive exchange of academia and industry.

Recent developments in telecommunications, sensor, information processing and control technologies have enabled substantial progress in the domain of ITS. C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent transport Systems) is in a very early stage of deployment, as it is technologically achievable, but the deployment requires cooperation of multiple stakeholders. Automated driving is on the horizon, and will still need substantial and longer-term development and testing to make even the high automation levels a reality in complex situations, such as in urban environments, and in a transit period of only partial market penetration. Cooperative and automated transport are certainly complementary. They are expected to bring substantial benefits in terms of safety, comfort and (traffic and fuel) efficiency. Many challenges exist in this important domain.

The workshop targets the challenges for (C-)ITS applications, especially connected and cooperative systems towards automated driving. Competing communication technologies (e.g. ITS-G5/ IEEE 802.11p, and 4G/ 4G LTE/ 5G), sensor, information processing and control technologies will be highlighted. The impacts of C-ITS applications will be analysed. Requirements for strong cooperation between industry, authorities and academia in different regions will be addressed.

The workshop is expected to be very interactive. Participants will have an excellent opportunity to discuss with and to challenge distinguished speakers and panellists. The technical areas to be discussed include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • V2X communication technologies
  • C-ITS deployment
  • Standardisation
  • 5G research and testing
  • Architecture and security
  • Impacts evaluation of cooperative and automated transport


Dr. Meng Lu

Strategic Innovation Manager, Peek Traffic B.V., The Netherlands

Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society

Co-Chair, WG Industry Engagement, IEEE Future Networks – Enabling 5G and Beyond



Tim Leinmüller, Denso, Germany


Speakers / Panelists (invited)

Robert Gee, Continental, Japan

Leonardo Gomes Baltar, Intel, Germany

Maciej Muehleisen / Friedhelm Ramme / Ole Issakson, Ericsson

Apostolos Kousaridas, Huawei, Germany

Jonathan Petit / Jim Lansford, Qualcom

Onur Altintas, Toyota ITC, USA / Takayuki Shimizu, Toyota, Japan

Satoshi Nagata, NTT Docomo, Japan

Roger Berg, Denso, USA

Hendrik-Joern Guenther / Teodor  Buburuzan, Volkswagen, Germany

Thorsten Hehn, Audi

Jovan Zagajac, Ford

Paul Spaanderman, InnoMo

Haibin Zhang / Bastiaan Wissingh, TNO

Tao Chen / Matti Kutila, VTT, Finland

Jaime Ferragut, European Commissions JRC, Italy



Email: meng dot lu at dynniq dot com

Phone: +31 6 4505 4735


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