5th International Workshop on Vehicle Communications Summary
Date: Sunday, 20th September 2009, 10:15-17:30
Location: Ericsson, Kistavägen 25, Kista-Stockholm
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Summary compiled and composed by Dr.-Ing. Karl-Oskar Proskawetz.
Thanks to Ingrid Paulus and Dr. Timo Kosch for further annotations and revisions.
© COMeSafety (2009)
10:00 – 10:15 Registration & Warm up
10:15 – 11:45 Session 1
Current Vehicle Communication Based Cooperative System Research Activities
- Objective: Present and discuss current regional roadmaps (existing building blocks)
- Panel Representatives: Europe (Wolfgang Hoefs, EC), US (Ray Resendes, USDOT), Japan (Akio Hosaka, AHSRA)
- Each panel member briefly present their region’s roadmap (10 min. each)
- Discussion on current research efforts and existing building blocks
- Are the research areas comprehensive?
- At a high level, do the various activities move us toward deployment?
- Amongst the regions what is missing?
11:45 – 12:45 Session 2
Initial Comparison of Cooperative System Research Activities
- Objective: Compare and contrast the various roadmaps to identify key common activities.
- Panel Representation: Europe (Timo Kosch, COMeSafety), US (Dick Bishop, Bishop Consulting), Japan (Takaaki Sugiura, Mitsubishi Research Institute)
- Each panel member gives a brief summary of what they see as the key building blocks among the roadmaps. (refer to handout material or roadmaps hung on walls)
- What are the key existing research results?
- What are the common research activities (building blocks) among the roadmaps?
- What are the key differences among the roadmaps?
- How do the technologies differ between the regions?
- What items are opportunities for joint research activities?
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 13:50 Stimulation Presentation
The road operators view (Robert Cone, JTF)
13:50 – 14:50 Session 3
Characteristics of developing and globally harmonising vehicle communications / cooperative system standards
- Objective: Characterise and discuss current standard development processes and organisations and issues related to the harmonisation of cooperative system standards.
- Panel Representation: Europe (Soeren Hess, C2C-CC), US (Russ Shields, Ygomi; Brian Cronin, USDOT), Japan (Hironao Kawashima, Keio University)
- Each panelist provides a perspective of standards development and possible harmonisation issues.
- Can harmonisation take place given the current nature of the system?
- What actions can be taken to promote and facilitate standards harmonisation?
- What issues must be addressed at the regional and then international levels?
14:50 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:20 Stimulation Presentation
The role of cellular networks: the CoCar project
(Guido Gehlen, Ericsson)
15:20 – 16:30 Session 4
Developing a Joint Cooperative Research Agenda
- Objective: Identify the elements and mechanisms needed to establish, sustain, and facilitate cooperative research that facilitates results.
- Panel Representatives: Europe (Juhani Jaasekelainen, EC), US (Mike Schagrin, USDOT), Japan (Hideto Hatakenaka, NILIM)
- Each panelist provides a prospective on developing cooperative research activities, the benefits, and issues.
- Given the difference between regions, e.g. structure, what would be needed to establish and sustain cooperative research activities?
- What role can the private sector play, e.g. OEMs?
- Can cooperative research be cooperatively managed to serve multiple interests?
- What are the necessary activities towards cooperatively managed research roadmaps?
- In developing a cooperative research agenda, what specific projects and activities should be targeted as possible joint or link activities and which individuals (Points of Contact) would be required to conduct the activities?
16:30 – 16:45 Summary and Closing
Moderator & Representatives from the regions