Physical & Digital Infrastructure

Description

This session will bring together various stakeholders, from telecom operators to industry. The focus will be on the current activities and challenges related to the digital IT Infrastructure to support the deployment of connected and automated vehicles.

The session discusses the main issues related to the deployment, operation and maintenance of the physical and digital infrastructures for connected and automated driving and transport. The roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders, the likely deployment scenarios and the time plans will be discussed in an interactive panel containing representatives of stakeholders from both the demand and supply side of the infrastructure. The panelists share their views on the needs of connected and automated vehicles and transport towards physical and digital infrastructure as well as the objectives and plans of the infrastructure providers and operators. The session intends to address Issues such as real-time infrastructure maintenance, security, economic feasibility, business models, differences in operating environments ranging from rural roads in remote areas to busy interurban motorways and from residential areas to central business districts, and the specific problems in the transition phase towards full connectivity and automation. The session aims at identifying the most urgent needs for actions on the European, national and local scale with regard to accelerating the deployment, coverage and quality of the physical and digital infrastructure to facilitate connected and automated driving. These actions cover the domains of research, innovation, deployment, maintenance, operation and service provision.

Location

Room: Lord Jenkins, Ground floor, Charlemagne building

Moderator

Risto Kulmala

Risto Kulmala

Principal Advisor on ITS, Finnish Transport Agency

Speakers

Stephen T'Siobbel

Stephen T'Siobbel

Sr. Partner Development Manager, Tom Tom Maps

Tom Alkim

Tom Alkim

Senior Advisor Connected & Automated Driving , Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands

Manfred Harrer

Manfred Harrer

Austrian national operator of the highways and motorways (ASFINAG)

Armin Gräter

Armin Gräter

Driver Assistance Development, BMW Group

Frank Försterling

Frank Försterling

Head of Advanced Dev and Innovations Infotainment Solutions, Continental AG

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