Connected Vehicles

'Impact of 5G and Beyond on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles'

12th May 2022

University of Ottawa-Kanata North, #200, 535 Legget Drive, K2K 3B8, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


The field of connected vehicles stands at the confluence of three evolving disciplines – the Internet of Things (IoT), emerging standards for connectivity of vehicles, and AI/machine learning. The number of connected IoT devices is forecast to grow from 9.5 billion devices in 2019 to 55 billion connected devices, according to more optimistic assessments. Consequently, applications of IoT devices have rapidly expanded to integrate intelligent sensing and processing along with smart applications of the technology into various fields such as smart homes, smart appliances, enterprises, smart transportation including connected vehicles, smart cities, agriculture, energy, security, healthcare, shopping, location-based services including tracking and other similar fields. The exponential growth of IoT is transforming the quality of living of human beings around the globe.
Fueling the growth in the evolution of vehicles towards total automation is the development of novel sensors, 3D cameras, lidar and radar and their ability to connect to the Internet and upload the data to a cloud. The sensors on an autonomous vehicle collect anywhere from 1.4 to 19 TB of data per hour. Whether or not the vehicles are autonomous, one of the key features of connected vehicles is that they are able to share data between themselves in real-time. For example, the scene of an accident or roadwork encountered by a vehicle can be immediately shared with vehicles it is connected to. Thus, vehicles may learn about accidents or road work well in advance so as to enable them to make smart decisions and establish alternate routes to their destinations.
Standards are evolving to enable cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X). For instance, 3GPP has developed LTE-V2X and 5G-V2X in Releases 14, 15, and 16. This workshop will explore the impact of 5G, 6G and beyond on connected and autonomous vehicles.


08:45 – 09:00

Introduction to the WWRF EMW WG by Dr Costas Danas 

  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am – Participants arrive; refreshments
  • 9:00 am – 9: 10 am – Introduction to the workshop and participants– Dr. Seshadri Mohan, Chair of Connected Vehicles Working Group – WWRF
  • 9:10 am – 9:20 am – Introduction to WWRF, Dr. Nigel Jefferies, Chair WWRF
  • 9:20 – 9:35 am – Opening Remarks and CAV at University of Ottawa – Guy Levesque, Associate Vice-President Research and Innovation, University of Ottawa
  • 9:35 am – 10:05 – AI-enabled Autonomous Vehicles-Driven Services for Secure, Sustainable and Healthy Communities – Dr. Burak Kantarci, Director, Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation (SCVI) Centre with Ottawa University, Canada
  • 10:05 am – 10:35 am – 5G & Cybersecurity in Vehicles: Challenges & opportunities – Ravi Puvvala, CEO, Founder and CEO of Savari (a Silicon Valley startup now acquired by Harman International),
  • 10:35 am 10:50 am Coffee Break
  • 10:50 am – 11:20 am Safety of Vulnerable Roadside Users – Dr. Klaus David, Kassel University, Germany
  • 11:20 am – 11:50 am – B5G Foundation for Energy Efficient Autonomous Driving – Mahbubul Alam, Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Business Development Officer at Dimaag-AI. CA, USA
  • 11:50 am – 12:20 pm – Architecture of Autonomous Systems – Vishnu Ram, OV, TSDSI, India
  • 12:20 pm –12:50 pm – Database issues related to Connected Vehicles – Dr. Andre Burgess, NPL, UK
  • 12:50 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch 
  • 1:30 pm Adjourn