Future Networked Car Spin-off in Qatar
6 October 2023
The Future Networked Car symposium, co-organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), has been a major platform for discussing the latest challenges and advancements in automated vehicles, connectivity, and automotive cybersecurity since 2013. In pre COVID-19 times, the FNC always took place in conjunction with the Motor Show in Geneva. This year, the Geneva International Motor Show is organized as a spin off in Doha, Qatar, to foster a deeper engagement with the automotive and telecommunication experts of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. ITU and UNECE see the opportunity of this spin off to start again with in person sessions of the FNC and also to showcase innovative ideas and solutions from the industry and academia from the GCC region to shape the future of the networked car. The Symposium will take place at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC), West Bay, Doha, Qatar.
The UNECE-ITU event in Qatar aims to achieve the following objectives:
- To promote knowledge sharing and collaboration between the automotive and telecommunication industries in the GCC region and beyond.
- To showcase innovative technologies and solutions for automated vehicles, connectivity, and cybersecurity.
- To highlight the challenges and opportunities for the networked car in the GCC region.
- To present best practices and standards required to enable safety of future networked cars in the GCC region and present how vehicle inspection can support authorities and consumers having certainty on lifetime performance of networked cars in terms of safety and security.
- To discuss the regulatory and policy frameworks required to support the deployment of networked cars and exchange on this with the authorities in the GCC region.
How to participate
Join to gain insights on the latest developments in automotive AI and autonomous driving systems for connected, automated and safe mobility. Participation in the event is open to all and free of charge. For physical participation the seats are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis, If you plan to attend remotely, please mark the related flag in the registration form. Download the meeting announcement.
Topics of Interest:
The UNECE-ITU event in Qatar will cover a range of topics related to the future of the networked car. Four subjects of interest to the audience in the GCC region are:
- 5G and V2X Communications: This topic will explore the latest advancements in 5G and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications, and their potential to enable connected and automated driving. The discussion will focus on the deployment of 5G networks in the GCC region and their implications for the automotive industry.
- Autonomous Driving: This topic will explore the latest developments in autonomous driving, including Level 4 and Level 5 automation. The discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges for deploying autonomous vehicles in the GCC region, including regulatory and infrastructure requirements.
- Cybersecurity: This topic will explore the cybersecurity challenges and solutions for the networked car, including secure communication, data privacy, and protection against cyber-attacks. The discussion will focus on the best practices and standards required to ensure the safe and secure operation of networked cars in the GCC region.
- Software developed using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology can either completely replace or supplement and improve human driving abilities to enhance safety, offer improved services, and optimize transport management. Software developed using AI can achieve one or a limited set of objectives that can be implemented in different scenarios and timelines. ITU proposed a new collaborative effort called AI for Road Safety. Let’s explore the innovative technologies and use cases developed in the region that could help achieve progress in Road Safety.
The widespread deployment of vehicle safety communications using direct communication technology (V2V) remains a vision, with only limited deployment. This highlights the need to explore various perspectives, roles, and investments from governments, regulators, and the public sector to realize this vision worldwide.