Speaker: John Kenney, PhD
Bio: Dr. John Kenney is Director of networking research and a Principal Researcher at the Toyota InfoTech Labs in Mountain View, California. He represents Toyota in international standards organizations and industry research consortia, including SAE, IEEE, ETSI and the Car2Car Communications Consortium. He also represents Toyota in DSRC Spectrum Sharing discussions with the US Government, European regulators, and the Wi-Fi industry. Prior to his work with Toyota, John was a member of the Tellabs Research Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has graduate degrees from Stanford and Notre Dame.
Title: V2X Deployment, Regulatory and Standardization
Abstract: Direct communication between vehicles (V2V) has been a goal of the auto industry for many years. Combined with communication to/from roadside infrastructure, pedestrians, and other road users, this vehicle-to-everything communication is known as V2X. This talk will provide a status update on efforts to deploy V2X in the United States and in other regions of the world. We will review some of the positive milestones that have been achieved in recent years, as well as some of the technical, business, and regulatory challenges that automotive stakeholders face in realizing the large potential societal benefits of V2X. The talk includes a basic review of two families of V2X protocols: IEEE Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) and 3GPP Cellular V2X (C-V2X). We also consider the key roles of the FCC and US Department of Transportation in regulating and promoting V2X.