5G and Verticals: the Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) case

  • Wednesday, 14 June, 14:00-15:30, Room Theatre Big Stage


Motivation and Background:

Connected and Autonomous Driving supported by radio technologies is one of the most challenging market and research fields today. To jointly identify standardization requirements for 3GPP, ETSI, SAE, etc. and certification challenges is key in coming 1-2 years. In addition, new spectrum usage modalities between car and classical telecom industry will be a prerequisite to implement CAD in coming years. The panelist from car, telecom industry and academia will elaborate on technical and regulatory challenges to help identify the barriers for a smooth market introduction.



  1. What are the main challenges remaining for large scale autonomous driving?
  2. What role and timeframe do you see for communication technologies and 5G to impact connected and autonomous driving?
  3. What are the 5G research challenges for CAD ?
  4. What are the spectrum options for C-V2X ?
  5. What is the business model for connected and autonomous driving?



The panel is composed of (see CVs below):

  • Chair: Markus Dillinger (Head for 5G verticals R&D, Huawei, Germany)
  • Andreas Kwoczek (Head of Cooperative Systems and Communication Technologies, Volkswagen, Germany)
  • Thierry Klein (Head of Innovation Management for Verticals, Nokia, USA)
  • Holger Rosier (Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz, Germany)
  • Joachim Sachs (Principal Researcher, Ericsson Research, Sweden)
  • Antje Williams (Executive Program Manager for 5G, Deutsche Telekom, Germany)


Presentations available!



Markus Dillinger received his Diplom-Ing. degree in telecommunications in 1990 from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 1991 he joined the Mobile Network Division at Siemens for development of GSM base stations. From 1995 on, he was working on the definition of the third mobile radio generation in the European research projects. From 2000 he led Software Defined Radio research activities within the Siemens network division. He was leading several EU research programmes. From 2005 onwards he was director for mobile broadband solutions and later for enterprise solutions dealing with railway projects. In 2010 he joined Huawei Germany and was director for enterprise solutions for smart grid. In 2013 he has joined Huawei European Research Centre as Head of Wireless Internet Technologies where he runs private and public R&D programmes for e.g. car-to-car and automation supporting 3GPP standardization and normative work for the vertical industry. He is one of the 5GAA initiators and in September 2016 he was appointed as Executive Committee member for the 5GAA.



Holger Rosier is a Technology Manager with Rohde & Schwarz in Strategic Marketing and Portfolio Management. His main focus is on wireless communication technologies for vertical industries, in particular for connected cars. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, Holger was a Senior Technology Lead for IoT with Huawei Technologies in Germany. In this position he led joint 5G V2X research industry projects. Holger holds a University degree in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology from the RWTH Aachen University. He combined post-graduate studies on 3GPP technologies and ultra-wideband communication with consultancy for Intelligent Transportations Systems.



Andreas Kwoczek (male) received his diploma in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1987. He worked on 94 GHz transceivers and antennas with Rheinmetall Forschung and Germania Hochfrequenztechnik. In 1998 he joined Volkswagen and was responsible for the introduction and integration of car antennas. In 2007 he moved to Volkswagen Group Research and was responsible for the car-to-car communication hardware and evolving communication technologies. He participated in various national and international projects. Since 2012 he is heading the group responsible for digital maps, positioning and communication. Since 2014 the responsibility included future communications systems i.e. 5G. From January 2017 onwards he is heading the research group for cooperative systems and communication technologies. His research interests are communication systems, antennas and transceivers in the frequency range from Sub-GHz to THz.



Thierry Klein is currently the Head of Innovation Management for Vertical Industries within the Nokia Innovation Steering organization at Nokia and he is responsible for creating growth opportunities through innovation with internal and external stakeholders with a focus on the transportation, automotive and connected industries sectors. He also serves as the Founding Vice-Chair of the Board of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), a cross-industry association bringing together the telecommunications and automotive industries that he helped found and launch in September 2016. Thierry received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and upon graduation joined Bell Labs Research in 2001. He serves on the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Advisory Panel and is the recipient of a Bell Labs President and two Bell Labs Teamwork Awards. He was voted “Technologist of the Year” at the 2010 Total Telecom World Vendor Awards and in 2016 he received the IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award.



Joachim Sachs is a principal researcher at Ericsson Research in Stockholm with a research focus on 5G communication for new use cases like connected vehicles and connected industries. After studies in Germany, France, Norway, and Scotland, he received his diploma and doctorate degrees from Aachen University (RWTH) and the Technical University of Berlin respectively. He joined Ericsson in 1997, and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2009. Since 1995 he has been active in the IEEE and the German VDE Information Technology Society (ITG), where he is currently co-chair of the technical committee on communication networks and systems. In 2006, he received the Ericsson inventor of the year award, and in 2010 the research award of the Vodafone foundation for scientific research.



Antje Williams is appointed as Executive Program Manager for 5G since Jan, 2015. The 5G program within Deutsche Telekom is a holistic approach and aligns and drives all activities around 5G within the company including Architecture, Business, Standardization, Industry fora like NGMN, GSMA, European initiatives as 5GPPP, Finance, Communication and the 5G:haus (Telekom´s test bed for 5G). Deutsche Telekom has a leading role within the operator community developing a vision of 5G. In order to drive architecture and standardization Deutsche Telekom participates actively in different foras and demonstrated some core technologies of future 5G technologies in field trials and demos. Prior to this role Antje became Head of Inflight Connectivity and Managing Director of T-Mobile HotSpot GmbH (subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom). She was responsible offering Wifi access on board of 15 airlines (in 2014). Before joining the Inflight Team Antje was Head of Sales for the national Wholesale Department in Southern Germany for five years. She was responsible for the fixed line business with customers as Telefónica Germany, Kabeldeutschland, BT Germany among others. Antje started in 2001 in the Legal Department of Deutsche Telekom.