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Guest Lecture "Introduction into Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems" by Ben Brecht

News from Jul 01, 2019

July 3rd, 2 pm - 4pm, Ben Brecht will give the guest lecture: "Introduction into Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems" as a part of the lecture Algorithmen und Programmieren IV.

The lecture will be held at Takustraße 9 in the large lecture hall.

Ben started his career in the automotive industry in 2010. Since 2013, he has been a Program Manager responsible for the global rollout of connected car technology. He was assigned to work in the U.S. on Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) security in 2015. He is currently the Vice Chair of the 5G Automotive Alliance (5GAA) Working Group 7 "Security & Privacy" and supports rollouts of V2X technology in Europe and China.

Ben received a bachelor’s and a Diploma degree in IT systems engineering and computer science from the Hasso Plattner Institute and the University of Potsdam, Germany, after which he worked as a Research Associate with the University of Potsdam and the Freie Universität Berlin.


Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications between nearby vehicles in the form of continuous broadcast of Basic Safety Messages (BSMs) has the potential to reduce unimpaired vehicle crashes by 80% through active safety applications. Following a series of field operational tests, the US Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule in 2017 to mandate the inclusion of V2V technology in light vehicles in the US. Similarly, the European Commission proposed a Delegated Act, adopted by the European Parliament in March 2019. Both establish minimal legal and technical requirements for interoperability of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). C-ITS typically involves vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and communication between vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists, subsumed as ‘vehicle-to-everything’ (V2X). V2X Communication enables a wide area of applications: besides safety applications to avoid traffic accidents, it enables cooperative maneuvering, can help to reduce emissions, optimize traffic, and will be a building block for autonomous vehicles. The V2X devices of these traffic system participants form a geospatial distributed system and although those system typically do not share a code base, they show other characteristics of distributed systems, e.g., communication via messages to cooperate on tasks or standardized messages, protocols and interfaces to enable interoperability. Establishing trust between these V2X devices to enable communication between them, while at the same time protecting privacy of the users of V2X devices are therefore of outmost importance.

This talk will give an introduction into Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems, how they communicate and how this communication is enabled through a cryptographic system.

You can follow Ben on Twitter: @CodeFried

Date: 03.07.2019, 2-4pm
Location: Takustraße 9, large lecture hall

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