The automotive industry is experiencing an unprecedented transformation as the race towards autonomous driving is heating up. As Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) wireless communication is being recognized as a critical component of the autonomous car of the future, providing valuable data and predictability into sensor fusion, governments and the automotive industry are evaluating V2X communication technologies, including 802.11p based on Wi-Fi technologies (e.g. DSRC and ITS-G5) and V2X based on cellular technologies (C-V2X). While 802.11p has been trialed and its solutions are entering the commercial phase, the core parts of C-V2X were finalized in 2016 by 3GPP and the industry has announced trials in 2017 – showing the benefits of the direct and networked-based cellular technology, and its strong evolution path to 5G.

Join our Qualcomm experts for this webinar to learn more about:
• Why the autonomous car of the future needs V2X communications
• How V2X technology can evolve to meet the ever-increasing safety use cases and autonomous driving requirements
• The role of cellular technology (direct and networked-based) in enabling next generation V2X services
• What ecosystem players need to consider to prepare for 5G V2X services

Featured Speakers:

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Nakul Duggal
Vice President, Product Management, Automotive Business Unit
Qualcomm

Nakul Duggal serves as vice president of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he is responsible for Qualcomm’s automotive strategy, automotive semiconductor and software portfolio, ecosystem development and customer relationships.  Duggal's responsibilities include focused development expansion into connected car and autonomous driving, oversight over product management, roadmap execution, customer focused business development, and applications engineering. 
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George Tsirtsis
Senior Director, Technology
Qualcomm

George is a Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Research and is currently the project lead for Device-to-Device (D2D) discovery and communications research, including extensions to D2D for vehicular communications resulting into the Cellular V2X (C-V2X) standards evolving today in 3GPP R14 and beyond. Mr. Tsirtsis joined Qualcomm in 2006 as part of the Flarion Technologies where George was responsibile for the mobility management system of the Flash-OFDM solution (a pre-LTE 4G system). Mr Tsirtsis brings over 20 years of experience and holds 58 issued patents with many still pending. He studied Electronics in TEI Piraeus in Greece in 1994, and then received an MSc in Telecommunication and Information Systems from University of Essex in the UK.
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