Session: Welcome & Introduction - Enabling autonomous drivning and connected vehicles

Magnus Gunnarsson

Session Chair


Head of Ericsson’s marketing within Automotive-, Transport- and Logistics industries.


Magnus Gunnarsson heads Ericsson’s marketing within Automotive-, Transport- and Logistics industries.  As such Magnus is responsible for bringing the next generation connected vehicle services to the market, including connectivity management, cloud solutions, business support systems, and professional services.

Magnus is a member of the World Economic Forum Working Group on Urban and Autonomous Mobility and Chairs the Marketing Committee of the 5G Automotive Association.

Magnus joined Ericsson in 2016 with 10+ years of experience from the Automotive Industry. Magnus holds a MSc in Marketing from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and a MBA from Bond University Queensland, Australia. Magnus is based at the Global HQ of Ericsson, in Kista the ‘mini Silicon Valley’ north of Stockholm.

Maria Grazia Verardi





An Insight Into the Current and Future Status of Traffic Signal Infrastructure in the US & Europe


In an ever more connected world, industry leaders are rethinking the concept of transportation as we know it today. In the near future, commuting will no longer mean losing precious time out of our tight schedule by driving long hours, but will in change, offer extra time to review office work, chat to friends of even take a nap before arriving to our destination in an autonomous vehicle.

For this revolution in mobility to take place, the focus must not fall only on the development of autonomous vehicle technologies, but must necessarily take into account the paramount importance of connecting existing traffic infrastructure to create an encompassing ecosystem.


Maria Grazia Verardi is Director of Business Development at Live Traffic Data LLC, a V2I company with the mission of bringing traffic signals into the IoT galaxy.

Maria Grazia is a PMP certified and an internationally recognized Project Manager, Consultant and Trainer, with special expertise in the field of connected cars, Usage Based Insurance (UBI), Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications. She has built her professional carrier for over 13 years in a company leader in the automotive sector. From 2009 Maria Grazia started her consulting experience and has continued to grow professionally by managing different telematics programs and projects worldwide. She is currently involved in V2I projects working to deploy a real-time traffic data solution across the United States and Western Europe.

Maria Grazia is co-author of ETSI and CEN standards and technical reports in the space of Human Machine Interface in cars, V2V & V2I communications and panEuropean eCall. She also collaborated to the definition of the eCall minimum set of data (MSD) as well as the operating requirements for third party support.

Maria Grazia received her MD degree from the University of Bologna, Italy, in the area of high-energy physics with a thesis conducted at CERN laboratory in Geneva (Switzerland). She obtained her bachelor in Business Management from NYACK College – School of Business, Leadership and Business Administration (US).

Director of Business Development at Live Traffic Data LLC, NY

Håkan Andersson



5G – a unified technology solution for Automotive and ITS use cases


When looking at different use cases for Automotive and ITS, there is an increasing consensus that the required connectivity needs to span both short range direct vehicle-to-X connectivity, as well as indirect vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-X  connectivity and as vehicle-to-cloud connections. While historically there has been a separation of technology solutions targeting short rage direct communication and long range connectivity over cellular networks, with the introduction of LTE-V and 5G, there is a possibility to combine these within one and the same technology solution. This will enable a single modem technology to be used in the cars, where roadmaps and technology investments will cater for both modes, and also benefit from the investments that is done in cellular technology in general, where LTE today connects to more than 2 Billion devices. The presentation will cover some of the different communication modes supported by LTE-V and 5G, and also indicate typical expected performance


Håkan Andersson, Director Industry Alliances, is engaged in several industry alliances representing new opportunities and verticals planning to use 5G for their future business and operations. Dr. Andersson has been a key driver of the Eriksson’s overall 5G strategy at the Business Unit for Network Products, and prior to that, a driver of the overall Ericsson Technology Strategies at the Ericsson Group Function for Technology.

From 2003 and in the work leading up to the development and launch of 4G/LTE, Andersson had a similar role for LTE and was responsible for the development of the strategies and investment plans leading up to the establishment of a dedicated product line for LTE in 2007.

Dr. Andersson started in Ericsson Radio Research in 1990, and has since then held various positions both in Research and Technology, as well as Product Management, in different parts of the world. His career includes positions as head of Technology for Ericsson Philippines, Head of Industry Relations in Singapore, Director at Group Function Portfolio Management and CTO of the AT&T account in the US.

Andersson Holds a Master´s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctors degree in Physics, both from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Director Industry Alliances at Ericsson

Göteborg, Sweden

Tomas Olovsson



How to achieve trust in autonomous vehicles? How can we ensure that the vehicle will not be hacked?


Vehicle communication is increasing fast, new applications emerge that require communication both with devices inside the vehicles, with other vehicles, with the infrastructure around the vehicles and with various Internet services. This makes security work very important and challenging, and the risk of introducing serious security problems is very high since all new functionality will contain vulnerabilities. This talk focuses on weaknesses, challenges and security mechanisms we need to consider in order to mitigate and deal with  security problems in our vehicles.


Tomas Olovsson is an Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology and his research interests are within the fields of networking, communications and security. He has been working actively with computer security for more than 25 years and his most recent research deals with securing the next generation of Internet-connected vehicles. This work includes secure protocol design, secure internal network architectures and securing V2X communications.

Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology

Session: What about safety?
- Will we achieve the Vision Zero in a world with autonomous cars?

Håkan Sivencrona

Session Chair




Safety program manager working at zenuity

PhD in dependable computer systems

ISO 26262 international committee member for many years

Matti Seimola



Realtime information for enhanced safety


Safety traffic information belongs to everyone. We often focus only on latest and newest technologies as we should but is it enough to reach the majority of the motorist today? We often ask if individuals and society is ready for connected and autonomous cars and various aspects of IoT. We strongly believe that new technologies will help us make better services and life easier.

This is all true but we also should keep the existing, proven and robust technology with us. Think about the existing car pool for instance. Majority of the cars on the road today are on average more than four years old and drivers do not always have the latest technologies build safely in them.

What if your car is the only one on the road? Can we then rely on sensors only? What information is enough for autonomous cars? Are there any sources available outside your car to make your travel safer?

V-Traffic services are built on beliefs of hybrid technologies where both internet and broadcasted data are combined. Especially when delivering information and reaching drivers in all situations and conditions.

V-Traffic is premium traffic and mobility service provided by Mediamobile which is part of the TDF Group in France. Mediamobile has been in the heart of broadcasted traffic for the automotive industry since 1996.


Matti has spent most of his youth around cars and automotive which is why his passion and career is built on cars and mobility. He’s been starting his career working in car insurances and after that for nearly ten years at car financing for GE Capital and GE Money in various positions. Thereafter he has been working in corporate sales at Toyota and even as a safety driving trainer at one of the largest safety driving center in Finland.

Matti is highly interested in sales, marketing and coaching but also business developing. Lately he has been developing traffic services more towards safety related content and seeking value to it in automotive industry. His own experience and input from the customers has shown him the need for this type of traffic content.

Matti has six years of experience in traffic industry. He is currently responsible for sales and marketing for the Nordic countries and international key accounts at Mediamobile. He is based in Helsinki with his family, which consists of his wife and a 10 month old son.

Senior Key Account Manager


Vantaa, Finland

Karin Eklund

Team Manager User Experience Design at Semcon Sweden AB
Göteborg, Sweden



How stupid are smart products anyway? Challenges with designing good smart, autonomous systems for humans.


How stupid are smart products anyway? There are a lot of challenges with designing good smart, autonomous systems for humans. One of the main difficulties is to understand the intention of the user and interpret that correctly for the system to be able to correspond accurately. Autonomous products requires new design patterns and new ways of validate the different solutions”.


Karin Eklund has 20 years of experience in working with User Experience and design of digital solutions and support companies in their business, technical and user experience strategies. Companies she has worked for during her career are for instance Volvo Cars, GE, Ericsson, Jaguar Land Rover and Ascom. She is now manager for one of the biggest User Experience teams in Sweden at Semcon.

Dr. Roberto Sicconi



Let's make driving safe again!


ADAS definitely helped reduce the number of car accidents and fatalities. Yet, since 2015 a stunning reversal seems to indicate a rising complacency of drivers who expect ADAS to compensate for driving mistakes and reduced attention, allowing them to take their eyes off the road, onto their phones. While this may become reality when the vast majority of all vehicles on the road will be fully autonomous, this scenario is unlikely to happen before 20-30 years from now. Until then, driver attention will be required, even if only to supervise self-driving capabilities of the car. Time has come to bring in technology that significantly lowers risks caused by inattentive driving, by providing real time warnings and feedback on driving behavior. LingoFit created by the Walter Team of TeleLingo fulfills that promise. LingoFit is an aftermarket device, a Digital Copilot powered by Machine Vision and AI. It will save drivers’ lives and eliminate high claim costs associated to preventable accidents.


Roberto Sicconi has a strong passion for vision and innovation. He is a recognized leader in the use of disruptive technologies and creative business models to enhance mobility, personalized user interfaces, ubiquitous access to information and ultimately quality of life.

His expertise spans across Wireless Comm., Speech, Image/Video Processing, Dialog Management, NLP, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence applied to Automotive, Mobile Computing, Telecom, Healthcare, Financial Services, Customer Support and Education.

Highlights in his career include 1) launch of IBM’s first Speech Recognition Product worldwide, 2) a decade-long and multiple awards winning collaboration with leading car manufacturers in Japan, Europe and US on navigation and infotainment systems Program Director role at IBM’s Watson team (first computer to beat human champions at Jeopardy! in 2011).

Whilst at IBM Research he collaborated on two EU-funded projects, dealing with smart speech and video interfaces (CHIL 2003-2006: collaborative interactions across multiple-videoconference sites, DICIT 2006-2009: distant-talking operation of HomeTV equipment).

Dr. Ing. Roberto Sicconi has received his MSEE and Doctorate degree from the Politecnico University of Milan, Italy in the area of image processing and Computer Aided Design techniques.

Founder & CTO of Telelingo, Senior Board Member at Infermedica, Purdys, NY

Rolf Johansson



How do we get safe autonomous road vehicles?


How can we build trust that autonomous cars are safe? What are the real challenges and what are the myths? Unsupervised vehicles will in many ways become different, compared to the smart ADAS-equipped manually driven vehicles we are seeing in today’s traffic.  This means that we have new possibilities to reach the vision zero, but the new possibilities also comes with new challenges.


Dr. Rolf Johansson has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. He has recently joined Zenuity after seven years as a senior researcher at Research Institutes of Sweden, RISE Safety and Transport. At RISE he has been involved in several European and Swedish national funded research projects, in many cases as coordinator or as work package leader. He was coordinator for two Swedish national funded projects on safety for autonomous road vehicles. Before joining RISE, he worked more than twenty years in industry: about ten years in each of aerospace and automotive. In his industry positions he has both been designing dependable embedded systems and taken part in research projects. Dr. Johansson has been an expert of the Swedish working group on functional safety for road vehicles since the preparation for ISO 26262 started in 2006.

Senior safety architect at Zenuity

Session: Let´s do it!

Håkan Carlund

Session Chair


Business Advisor in Analytics for Manufacturing & Automotive

SAS Institute Nordic


When everything goes connected and autonomous, the possibilities goes exponential. Way beyond our human capabilities. Machine Learning and other analytics techniques will help us realize the values. That is why I choosed to work with SAS Institute 4 years ago, after having spent some 20 years in leading roles within sales, marketing, R&D and quality development in large, global manufacturing organizations like Danfoss and Toyota. Autonomous Driving is fascinating. It will change many parts of our daily lives. It will influence even more areas. Some months ago, I wrote a blog article about ethic aspects within Self-driving Cars.

Marcus Rothoff



The journey to Autonomous Driving in Gothenburg


Autonomous Driving offer opportunities in many of those challenges our society have today. With connectivity and automation we have new tools to reach safer, more energy efficient cars, meeting our future customer expectations. Drive Me is the joint project on autonomous driving between industry, authorities and academia in Gothenburg to develop autonomous driving for our future sustainable future. Within this research platform we will pioneer self-driving functionality in real customers hands stepwise towards unsupervised autonomous driving. Shifting the responsibility from the driver require new methods and tools connected to prove safe functionality. Safety and trust is the foundation for autonomous driving.


Marcus Rothoff is responsible for Autonomous Driving at Product Strategy. In this role he is also project manager for the cooperation programme Drive Me, doing research on autonomous driving in areas like safety, energy efficiency and sustainability. Within Drive Me Volvo Cars aims to take self-driving cars from supervised to unsupervised functionality with external leasing customers on real roads in Gothenburg.

Autonomous Driving at Product Strategy Project manager Drive Me at Volvo Cars

Maria Stenström



Self-parking cars – parking as an accessibility issue in sustainable urban development


Gothenburg is facing its biggest development leap in modern history. The city will grow by nearly a third by 2035. We must make room for 150 000 more people and build 80 000 new homes and as many workplaces. Autonomous vehicles and self-parking cars are part of the solution to meet future needs and create an attractive and sustainable city with smart transport solution. Not least when it comes to building efficient and sustainable parking facilities. Soon we will see how autonomous cars will help to develop and interact in a better traffic system - which provides both lower environmental impact as increased efficiency. Therefore we see it important to investigate how self-parking cars can affect future mobility and urban planning.


Since 2009 Maria Stenström has transformed the Parking Company of the City of Gothenburg from being a traditional parking company to become a mobility actor. The company takes care of 42 000 parking places and its vision is to be a motor for sustainable mobility in the Gothenburg region. It contributes to changing habits and sustainability through innovative mobility solutions, and also by participating in research and development projects. It participate in projects like Drive Me, Dencity and Shared Shuttle Services. By collaboration, customer focus and innovation, the company promote the development of the city and region.


Previously, Maria Stenström worked as Technical Manager in Alingsås municipality and before she was deputy CEO of FordonsGas Sverige AB and Marketing Director at Göteborg Energi. Maria Stenström has a Master of Science in mechanical engineering of Chalmers Technical University.

CEO at Göteborgs stads parkering AB

Dr. Johan Scholliers



Testing of Connected and Automated Vehicles in Tampere


An urban test site for connected and automated vehicles has been set up in Tampere, Finland, with as main objective to support industry in the development of sensors and applications for intelligent vehicles and to support authorities in evaluating connected and automated services. Finland's regulation allows already today to test automated driving. The presentation will discuss the developments and ongoing activities in connected and automated driving performed in VTT and the Tampere region, and the strategy towards automated transport in the Tampere region.


Dr. Johan Scholliers (M.Sc, Ph.D), works as Principal Scientist in the Automated Vehicles team of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. His experience is within the application and evaluation of ICT applications in transport and logistics. He is currently involved as technical coordinator in the NordicWay (CEF) project on the deployment of cooperative traffic services and is leading the national UrbanAutoTest project on an urban test site for connected and automated transport. He is also involved in the Horizon 2020 projects AUTOPILOT on the benefit of IoT for automated driving, where he is leading the pilot in Tampere.

Principal Scientist in the Automated Vehicles team of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Session: What is the impact?
- How is it possible to make money out of autonomous and connected vehicles?

Carl-Johan Aldén

Session Chair


Head of Business Development Embedded Systems & Controls, Semcon

Autonomous Driving Advisor


Carl-Johan has a background from the ADAS R&D area having worked for 10 years in the ADAS development – primarily in Germany and the US. During the last 5 years Carl-Johan has worked as an Market analyst and Management Advisor within the ADAS and Autonomous Driving area globally. At Semcon Carl-Johan is also leading the Business development of  the area.  

Christofer Österlindh



Who’s going to buy your cars?                                                    - and other questions to ask in an autonomous driving society


The new dawn of intelligence is upon us and probably is it not more graspable than when it manifests itself in cars. The same way that AI is already changing current ecosystems from new healthcare providers to money management, the same way autonomous vehicles will disrupt the transportation system. In this session we will talk about some of the sectors that should prepare for change, how that change could look like and what it means for the surrounding society.


For the last five years, Christofer has worked at Microsoft with a focus on supporting research institutions to execute faster and smarter with cloud infrastructure that leverages machine learning, IoT and high-performance computing. With knowledge in data science and A.I. Christofer has been involved in various projects in genome sequencing, research on HPC frameworks and connected health care. He is the co-founder of Warp Institute that works on increasing awareness on societal change through technology and bring to light the concept of exponential technology and how it can be used to further humanity. Christofer has also served as policy advisor in tech to member of parliament Mathias Sundin.

Account Executive at Microsoft

Stockholm, Sweden

Alberto Lodieu



Impact of ADAS and automation on motor insurance


ADAS are increasingly adopted in the automotive mass market and at the same time they are evolving to create full autonomous vehicles. Both, adoption growth and systems evolution will create major impacts not only in the automotive industry, but also in other related industries. There is no doubt that motor insurance will experience some of the most significant adjustments. Still, several questions remain: when will this happen? what will be the impact? and what will be the role of telematics?


Alberto has over 7 years of experience in strategy and operations consulting. He has specialised in the financial services and transport industries, more specifically in telematics insurance and payments. Having participated to over 25 projects in competitive strategy, operations excellence and business analytics, Alberto has helped organisations define and implement the actions needed to achieve or preserve their leadership position. Additionally, he participated as a strategy and financial advisor in investment projects in Europe and Latin America. Before joining PTOLEMUS, Alberto worked for Deloitte in their strategy and operations practice. Alberto holds an MBA from HEC Paris and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Tecnologico de Monterrey.

Senior Strategy Consultant at PTOLEMUS Consulting Group | Strategies for Mobile Companies | , Paris

Anders Kullgren



An insurer’s view on connected and autonomous cars


A lot of safety systems needed to for automated driving have already been introduced or are just about to be introduced. The safety benefits of these technologies can already be seen. From an insurer’s perspective moving to automated driving means a large potential for a reduction of claims and costs. But there are challenges regarding responsibility, it is important that the driver/car owner is not left into trouble in case of an accident. There are also benefits with connected cars. They will improve the experience for the driver, but will also give the possibility of new insurance solutions where the driver can influence the premium depending on driver behavior. And maybe more importantly, the driver behavior from a safety perspective can be influenced by the insurance solution.


Anders Kullgren has been working as a traffic safety researcher at Folksam since 1988 and since 1995 as head of the research department. Since the start of the career he has also been connected to different Universities, both Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Since 2011 he has a position as an adjunct professor at Chalmers University of Technology (20% of his time). The research is primarily based on real-world crash data, including crashworthiness analyses of cars and effectiveness studies of various safety technologies.

Head of research at Folksam, Adjunct professor at Chalmers University

Session: Maps and urban infrastructure

Robert Wendelin

Session Chair


Ph.D. Robert Wendelin is currently Senior Advisor Strategy and Business Development for IoT at Telia Company Division X. Previously he built up the Finnish IoT operations at Telia as Head of IoT for Telia in Finland.

He has a long track record of business and strategy development focusing on process and uptime development including Telematics and the Internet of Things since 1995. Previously he held a position as Senior Advisor for Strategy and Business development for Connected Services and Solutions at Scania HQ also developing the strategy for the 2.4 billion € contracted services business.

Senior Advisor Strategy and Business Development for IoT at Telia Company Division X

Petter Djerf



The advantages of the self-healing map


Self-driving vehicles require a high-definition, real-time "self-healing" map to help them operate safely and comfortably. HERE is closing the data loop from vehicle to cloud to vehicle by using real-time sensor data that provides our backend with information to effectively "self-heal" our map. AD vehicles need real-time, accurate, and semantically rich data to pinpoint its lane-level position, and enable it to make proactive maneuvers in response to changes or incidents that affect driving conditions. In this session, we will discuss how HERE is addressing this critical need with its HD Live Map by providing precise positioning on the road, accurate planning of vehicle control maneuvers beyond sensor visibility, and increasing trust with the consumer through a more comfortable experience.


During his career to this point Petter has worked in three widely different fields - ten years as an officer in the Swedish Navy, another ten years in transport and logistics, and for eight years and counting in the automotive industry. However, throughout his diverse career, navigation and telecommunications always have had a central role - from the first tactical map in the Navy in 1989 to the high definition maps presently used to support highly automated driving (HAD). Petter has worked in various positions; as a navigator and warfare officer, project manager, team-leader, country director, sales director and more. He is highly interested in business development and have designed many products and concepts for the companies where he has been employed. At present, Petter is working as Account Executive at HERE Technologies for Nordic automotive accounts.

Account Executive at HERE Technologies for Nordic automotive accounts

Göteborg, Sweden

Fausto Caneschi



Enabling urban infrastructures to support ITS: actions and standards


ITS deployment needs infrastructure support. In the particular case of Urban ITS, where multiple actors take the scene, an overall coordination is needed to ensure that infrastructure services support ITS functions inside a city. The European Commission established in 2016 a Project Team, which later gave rise to a Working Group with CEN, to basically identify gaps and overlaps in ITS standards that may be needed by Urban Administrations to assist them to implement Urban-ITS. The result of that group was a massive report that identified more than 100 recommendations for the EU and standardization bodies, not just addressing gaps in the standards suite that need to be filled in, rather, and more importantly, identifying measures and actions that are essential for the deployment of Urban ITS. The main outcomes of this report, as well as the current state of work in the CEN TC278/WG17 – Urban ITS group will be dealt with in this presentation.


Fausto Caneschi can claim a multi-decennial experience in the ITC field, particularly in the standardization area, which started as Researcher at the Italian National Research Council, then continued in the IT industry as manager in major Italia companies, and later, after having founded Lecit Consulting, as independent consultant for both ITC and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). In this latter field, Fausto Caneschi has been representing Italy in all major Standardization Bodies dealing with ITS, namely, CEN TC278, ISO TC204, and ETSI TC ITS. In particular, Fausto Caneschi is member of CEN TC278/WG1, dealing with all Electronic Tolling related standardization aspects. Among his involvements in CEN, Fausto Caneschi has been the Editor of a number of standards in the Electronic Fee Collection area, and member of a number of CEN Project Teams, finalized at the development of base and test standards. Within ETSI, Fausto Caneschi is the Editor of ES 200674-1, which is one of the standards admitted for Electronic Fee Collection in the European environment, and also participated to Specialists Task Forces aimed at the definition of the test cases for a number of ITS standards. In the Italian environment, Fausto Caneschi is currently President of the RTTT (Road Transport and Traffic Telematics) Committee of UNINFO, the Italian National standardization body for the ITS area. As a consultant for Autostrade per l’Italia, Fausto Caneschi participated in the Italian SET project, aimed at the introduction of the European Electronic Toll System (EETS) in Italy. Fausto Caneschi served as Technical Advisor for the REETS (Regional European Electronic Tolling Service) European Project, aimed at the introduction of the European Electronic Tolling System – EETS) in a number of European Countries, from the project kickoff (September 2013) to the end of the technical Workpackages (May 2014). Fausto Caneschi spent quite long working period abroad, as a Research Fellow in an International Research institute in Austria and later as a Visiting Professor at the IBM Scientific Centre of Heidelberg, Germany, working in the field of highlevel protocols and applications for computer networking. In the Academic environment, Fausto Caneschi has been working as Researcher for the Italian National Research Council and later cooperated with the University of Pisa by holding a course on e-Commerce. In the Industrial environment, Fausto Caneschi acted as a Project Manager and team leader for a number of development projects mainly in the ICT field. Fausto Caneschi is author of a number of publications, both in National and International congresses and magazines.

Experienced ICT and ITS systems architect. Founder of Lecit Consulting, Pisa Area, Italy

Tibor Petrov

PhD student, closely collaborating with the ERAChair team at the University of Žilina with specialization in communication standards and applications for Vehicular Ad hoc Networks. 
Žilina, Slovakia



Computer Modelling of Cooperative ITS: Tools and Results


Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems are considered to be a very important technology with potential of saving lives as well as money and emissions by incorporating communication between vehicles.

Due to the complexity of the communication networks as well as safety concerns, it is extremely difficult to study the performance of these networks in a real-life traffic situations. Here, the computer simulation can be used to leverage the benefits of these communication systems and address their weaknesses prior to their deployment in a real-life traffic.

This presentation brings an overview of current simulation tools for vehicular ad hoc networks and results from their simulations.


Tibor Petrov studies doctoral degree at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Multimedia and Information–Communication Technologies at the University of Žilina. His research activities include wireless networks and computer modelling of cooperative technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Since 2016 he closely collaborates with the ERAChair team at the University of Žilina with specialization in communication standards and applications for Vehicular Ad hoc Networks.

Session: Smart cities with connected and autonomous vehicles

Fredrik Moeschlin

Session Chair

Head of Analytics



Fredrik is devoted to getting the most out of massive information flows in the daily life, and use it to increase business value. As an analytical advisor with a strong consultancy experience Fredrik is passionate about assessing all problems of data science. His core knowledge builds on the areas of insurance, telematics, mobility and automotive, and his abilities reach from strategic advisory in project management to pure data science and advanced analytics. Fredrik is globally responsible for Findwise offer in Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Data Science. Findwise is a Swedish expert consultancy firm covering the analytics area from data collection to insights and visualization. No matter source, platform or data format.

Ann-Sofie Hermansson



What should smart cities do to play a win-win game on connected and autonomous vehicles?


The anticipated breakthrough of connected and autonomous vehicles is not only about innovative progress in the automotive sector. For things to happen in real life, this will also have to be about modifying the cityscape and the overall mobility infrastructure. From a city hall point of view, there is a clear logic in starting to adapt long-term city planning in order to take full advantage of the new technologies. The challenge is to identify which priorities to make. In what – and when – should scarce public resources be invested?


Ann-Sofie Hermansson has served as the Chair of the City Executive Board of Gothenburg for almost 1,5 years. Before taking on that challenge, she worked as a Policy Advisor in various political and administrative contexts. Having started off her professional career a long time ago as a blue collar worker at Volvo, one of her key priorities is now to promote the further development of the extraordinarily strong automotive cluster of the Gothenburg region.

Chair of the City Executive Board, City of Gothenburg

Teppo Rantanen

Executive Director for growth, competitiveness and innovation at the City of Tampere, Finland



Smart mobility as part of SmartTampere program


Smart Tampere started as an ecosystem program beginning of this year, and Smart mobility has been one of the themes progressing well. Tampere has an ambitious vision for mobility in 2021, including new tram, robotic buses and comprehensive MaaS.


Mr. Teppo Rantanen (MA) is the Executive Director for growth, competitiveness and innovation at the City of Tampere. Before working for the city he has worked as a senior partner and CEO for Deloitte Finland 2002-2016, last years in London as Industry leadership team member in TMT industry

Kristian Jaldemark

Head of Development for Command & Control Technology for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles


Göteborg, Sweden

Philip King

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Anders Fagerholt

Principal Consultant

ITS and Automotive

Technology and Emerging Business




AD Aware Traffic Control


We are presenting the result of the joint public private project AD Aware Traffic Control that was concluded in June 2017. The project partnership includes Volvo Cars, Ericsson, Carmenta, Trafikverket, and the City of Gothenburg and was partly financed by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova.


The goal of the project was to define and propose a traffic control cloud for automated vehicles with interfaces to vehicles, road authorities and city authorities, along with the associated information flows for connected vehicles. During the project, a cloud-based traffic management system for connected and autonomous vehicles has been developed, tested and demonstrated. The platform uses collective real-time traffic data, weather information and detailed data from local roads and their surroundings to create an overall view of the traffic situation. This view becomes a base for actions that can improve traffic control, increase road safety and enable a more proactive traffic management.


Kristian is head of Development for Command & Control Technology for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles at Carmenta and has 20 years of experience from advanced system development with a focus on the integration and use of geographical information and geospatial analysis in mission-critical IT systems.

Philip is currently working as the Product Owner for cloud based services for Autonomous Driving cars at Volvo Cars. This role includes focusing on strategic requirements for off board cloud based services and connectivity for autonomous driving cars as well as day to day planning within the SAFe framework.

Within the project domain, Philip has spent a considerable amount of time working as a Business Analyst within large industrial and manufacturing development projects.

Anders has been working in this field for more than 10 years. Active in ERTICO, Telematics Valley, EU  C-ITS platform.

Projects like HeERO (eCall), ELVIIS (electical vehicle charging cloud), Nordic Way (C-ITS cloud).

Session: Legal work to support Smart cities with connected and autonomous vehicles &
Conference closing speech

Niklas Laurell

Session Chair


Niklas has been connecting things since 1994 and has been focusing on business development and its disruption. Involvement has however been broad, both technical and business side, to make connectivity project successful.

He has 10+ years’ experience from Mobile Network Operator (Telia), 6+ years from automotive industry (Volvo Cars and Nevs) and other industries as well.

Gothenburg is the base since more than 30 years meaning that Telematics Valley belongs to the playground since it started. Niklas was also directly involved in the startup of Wireless Car.

Management Consultant

Lahoorells AB

François E. Guichard



Regulatory activities of the UNECE World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations related to Connected and Automated Vehicles


UNECE is playing an important role in the governance of Connected and Automated Vehicles as UNECE is the depository of international legal instruments related to road traffic i.e. traffic rules and to the construction of vehicles.
A major regulatory milestone towards the deployment of automated vehicle technologies was attained on 23 March 2016 with the entry into force of amendments to the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.
As of that date, said in simple words, automated driving technologies transferring driving tasks to the vehicle were explicitly allowed in traffic, subject to certain conditions.
A second major milestone was the adoption in March 2017 technical and safety provisions for self-steering systems including Lane Keeping Assist Systems, self-parking functions or highway autopilots.
But the work on automation is of course not completed. UNECE is therefore exploring strategies to address higher levels of automation such as Level 3 and Level 4 technologies within the next years.
In parallel to the activities on automation, UNECE is addressing important regulatory aspects of vehicle connectivity, one priority being cybersecurity and data protection.


François E. Guichard is the Intelligent Transport Systems and Automated Driving focal point of the United Nations (UNECE) and the UN Secretary of the Vehicle Active Safety Forum regulating the Automotive Sector (WP.29/GRRF). Previously, he worked as line manager at Daimler AG, he advocated for the introduction of Advance Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) in the legislation (a relevant contribution for increasing road safety) and gained relevant industry experience in vehicle automation. Before that, he advised a number of Countries on their strategies to tackle environmental issues after having gained experience as a noise / GHG / pollutants emission testing engineer. He started his career as International Management Associate at Mercedes-Benz, gaining experience in Germany, South Africa and in the United States of America. He graduated with a Master of Science in 2004 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany and with a Master of Science at the ENSAM Paris Tech, France.

Manager, Intelligent Transport Systems and Automated Driving, Technical Secretary of the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Geneva, Switzerland

Kristina Andersson



The road to self-driving vehicles


Why do we (still) need a driver?

What does a driver really do?

What needs to be done?

Investigator legislation related to autonomous vehicles on the roads

Swedish Government Offices

Göteborg, Sweden


Legal inquiry secretary working at the Swedish inquiry on self-driving vehicles on the road

Birger Löfgren

Senior Project Manager

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Division ICT – Viktoria

Göteborg, Sweden



How Policy Labs can catalyse the Autonomous Brand New World


Increased testing of AV technology in real life settings is an opportunity for catalysing product development. This development puts new requirements on the interaction between the companies and the local, regional and national governmental authorities. During this session, Birger will outline Drive Sweden’s current work to support this development - using examples from e.g. the establishment of autonomous shuttle tests on the streets of Stockholm and Gothenburg.


Birger is focused on innovation development in public, private and research sectors. He joined RISE Viktoria in February 2017 to catalyse technology in real life settings. Previous positions include project manager at SKF Group, assistant director of research at Chalmers University of Technology and Senior Development Manager at the regional development office at Region Halland. His experience spans research and project management in areas such as innovation, sustainability, public and corporate strategy and business development. Birger has a PhD in Environmental Systems Analysis and a MSc in Physics.


Chairman Johan Amoruso-Wennerby




Mölndalsvägen 30A



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