Vertical Industry Platform Connected Vehicles


Chair: Prof Seshadri Mohan,Systems Engineering Department, EIT 546, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


A new update was provided at the ITU-T CITS Meeting held on 10 September 2021, please find here the slides of Prof. Mohan. More information about the whole meeting are provided for members only on the internal pages.

VIP CV Working Group regularly participates in ITU-T CITS meetings. CV activites were provided to ITU-T CITS Meeting on 3/26/2021, held jointly with Future Networked Car Symposium. The update was along the following lines.

  • A brief introduction was provided regarding WWRF and the various Working Groups.
  • An update was provided concerning the activities of the Connected Vehicles WG since the previous update given on September 9, 2020.
  • The update included the following activities:
    • A workshop on ‘The Role of AI/ML in the Evolution of Connected Vehicles’ consisting of two sessions was organized as part of IEEE Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Symposium (ANTS) held during 14-17 December 2020 in India in which six papers were presented. The talks spanned a range of topics including  the role of AI/ML in the evolution of connected vehicles, unsolved ethical dilemmas for automated driving,  AI for vulnerable road users, Non-conventional traffic participants for semi-autonomous vehicles,  Security landscape in connected vehicles, and Intelligent ADAS and Adaptive Vehicular Networks from A Machine Learning Perspective.
    • The CV WG organized two sessions during WWRF '45 held in Kualumpur, Malaysia in February. Besides some of the talks presented at the IEEE ANTS CV Workshop, the sessions included a few additional topics including connected vehicles architectures, channel propagation models for V2V communications, standards and use cases for connected autonomous vehicles, and the role of machine learning for automated driver assistance systems.
    • Planned activities of CV Working Group include the development of a second white paper on the theme of AI/ML for Connected vehicles and a book proposal on the same theme.
    • CV WG has also provided input to "Vehicular Multimedia Architecture" document produced ITU-T FGVM focus group.

WWRF presentation at the ITU-CITS Meeting on 3rd of March, 2021 presented by Prof Mohan.

WWRF delivered presentations at the meeting on 9th of September,2020 of ITU-T Collaboration on ITS. Prof Mohan represented the VIP CV WG, made a short presentation and provided a summary report.


The Vertical Industry Platform (VIP) focuses on research that looks five to ten years ahead in order to meet the requirements of the automotive and transport industries based on the next generation wireless technology. It also is aimed at the identification of use cases for these industries.


  • Leverage academic research to develop technologies for connected vehicles (CV) that complement developments in standards bodies.
  • Provide relevant input to government in order to maximize the advantages of CV technologies while addressing concerns with respect to security and privacy.
  • Develop WWRF as a bridge between the automotive industries and industry organizations such as 5GAA and the wireless standards organizations (such as 3GPP) to provide input to help prepare for standardization.
  • Create a better understanding in the automotive industries of the potential and capabilities of future wireless technologies.
  • Enable the telecom and automotive industries to jointly discuss the vision, usage scenarios, requirements and enabling technologies to achieve the targets of future vertical industry communications in 5G and beyond.
  • Develop use cases and study any gaps that may need to be addressed with respect to existing and evolving standards (e.g., DSRC) for the support of connected car and associated industries
  • Develop use cases and technical requirements for 5G and beyond support of the connected car and associated industries,
  • Work with the global automotive industry to highlight and develop opportunities enabled by 5G and beyond
  • Provide relevant and timely input to standardization process (3GPP primarily, also ITU-T and ETSI)


The major companies, universities and organizations active in the area of V2X, including China Mobile, Intel, the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), ITU CITS, King’s College London and Huawei have agreed to join this working group. Many telecom operators, vendors and car manufacturers have shown interests and some of them will join very soon.


Nigel Jefferies at the Future Networked Car seminar in Geneva on 8th of January 2018 with the titel "5G as an enabler for thesafety of vulnerable road users".