Autonomous Transportation Workshop and Meeting

You are invited to attend a Workshop and Meeting of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards (CITS), hosted by TIA and ITU. The event starts the afternoon of December 5 with a keynote presentation and panels on the technology, business and economics of Autonomous Transportation, followed by a reception. Join us to hear from thought leaders from automotive, service provider and network infrastructure communities to discuss needs and advancements in autonomous transportation communications infrastructure, as well as the impact of autonomy as it transforms our lives and businesses.

On December 6, CITS will review the state of ITS communication standards and discuss the road ahead.

Register for both days or choose one day only as your schedule allows. Both days are free to attend and require only registration.

December 5, 2017 – Autonomous Transportation Workshop: How Communications will Change Vehicles and Transport, 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm (see agenda below). Registration opens at 1:00 pm
December 6, 2017 – Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards (CITS) Meeting, hosted by TIA and ITU, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Click here for more information – all are invited). Registration opens at 8:00 am.

Location: TIA Headquarters, 1320 N. Courthouse Rd, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22201




2:30 PM
3:00 PM

Doors Open

3:00 PM
3:15 PM


3:15 PM
4:15 PM

Advancing Autonomous Vehicle Transportation Technologies

As autonomous vehicles begin to navigate America’s roads, the high-speed communications networks and infrastructure that TIA members build and enable are the cornerstone of these technologies. Companies have been ramping up on developing innovations that will save lives, create jobs, expand mobility options and lead to more efficient and connected communities. The U.S. House recently passed legislation that sets a clear federal testing and deployment framework to ensure safer roads, and a clearer regulatory path towards bringing this transformative technology to market. Speakers will discuss the advancements, solutions and obstacles being tackled to further deploy self-driving vehicles and enable the necessary mobile broadband communications infrastructure.

Chris Bluemle
Crown Castle

Kevin Curtis
Verizon Smart Communities & Venues

Harry Lightsey
Emerging Technologies Policy, GM

Vince Park
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Roger C. Lanctot
Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics

Chris Bluemle, Corporate Development & Strategy, Crown Castle
Kevin Curtis, Distinguished IoT Architect Connected Cities, Verizon Smart Communities & Venues
Harry Lightsey, Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Policy, GM
Vince Park, Senior Director Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Roger C. Lanctot, Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics - Moderator

4:15 PM
5:10 PM

The Economics of Autonomous Transportation

The promise of autonomous transportation technologies present both opportunities and challenges for the automotive and communications industries, municipal planners, and stakeholders of smart communities. The ability of vehicles to travel autonomously will change how people and goods move from point a to point b, and how communities big and small are engineered for tomorrow. This panel will discuss the economics of autonomous transportation, including:

  • The role and design of vehicles and the supply chains involved
  • The impact of autonomous transportation systems on users, infrastructure, the environment and the broader living experience
  • Business models incorporating and moving beyond the sharing economy and Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Prospective financial efficiencies and new business opportunities

Dr. Mark Franz
CATT Laboratory

Paul Mackie
Mobility Lab

Greg Rogers
Eno Center for Transportation

David E. Pickeral
Venture Capital/Private Equity/Startup

Dr. Mark Franz, Lead Transportation Analyst, CATT Laboratory, University of Maryland
Paul Mackie, Communications Director, Mobility Lab
Greg Rogers, Policy Analyst and Assistant Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly (ETW), Eno Center for Transportation
David E. Pickeral, JD, Strategic Advisor, Venture Capital/Private Equity/Startups - Moderator

5:10 PM
5:15 PM

Closing Remarks

5:15 PM
6:30 PM


9:00 AM
4:00 PM

Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards (CITS) Meeting, hosted by TIA and ITU (see Agenda here)