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Why is Vehicular (still) Challenging? - Unresolved issues and future directions in WiVeC research

Hannes Hartenstein, Decentralized Systems & Network Services, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology

Hannes Hartenstein is a professor for decentralized systems and network services at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and executive director of the KIT Steinbuch Centre for Computing. Prior to joining KIT (University of Karlsruhe), he was a senior research staff member with NEC Europe. He was active in various projects on wireless vehicular communications, for example in Fleetnet, Network on Wheels, PRE-DRIVE-V2X, and is currently active within the EU FP7 DRIVE-C2X. Together with Kenneth Laberteaux he edited the book "VANET - Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies" (Wiley, 2010). His research interests include mobile networks, virtual networks, and IT management.

When Driver Assistance Meets Vehicular Communications

Ralf Guido Herrtwich, Director Driver Assistance & Chassis Systems, Daimler AG

Prof. Dr. Ralf Guido Herrtwich is Director of Driver Assistance and Chassis Systems Group Research and Advanced Engineering for Daimler AG.

He studied computer science at the Technical University of Berlin and was a research fellow at the International Computer Science Institute at the University of California in Berkeley. From 1990 to 1995 he worked for IBM Germany in Heidelberg and IBM Europe in Paris in the areas of multimedia systems and e-business. Until 1998 he was with RWE AG in Essen, a major German utilities company, where he was responsible for product development and international operations of the RWE telecommunications subsidiaries RWE Telliance and o.tel.o communications. In this function, he also served as board member of Aliatel, RWE’s Czech telecommunications start-up.

From 1998 to 2009 Prof. Dr. Herrtwich’s work at Daimler focuses on next-generation multimedia, telecommunication and navigation systems for all vehicle brands of the Group. Since end of 2009 he is responsible for electronic security and comfort innovations at Daimler. His research teams are located in Böblingen and Ulm in Germany as well as in Palo Alto, California.

In 2006 he founded the Daimler Center for Automotive Information Technology Innovations (DCAITI) as an An-Institute at TU Berlin. Also he serves as board member of the European Center for Information and Communication Technologies (EICT) at the Technical University of Berlin.

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