On-Demand Webinars: Communications

Smart Cities and the V2X Factor

Smart-city initiatives are nationwide, with individual cities and metro regions taking a multitude of paths to creating a more efficient, productive interaction between vehicles and their environment. This 60-minute Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International examines the latest initiatives in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication – the first steps toward a genuine smart-city vision. In the spotlight will be the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), one of three groups selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation for a connected vehicle pilot program.

THEA’s planning director will provide an overview of the CV Pilot Deployment program, its technical challenges, and the advances and lessons learned. He’ll explain the steps taken to incorporate innovative connected vehicle technologies into the road systems. THEA’s approach has been to investigate not just limited access facilities and managed lanes but also the interaction with the arterial system to provide increased mobility and safety.

One of THEA’s partners will discuss the technical aspects of the program. Topics will include safety and mobility applications, data collection, security, privacy, communications, vehicle and infrastructure interoperability, total cost of ownership, plus lessons learned toward deployment throughout North America.

The third speaker, the chair of SAE’s C-V2X technical committee, will provide insight on the use of cellular technologies for connected vehicle applications, covering direct V2X communications, the use of cellular networks, and how these segue into 5G applications for use in smart cities. The Webinar will also look at how this communication is being standardized at the radio level and even at SAE at the applications level.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations.


Bob Frey, Planning Director, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority
Dave Miller, Principal Systems Engineer, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Management
Jim Misener, Senior Director, Technical Standards, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE International