Dr. Gérard Le Lann holds a PhD in Computer Science. He started his career at CERN (Switzerland). At Stanford University, he worked with Professor Vint Cerf on the design of the Internet TCP/IP protocol. He has spent most of his career as a Research Director with INRIA. In 2011, he started working on safety, efficiency, privacy and cybersecurity issues
that arise with connected automated vehicles and autonomic vehicular networks. Besides its current affiliation with INRIA as Research Director Emeritus, G.

Le Lann is an international consultant. More at www.linkedin.com/in/gerard-le-lann-85b0837


Title: “Future Directions in Connected Autonomous Vehicles and Autonomic Vehicular Networks”

Abstract: Safer driving and more efficient mobility are primary motivations that led to the concept of partially/fully automated vehicles. Recent accidents—notably 3 fatalities—have led the Intelligent Transportation Systems community to revisit safety issues. Investigated since the turn of the century, inter-vehicular wireless radio communications will be resorted to, in addition to onboard robotics. Moreover, cyber-surveillance will be performed inside vehicles, which raises concerns regarding privacy breaches, tracking and cyberattacks. These topics have gained increased importance and visibility, due to the EU GDPR legislation and the US Cloud Act. With existing IEEE and ETSI standards, it is not possible to achieve safety and privacy at the same time, which is unsatisfactory. Thanks to innovative approaches which draw from cyberphysics, safety, privacy, efficiency and cybersecurity can be achieved jointly, by-design. Principles will be presented and illustrated. We will explain why deciding between current solutions and innovative approaches amounts to making a crucial choice regarding privacy and illegitimate cyber-espionage in our future motorized society.