C-V2X: The Road to a 5G Automotive Future

Sponsored by
UC ITS Mobility Research Program; Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center
October 11 2019 11:00–12:00
4080 AIR Building
Jim Misener
Jim Misener
Senior Director
Product Management

Tomorrow’s 5G networks will address a host of verticals in three technology pillars: enhanced mobile broadband, massive Internet of Things (IoT) with many small short-range communications, and mission critical control. This talk begins with Cellular-V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything), with particular focus on the fundamentals and promise of the direct vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity with this radio access technology. It will then segue into 5G New Radio (NR) sidelink, as 5G NR sidelink brings a special and powerful features of lower latency and enhance reliability to power 5G networks into vehicle-highway automation and enhanced reliability to enable advanced safety, increased situational awareness, energy savings, and reduced travel time.

Jim Misener is Senior Director, Product Management and the Global C-V2X Ecosystem Lead for Qualcomm. He develops and executes Qualcomm’s C-V2X deployment strategy across all global regions and works with roadside and automotive stakeholders and enabling software/hardware stack suppliers and internal teams to accomplish broad C-V2X deployment. Previously at Qualcomm, Jim led the automotive standards team and C-V2X was a major emphasis as well.
In addition to his roles at Qualcomm, Jim serves as a 5GAA board member, ITS California board member, the SAE C-V2X Technical Committee Chair and is active in TRB, which involves serving as an ITS Committee member, Vehicle-Highway Automation committee member and Automated Vehicle Symposium Enabling Technologies session organizer. Jim also serves as an Advisory Council member to the Carnegie Melon University/University of Pennsylvania/Ohio State National University Transportation Center, Mobility 21.
Jim was an early pioneer in vehicle-highway automation and vehicle safety communication at the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) at UC Berkeley, starting in the mid-90s. He has served as the PATH Executive Director, Executive Advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton, and an independent consultant with clients ranging from Silicon Valley startups, the automotive industry and Federal and State government agencies. Jim holds BS and MS degrees from UCLA and USC.