Events, Panels, Talks

Panel on vehicular ad hoc networking

Technologies for ad hoc networking will enable car companies to include new safety and communication features into their cars. For example, efficient accident warnings are possible: Cars involved in an accident can send warning messages back over a number of other vehicles, thus avoiding motorway pileups. We could also envision person-to-person applications using ad hoc communication between vehicles (e.g., simple text messaging, game communities, or even hop-by-hop telephony).

The goal of a panel at the 2005 MINEMA Summer School in Klagenfurt, Austria (July 11-15), was to discuss potential and feasible applications, technology and research challenges, visions, roadmaps, and risks of such scenarios. Each of the panelists gave a 5-10 minute statement, followed by a 20-minute discussion with questions from the audience.


  • Moderator and Organizer:
    Christian Bettstetter (DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich, Germany)
  • Hannes Hartenstein (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Timo Kosch (BMW Research and Technology, Munich, Germany)
  • Kirsten Matheus (CarMeq, Berlin, Germany)
  • Charles E. Perkins (Nokia Research, Mountain View, USA)