Keynote - Connected Vehicles-
Cars talking to each other, safe & securely


Mark Steigemann, Senior Director Product Architecture, NXP Business Unit Automotive


Hyper-connectivity is changing our world, forever! With more than 50 Billion devices being connected by 2020, safe and secure connections will be one of the many key challenges we have to master.
There are a number of key trends causing a paradigm shift in automotive electronics industry, since a few years. Energy efficiency, automated cars, seamless user experience. The content of electronic units in the car is growing rapidly to support us in our daily live. Cars are getting more secure, more energy efficient, more autonomous, and they connect to each other and the cloud.
This talk will introduce the audience to recent developments in automotive electronics such as Car2 Car communication, Driver assistance systems and intelligent networking, and why cars need to be connected to the IoT space and amongst each other. Observing the problems from different perspectives (car, driver, authorities), the talk will put light on Car level security to protect content and identities, hacking prevention and the aspects of a secure ecosystem.


Mark Steigemann currently holds the position of a Senior Director & Chief Architect in the Automotive group of NXP Semiconductors. In this capacity he is responsible for product architecture definition and strategic roadmap planning in the Car Infotainment and Driver assistance division. Mark has a strong track record in bringing innovations to products. He joined NXP (formerly Philips Semiconductors) in 1998, has since then held key leadership positions in various technical domains. Since 2005 he is working as Technology Manager & Lead Architect in Automotive Business unit, where his main responsibility include product architecture definition for worldwide digital radio systems, coordination of research and technology programs required for product development. Since 2013, he is heading the Product architecture group in the Infotainment and Driver assistance division. With his team of senior technical experts he is coordinating long term Product roadmap definition on System level, partitioning strategies, company-wide platform architecture definition, IP/Technology portfolio definition for the RFCMOS Radar, Car2Car and Infotainment domain. Pictures on top right, coprighted to Yuri Demchenko.