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Tuesday 26 April 2022

Day 1




TYPE TopicOwnersWorking Session
13:00 - 13:15Welcome and IntroductionSteve CrumbPlenary
13:15 - 13:45COVESA Member KeynoteCOVESA President (Likely Matt)PlenaryCOVESA Now and FutureSteve
13:45 - 14:45OEMs Discuss the Future of Connected Vehicles (60 min)Graham Smethurst (BMW) (warning), Katrin Mattes (Renault) (tick), Mark Gerban (Daimler)(warning),  Matt Jones (Ford)(tick)Panel Thought leadership session on how OEMs envision the future opportunities of connected vehicles

Steve asked Graham; Mike asks Mark; Karin asks Paul

Mark Gerban is on vacation until March 22nd

Paul Choo/Hyundai declined.

14:45 - 15:00Break

15:00 - 15:50Business Cases for Connected Vehicles (50 min)

Christoph Ludewig (Geotab) (tick), Tommy Wurdig, Mercedes-Benz (tick), Pedro Pacheco (Gartner) (tick) Ansgar Lindwedel (Bosch) (tick) ?

PanelMultiple perspectives on the business context into which connected vehicles play now and in the future. Emphasis on opportunities

Steve asks Christoph, Michael and Christian Kerstan (confirmed, but looking for right presenter) Steve may suggest Thomas.

Paul asks AWS

Vehicle Service Catalog - Working Session

  • Initial Services to Define
  • VSC Relationship to Vehicle Signal Specification

Abstract:  <use title and bullets>

15:50 - 16:30Unlocking the Future of Vehicle Services (40 min)

APTIV/Vildan (tick)MagnusF(warning), Niclas (Aiden)(tick), Neal Walker (OPIN) Cancelled(warning)

Panel/PresoMultiple perspectives on how vehicle data can help define new services for OEMs, Suppliers, App developers

Steve asks Moter Tech guy (warning)

Vildan (APTIV), confirmed(tick)


NNG; Haas Alert (Mike); Mike sent invites to both NNG and Haas on 3/7

(warning)Need to find a new speaker to join this panel.

16:30 - 17:00COVESA Project Status & Engagement

Intro - Paul

CVII - Stephen Lawrence

VSC - Magnus Fauer orTim Grieshammer

VSS - Daniel Wilms

AASIG - Stefan Wysocki

PresoAbstract:  A brief status update for existing technical projects (< 5 minutes per project)Paul coordinates
17:00 - 17:30COVESA Marketing Team UpdateBrandyPresoOverview of the purpose, current activities, and potential of a member-driven marketing teamBrandy
18:00 - 20:00COVESA Welcome ReceptionN/A

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Day 2

Session Time

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3 


09:00 - 09:30Board Roundtable? (Ideas: Value of COVESA, Collaboration, New Projects)

SdV Telemetry BoF

Moderator:  Maarten Koning

Steve gathers Board members

IVP Mark Gerban is out on vacation until 3/22 and will let us know when he is back

09:30 - 10:20

A Regulatory Context for Vehicle Data - Philippe Favreau, Renault (tick) Jean-Francois Huere, ISO ExVe (tick)

SdV Telemetry BoF

Moderator:  Maarten Koning

Favreau confirmed; Jean-Francois asked; May need additional time;

(tick) Expanded slot to 50 minutes



In-Vehicle Commerce - Part 1

  • Mike for IVP - Orange (said yes to speak and talking this week)
  • Sheeva.ai (said yes to speaking),
  • John Moon not able to attend in person
  • Aiden call scheduled for 3/9 might speak.
  • Parkopedia (Adam, but not confirmed as yet)
  • Prncz - wants to but not sure on travel as yet

Future Business Models for Commercial Vehicles/Transportation Services - Ted Guild, Geotab(tick) Todd Offer, Irdeto (tick)

Both coming in by pre-recorded video

Understanding & Adopting Vehicle Signal Specification (VSS)

Speakers:  Thomas Spreckley, Paul Boyes

Project Leads:  Daniel Wilms, Sebastian  Schildt, Erik Jaegervall, 

Abstract:  An overview of VSS for the community:  What it is?  What it is not? Its purpose?  Relationship to other projects?  How to adopt/use it?  Who has adopted it and what are they doing with it?


Everything you want to know about VSS but were afraid to ask.

VSS for the unitiated

Vehicle Service Catalog - Working Session

  • Tooling
  • Containers

Abstract: <use title and bullets>

(tick) Complete - Karin to ask Christoph about the Mercedes guy Confirmed for Business Cases for Connected Vehicles



Paul coordinates with Thomas, Daniel, Sebastian/Erik



In-Vehicle Commerce - Part 2

Mike - Ted/Glenn/Geotab; Irdeto. 3/7 Mike emailed both irdeto and geotab. Christoph said Glenn would be good and he will also reach out to his industry contacts to see if he can get a backup to irdeto if they say no.

11:10 - 12:00

User Experience in Connected Vehicles - A Future View (Cinemo (tick), RAMSES (tick), Altia (tick))

VSS and VSSo Update

Speakers:  Daniel Wilms, Dr. Felix Loesch

Abstract:  Community update on the status VSS and VSSo since last AMM:  What has been done? What's next?  Who's engaged? Who's adopted?

Vehicle Service Catalog - Working Session 

  • Tooling
  • Containers

Abstract:  <use title and bullets>

  • Cinemo confirmed that Charly Lippoth  will be the speaker.  but Charly is out on vacation until March 18th b4 we get abstract.
  • Altia confirmed that Philipp Michel, who is  Senior Solutions Architect will speak.
  • RAMSES (Violin) confirmed
  • In person presentations per Mike
12:00 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:15

Alignment Opportunities Between AUTOSAR and COVESA

Michael Niklas-Hoeret, Deputy Chairperson, AUTOSAR Steering Committee

14:15 - 14:45

digital.auto: Introduction

A use case-driven, explorative approach to enabling digital business with COVESA standards

AA-SIG - Working Session

Speakers: Stefan Wysocki, Alex Domin, Piotr Krawczyk, Kirill Skidanov

Current work: VHAL and GraphQL

  • Open Questions on Direction:
    • Does AAOS provide enough vehicle data for in-vehicle applications?
    • How deep should COVESA go to for industry?
    • Standardize mapping for VSS?
    • Provide open source VHAL implementation?
    • Alternative connectors (e.g. Adaptive Autosar) to GraphQL?
    • Provide for vehicle discovery?
      How to create tree struc

Paul/Brandy coordinates with Dirk

(Intro Dirk to Mike re: Showcase). Mike on 3/7 emailed Dirk about showcase interest. Dirk replied wanting to setup call week of 3/7

14:45 - 15:15

digital.auto: Digital Exploration

Rapid prototyping and simulation with COVESA VSS + Co

Paul/Brandy coordinates with Dirk

15:15 - 15:30Break
15:30 - 16:00

digital.auto: Value Stream Management

From use cases to implementation and delivery with COVESA VSS + Co – a pragmatic approach

AASIG - Working Session (continued)

16:00 - 16:30

digital.auto: Market Perspective

Value proposition, market analysis and market feedback

16:30 - 17:15Software Defined Vehicle BoF (Broader SdV discussion) 

Android Opportunities and Problems - A Community Discussion

Speakers:  Paul Boyes, Thomas Spreckley

Project Leads:  Stefan Wysocki, Alex Domin, Piotr Krawczyk, Kirill Skidanov

 Abstract:  A community discussion to learn where there are opportunities to succeed and problems to be solved through community collaboration around Android Automotive Open Source.

SDV BOF - Paul, Maarten
17:30 - 20:30
COVESA Showcase & Reception

Thursday 28 April 2022

Day 3

Session Time

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3 


09:00 - 09:30

CVII Working Session - VSS and VSC Alignment

CVII Working Session - Open Work Room

VIRTUAL SESSION Automotive Cybersecurity - Part 1

Mike owns Cybersecurity; Joby unable to join (intro recorded).  Joby and Mike working on getting LIVE commitments

Paul/Stephen own CVII Part 3 (tech deep dive)

09:30 - 10:00VIRTUAL SESSION Automotive Cybersecurity - Part 1ASRG - John Heldreth the founder of ASRG is not available to speak but is forwarding to leadership

CVII Working Session - VSS Layers

CVII Working Session - Open Work Room

VIRTUAL SESSION Automotive Cybersecurity - Part 2Paul working on this session; not sure who to lead this session
11:00 - 12:00

CVII Working Session - VISS

CVII Working Session - Open Work RoomVIRTUAL SESSION 

Automotive Cybersecurity - Part 2

(I thought that the security sessions were only 2 hours from 9am to 11:15 with break factored in.  this shows the IVP session going to 12 noon which is like a 3 hour sessions??? is this a mistake?)

12:00 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:00

CVII Working Session 

  • VSS Data Storage (including VSS Data Feeders) (Southbound)
  • VSS Data Servers (Northbound)
CVII Working Session - Open Work RoomCOVESA Marketing Team Working SessionMike is talking to digital.auto to get into showcase & sponsorship too.....
14:00 - 14:30CVII Working Session - Open Work Room
I am seeing Electrification investments everywhere and believe we should have an electrification group to invite companies to which will lead to memberships.
14:30 - 15:15CVII Working Session - Open Work Room
Also, I see that entertainment/content could be a good BoF as goes the same with "In-Vehicle Experiences"
15:15 - 15:30Break
15:30 - 16:00CVII Working Session - Wrap Up

16:30 - 18:00Brews & Brainstorming

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