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The Connected Vehicle Revolution

6 December 2016 @ 18:00 - 21:00

Speaker:  Mr.  Kay Das

Systems Research, Development, and Innovation


Date:   Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016


Social Hour:  6:00 p.m.

Dinner:          6:30 p.m.

Presentation: 7:15 p.m.


The Doubletree Club Orange County Airport

7 Hutton Centre Drive,

Santa Ana, CA, 92707-5794


Please RSVP at http://oc-comsig.eventbrite.com/

Cost:  $10 (Dinner Included), Free for Presentation Only

For more information on current and future events, please visit Orange County ComSig chapter website at: http://chapters.comsoc.org/comsig/


A light-hearted but critical look at the Connected Vehicle revolution. There is currently much on-going activity in the research and design of systems to enhance the safety of vehicular traffic on roads and highways. These include vehicle-to-vehicle based and vehicle-to-infrastructure based electronics systems with extension to personal devices. These systems need to work collaboratively in an intelligent and reconfigurable network environment characterized by multiple localized and dynamically changing motion control loops which include each individual vehicle driver (and pedestrian). Systems will comprise a mix of existing and new technologies such as laser, imaging, computer vision, radar, cellular, WiFi, GPS, millimeter Waves, and others.  System complexity is very high in order to deliver and sustain the required levels of reliability. A range of products and systems will compete for market entry from diverse sources and nations.

However, a significant challenge exists in validating prototypes and final systems productized for market entry. The cost of failure is high as human life is in the loop. This presentation reviews some of the challenges and offers some directions for this burgeoning industry propelled by developments ranging from Shannon’s Law and Moore’s Law to the evolving Internet of Things and 5G cellular communications. Management of systems research and development with frugality, without over-design, and with a holistic approach on a scale probably never required before, is required.

Speaker Biography:


Kay Das was GPS Program Manager and Technical Director at LinQuest Corporation in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2013 where he additionally led new business development thrusts in the commercial and automotive safety markets. He has previously held responsibilities as R&D Director for STMicroelectronics’ Asia Pacific region. He is a winner of a Singapore Government National Award for “The Initiation and Expansion of High-value R&D and Promotion of Partnerships”.

He has built and led teams in different parts of the world and managed the development of diverse silicon-based signal processing systems with over 40 years industry experience. His current pursuits are the application of communication (such as 5G/ DSRC) and location technologies (such as GPS/ GNSS) to the Connected Vehicle revolution. He holds a MS in Electronics Systems from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK. Now in retirement, his pursuits other than Connected Vehicle include amateur astronomy, Internet radio, and he is a professional musician. He is an IEEE Life Member and a member of several societies.


Dr. Lan Nguyen

IEEE OC ComSig Chapter Chair



Dr. Lan Nguyen
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The Doubletree Club Orange County Airport

7 Hutton Centre Dr
Santa Ana, CA 92707 United States