Automotive Data Communication 2024

Course number: 01KO137

  • Learn about the latest developments in the field of on-board data network architecture.
  • Discuss the optimal use of powerful domain and zone computers (High Performance Computing).
  • Listen to presentations on the implications regarding safety and security.
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04. – 05. June 2024


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The international VDI conference "Automotive Data Communication 2024" deals with the current status and future developments of on-board data network architectures in vehicles. You will learn about the advantages of zonal E/E architectures and how to realize high-performance and efficient data transmission with low latency for software-defined vehicles. Discuss with top-class experts from the industry which solutions are target-oriented in the area of conflict between technological progress and economic efficiency, and how you can keep vehicle safety and security in mind.

Zonal architecture for a lighter harness

The on-board network architecture of vehicles is undergoing a fundamental change. Conventional architectures with signal-based communication and physically separate bus systems are to be replaced by zonal E/E architectures. In this, the end devices are not distributed according to their function, but according to their optimal location in the vehicle. In this way, the total length of the wiring harness, which is one of the largest, heaviest and therefore most cost-intensive components in the vehicle, is reduced by up to 50%. In addition, new functions can be implemented in future architectures through updates independently of the bus system and hardware.

The international VDI conference "Automotive Data Communication 2024" will focus on the challenges associated with the development of the on-board data network of the future. Listen to cutting-edge presentations by leading experts from the automotive electronics and software environment. By attending the conference, you will not only be able to follow the technical discourse, but also to actively shape it with your own contributions. The accompanying exhibition informs you about current product trends and offers you the opportunity to find new partners for your projects.


  • Learn about the latest developments in the field of on-board data network architecture.
  • Discuss the optimal use of powerful domain and zone computers (High Performance Computing).
  • Listen to presentations on the implications regarding safety and security.
  • Use the evening event and the accompanying exhibition to make contacts and establish new business relationships



Registration & welcome coffee


Chair’s welcome and opening address

Conference chair: Prof. Dr. Andreas Grzemba, Deggendorf Inst. of Technology

I. Architecture & Data Handling


Virtualizing Ethernet in Automotive Integration Platforms

  • SDV architectures shift focus to software-centric vehicle design
  • Need for Agile/DevOps and collaboration among cross-functional teams
  • Virtualization plays a key role in supporting the SDV trend, ensuring high performance and safety
  • Proper hardware, like Stellar integration MCUs, enables effective separation and virtualization
    Carsten Demuth, Automotive EMEA Marketing and Application, Director Digital Products and System Marketing, STMicroelectronics, Germany

Service-oriented Vehicle APls as enabler for software-driven development

  • Service-oriented SOME/IP Interfaces over Ethernet as standardized communication
  • Abstraction of architecture variations by the introduction of a functional service provider
  • Improvement in development speed without loss of software quality
  • Positive effects on HPC platforms as enablers for fast paced development
    Philipp Enke, E/E Architecture, Mercedes-Benz AG, Germany

Networking & coffee break


Design of Network Topology: architecture work vs. serial development

  • Preconditions and limitations of the two big phases in E/E development
  • Concrete example: decisions for a bus technology
  • Highlight of possible solutions for each phase based on the concrete example
  • Possible tool support for both phases based on E/E model-based development tool PREEvision
    Alexander Mayr, Process Tools, Senior Product Management Engineer, Vector Informatik GmbH, Germany

Application of Data over Power (DoP) for Sustainable Electrical Vehicle Architecture simplification

  • DoP Benefits for EVA
  • Challenges in DoP Implementation
  • Future Focus and Recommendations
    Ashutosh Tomar, Future Architecture innovation Product Owner & Sohan Varghese, Networks SME, both: Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., United Kingdom



How In-Vehicle Communication Standards accelerate Time-to-Market and Innovations

  • A brief introduction to innovation and the rational for standardization
  • E/E zonal architectures and semiconductor supply chain impact on the in-vehicle networking (IVN) technologies. What has changed?
  • How BMW‘s IVN department manage time-to-market and the best customer experience
    Patrice Ancel, Head of in-vehicle networking technologies, BMW Group, Germany

Panel Discussion: How can automotive communication technologies support a faster time-to-market?


Networking & coffee break


Future in-vehicle-network architecture for the SDV

  • How TSN supports the zonalization, centralization and SWaP-C of IVN
  • End-to-End Configuration and guarantees of future in-vehicle-networks
  • Safety and Security Aspects
  • Missing elements towards a SDV eco system
    Alexander Damisch, VP Dependable Networks, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Austria

II. Communication technologies & Connectivity 1


Next generation CAN: CAN XL and CAN FD Light for future proof E/E Architectures

  • CAN XL is cost effective as it enables 3 types of traffic
  • CAN XL offers a bit rate of up to 20 Mbit/s, a payload of up to 2048 byte, and new protocol features like Virtual CAN Channel IDs (VCID)
  • CAN FD Light offers a bit rate of up to 8 Mbit/s and up to 64 byte data payload
  • CAN XL and CAN FD Light are compatible with CAN FD
    Gregor Sunderdiek, Product Manager / Robert Bosch GmbH, Mobility Electronics, Germany

From FlexRay to CAN XL - Migrating realtime high performance networks into the future

  • FlexRay Limitations and Market Challenges
  • VW Group‘s E³2.0 Initiative
  • Challenges and Opportunities in FlexRay to CAN-XL Migration
    Marko Moch, Senior System Development Engineer, Architecture Technologies, CARIAD SE, Germany

End of conference Day One


At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.


Chair’s welcome

III. Simulation & Tools


Testing Interoperability in 10BASE-T1S networks

  • Key task in the automotive industry to identify connectivity issues between Phys
  • New challenges regarding 10BASE-T1S networks with PLCA
  • Comparison to 100(0)BASE-T1 IOP tests and lessons learned
    Leila Jürgensen, Technical Head of Automotive Ethernet, in-tech GmbH, Germany

Closing the Normative Gaps in High-Speed Copper Links with a Unified Building Block Simulation Strategy

  • Identifying the gaps in the normative landscape across the entire supply chain – from single connector components over cable assemblies to final data transmission links
  • Closing the gaps with a Unified Building Block Simulation Strategy using deterministic marginal modelling to safeguard robust cross-vendor interoperability
  • Facilitating functional safety assessments of high-speed copper links in automotive ecosystems to ensure enhanced performance at best cost

Dr.-Ing. Carlos de Oliveira Almeida, Head of R&D Automotive – Data Connector
Dr. Philipp Grimm, Systems Engineer, R&D Automotive – Data Connector, both: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Germany


Simulation-Based Optimization and Test of Communication Concepts in Automotive Vehicles

  • Optimization of communication systems and concepts through simulation
  • Virtual consideration of interactions between communication systems and power supply systems
  • Contribution to the evolution of automotive vehicles
    Dr. Michael Kiffmeier, Product Owner / SW Engineer, Wiring Architecture, LV-Energy & Simulation, CARIAD SE, Germany

Networking & coffee break


SDV-latencies: Event-chains for a guaranteed customer experience

  • Function deployment as it is done today in SDV´s is a blind flight
  • Accurately capturing the actual dynamic architecture clears the fog
  • Use event-chains to front-load your development process from design to DevOps
  • How What if-Analysis predicts the impact of design changes on customer experience
    Florian Mayer, Professional Services Project Lead, INCHRON AG, & Mario Maul, Expert Architecture & Networks, EDAG Engineering GmbH, both: Germany

Verification of Automotive Networks through IBIS-AMI

  • System architecture exploration of SerDes
  • Mitigate RF channel loss, discontinuities, crosstalk, and EMI at high-speeds
  • Verify and estimate performance through simulation
  • Deploying IBIS-AMI based workflow to ASA
    Ganesh Raj Rathinavel, Application Engineer, MathWorks, The Netherlands, Co-Authors: William Warner, DSP Systems Architect & Hiok-Tiaq Ng, VP - Analog Engineering, both: Aviva Link, USA


IV. Communication technologies & Connectivity 2


Standardized high-speed SerDes links as enabler of SDV in future sensor applications

  • Need for standardized high-speed connection in SDV
  • Importance of integrated sensor and communication technologies
  • ASA-ML 2.0 (Automotive SerDes Alliance Motion Link): Powering Future Sensor Networks for SDV
  • ASA-ML 2.0 combines SerDes benefits with Ethernet IP protocol‘s universal flexibility
    Christian Liebl, System Architect In-Vehicle Networks, Continental Automotive Technologies, Germany

MACsec and beyond – the upcoming Network Security State of the Art.

  • MACsec is considered a game changer in protecting high-speed Ethernet communication
  • MACsec does not solve all problems and needs to be combined with additional security solutions
  • Introduction to MACsec for beginners and insights for network security experts
  • Our prediction for the future security state of the art
    Dr. Lars Völker, Technical Fellow, Technica Engineering GmbH, Germany

Security for the third Generation of the CAN Bus - Performance Metrics

  • Overview about the standards
  • Proof of concept for the encryption and authentication of CAN XL frames using the Fraunhofer IPMS CAN-SEC Controller IP core
  • Discussion of resulting performance metrics
    Dr. Andreas Heinig, Research Associate - IP Core Design, Fraunhofer IPMS, Germany

Achieving Ubiquitous Connecvity for Future Vehicles

  • Optimizing 5G Connectivity
  • Addressing Capacity Challenges with 5G mmWAVE
  • Closing Coverage Gaps with NTN and TN Integration
  • Transformation through vDAS in Vehicle Connectivity
    Dietmar Schnepp, Product Director, Molex CVS Bochum GmbH, Germany

Closing Remarks


End of conference

Target Group

The VDI conference "Automotive Data Communication 2024" is aimed at specialists and managers from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, semiconductor manufacturers, and cable and connector manufacturers. In particular, it addresses employees who deal with the topics of "In-Vehicle Communication" and "In-Vehicle Networks".

Supporting Experts

  • Oliver Bettgens, Head of WiringARCH | LV-Energy & Simulation, CARIAD SE
  • ​​​​Carsten Demuth, Region EMEA – Automotive Marketing & Application Director Digital Products and System Marketing, ST Microelectronics Application GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Grzemba, Vice President Research and Knowledge Transfer, Deggendorf Insitute of Technology
  • Dr. Matthias Korte, Director Head of Ideation, Strategy & IP | Advanced Development, LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
  • Mario Maul, Expert Architecture & Networks Vehicle Engineering Electronics, EDAG Engineering GmbH
  • Marcelino Varas, Manager Product Management, Vector Informatik GmbH​​​


Your conference chair

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Grzemba is a professor at the Faculty of Applied Computer Science at the TH Deggendorf. There he is Vice President for Research and Knowledge Transfer and Head of the Center for Applied Research. He is also one of the two directors of the ProtectIT Institute and has acquired numerous state, federal and EU research projects. Prof. Grzemba has many years of experience in the field of automotive in-vehicle communication and has published three books on the LIN and MOST bus systems, among others. He was involved in the specification of partial networking for the CAN bus and has supervised several research projects in the context of the introduction of Automotive Ethernet.


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    Exclusive evening event and Special day

    At the end of the first day of the event, a delicious culinary offering awaits you at our evening event. End the day in a relaxed atmosphere and take the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues, make new contacts and expand your professional network.

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    Would you like to exchange ideas with leading experts on current and future developments in the field of on-board data networks in vehicles? Are you looking for a top-class event that will inform you about new product trends? Then book your ticket now for the VDI conference "Automotive Data Communication 2024".

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    Course number: 01KO137

    International VDI Conference - Automotive Data Communication

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