Automotive Ethernet is attracting attention in the auto industry, where the technology is viewed as a key to accelerating the pursuit of driverless car innovations. Ethernet is the world’s most widely used networking standard for LANs at homes and companies. It is expanding its application potential to a new realm―in-vehicle networking, which is used for communication among Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and many other computerized mechanisms.

One major challenge facing autonomous driving systems is effective coordinated control across multiple functional domains. These include vehicle motion (move, turn, stop), safety (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems [ADAS], etc.), systems in the vehicle body (seats, power windows) and information communication (car navigation system, rear seat display). To address this challenge, the key is a strong backbone network that can handle quick, large-volume data transmissions—and Ethernet is the solution. This well-established technology can provide high-speed data transmission capabilities (100 mbs, 1 gbs, 10 gbs, and more) to enable in-vehicle communication as required according to vehicle type and model. In addition, installing an Ethernet system in a car can reduce cables, thereby increasing space and weight efficiency while achieving high-speed communication.

Another important advantage of Automotive Ethernet is that it can build simpler network architectures. In many current in-vehicle LAN systems, a number of ECUs are connected to Controller Area Networks (CANs) and Local Interconnect Networks (LINs), which in turn are connected via gateways. In this system, architecture building tends to become increasingly complicated to accommodate each additional functional need, resulting in a swelling number of processes and soaring costs. Automotive Ethernet is expected to simplify system configurations, which will facilitate design and component commonality, thus lowering costs.

Automotive Ethernet also supports IP-based communications, a base function for external connection to crowd services.

In order to ensure effective implementation of Automotive Ethernet, however, a number of technological hurdles need to be cleared in areas particularly important to automotive mechanisms. These include real-time communication capability, fail-safe functions and cyber-security—an area that is becoming critical to ensure safe connection to crowd services.

This conference will focus on Automotive Ethernet. It will introduce the latest trends and information on various themes related to next-generation networking, cyber-security, and crowd connection. Leading experts in these fields have been invited from the world’s major automotive and auto parts manufacturers to share inspiring and insightful views in their presentations.

In exhibitions, companies that have started Automotive Ethernet development will offer demonstrations that display their latest activities. At the end of the two-day program, a reception will be held to provide an opportunity for informal but in-depth information sharing and exchanges of opinions. Come and discover what this informative event can offer you.


Title Automotive Ethernet in Autonomous Driving Era
-- featuring large capacity data transmission, security and cloud connection --
Dates & Time
(First day)
June 25th 10:30-17:55 <open10:00> (18:15-19:50 Reception) *Time is scheduled.
Dates & Time
(Second day)
June 26th 9:30-17:20 <open9:00> *Time is scheduled.
Venue Miyakomesse (Kyoto・Sakyo-ku)
9-1, Okazaki Seisyoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, 606-8343, Japan MAP ↗
Organizer Nikkei Electronics / Nikkei Automotive
Supported by JasPar
Sponsorship CETITEC,Marvell Semiconductor, Microchip Technology,
NXP Semiconductor, Realtek Semiconductor, TOYO Corporation, Vector, Winbond Electronics, Yazaki Corporation
Cooperation Kyoto City / Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau


First day ― June 25th 10:30-18:00 <open10:00> (18:10-19:50 Reception)
10:30 - 11:20
The Latest Automotive Ethernet Technology which JASPAR Studies, and its Automotive Industrial Trends

Mr.Hideki Goto

WG Chairperson, JASPAR Next Generation High-Speed Network WG
(Toyota Motor Corporation, E/E Architecture Development Div.Vehicle Information Security Development Dept.)
Mr.Hideki Goto

11:25 - 12:10

JASPAR Next Generation High-Speed Network WG
(Mazda Motor Corporation)
Mr.Ryohei Kawabuchi

12:10 - 13:00

Lunch & Break time

13:00 - 13:40
Mr.Junichi Takemoto

Vector Japan
Mr.Junichi Takemoto

13:45 - 14:30
DENSO Ethernet Technology focused on the In-vehicle which seeking for Automated Driving innovation.

Accordingly, technology development of ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) and Automated Driving is accelerating to improve safety and convenience of automotive in recent years. Our future E/E architecture will respond to sophistication of vehicle electric system. DENSO believes that Ethernet application range will be expanding including backbone. It is the protocol that fulfills a very important role. I will introduce our strategies to high-reliability of In-vehicle Ethernet that satisfies the characteristic of In-vehicle requirements such as Quality of Service.

Mr.Yoshifumi Kaku

Basis Electronics R&D Div.
Vehicle Network System R&D Dept.
(JASPAR/ Next Generation High-Speed Network Working Group/ Vice Chair)
Mr.Yoshifumi Kaku

14:30 - 14:45

Break time

14:45 - 15:25
Automotive Ethernet from 10Mbps - 10Gbps

Over the last five years Ethernet has moved from the traditional enterprise and industrial arenas to the automobile. Primarily this has been driven by the requirement for additional bandwidth to enable new features and functionality. In order for Ethernet to be successfully adopted by the OEMs, specific PHYs have been developed that operate over a single pair of wires that are capable of meeting the robust electrical requirements of the automotive industry.
IEEE, the standards body responsible for Ethernet PHYs, has released the completed specifications for 100BASE-T1 (IEEE802.3bw) & 1000BASE-T1 (IEEE802.3bp) and parts for both speeds are available from silicon vendors.
Ethernet’s success in the enterprise and industrial markets can be attributed to the implementation of the higher protocol layers. These layers remain the same irrespective of the speed of the physical interface, whether that is 100 or 1000Mbps.
This driving factor lends itself very well to the automobile and allows the design of a full IP based network. In this network, the interface speed can be set based on the required network application. For example, a camera system that is using compression at 100Mbps or the network backbone operating at 1Gpbs.
The network architects designing future in-car topologies understand that this new IP network brings new possibilities and use cases to the vehicle. We now already see the requirements to support interfaces both higher than 1Gbps and lower than 100Mbps. We will discuss these new technologies and potential use cases in this presentation.

Mr.Christopher Mash

Marvell Semiconductor Inc.
Automotive Applications and Architecture
Senior Director
Mr.Christopher Mash

15:30 - 16:10
Flexible, Scalable and Secure In-Vehicle Networking

More than 20% of vehicles sold worldwide in 2015 included embedded connectivity with more than 50% of these vehicles having connectivity capabilities including smartphone tethering through Wi-Fi® or Bluetooth®. This will continue to dramatically increase as we move to the autonomous vehicle. But are they connected with a foundation of security in mind? Connected vehicles form networks which are exposed to many forms of attack. Such attacks are real and well documented in the media, potentially resulting in recalls, loss of revenue, tarnished brand reputations or worse.
This presentation will demonstrate a practical methodology of securing automotive Ethernet and CAN vehicle networking against such threats using hardware-based security solutions. We will examine the types of threats and potential attack surfaces in the network and assess various solutions for:
•Security performance
•Efficient security integration with existing In-Vehicle Networking (IVN) architecture and Electronic Control Units (ECUs)
•Scalable and flexible techniques for easy migration to next generation centralized computing architecture
•Commonality across CAN and Ethernet secure networking

With careful understanding of IVN characteristics, security vulnerabilities and standards-based technology, we will demonstrate how to effectively implement security, supporting interoperability in a variety of hardware solutions to meet the goals above.

Mike Jones 氏

Microchip Technology
Senior Marketing Manager, Automotive Ethernet
Mr.Mike Jones

Mike has a Master’s Degree in Electronic Systems Engineering at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. More than 15 years high speed networking design experience in the semiconductor industry. Worked in partnership with Automotive OEMs to define and introduce the first Automotive Grade Ethernet devices to market in 2008.

16:10 - 16:25

Break time

16:25 - 17:05
Design Considerations of Vehicle Computer
Albert Kuo 氏

DIRECTOR,System Design Dept.Ⅲ,Communication Network Business
Mr.Albert Kuo

17:10 - 17:55
Panel Discussion
A future image of Automotive LAN architecture


Mr.Satoru Otsuka

Mr.Yoshifumi Kaku

JASPAR(Toyota Motor Corporation)
Mr.Hideki Goto

JASPAR(Continental Automotive Japan)
Mr.Hiroyuki Matsumoto

JASPAR(Mazda Motor Corporation)
Mr.Akihiro Mitani

JASPAR(Nissan Motor Corporation)
Mr.Daijiro Yukawa


Nikkei xTECH/Nikkei Electronics Journalist
Tadashi Nezu

18:10 - 19:50

*After the seminar on the first day, we will hold a reception.

Second day ― June 26th 9:30-17:20 <open9:00>
09:30 - 10:20
Automotive Ethernet, the latest developments towards a homogeneous in-vehicle network

Automotive Ethernet started as an in-vehicle networking technology to cover high bandwidth demands. While being successfully deployed for that purpose, Automotive Ethernet has developed an eco-system that allows it to substantially change the way we think and design in-vehicle networks. This presentation will discuss the latest developments that let Ethernet become the sound basis for a homogeneous in-vehicle network.

In-vehicle networking
Dr. Kirsten Matheus

10:25 - 11:10
How to evaluate/validate AVB S/W on ECUs in the car?

In the past couple of years Ethernet had proved its benefits for in-vehicle networks. Nowadays the role of Ethernet for in-vehicle networks is expanding, and more complex architectures and use cases are being developed. With the transition from advanced research and prototype implementations to the production line, the need for testing (especially automated testing) increases in importance. This presentation will focus on best practices for compliance testing of automotive Ethernet Middleware embedded into ECU as an end station. The challenges encountered, and the lessons learned while developing an automated framework for Ethernet middleware validation will be presented. The advanced automotive applications rely on a robust and well tested middleware, but in the same time testing the middleware without the applications being present for network engineers to see only the operation of network protocols requires creative solutions to be adopted.

Jinhwa Yun 氏

Hyundai Motor Company
Research Engineer, R&D
Ms.Jinhwa Yun

Razvan Petre 氏

Spirent Technologies GmbH
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Mr.Razvan Petre

11:15 - 11:55
A communication system architecture proposed by a W / H maker

Proposal of communication system architecture of W / H maker and its idea

Mr.Naoshi Serizawa

Yazaki Corporation
Mr.Naoshi Serizawa

11:55 - 13:00

Lunch & Break time

13:00 - 13:45
Network Solutions and Ethernet Use Cases for Future Mobility Architecture

There are several key drivers and challenges to motivate Future Mobility Architecture development. In this session, one of the network solution, “Server-based Architecture” and the key components will be introduced.

Mr.Hiroyuki Matsumoto

Continental Automotive Japan
Manager, Interor Body & Security R&D
Mr.Hiroyuki Matsumoto

13:50 - 14:30
Building Your Automotive Network with TSN and Ethernet.

his presentation will explore key Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards and how they relate to Automotive requirements. An overview of the relevant IEEE 802.1 TSN standards will be given with examples of how these can be applied and used in the automotive environment. By the end of this session, the attendee will understand and be able to select the features they need based on their network use cases.

Mr.Alexander Tan

NXP Semiconductors
VP and General Manager Automotive Ethernet Solutions
Mr.Alexander Tan

Mr,Donald R. Pannell

NXP Semiconductors
Fellow, Automotive Ethernet Networking
Mr.Donald R. Pannell

14:30 - 14:50

Break time

14:50 - 15:35
Activities of AVNU Alliance and report on current situation

1) Mission and role of Avnu
2) A little bit about the history of Avnu
3) Which areas of TSN is Avnu working on
4) Our completed and in progress test plans for Automotive
5) Where to find more information about Avnu

Mr. Gary Stuebing

AVNU Alliance
Mr. Gary Stuebing

You can also join AVNU Alliance Seminar which will be held June 27th (Wed), Miyako Messe (No fee required).
To join, you need another registration at below site.

15:40 - 16:20
Reducing the Cost and Complexity of TSN/AVB Implementation: Out-of-the-box Automotive Ethernet Endpoints

In-Vehicle Networking using TSN/AVB technologies requires specific software, handling of multiple complex stacks to realize network management functions as well as handling streaming data under strict real-time requirements. Consequently, development times, risk and system cost can be significant. Automotive Ethernet Endpoints are smart Ethernet Controllers that combine application specific interfaces and AVB/TSN support inside one electronic device. Porting traditional analog systems and upgrading classic digital systems to TSN/AVB is simplified with the elimination of an additional microcontroller. The need for extensive software development can be mitigated while time-to-market and costs reduced in delivering Automotive AVB/TSN Ethernet endpoints.

Francis_IELSCH 氏

Microchip Technology
Product Marketing Manager
Mr.Francis Ielsch

Francis IELSCH works for Microchip Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany as Product Marketing Manager for Automotive Network Technology. As an engineer in the field of electronics and computer science, Francis started his carrier as an electronics engineer, designing embedded systems based on 32-bit SoC. After some years in the R&D, he moved to Product Marketing in the field of embedded systems and more recently in the field of automotive by joining Microchip’s Automotive Information Systems (AIS) division.

16:20 - 16:35

Break time

16:35 - 17:20

Q&A Session to Automobile Manufacturers


Toyota Motor Corporation
E/E Architecture Development Div.Vehicle Information Security Development Dept.
Mr.Hideki Goto

In-vehicle networking
Dr. Kirsten Matheus

Basis Electronics R&D Div. Vehicle Network System R&D Dept.
Mr.Yoshifumi Kaku

Continental Automotive Japan
Manager, Interor Body & Security R&D
Mr.Hiroyuki Matsumoto



Nikkei xTECH/Nikkei Electronics Journalist
Tadashi Nezu

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Registration Fee

2days Ticket: 74,800 JPY

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