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Connected & Autonomous Vehicles – Foundations and Business Models C1951

The global forecasts of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) uptake predicts a sustained market growth. Depending on the scenarios to take place the expansion in market share could be exponential.  Considering rapid technology development and moderate global L3-L5 CAV uptake, estimates a share of 25% of total annual global vehicle sales in 2035.

This three-day course is designed to familiarize participants with a panoramic sight of technologies used in CAV and its usability from multiple angles; allowing the attendees to be prepared for the hunt, and to become key actors of change. This course provides fundamental training for a broad cross section in the private or public sector, both in services and industry, discussing the surface of CAV technologies, and associating them across a diversity of industrial applications, presenting a holistic view of what is behind (and ahead) of CAV.  

The participant will have space to test their ideas, trained with a method to think from actual business cases with an analysis of the principles that govern the functions assumed by CAV and the interactions with the environment:

  1. extrapolating in a reverse engineering exercise to find its system’s grounds.
  2. interpolating CAV features according to other combinations or cases,

The course utilizes a combination of lectures with workshop activities, as well as discussions based on instructor's authored CAV case studies: One is the development of a pioneer connected vehicle built for car share and applications of CAV technologies such as platooning, or automated valet. 

Learning Objectives

After attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the elements, technologies and components gathered in CAV
  • Distinguish the difference between CAV, ITS, IoT, ADAS, BCM, Smart City, Smart Highways?
  • Recognize integration, Interaction, connectivity, smart X, fleets, business models.
  • Contrast vehicle architectures for different mobility uses and changes expected to come.
  • Differentiate how does CAV work with different traffic and road users’ behaviors?

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for managerial and technical professionals who are either directly or indirectly involved in automotive or commercial CAV development.  Professionals in shared mobility and Smart City design will also find this course useful.   


  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Introduction
    • Introduction to CAV, L0 to L5
    • Acknowledgement of attendees’ current experience/background
    • Examples of Connected Car, ITS and Autonomous Vehicles
    • ADAS/CAV features currently in the mass market
    • Vehicle architecture in CAV
    • Components & Technologies
    •  “Car Club”, MaaS with “purpose-built” Connected Car. Business case
    • Tracking systems as the foundations of Intelligent mobility, Business case
    • How does TESLA Autopilot work and what is for, Business case
    • Interaction with attendees Q&A and examples
  • Vehicle engineering and data processing principles
    • The vehicle interaction triangle, X, Y, Z
    • How communication works?
    • Signals, coding, transport and decoding
    • Foundations of Signals
    • What is Coding?
    • What messages are meant to be used in ITS Intelligent Transport Systems
    • What are algorithms? examples
    • What is programming and Processing?
    • What is Intelligence and Analytics? 
    • Q&A or examples


  • Integration and interaction of CAV Technologies
    • Connectivity, IoT
    • Awareness and initiatives for CAV security
    • ADAS, BCM and integration
    • Lane departure, cruise control, collision avoidance, self-parking. Autopilot
    • Integration, Interaction
    • Smart City
    • Q&A or examples
  • Applications on business
    • SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Treats
    • Business Opportunities in Urban logistics: delivery, robo-taxi,
    • Business change: New ways of insurance
    • Business models on Transport, fleets, valeting or platooning
    • Smart Agro
    • New Mobility as a Service (MaaS) based on CAV and Connected Car Workshop
    • Q&A or examples


  • Vehicle architectures for new mobility modes.
    • From ownership to share
    • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
    • How will the private car change and why?
    • How public transportation would change?
  • Lost in translation? How does CAV works in different environments
    • How do traffic conditions affect CAV
    • Embedded ethics
    • Modes of transport using CAV
  • What car? (new categories and kinds of vehicles)
  • PODs, Robo Taxi, Delivery bots, Agro-bots fire, extinguisher drones 
  • Q&A or examples
  • CAV Simulation
  • CAV Review
  • Summary of Contents
  • Final workshop 
Florencio Cuervo

Florencio Florencio is an expert in eMobility, Low Carbon and connected and autonomous vehicles. He set standards with his creature, eMoTria, a low-speed connected electric pioneer vehicle. Awarded by the Society of Automotive Technicians (Spain) for its innovation in complete vehicle and exhibited at the Barcelona Motor Show. He founded VELMUS, registered the patent, the brand, the design, obtained a WMI as a vehicle manufacturer and gained homologation approval with its own VIN.  He then founded LEVE Ltd in UK, delivering engineering, consulting and promoting projects in the CAV sector in partnership with academia and public sector.

Of 30 years of automotive experience, he spent 10 in academic R&D and teaching, 20 as Project or Quality Manager at VW, NISSAN, JLR, Meritor, SMP, Mann Hummel, Knorr-Bremse, European Commission, BEN, Deloitte, Zapinamo, SKYCOP, University of Buenos Aires and on projects of his companies.

As an expert, he acts as a speaker (FISITA), evaluator (European Commission), trainer (SAE, IED, HERO MotoCorp), consultant (Smart City in Europe, EV strategies in India) and volunteers for regulation of CAV (UK Law Commission), green procurement (FAMP Andalusian Municipalities' and Provinces' Federation)  or accessibility in transport (DfT).

Frequently involved in education focused on transport design, he kept abreast of technologies and coined a motto: "Let's bring the future of mobility closer."

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Fees: $1800.00
SAE Members: $1620.00 - $1620.00

2.0 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

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Duration: 3 Days
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