ITS Industry Panel

  • Tuesday September 26th, 2023 at 14:00-15:00

  • Room 0B (also retransmitted live in 0E and 0D)

Recent developments in control technologies, positioning, communications, sensing, and information processing have enabled substantial progress in the domain of Intelligent Transportation Systems. Automated driving is on the horizon, and will still need substantial and longer-term development and testing to make even the high automation levels a reality in complex situations.

An ITS Industry Panel will be held during IEEE ITSC 2023 on September 26th, 2023. It aims to discuss emerging technologies for cooperative and automated driving, challenges and solutions, from the perspective of industry. Distinguished experts from OEM, Tier 1 and ICT will share their knowledge and experience. The Industry Panel will foster the interactive exchange of academia and industry.


Dr. Meng Lu

  • VP Standards Activities, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
  • Steering Committee Member, IEEE Future Networks Technical Committee

Dr. Meng Lu (The Netherlands) –VP Standards Activities / Standards Committee Chair, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society; Steering Committee Member, IEEE Future Networks Technical Committee. Previously, Strategic Innovation Manager at Peek Traffic (NL), Program Manager at the Dutch Institute of Advanced Logistics (NL), and Visiting Professor at the National Laboratory for Automotive Safety and Energy, Tsinghua University (CN). Since 2005 active involvement in R&D and innovation projects. Since 2016 contribution to standardization activities of ISO/TC 204 – Intelligent transport systems (also Head of Delegation (The Netherlands) January 2021 – April 2023), CEN/TC 278 – Road transport and traffic telematics and IEEE. PhD at LTH, Lund University, Sweden; Master’s title and degree of Engineering in The Netherlands and P.R. China.


Dr. Javier Ibanez-Guzman

  • Renault Group, France

Javier Ibanez-Guzman received the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, USA, as a Fulbright Scholar, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Reading on an UK SERC fellowship. He was Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Currently Corporate Expert on Autonomous Systems at Renault S.A., and co-director of the SIVALab Common Laboratory between the CNRS, UTC Compiegne and Renault working on intelligent vehicle technologies.  Senior Editor and Associated Editor for related IEEE Transactions as well as representative to ISO groups associated to autonomous vehicles and AI. He is expert to the EU and Eureka research programmes. Formerly, he was a Senior Scientist with SimTech, A-Star research institute, Singapore, where he spearheaded work on autonomous ground vehicles. He is a C.Eng. and fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology, U.K.

Robert Gee

  • Continental Automotive Systems, Inc., USA

Robert Gee is the Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for Telematics and V2X products globally, within Continental’s Architecture and Networking Business Area. He collaborates with customers, consortia, governments, and other companies to enable safe transportation, sustainable resource usage, and consumer information needs. Spanning more than 30 years, Robert’s experience at IBM, Loral, Motorola, and other leading companies includes military and commercial communications systems, space and terrestrial technologies, and secure government communications for dozens of countries in Europe, North America, and Asia. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, and over 20 issued patents. His experience extends to the news and entertainment industry, in which he is a national television Emmy Award recipient for his work as a producer for CNN. He has been credited for successfully pioneering the modern contracting approach for citizen photojournalists, and at one point had a CNN-estimated syndication audience of over 1 billion viewers.

Tim Leinmüller

  • Corporate R&D / DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH

Tim Leinmüller is heading DENSO’s European fundamental technology R&D department. His group is responsible for R&D in the domains of cybersecurity, microcontrollers, in-vehicle networks, and wireless communication. Tim is responsible for DENSO’s involvement in the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), where he is an elected board member since 2018, and elected chair of WG1 since 2019. Furthermore, he is representing DENSO in connectivity and CCAM (cooperative, connected and automated mobility) related activities in ETSI, CLEPA, ERTRAC,  VDA, the CCAM Partnership, and the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA). He has been working in the connected vehicles domain for more than 15 years. He is/has been serving in related organizations in multiple positions, amongst others as member of the technical committee and as chair of the architecture WG in the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC).

Dr. Joshué Manuel Pérez-Rastelli

  • TECNALIA, Spain

Joshue Manuel Pérez Rastelli has over 16 years of experience in the ITS and robotics industry. He has effectively designed, developed, and implemented intelligent systems, ranging from ADAS to fully automated vehicles. His passion lies in solving challenging problems related to system design and implementation, and he is dedicated to making things happen for his projects. He started his career at CSIC (Spain) and worked for the AUTOPIA program for autonomous vehicles. Later he technically led more than 10 EU and national projects at INRIA (France). Since 2022, he is technological responsible for the Mobility area at the Industry and Mobility Unit of TECNALIA. He received his PhD in 2012 by integrating control systems for automated/autonomous driving across multiple platforms. This work allowed for the development of both individual and cooperative maneuvers in urban and highway scenarios. Dr. Pérez Rastelli has over 200 publications, and the co-director of seven Ph.D theses at UPV in Spain and Ecole de Mines in France.

Dr. Hadj Hamma Tadjine

  • IAV, Germany

Hadj Hamma Tadjine is the Businesses Director at IAV for technical strategy in intelligent driving systems. He has a track record of fundamental research on these topics documented by numerous publications by IEEE, VDI and SAE. His technical skills include e.g. project management, agile, modeling of complex system, ADAS,  mobile robotic, automation, control, computer vision, convolution neural networks, real-time computing, sensor data fusion, and tracking. He holds broad knowledge of automotive development processes and associated challenges, ADAS and C-ITS. He is the editor and/or editor-in-chief of different international journals. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Clausthal University of Technology, Germany, and Third Cycle Diploma in Electronic Engineering from University Ahmed Dahleb, Algeria. He is fluent in French, English, German, and Arabic.