Automotive Summit


Jun 25, 2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Stuttgart Technology Center Hedelfinger Strasse 61 D-70327 Stuttgart


Learn how NFC can enhance the automotive consumer experience, gain insight on the latest NFC automotive
developments, and join the conversation with industry stakeholders about market needs and requirements.


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Organized by the NFC Forum, VISIONFC is a public event series with the objective to educate people on the possibilities of NFC and create a place for innovators to share ideas, solutions and network with peers.

The Automotive Summit’s objective is to show how NFC can enhance the automotive consumer experience, share the latest NFC automotive developments, and identify market needs and requirements from the industry stakeholders. Presentation topics will cover best practices of NFC in automotive, use cases, and the technical advantages and constraints of NFC. This event’s purpose is not only to provide an update on NFC in the automotive industry but also to start a conversation with key stakeholders about where they want NFC to go in the future. It will lay the groundwork for future hands-on workshops centered around best practices for implementing NFC in the automotive ecosystem.


All presentations will be in English

1:00 – 1:15
Welcome and Introduction
Rainer Lutz, Chair of the NFC Forum Automotive SIG

Rainer Lutz is the Director of the Business Segment Digital Key and NFC at NXP Semiconductors.

He is managing a strong team of technical and commercial experts, who are defining and executing the marketing strategy, product and solution portfolio and technical design in support.

Rainer is coordinating the engagement with Automotive OEMs and TierOnes in the respective application field, leveraging NXP's global sales force. He is a regular speaker at conferences and chairs the Automotive SIG at the NFC Forum standardization body. Rainer holds Masters degrees in Cybernetics, Engineering and Philosophy from the Ecole Centrale Paris and the University of Stuttgart.

1:15 – 1:40
Digital Vehicle Key: Opportunities and challenges
Johannes Wisbauer, Audi AG


Recent generations of vehicles offer more and more connected services to the customers. Due to all of these services the mobile device integration in the vehicle progresses very quickly. The last few years also showed that there is a shift away from the individual mobility towards a temporary and needs-based usage of vehicles. Future mobility concepts demand therefore a flexible system for vehicle access, usage and personalization in addition to the traditional vehicle key. This talk provides a rough overview about the opportunities, requirements and challenges while introducing a digital vehicle key based on Near Field Communication in the automotive series production.


Johannes Wisbauer is Engineer at the department for body electronics of the AUDI AG. He is responsible for series projects and his current focus is on NFC automotive use cases. He was one of the members starting the Digital Key Standardization in CCC – Car Connectivity Consortium in 2017 and is engaging actively since then. For the past 7 years he has been an active member of the CE4A Expert Group Standard Connector, whose main objective is the standardization of interfaces and the integration of new technologies into vehicles.

1:40 – 2:05
Digital Key: An Interoperable Smart Key Solution for the Auto Industry
Daniel Knobloch, BMW & CCC Ecosystem Working Group Chair


The Car Connectivity Consortium® (CCC) is a cross-industry organization advancing global technologies for smartphone-to-car connectivity solutions. CCC is developing Digital Key, an exciting new open standard to allow smart devices, like smartphones to act as a vehicle key. This presentation will give an introduction over the ongoing works on the Standardization of the Digital Key and highlight the core design targets of the solution.


Daniel Knobloch is the Ecosystem Chair of the Car Connectivity Consortium® (CCC), responsible for developing relationships with other Industry Associations and Groups. He is also part of the Digital Key team in the department of body electronics at BMW AG. He holds a master’s degree in information systems engineering and has more than 9 years of experience in signal processing.

2:05 – 2:30
NFC & Wireless Charging
Eckhard Bollmann, Bury


Eckhard Bollmann is R & D manager for electronics at Bury GmbH & Co. KG. He is responsible for the development and customer communication for product like Wireless Chargers and microphones.

2:30 – 2:50
NFC and the Securely Connected Car
Dariusz Mastela, NXP


In today’s connected world, people expect a seamless experience with all devices, including vehicles. The cars, which are increasingly connected to the rest of the world, are more prone to security attacks. With its high fit rates in the mobile and strong track record in payments, NFC is very well suited for car access using smart phones. The key topic of the talk will be the current and future role of secure NFC in fast evolving car access solutions.


Dariusz Adam Mastela is a Product Marketing Manager at NXP Semiconductors responsible for Automotive NFC Products. He has more than 12 years of experience in semiconductor industry. During his career, he has been working on various leading-edge products and solutions in RFID/NFC space. He holds a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University Freiburg.

2:50 – 3:10
NFC in Automotive Door Handles
Michael Dold, Marquardt


Because of the popularity of smartphones and mobile payment, today’s customers expect more integration with their mobile devices and the availability of mobile services. For automakers this offers an opportunity to provide differentiating services in their products by using NFC technology. Especially the door handle is one of the primary locations for NFC applications e.g. flexible vehicle access.
This presentation covers use cases, requirements and solutions for NFC in automotive door handles.


Software Project Lead

3:10 – 3:30
The CE4A NFC Position
Martin Schwab, Daimler AG


Integration of mobile consumer devices into vehicles based on technologies such as Bluetooth and NFC opens up a wide range of new applications and services.

The CE4A working group of the Association of the German Automotive Industry (VDA) is promoting the standardization of these technologies.

The NFC Position Paper of the CE4A aims to provide a better understanding of selected NFC use cases in the field of automotive infotainment. The main objective of the paper is to help standardization and implementation of new and existing NFC uses cases to ensure the desired functionality and a great user experience.


Martin Schwab is Senior Systems Engineer in the R&D department Architecture and Advanced Engineering at Daimler AG. He is responsible for pre-development activities such as standardization, prototyping and testing of wireless communication systems. Besides that, he is also involved in series development projects of Mercedes-Benz Car Group and other business units.

Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the field of wireless short range communication. In the last 10 years he has been focusing on technologies driven by the consumer electronics industry, mainly Bluetooth and NFC.

He is representing Daimler AG in the standardization bodies Bluetooth SIG and NFC Forum and is also contributing to working groups. Moreover he is chair of the CE4A (Consumer Electronics for Automotive) Expert Group Standard Connector, where german car manufacturers are promoting aspects of standardization and implementation for NFC and Wireless Charging relevant for automotive industry.

Martin studied Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Darmstadt and received his diploma in 1994.

3:30 – 4:15
Break and Live Demos of Daimler and Audi Cars
4:15 – 4:35
NFC Automotive Applications: Specific Use Cases and Products
Cristian Saracin, Engineer, Continental Automotive


With almost 10 years of experience with NFC related products, Continental is one of the main suppliers of NFC products in automotive industry.

In the presentation, Cristian will share Continental experience with NFC, focusing on automotive trends, NFC products and use-cases.


Cristian is leading NFC Platform development in Continental Business Unit of Body & Security.

He joined Continental Automotive in 2007, and in 2011, as NFC Software responsible, he started with the introduction and definition of NFC related products.

  • Digital Key: An interoperable smart key solution for the auto industry
  • Car Connectivity Consortium
  • NFC & Wireless Charging.
4:35 – 4:50
Digital Key and Beyond: The Many Benefits of NFC
Rene Wutte, STMicroelectronics


Digital Key and Beyond: The Many Benefits of NFC : From enabling access to your car with using a digital key on your phone, to ease Bluetooth / WiFi pairing for being more connected, the NFC technology has a lot to offer to the Automotive industry to link to their customers perception. It can help improve functionality of Qi charging consoles, offer a user-friendly car diagnostic system, make sure only safe replaceable are used as well as many other benefits.


Rene Wutte. Rene is marketing manager in charge of NFC / RFID reader product line at STMicroelectronics. He has been working in the semiconductor industry in the last 14 years and is engaged in the NFC / RFID area since 8 years now, introducing several new features and products to this market.

4:50 – 5:05
NFC: The Life and Car Interface
Ren Sun, Infineon Technologies AG


Following the deployment of NFC in the car access solution, car keys are going to be one connected device or any connected smart device becomes the key. While BLE technology is deployed for remote control and keyless entry, security NFC solution endues car keys with capabilities of more applications, for example, payment to be used in daily life. This extends the customer interaction from 1-2 hours of driving per day to anytime and anywhere. Data Economy business models can be then introduced based on more customer interactions. Furthermore new security technologies like Blockchain will reinforce and ignite further business ideas.


After acting several different functions in management and marketing of telecommunication system and products, Ren joined the Digital Security Solution Division of Infineon Technologies AG in 2012, being responsible for the new product marketing and strategic role in mobile payment, and later for wearable system solutions. With the entrepreneurship, he developed the broad partnerships in the ecosystem of smart card security solutions for wearable and IoT applications.

5:05 – 5:30
The Digital Key Workgroup of JasPar
Katsuharu Tachibana, Chariman of JasPar’s Digital Key Workgroup

Katsuharu Tachibana is chair of Digital Key working group of JasPar General incorporated Association, and he is also involved in Project Manager of Electronics control system Development Division of Toyota Motor Corporation.

He has more than 19 years of experiences in Vehicle Access Control System Development.

He joined JasPar from 2018, and at the same time JasPar Connectivity W/G had started Digital key Working Group.

JASPAR was established in order to pursue increasing development efficiency and ensuring reliability, by standardization and common use of electronic control system software and in-vehicle network which are advancing and complexing.

This slot will focus on investigation of Japanese NFC market environment, and the potential of expansion for NFC based Digital Key use cases.

5:30 – 6:00
Moderated Discussion: NFC in Automotive: Best Practices, Market Needs, and Requirements
6:00 – 8:00
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