The International Conference on Connected and Autonomous Driving

The PIs have successfully launched IEEE MetroCAD conference since February 2018. The conference brings together the industry researchers to address core challenges with CAVs and stimulate the collaboration between academia and industry partners. The conference offers a diverse program, from keynote speech, technical presentation, poster session, to autonomous vehicle demo session, all with close industry participation. In 2020, more than 70 people attended the conference, half of whom were from industry. We will leverage the IEEE MetroCAD conference as a communication channel to exchange ideas and demonstrate our research projects and our research capability (e.g., existing open research infrastructure) to industry partners and government agencies to stimulate the quick adoption of technologies developed in these projects.

Online Virtual, April 29, 2021

The Fourth International Conference on Connected and Autonomous Driving aims to bring together the researchers and practitioners on connected cars, autonomous driving, transportation systems and ride-sharing platforms to address core challenges with vehicle connectivity and autonomous driving. The conference will include invited speakers, panels, paper presentations, tutorials, and real-vehicle demos. The goal is to discuss and exchange ideas in this area and stimulate collaboration between academia and industry partners. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Perception, localization, mapping, planning and control, action prediction for autonomous driving.

  • Consumer services include Internet- and cloud-based digital services that add to the driving experience.

  • Connected Vehicle packages, using advanced features to improve or help manage the car’s operation and autonomous driving.

  • Connected vehicle data operations of various data sources and latency requirements.

  • Artificial Intelligence approaches for control and coordination of traffic leveraging V2V and V2X infrastructures.

  • Security, privacy, ethics, human interaction related with autonomous driving Enabling technologies for Autonomous Driving.

  • Social and human impact of CAVs.


Detroit USA, February 27-28, 2020


Building on the success of the two workshops (MetroCAD 2018 and MetroCAD 2019), the Third IEEE International Conference on Connected and Autonomous Driving aims to bring together the researchers and practitioners on connected cars, autonomous driving, transportation systems and ride-sharing platforms to address core challenges with vehicle connectivity and autonomous driving. The conference will include invited speakers, panels, and presentations. The goal is to discuss and exchange ideas in this area and stimulate collaboration between academia and industry partners. The topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Consumer services include Internet- and cloud-based digital services that add to the driving experience.

  • Connected car packages, using advanced features to improve or help manage the car’s operation and autonomous driving.

  • Connected car data operation of various data sources and latency requirements.

  • Artificial Intelligence approaches for control and coordination of traffic leveraging V2V and V2X infrastructures.

  • Security, privacy, ethics, human interaction related with autonomous driving

Detroit USA, March 1, 2019

The Second Metro Detroit Workshop on Connected and Autonomous Driving aims to bring together the researchers and practitioners from Metro Detroit area to address core challenges with vehicle connectivity and autonomous driving. The goal is to discuss and exchange ideas in this area and stimulate collaboration between academia and industry partners. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer services, include Internet- and cloud-based digital services that add to the driving experience.

  • Connected car packages, using advanced features to improve or help manage the car’s operation and autonomous driving.

  • Connected car data operation of various data sources and latency requirements.

  • Artificial Intelligence approaches for control and coordination of traffic leveraging V2V and V2X infrastructures

Detroit USA, Feb 28, 2018

The First Metro Detroit Workshop on Connected and Autonomous Driving aims to bring together the researchers and practitioners from Metro Detroit area to address core challenges with vehicle connectivity and autonomous driving. The goal is to discuss and exchange ideas in this area and stimulate the collaboration between academia and industry partners. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer services, include Internet- and cloud-based digital services that add to the driving experience.

  • Connected car packages, using advanced features to improve or help manage the car’s operation and autonomous driving.

  • Connected car data operation of various data sources and latency requirements.

  • Artificial Intelligence approaches for control and coordination of traffic leveraging V2V and V2X infrastructures