Automotive Network Seminars and Training Announcement

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Intrepid Control Systems, Knoxville
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
NTRC-2, TRAVL (Room 111)

Email: Shean Huff

The world of personal transportation is ever increasing in complexity. Tighter emission standards, higher fuel economy requirements, and growing infotainment demands have long taxed the communications networks within modern vehicles. Vehicles now have upwards of greater than one hundred on-board microprocessors, with many of them needing to communicate with each other. Add to that the need to retrieve infotainment data from external sources, as well as the up and coming prospects of vehicle-to-vehicle communication, vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, and autonomous vehicles. ORNL will be hosting a seminar series and training course presented by Intrepid Control Systems, a vehicle network tools supplier. A morning seminar (9:00-10:00am) will target individuals that are novices to the field of automotive networks, and will include a basic introduction to in-vehicle communication protocols and their evolutionary history. An afternoon seminar (4:00-5:00pm) will target individuals that have good proficiency and have a need to know about the available tools for working with automotive networks. Finally, there will be an all-day training course (10:00am-4:00pm) that will be a deep dive into the various communication protocols, such as CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and Automotive Ethernet. Date: Thursday, July 10th Location: NTRC-2, TRAVL (Room 111) Registration links below Contact Shean Huff ( or Jason Carter ( with questions.

Additional Information

Part 1: Introductory Seminar on Automotive Networks 9:00 - 9:10: Intrepid Control Systems Company Overview 9:10 - 10:00: Basic overview of In-Vehicle networking and communications Part 2: Automotive Ethernet & CAN FD Training 10:00 - 11:00: CAN 2.0 Basics and Usage 11:00 - 11:15: BREAK 11:15 - 12:15: CAN-FD Technology Basics 12:15 - 12:45: Automotive Ethernet Background 12:45 - 13:45: LUNCH 13:45 - 14:45: Automotive Ethernet Basics 14:45 - 15:45: Comparison of technologies, CAN, CAN-FD, LIN, MOST, FlexRay, Automotive Ethernet 15:45 - 16:00: BREAK Part 3: Advanced Seminar on Automotive Network Tools 16:00 - 17:00: Toolchain for In-Vehicle Networking, Ethernet, CAN-FD, CAN, LIN, Flexray 17:00 - whenever: Open discussion potential security / safety challenges. Each of the three parts must be registered for separately. Please visit the following links to register for the seminars and the all-day training course. Space is limited, so be sure not to delay. Part 1: Introduction to Automotive Networks (9:00-10:00am / 50 people): Part 2: Automotive Ethernet and CAN FD Training (10:00am-4:00pm / 30 people): Part 3: Advanced Automotive Network Tools Seminar (4:00-5:00 / 50 people): Attached are Outlook calendar entries for each part. Add them to your calendar by opening the attachment and selecting “Copy to My Calendar” from the Event ribbon tab, as seen below.


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