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How Communications will change Vehicles and Transport

​Workshop on Vehicle Communications and Automated Driving

Beijing, China, 28-29 July 2015



The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), and Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transportation, China (RIOH) convened a workshop on How Communications will Change Vehicles and Transport from 28 to 29 July 2015 (morning), followed by a meeting of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards on 29 July 2015 (afternoon). Both events took place at the Beijing International Convention Centre (Beijing Continental Grand Hotel) in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

Members were reminded that a Rapporteur Group meeting for Q27/16 "Vehicle gateway platform for telecommunication/ITS services/applications" was also planned to take place in Beijing, 30-31 July 2015; more details (including logistics, registration and visa support) for the meeting can be found here

Background and Objectives

Intelligent transport systems (ITS) and automated driving are fast moving toward widespread commercialization and market acceptance. High levels of automation – the penultimate step to fully automated driving – are expected on the road by 2020 and hold great promise to improve road safety, reduce congestion and emissions, and increase the accessibility of personal mobility.

The international workshop examined advances in the area of connected vehicles, from the perspectives of technology, business, and regulation. Sessions discussed vehicle communications; security; the integration of nomadic devices in vehicles; and emerging applications, services, and business models enabled by vehicle communications.

On 29 July 2015 (afternoon), the meeting of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards was an opportunity to translate the workshop’s discussions and recommendations into clear actions for the road ahead.

Target Audience

The target audience of the events included government representatives, policy makers and regulators; technical staff and decision makers at vehicle manufacturers, OEMs, suppliers, network operators and service providers; analysts and market researchers; technical experts involved in standardization; members of the interested public.

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