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How Communications will Change Vehicles and Transport

​Meeting of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards,

​​​​Workshop on Vehicle Communications and Automated Driving​​ 

Arlington, VA, United States, 7-8 December 2015



The Telecommunicatio​ns Industry Association (TIA) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) convened a meeting of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards on 7 December 2015 (afternoon), and a workshop on How Communications will Change Vehicles and Transport on 8 December 2015. Both events took place at TIA headquarters in Arlington, V​irginia, USA.

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.

On 7 December 2015 (afternoon), the meeting of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards reviewed the state of ITS communication standards and discussed the road ahead.

On 8 December 2015, the international workshop examined advances in the area of vehicle communications, from the perspectives of technology, business, and regulation. Sessions discussed, inter alia, vehicle communications; security; the integration of nomadic devices in vehicles; and emerging applications, services, and business models enabled by vehicle communications.

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; and members of the interested public.

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