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How Communications will Change Vehicles and Transport

​​​ITU/IMDA Workshop on How Communications will Change ​Vehicles and Transport
​Singapore, 6-7 July 2017


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 6 July 2017, a workshop jointly organized by ITU and the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)​ examined advances in the area of vehicle communications, from the perspectives of technology, business, and regulation. Sessions discussed, inter alia, connectivity options for connected vehicles and automated driving; cybersecurity for automotive communications; and the role to be played by artificial intelligence and machine learning in future transport systems. 

On 7 July 2017, the meeting of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards reviewed the state of ITS communication standards and discussed the road ahead.
​A draft agenda and meeting documentation was made available at

Target Audience
The target audience of these international events includes government representatives, policymakers 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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