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New ITU database to assist harmonisation of intelligent transport standards

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By Emmnauel Elebeke

ITU has established a new standards database to assist the harmonisation of standards for intelligent transport systems, ITS.

ITS standards developed by ITU are the first to enter the database. Standards developed by other bodies will follow, providing a reference to all standards supporting connected vehicles and automated driving.

ITU says ITS shows great potential to improve road safety and reduce traffic congestion.

International standards provide guidance on when and how to integrate new technologies into transportation systems and the associated formulation of strategies to support the interoperability of ITS solutions.

Standards bodies active in the ITS field coordinate their work on the neutral platform offered by the collaboration on ITS communication standards, CITS.

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This coordination supports coherence and compatibility among ITS standards, an objective growing in importance as the deployment of ITS solutions accelerates worldwide.

International standards for ITS are developed by standards bodies including the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, the International Organisation for Standardisation, ISO, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, and the Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE International.

CITS meets twice or three times each year to ensure that dialogue among relevant standards bodies maintains strong momentum.

The March 2019 meeting of CITS held in conjunction with the Future Networked CarSymposium within the Geneva International Motor Show, hosted by representatives of bodies including ISO, TC204 and  TC22, IEEE, VTS standards and   IEEE 802.11 TGbd, the Internet Engineering Task Force, IETF   among others.

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