One of the biggest pieces of news announced at the recent SAE WCX World Congress Experience in Detroit was the launch of the International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS). This newly formed standards development organization (SDO) is the brainchild of ITIC Chief Technology Officer Dr. Joachim Taiber and was founded with the mission “to develop and grow an international portfolio of advanced mobility testbeds that meet the highest quality implementation and operational standards.”

Currently, knowledge and approaches concerning road traffic laws, certification regulations and testing standards related to highly automated driving and its transitional products vary across major markets. The intention of IAMTS is to determine how to better communicate such variations and share the complex information derived from testing and verification practices globally in an effort to accelerate the coordinated development of testing and verification technologies.

“Establishing testing and validation quality standards for automated, connected and sustainable mobility is the best way to ensure safe and reliable transportation for the future,” says ITIC’s Dr. Joachim Taiber. “As a charter member of IAMTS, ITIC firmly positions itself as a leading consultant for the development of advanced mobility testbeds around the world.”

IAMTS will operate under SAE ITC, an organization that specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools and resources. ITC enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly engineered industries globally.

Other IAMTS charter members are SAE International, China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), TUV SUD, and Shanghai SH Intelligent Automotive. For complete details, click this link to the official press release issued on April 10 at the SAE WCX World Congress Experience in Detroit.

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