SAE International and China ITS Industry Alliance Enter into Collaborative Agreement in Standardization of Automated Driving Technology

SAE International announces it has signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with the China ITS Industry Alliance (C-ITS) to collaborate in development of standards for V2X technology, automated driving, and mobility on demand.

Signing the MOU were Jack Pokrzywa, Director of Global Ground Vehicle Standards for SAE International; and Xiaojing Wang, Chair of the China ITS Industry Alliance. The agreement was signed on Wednesday, Jan. 24 during the SAE Government/Industry Meeting in Washington, D.C.

“We are pleased to partner with China ITS Industry Alliance,” Pokrzywa said. “As V2X and automated technology continues to evolve and advance, technical standards will need to be developed in a harmonized, collaborative and global mode. Both organizations represent large technical constituencies”.

“The Memorandum of Understanding of China ITS Industry Alliance and SAE International marks a milestone of ITS industry collaboration between China and the United States. It will deepen our partnership in intelligent transportation standards development and foster the advancement of ITS industry,” Mr. Wang said.

Through the agreement, SAE International and C-ITS agree to conduct harmonized technical standardization efforts, where feasible, in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, automated driving, and mobility on demand. In addition, the two organizations agree to keep each other aware of positions taken on technical issues to better serve the needs of their members. This will be done through:

  • Joint V2X and automated driving standards workshops and conferences in the United States and China, to identify gaps and develop appropriate standards and specifications to meet Chinese and the U.S. markets
  • Collaborative research projects and technical exchanges in technical areas in V2X, automated driving and mobility on demand.

C-ITS is the leading industry organization in China promoting the research and deployment of ITS technology, the standards making for group standard, industry standard, national standard, international exchanges and cooperation and independent technology testing.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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