AVL Joins the International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization
AVL List GmbH has joined the International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS) as a Strategic Member on its Technical Leadership Committee. AVL joins SAE International, TÜV SÜD and CATARC at this key commitment level to develop and implement AV testing best practices and replicable procedures, and to provide manufacturers and mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) companies with a comprehensive portfolio of physical and virtual test environments and audited capabilities.
“We are very excited to have AVL take such a leading role in the Alliance,” says John Tintinalli, SAE’s Director of Innovation and IAMTS’s Secretariat. “Given AVL’s long-standing history as an innovation driven partner in passenger and commercial vehicle engineering, their participation is extremely important. Building up a diverse, influential, global community of expert organizations is essential to our mission, and we welcome the inclusion of additional members to help tackle all the great and necessary work that needs to be done.”
From AVL´s perspective, explains Georg List, Vice President of Corporate Strategy at AVL, there are compelling reasons to join IAMTS: “We see great value in joining an initiative where US, Europe and China – represented by such important standardization partners as SAE, TÜV Süd and CATARC – commit to tackle such a complex issue as testing of automated vehicles and advanced mobility together with industry partners. It is an ambitious mission which AVL is keen to contribute to and we hope that other regions and many more automotive industry partners will join.”
AVL’s joining coincides with the first IAMTS workshop, which was held in Munich on May 20 with more than 15 stakeholders in advanced mobility testing from Europe, China and the United States. IAMTS addressable domains include physical and virtual testing related to automated vehicles, connected vehicles, dynamic wireless charging, and other smart mobility systems, services and environments.
For more information about IAMTS, please visit: http://iamts.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IAMTS is an SAE ITC (Industry Technologies Consortia) program (http://www.sae-itc.com). The SAE ITC team 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.
AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines and their integration into the vehicle. The company has over 10,400 employees worldwide and achieved a turnover of 1,75 Billion Euro in 2018.