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31 July 2017

ITS (UK) helps set the Connected Vehicle Standards

ITS (UK) is working with the British Standards Institution (BSI) to agree standards that connected and automated vehicles should adhere to in order help deliver safety and interoperability for all road users.

It will help in identifying two priority areas for UK standardisation work on connected and automated vehicles and produce a set of recommendations from ITS (UK) to the Centre for Connected and Automated Vehicles and the BSI.

The first meeting was led by Andy Graham, Connected Vehicles Group chairman, and consultant Jonathan Harrod Booth. Attendees included representatives from Amey, Arup, Dynniq, Highways England, Transport Research Laboratory, Transport for London, TfGM and the University of Southampton who discussed with the BSI what standards should be considered for connected and automated vehicles and in which areas ITS (UK) members could contribute. The group agreed on two areas for further discussion, virtual testing for certification and validation prior to deployment and the minimum safety-related information a CAV should record post-incident.

The group will now meet virtually to come up with initial recommendations as part of an ongoing dialogue and is expected to deliver initial recommendations in the early autumn.

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