IEEE and KAIPI Become the Newest Members of The International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS)

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New members join expanding group working to test and validate Advanced Mobility Systems and Services

“IAMTS has again gained two outstanding members with international reputations and breadth,” said Peter Doty, Secretariat for IAMTS.

The International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS) announced today that the alliance welcomed two new members with the induction of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Korea Intelligent Automotive Parts and Promotion Institute (KIAPI). IEEE will join the alliance as a Strategic Member while KIAPI will join as a Core Member.

“IAMTS has again gained two outstanding members with international reputations and breadth,” said Peter Doty, Secretariat for IAMTS. “KIAPI brings the Daegu Proving Ground into the Alliance and provides connection to the Korean automotive industry. IEEE’s membership brings over 130 years of experience and dedication to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity and further extends IAMTS’s relationships with the world’s best organizations.”

Located in Daegu, South Korea, KIAPI is a vehicle testing institute, which supports parts distributors, vehicle manufacturers and research institutes for development of next-generation automotive technologies.

“We are striving to help develop safer vehicles and parts using our own proving ground, CAV – Connected and Autonomous Vehicle – evaluation environment of real world driving, and test equipment to verify performance to support safe vehicle developments,” said Bong-Seob Kim, Senior Research Engineer and Team Leader at KIAPI. “We are happy to be a member of IAMTS, and we hope that the direction and network that IAMTS pursues will be a great help in our role in supporting the company.”

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics.

“Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has become increasingly relevant for the automotive industry, where a framework for testing and measurement is also needed to provide the currently missing facts and evidence to justify trust in autonomous systems,” said Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director of IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA). “Standards and widely accepted engineering practices play a fundamental role in the human-centric, digital transformation of transportation and IEEE supports IAMTS in establishing a globally-aligned ecosystem for the certification and type approval of future fully automated vehicles and mobility solutions.”

IAMTS, a program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®), is a global, membership-based alliance of organizations involved in the testing, standardization and certification of advanced mobility systems and services. The alliance works to develop and grow an international portfolio of smart mobility testbeds that meet the highest quality implementation and operational standards.

For more information about IAMTS, including membership, please visit: http://iamts.org or contact info@iamts.org.

SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®) is an affiliate of SAE International. 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. Learn more at http://www.sae-itc.com.

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