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Liaison statement
International Forum on ITS plus Collaboration meeting -- Nanjing, China, 6-7 September 2018

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2018-06-08
From Group ITU-T-SG-9
From Contact Stefano Polidori
To Group ipwave
To Contacts Carlos Bernardos <>
Russ Housley <>
Cc Terry Manderson <>
IP Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments Discussion List <>
Carlos Bernardos <>
Scott Mansfield <>
Russ Housley <>
Suresh Krishnan <>
Response Contact
Purpose For information
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On 6-7 September 2018, the ITS Industry Alliance (C-ITS
of China and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU
will convene the International Forum on ITS (ITS-2018
with the aim to explore How Communications will Change Vehicles and Transport.
A meeting of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards (CITS
<>) will be
co-located to the ITS-2018 forum. Both events will take place in Nanjing, China.

To advance Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), the vehicle industry and the
information and communication technology (ICT) industry continue to converge.
Undoubtedly, this will provide new business opportunities and new scenarios to
the benefit of the industry, as well as consumers and government agencies.
Fresh approaches are expected to grow to develop innovative technologies to
support a range of smart city solutions enabling more intelligent transport
systems aiming at better road safety, reduced traffic congestion, and increased
connectivity and mobility for urban dwellers.

But how can these two very different industries find ways to collaborate to
extend the benefits of connected vehicle innovation safely to everyone?

In this ITS landscape, automated driving is moving towards commercialization.
The innovations leading to driverless vehicles on the road are planned in
parallel to innovations in the field of vehicles' energy. The international
community is attentive to the environmental challenges and aim to reduce the
emissions to mitigate the climate changes. The future ITS can only be imagined
with autonomous and environmentally friendly vehicles, powered by alternative
fuels and advanced vehicle technologies, also to increase the accessibility of
personal mobility to the elderly and persons with disabilities.

For more information on the ITS-2018, please visit the Forum webpage here
<> or consult TSB Circular 89
<>. <>
The Forum is co‑located with the meeting of the Collaboration on ITS
Communication Standards (CITS
<>), which is
scheduled on 7 September 2018 (pm) and aims to review the state of ITS
communication standards and discuss the road ahead. The CITS meeting provides
an opportunity to collaborate, exchange information and keep experts updated on
ITS standardization. The representatives of various involved standards bodies
are invited to submit to the CITS meeting a status report on ITS
standardization ongoing in their respective organizations. These progress
reports should be sent to Mr Stefano Polidori (ITU) at

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