|•The USDOT understands that important advancements in
standards occurs throughout the world. We have strategically structured
involvement with Standards Development Organizations as a mechanism for:
|-Developing and maintaining key standards that are important
to US deployment.
|-Maintaining awareness of other developments for their
potential impact on US standards, including the potential for adoption or
adaptation, when in the public interest.
|§The ability to leverage other industry standards not only
reduces costs, but allows results in broader industry consensus.
|•Involvement and provision of expert participation and
financial support is based on a regular and rigorous analysis that includes
stakeholder input. In Fall of 2014 we
will offer an initial Connected Vehicle Standards plan that will guide our
efforts and our priority focus areas for the next 3-5 years.
|•Via our ISO relationship with CEN, the USDOT has forged a
stronger relationship with CEN, the European standards setting body.
|•Note CEN publishes all of their ITS standards via ISO
|•Where the US has interest but no direct influences (i.e.,
another Nation’s standards setting body), we observe and monitor progress
when beneficial and able to gain best practices for incorporation into our
standards; and cooperate when warranted to move toward harmonization.
|•As transportation advances toward becoming a more
integrated part of connected cities and interfaces with the “Internet of
Things”, we will likely find ourselves harmonizing with other industries in
addition to other Nations.
|-Our understanding of this future path led the USDOT to
become an Associate Member of the one M2M (“machine-to-machine”) global
standards consortium in 2013. Our membership allows us to provide ITS use
cases for consideration in standards development.