Nurturing the Era of End-to-End Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Standards for Connected and Autonomous Transportation

About the Activity

The automotive ecosystem is in transformation, driven by technology evolution, new business opportunities, and policy initiatives. Future cars will have electric and other power trains. Moreover, vehicles will be connected, automated, and smart due to computerization and software-embedded intelligence. There is a shift from individually owned vehicles toward interconnected shared mobility solutions , used as an if-and-when needed service [Mobility as a Service (MaaS)]. Drivers will be operators and eventually passengers. Autonomous vehicles will open up many more currently unknown opportunities for end-to-end MaaS.

While vehicle manufacturers drive the evolution of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) toward fully automated cars, the ICT sector’s aspiration is to leapfrog autonomous driving. Stakeholders from both industries in the converging mobility ecosystem face challenges that cannot be solved by a single company or by a closed circle of a few companies. Close cooperation across a variety of disciplines and a diversity of stakeholders is needed to align technology evolution paths, to jointly evolve value networks and markets, and in general to build trust in autonomous systems. In particular, standards-related activities help to reduce complexity and thus reduce risks and cost, facilitate economies of scale, enable interoperable building blocks of the end-to-end system, and help ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

A broad, open, cross-industry dialogue is needed to exchange views, to debate, and to agree upon common challenges and coordinated activities needed, including:

  • Technology enablers for autonomous vehicles—Trade-offs
  • Data driven engineering and testing
  • Vehicle platforms and platform business
  • Infrastructure for autonomous vehicles
  • Hitting the safety spot despite security risks and AI-black box embedded functionality

Goals of the Activity

Proposed deliverables and outcomes from this Industry Connections activity may include documents (e.g., white papers, reports), proposals for standards, conferences and workshops, databases, computer code, etc.

An annual IEEE SA workshop, Nurturing the Era of End-to-End Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Standards for Connected and Autonomous Transportation.

  • The venue should change worldwide. Organizing one workshop in Asia, America, and Europe every year is for further study.
  • The papers presented during the workshop will be available for reference by implementers for many years to come.
  • This initiative may also produce reports or white papers on specific subject areas as needed.
  • More focused industrial consultation workshops may be organized to learn from a wider crowd, gain further industry expertise, assess the need for collaboration, and to draw more participants into a collaborative initiative in order to build critical mass of participation in such a joint effort.
  • In the future, an exhibition may be collocated to the workshop.
  • In the future, the workshop may be a paid event.

Getting Involved

Who Should Get Involved

We welcome new participants from large and small corporations, academia, industry, and government agencies that are interested in Nurturing the Era of End-to-End Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Standards for Connected and Autonomous Transportation.

  • Shape the future of e2e MaaS, autonomous vehicles, and intelligent transportation systems
  • Learn and engage with key industry players
  • Grow your market through standards
  • Add scalability to your market prospects
  • Take advantage of networking opportunities
  • Share your ideas and concepts and get feedback from peers
  • Find supporters of your ideas

We invite organizations in the following areas or other interested stakeholders to participate:

  • Vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers
  • Autonomous vehicle developers
  • Software and internet companies
  • Semiconductor firms
  • Telecom operators
  • Road operators
  • Mobility service providers
  • Transportation infrastructure stakeholders
  • Industry alliances
  • Academics
  • Research institutions
  • Start-ups and scale-ups
  • Regulators
  • Governmental bodies

How to Get Involved

To learn more about the program and how to join the Nurturing the Era of end-to-end Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Standards for Connected and Autonomous Transportation activity, please express your interest by sending an inquiry to the activity chair whose information can be found in the Contacts section.

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