ITU activities on intelligent transport systems

14 Mar 2019 01:00h

Event report

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Mr Bilel Jamoussi (Chief Study Group Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU) explained how the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) operates regarding intelligent transport systems (ITS) and future mobility. He said that there are 17 working groups that focus on new transportation systems and cybersecurity issues. The groups’ operations range from developing standards for quality of service of speech and audio in vehicles, to the development of standards to secure over-the-air software updates for vehicles.

Mr Walter Nissler (Chief of Section, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE) spoke about the importance of avoiding the interference of car sensors with other sensors and elaborated on the need to create separated broadband frequencies. He explained that the ITU allocates these spectra for vehicles and that various ITU study groups are on the standardisation of intelligent transport systems (ITS). He noted that spectrum allocation for all kinds of services has recently been discussed and that spectra are important for all broadband producers and manufacturers, and emphasised the importance of harmonising the different spectra.