During the annual Geneva International Auto Show, Chaesub Lee, director of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), described the ongoing collaboration between ITU, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and industry players (e.g. Volkswagen Group, Blackberry, China’s Telematics Industry Application Alliance) in shaping international standards for smart transportation systems. He emphasised how collaboration in standardisation can build mutual trust, necessary for any future development in the field of driverless vehicles. Read the Geneva Internet Platform’s reports from the Symposium on the Future Networked Car, held on 7 March 2019 as part of the Geneva Motor Show.
The Internet of Things (IoT) includes a wide range of Internet-connected devices, from highly digitalised cars, home appliances (e.g. fridges), and smart watches, to digitalised clothes that can monitor health. IoT devices are often connected in wide-systems, typically described as 'smart houses' or 'smart cities'.