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April 11, 2018 1:45 PM, EDT
IEEE, ACM to Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicle Standards
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the American Center for Mobility to help accelerate development and deployment of voluntary technical standards for connected and autonomous vehicles.

IEEE, which sets standards in engineering, computing and technology information, has 2,116 chapters with members in 160 countries.

“Across wireless, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, 5G and a host of other areas, IEEE is a global leader in standards development and expertise for connected and automated vehicles, and related technologies and infrastructure,” John Maddox, CEO of ACM, said in a statement.

“This makes the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community an ideal partner for the American Center for Mobility in our work to serve the broad needs of industry and government in testing vehicles, roads, infrastructure and communication systems, as well as national standards for mobility technologies before vehicles and other products are deployed,” he added.

The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community coordinates IEEE activities in the electrification revolution across transportation domains, including advances in electric and hybrid cars, more-electric ships and aircraft, rail systems, personal transport and the motive, storage, power grid, electronic intelligence and control technologies that make them possible, according to the Piscataway, N.J.-based group.

Ypsilanti Township, Mich.-based ACM is one of 10 sites the U.S. Department of Transportation designated as an automated-vehicle proving grounds and operates at a 500-acre location.