What do Clemson University, the Greenville Police Department and Proterra all have in common? Mobility plays a tremendous role in helping them achieve their individual missions. To help ensure they train, test and validate their mobility projects safely and reliably, all three organizations use the services of the International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC).
The Upstate Business Journal recently came out to talk to ITIC about how we are helping to grow the region’s booming automotive cluster, and what they learned was just how diverse the automotive needs are. Click here for an inside look at a few of the really interesting projects happening at ITIC in Greenville, SC.
Plug-in electric vehicle charging will soon be a thing of the past. In the latest issue of Machine Design, Dr. Joachim Taiber explains some of the ways electric cars of the near future will be charged. ITIC is one of the country’s only testing and validation center’s for in-motion and stationary wireless charging, and offers a number of other services for testing electric, autonomous and the latest conventional vehicles. Contact us for all your automotive testing needs.
Recently, ITIC Chief Technology Officer Dr. Joachim Taiber participated in a Smart City Best Practices Forum hosted by ARC Advisory Group. Dr. Taiber was one of several speakers who shared insights regarding the important considerations that must be undertaken in order to plan a smart city and the challenges that must be overcome. There were also a number of best practice examples presented from communities that are already successfully incorporating smart mobility systems into their transit offerings.
One of the biggest pieces of news announced at the recent SAE WCX World Congress Experience in Detroit was the launch of the International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS). This newly formed standards development organization (SDO) is the brainchild of ITIC Chief Technology Officer Dr. Joachim Taiber and was founded with the mission “to develop and grow an international portfolio of advanced mobility testbeds that meet the highest quality implementation and operational standards.”
Currently, knowledge and approaches concerning road traffic laws, certification regulations and testing standards related to highly automated driving and its transitional products vary across major markets. The intention of IAMTS is to determine how to better communicate such variations and share the complex information derived from testing and verification practices globally in an effort to accelerate the coordinated development of testing and verification technologies.
“Establishing testing and validation quality standards for automated, connected and sustainable mobility is the best way to ensure safe and reliable transportation for the future,” says ITIC’s Dr. Joachim Taiber. “As a charter member of IAMTS, ITIC firmly positions itself as a leading consultant for the development of advanced mobility testbeds around the world.”
IAMTS will operate under SAE ITC, an organization that specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools and resources. ITC enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly engineered industries globally.
Other IAMTS charter members are SAE International, China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), TUV SUD, and Shanghai SH Intelligent Automotive. For complete details, click this link to the official press release issued on April 10 at the SAE WCX World Congress Experience in Detroit.
For more information about the Alliance for Mobility Testing and Standardization (IAMTS), please visit http://iamts.org.