The American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township has partnered with IEEE Transportation Electrification Community, a technical professional organization, IEEE announced today. The memorandum of understanding between the two companies is intended to help accelerate development and deployment of technical standards.
As part of the agreement, ACM and IEEE TEC will identify needs for standards, and validation and conformance testing requirements. The two organizations will also promote the importance of standards, interoperability, and validation and testing compliance.
“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,” says John Maddox, ACM president and CEO. “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.”
“This agreement connects us formally with a world-class testing and validation environment in the American Center for Mobility, through which technologies and systems can be continually improved,” says Yaobin Chen, chair of IEEE TEC. “Together, our organizations can generate the crucially needed data that government officials, regulatory agencies, etc. can leverage for scientifically based decision making to the benefit of the future of electric transportation.”
IEEE is a technical professional organization that offers publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. ACM is a nonprofit testing, education, and product development facility for future mobility. It is one of 10 U.S. Department of Transportation-designated Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds in the country.