Collaborative agreements have continued with several organizations, among them: NIST, Wi-Fi Alliance, American Center for Mobility, ITS China, and ISO to attain interoperable and reliable standards for complex automated technologies.

The Partnership SDO agreement with ISO continues development of two joint standards:

  • ISO/SAE 21434 Automotive Cybersecurity Engineering. Includes 11 ISO nations.  This work revises SAE J3061TM.  Development on track for joint publication in late 2019 or early 2020.
  • ISO/SAE J3016TM Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Driving Automation Systems for On-Road Motor Vehicles Revision. Includes 8 ISO nations.  SAE will publish as a J3016 TM Revision in 2019.

Over 60 SAE committees, working across the passenger and commercial vehicle sectors, delivered critical standards. To date in 2018, 9 new standards were issued, 18 were revised and 44 were reaffirmed.  A few examples are listed below:

  • SAE J3138 TM Diagnostic Link Connector Security
  • SAE J3163TM Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Shared Mobility and Enabling Technologies
  • SAE J3016 TM Revision of Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Driving Automation Systems for On-Road Motor Vehicles
  • SAE J2945/1 TM Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) Systems Engineering Process Guidance for SAE J2945/X™ Documents and Common Design Concepts
  • SAE J3068 TM Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System Using a Three-Phase Capable Coupler
  • SAE J2836 TM Instructions for Using Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Communications, Interoperability and Security Documents

Due to the cross-discipline nature of cybersecurity in highly connected and automated modern vehicles, SAE established a new Trust Anchor and Authentication Task Force to examine the need for authentication throughout all vehicles: within the vehicle network and communications and connectivity to/from the vehicle.

We have continued SAE consultative status with WP29 World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations and WP1 Road Traffic Safety and was unanimously selected by the voting countries of the WP29 ITS Working Group to be the Secretariat of the Automated Driving Systems On-Road Testing Sub-group. In addition, we have been fulfilling our duties as ISO TC204 Intelligent Transport Systems Secretariat. On the regulatory side, effective liaison with Congressional and Senate staff resulted in referencing SAE Connected and Automated Vehicle standards in future legislation and the first ever Congressional hearing on SAE Standards with SAE witnesses.

As a result of the work of the Washington DC office’ with support from the entire GGVS staff, the US Departments of Transportation, State, and Commerce recognize the important role of adopting SAE International standards to facilitate access and eliminate trade barriers; therefore, US DOT Office of the Secretary, International Affairs, and the NHTSA Director of International Affairs invited and encouraged SAE to attend the 9th Annual United States and China (PRC) Transportation Forum high level policy session. This Forum also coincided with the ongoing bi-lateral trade negotiations between the USA and PRC.

SAE was included in meetings with US Commercial Services Officers of the US Department of Commerce and Counselors of Trade and Technology with the US Embassy.  SAE staff spoke regarding the status of the J3016 TM Taxonomy and Terms and Definitions Related to Driving Automation Systems for On-Road Motor Vehicles, J3018 TM Guidelines for Safe On-Road Testing of SAE Level 3, 4, and 5 Prototype Automated Driving Systems, and SAE work in progress J3163 TM Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Shared and Digital Mobility.

Following the Forum, SAE has maintained discussions and regularly participated in “invitation only” meetings at State, Commerce and Transportation at a frequency of approximately one every two weeks as the US continues with trade negotiations.

SAE was selected by the Singapore Land Transport Authority and in collaboration with the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) to participate and present at the Autonomous Vehicle Standards Development Workshop and Symposium on Testing and Certification of Autonomous Vehicles. This ministerial level invitation only meeting will be September 11th through 14th.

SAE is the only organization referenced in either (we’re in both) the House and Senate legislation H.R. 3388, SELF DRIVE ACT (unanimously passed last year) and S. 1885 AV START Act (passed on committee vote and currently waiting floor vote on the Senate and then conferencing).

At this year’s Government Industry meeting, for the first time in the history of SAE, not one, but two Congressional field hearings were held. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on Automated Driving Systems and Federal Policy and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on vehicle technologies.  Nearly all (all but one) the witnesses testifying at the hearings were SAE members.

A second joint project was started with ISO TC22 for SAE automated vehicle levels to be recognized in regions out of SAE reach. We have reached out to the EU government officials and industry to review SAE standards in advanced technology at the first European SAE standardization workshop.

SAE was on two episodes of White House Chronicle, broadcast over 500 stations around the world…link to the episodes – . Two episodes aired on TV and radio in April/May, was translated into Chinese, and broadcast on NPR, Armed Forces Radio Network, and the Voice of America.

The ever-growing and evolving nature of the shared mobility space has led to the lack of interoperability, standardized evaluation methods, and common terminology. To enable clarity and collaboration, SAE established the Shared and Digital Mobility Committee last year and and has published  its first document: J3163TMTM.

The annual contract with NHTSA for WMI/VIN Program administration was extended and six CRP projects were undertaken in the areas of:  ISO TC204 Secretariat administration, wireless power transfer, V2X mapping, mobile air conditioning, functional safety, clean cars, connectivity and ITS standards support.    In addition, GGV Standards have been awarded another contract to provide Automated Driving Systems and ITS Connected Vehicle Standards program support services to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture and Standards Programs and foster the development of non-proprietary, industry based, consensus ITS standards (connected and automated). The total award is $1.2 million over a 3 year period.

These success stories would not be possible without SAE technical committee volunteers and corporate donors. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and contributions.

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