Ulrike Haltrich has been appointed Chair of IEC TC 100: Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment. IEC TC 100 has published close to 500 standards which shape the audio-visual (AV) as well as the information and communication (ICT) landscape.
Two different standards are competing for the attention of regulators. These standards are relevant to what some experts call the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) or, in other words, connected cars which can communicate both with their internal and external environments.
The need to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel combined with the anticipated growth in urban population requires new solutions for transportation. Transportation will need to become more sustainable and provide additional added-value services for an increasing number of people.
Advances in self-driving technology are expected to grab the headlines at the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS, pictured above) which begins this week. The technology has progressed in leaps and bounds over the last year, partly thanks to more complex analytics algorithms.
In September 2018, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger trains began operating in the northern part of Germany. Two trains are currently operating with plans to add 14 more trains in the region by the end of 2021.
The IEC is providing carmakers with a toolkit to fit new vehicles with video technology that could eliminate blind spots in different traffic situations. The new Technical Specification, IEC TS 63033-1, will enable drivers to see all around their vehicles, from different perspectives.