On 15 October the Commission mandated three European standardisation bodies – CEN, CENELEC and ETSI to develop standards for communicating cars.
The EC Mandate supports the development of technical standards and specifications for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) within the European Standards Organisations in order to ensure the deployment and interoperability of Co-operative systems, in particular those operating in the 5 GHz frequency band, within the European Community.
CEN, CENELEC and ETSI are requested to:
1) Carry out an analysis of the required European standardisation activity based on the existing roadmaps of the standardisation process for Co-operative ITS services within the European Standardisation organisations.
2) Develop the identified minimum set of European standards (ENs) contained in the work programme within the stated time schedule.
3) Develop test methods for assessing the conformity of the identified minimum set of standards.
4) Develop the rest of the identified standards and technical specifications for Cooperative ITS.
Within three months of the date of acceptance of the EC Mandate, ETSI, CEN and CENELEC must present a report to the Commission with the work programme to achieve goal of completion of the standardisation process for Co-operative ITS services.
Within one year of the date of acceptance of the Mandate ETSI, CEN and CENELEC must present a progress report on the achievements in accordance with the work programme. CEN, CENELEC and ETSI must present annual progress reports to the Commission services.
Twenty months after the acceptance of the mandate, a comprehensive report must be presented with the status of the on-going work and the latest available draft of the different standards.
With the finalisation of the work programme, at most thirty months after its acceptance, a comprehensive report must be presented with the results of the mandate and the European wide and international coordination of the standardisation activities.