Intelligent Connected Vehicle Standards Collaborative Seminar Held in Beijing 2023/06/26
On May 17, 2023, the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Standards Collaborative Seminar was held in Yizhuang, Beijing. More than 100 experts from vehicle enterprises inside and outside China, and from organizations including system parts enterprises, technology companies, testing institutions, universities, and scientific research institutes attended the meeting, which proved to be a big success.
The highlights of seminar, which was jointly hosted by the National Technical Committee of Auto Standardization (NTCAS) and the China Society of Automotive Engineers (China SAE), were the keynote speeches and a panel discussion on standards collaboration. Chen Chunmei, a senior researcher from the Automotive Development Office of Equipment Industry Division 1, which is part of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), delivered a speech. The seminar was predominantly chaired by Liu Guibin, the senior technical director of the Automotive Standardization Research Institute (which is part of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co., Ltd. (CATARC)) and secretary general of the NTCAS Electric Vehicle Sub-Committee, and co-chaired by Gong Weijie, the deputy secretary general of China SAE and secretary-general of the National Innovation Center of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (CAICV).
- The keynote speech was chaired by Liu Guibin, and representatives from the following committees of the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) were invited to talk about their work and their goals, and to share the progress they had made with regards to national standards systems in the fields of automobiles, communications, public security, transportation, and product recall: National Technical Committee 114 on Road Vehicles (SAC/TC114), National Technical Committee 485 on Communication (SAC/TC485), National Technical Committee 576 on Traffic Management (SAC/TC576), National Technical Committee 268 on Intelligent Transport Systems Standardization (SAC/TC268), and National Technical Committee 463 on Product Defect and Safety Administration (SAC/TC463).Experts from CAICV introduced the planning and progress of the intelligent connected vehicle group standards system. Representatives from the Beijing Advanced Self-driving Demonstration Zone were invited to discuss the construction and development of the demonstration zone’s standard system.
- Sun Hang, chief expert of CATARC and director of CATARC’s Automotive Standardization Research Institute, delivered a speech titled “The Planning and Progress of the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Standards System”. He introduced the concept and scope of intelligent connected vehicles, the progress that had been made towards the intelligent connected vehicle standards system (national and industry standards), and the next steps of their work plan.
Chen Guihua, deputy secretary general of CAICV, delivered a speech titled “The Planning and Progress of the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Group Standards System”. She introduced the planning and the progress of the intelligent connected vehicle group standards system, and the 2022 development assessment. She also shed some light on the standards application showcase, cooperation on innovation, and the internationalization of standards.
Fang Jiayi, deputy head of the IoT Technical Committee’s Working Group, which is part of the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), and director of standards at CICTCI, delivered a speech titled “IoT Industry Information Communication Standardization and Test Verification”. He introduced the classification, formulation process, test verification, and updates on collaboration related to the information communication standards of the connected vehicle industry.
Wang Junji, deputy director of the Project Management Office of the Traffic Management Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security, delivered a speech titled “The Planning and Progress of the National Connected Vehicle Industry Standards System (Intelligent Management of Vehicles)”. He covered the planning, current achievements, and the concrete measures taken to develop China’s intelligent connected vehicle industry standards system.
Gao Jian, director and associate researcher of the Facility Digitalization Research Office of the Intelligent Center of the Research Institute of Highways of the Ministry of Transport, delivered a speech titled “The Planning and Progress of the National Connected Vehicle Industry Standards System (Pertaining to Intelligent Transportation)”. He introduced the background, origin, and significance of the formulation of the national intelligent transportation standards system for the connected vehicle industry. He also spoke about how their work was related to the intelligent transportation standards, the technical architecture, the progress they had made towards developing standards, and the next steps in their work plan.
Xie Zhili, director of the Standards Legal Affairs Department of the Product Safety Research Institute (originally known as the Defective Product Management Center) of the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) delivered a speech titled “The Planning and Progress of SAC/TC463 on Intelligent Connected Vehicle Quality and the Safety Standards System”. She shared new ideas about quality and safety management in relation to recent technological trends, the work on SAC/TC463 standardization, and her thoughts on building the intelligent connected vehicle quality standards system.
- Sun Ning, general manager of BJCW Technology, delivered a keynote speech titled “From Benchmark to Standard: Construction and Development of Standards System in the Beijing Advanced Self-driving Demonstration Zone”. He shared the technical side of vehicle-road-cloud integration in the Beijing Advanced Self-driving Demonstration Zone (hereinafter referred to as the Demonstration Zone). His speech covered how benchmark solutions evolved to standard solutions, planning the new standards system, the working mechanism, the development and implementation of key standards in the Demonstration Zone, and the next steps in their work plan.
Gong Weijie chaired the panel discussion on standards collaboration. Huang Jinjing, deputy director of the Traffic Laws and Standards Research Office of the Road Traffic Safety Research Center of the Ministry of Public Security; Pan Shaoyou, deputy director of the Road Traffic Accident Appraisal Research Office of the Academy of Forensic Science of the Ministry of Justice; Sun Hang, chief expert of CATARC and director of CATARC’s Automotive Standardization Research Institute; Fang Jiayi, deputy head of the IoT Technical Committee’s Working Group of the CCSA and director of standards at CICTCI; Wang Junji, deputy director of the Project Management Office of the Traffic Management Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security; Xie Zhili, director of the Standards Legal Affairs Department of the Product Safety Research Institute of the CNIS; and Sun Ning, general manager of BJCW Technology, participated in the discussion. They had in-depth discussions on standards collaboration and put forward development suggestions.
- In terms of standards supporting the formulation of laws and regulations, the panelists believed that standards play a vital role in supporting the revision of China’s Road Traffic Safety Law, judicial appraisal and rulings in traffic cases, the admission of intelligent connected vehicle manufacturers and products into markets, automobile safety sandbox supervision, and automobile product recall. They think that standards are an important tool to balance government supervision and innovation. The formulation of standards should therefore be coordinated with policies and regulations. The planning and application of standards should be factored in when formulating policies and regulations, and standards could be further improved through the implementation of management policies.
- In terms of cross-industry standards collaboration, standard committees and organizations have worked together to jointly release the national connected vehicle industry standards system, sign a C-V2X standards cooperation quadripartite agreement, and release group standards. Progress has been made in standards collaboration. The panelists agreed that, in the future, it will be necessary to continue strengthening vertical and horizontal cooperation around the subject of standards. Specifically, standards committees should improve their communication in all phases of standards revision, jointly carry out research into standards, and cross reference and establish a regular communication and collaboration mechanism. The standards positioning at different levels should be clearly defined between the standards committee and the group standards organization. The national and industry standards should focus on security and basic general standards. The group standards should focus on forward-looking and intersectional fields to serve market demand and technological innovation. In the future, the most successful group standards should be promoted to national and industry standards.
- In terms of cross-regional standards coordination, first, it is suggested that ministries and commissions promote the establishment of a unified cross-regional standards coordination mechanism. Second, the demonstration zones should strengthen communication with the standards committees, promote the high-quality standards of demonstration zones to the entire industry, and strengthen the interaction between standards and industrial innovation in various localities. Third, it is necessary to promote the joint construction and application of cross-regional standards systems in demonstration zones.
- The successful closure of this conference has set up an effective communication platform for all relevant parties to understand and discuss the planning and progress of China’s intelligent connected vehicle standard system, the formulation of laws and regulations in support of the standards, and cross-industry/-regional standards collaboration. Using this platform, all parties can fully express their views and provide support for the next steps in building a new standards system for the industry-group coordination of China’s intelligent connected vehicles, and lay a solid foundation for promoting the healthy and high-quality development of China’s intelligent connected vehicle industry.