To address this worldwide problem, managing driver distraction will be the focus of the upcoming workshop, The Fully Networked Car, at the International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 2-3, 2011. Now in its sixth year, the event brings together the key players behind the standards and technologies that help give the green light to the next generation of automobiles. The workshop is organized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Distracted driving includes cell phone use, texting while driving, and using in-vehicle information and communication systems and portable electronic devices. Standards and design guidelines for these systems and devices can help decrease distraction and allow drivers to turn their focus to the road ahead.
Advancements in information and communications technology (ICT) have come a long way in taking stressful diversions out of driving: many of today's cars can foresee and avoid collisions, steer clear of traffic jams using up-to-the-minute traffic reports, and identify the nearest open parking space. Standards are crucial to ensuring that these and other emerging automotive technologies support the safety of drivers and passengers alike.
The workshop will tackle such questions as:
The Fully Networked Car welcomes experts and executives from the automotive industry, ICT community, standards developing organization, government, research and development institutes, and academia. The workshop will be accompanied by an exhibition that will showcase the latest technologies and concepts in the field.
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