Specialist Task Force 353:
ICT in cars
Who we are:
Dr. Maria Grazia Verardi
Mr. Mike Pluke
Dr. Fausto Caneschi
Ms. Francoise Petersen
Mr. Dieter Seeberger
Mr. Robert Williams
Why we do it:
The aim of this work
is to produce an ETSI Technical Report (ETSI TR) that will identify the key
aspects of use of ICT in cars and where guidelines are needed.
The requirements for ICT
services used when driving differ from the requirements in other situations due
to the drivers’ focus being on the tasks involved in driving, which in
turn results in varying levels of concentration on the ICT and particularly a
lower level of visual attention and ability. The work
will pay great attention to the potential dangers of driver distraction and the
consequential impact that this can have on road safety.
Issues with services and devices related
to both the driver and passengers will be studied, including devices which are:
rigidly in the vehicle, either from the production date or later
(navigation, entertainment, games);
with the in-vehicle network e.g. for connecting phones, navigation
equipment used in the vehicle.
For more details, see our
Terms of Reference
The latest draft is available at:
draft TS 102 762. Your input/comments are welcome!
How we do it:
Specialist Task Force (STF) will be monitoring and reporting to the ETSI Technical Committee Human
Factors (TC HF) and the ETSI committee for Intelligent Transport Systems (TC
ITS). The STF comprises a mix
of human factors and Intelligent Transport Systems experts.
Whereas the focus will be on
the users’ needs and applications in this area, the proposed work will identify
potential possibilities and any limitation(s) of technical solutions – and where
appropriate, suggest future actions in order to open up new service
Co-ordination with research
projects as well as relevant industry/partnership projects, standards
organizations, individual companies and other related ETSI activities will be
undertaken. External comment and input will be encouraged by a range of means
including participation at meetings and events and by e-mail. The draft ETSI
Technical Report will shortly be made available at this web page.
Time plan for the work:
The work began at the end of April 2008 - the Technical Report will be submitted
for approval in February 2010, for publication end Q1 2010.
How to contact us:
We can be contacted at: email@example.com
This information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this
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