Terms of Reference for Technical Committee (TC) Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
Approved at Board#64
TC ITS shall have responsibility:
and maintenance of Standards, Specifications and other deliverables to support
the development and implementation of ITS Service provision across the network,
for transport networks, vehicles and transport users, including interface
aspects and multiple modes of transport and interoperability between systems,
but not including ITS application standards, radio matters, and EMC.
includes communication media, and associated physical layer, transport layer,
network layer, security, lawful intercept and the provision of generic web
Areas of Activity
The activities of TC ITS will be performed in close
co-operation with relevant standards activities within and outside ETSI. The
activities of TC ITS include the:
- To work in close liaison with other SDOs, particularly those
responsible for providing application standards, to ensure seamless access and
interoperability of Standards to support ITS service provision
- To act as a focal point for initial standardisation and awareness
of standardisation requirements and expertise for European development and
provision of ITS services.
- To act as a focal point and centre of expertise and excellence
within ETSI in respect of Intelligent Transport Systems and coordinate with
other ETSI committees, and where appropriate to represent ETSI in respect of ITS
- To liaise and cooperate with the European Commission and ITS trade
organisations in respect of enabling ITS service provision, quality assurance
- To liaise to ETSI ERM for ERM related spectrum matters and EMC,
This includes that ERM and its TG’s remain as the focal point for spectrum
related liaisons to ECC.
- To organize regular meetings/workshops with appropriate
- To establish external relationships (and joint working groups)
where and whenever needed, including co-operation with 3GPP, CEN, CENELEC, ISO,
ITU etc. Formal relationships will be established using the normal processes
via the ETSI Secretariat (NIM/Partnerships).
The technical standardization work of the following bodies
is explicitly excluded:
- GSM-R and Interoperability issues under the Railway Directive
being handled by TC RT,
- Air Traffic Management and Aeronautical issues being handled by
- Maritime issues being handled by ERM-TG26,
- Automotive radar issues being handled by ERM-TG31B.
Organization and Working
TC ITS shall work in accordance with the normal rules as
given in the ETSI Directives and, in particular, the Technical Working
TC ITS shall prepare ETSI deliverables of the type of EG,
TR, TS, ES and EN.
TC ITS shall provide progress reports to the ETSI Board and
OCG from time to time.
TC ITS will liaise with other ETSI TBs (particularly with
TC ERM, TC MSG, TC TISPAN, TC BRAN, and TC RT) and other SDOs, including 3GPP,
ITU (APSC TELEMOV), CEN and CENELEC as appropriate.
TC ITS shall operate in accordance with the MoU with ECC.
In particular, it should liaise through ERM with ECC on ITS related radio
Existing related work items should remain in current
Technical Bodies except where it is mutually agreed to transfer the work.
Updates to existing ETSI standard deliverables should be done within the
appropriate Technical Bodies and be co-ordinated with TC ITS where relevant.
Where appropriate, joint working groups with other
Technical Bodies may be created to develop deliverables for submission to the
Participation in TC ITS is open to all ETSI members in
accordance with the Technical Working Procedures. Observers and non-members may
participate at the discretion of the Chairman in line with clause 1.4 of the
Technical Working Procedures.