NEMA Supports the Standards that Enable Connectivity, Interoperability and Safeguard Privacy

Press Release Summary:

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association conducts an annual meeting in Washington, D.C. with President Bryan Mulligan, Audi Director of Government Affairs Brad Stertz, and Qualcomm Senior Director of Engineering Vincent Park. The association safeguards privacy and cybersecurity in vehicles, traffic signals, and other electronic roadway assets. The connected vehicle technology links cars to one another to reduce the tragic injuries and loss of life.


Original Press Release:

Applied Information, Audi, Qualcomm, and NEMA Support Standards that Enable Privacy and Security in Intelligent Transportation

ROSSLYN, Va., June 4, 2019—On June 5 the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) will moderate a panel of Applied Information, Inc. President Bryan Mulligan, Audi Director of Government Affairs Brad Stertz, and Qualcomm Senior Director of Engineering Vincent Park at the 2019 Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The speakers will discuss the central role that Standards play in the connected and increasingly automated vehicle landscape.

“New connected vehicle technology, linking cars to one another, pedestrians and the infrastructure, will play a crucial role in reducing the tragic injuries and loss of life that occur needlessly on our roadways,” said Bryan Mulligan, President of Applied Information, Inc. “The NEMA ability to develop Standards will ensure seamless connectivity, privacy, and security so that roadway operators and the traveling public can deploy and use this technology with confidence.”

“NEMA supports the development of Standards that enable connectivity, define and simplify interoperability, and safeguard privacy and cybersecurity in vehicles, traffic signals, and other electronic roadway assets,” says NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff. “Now more than ever before, communication between vehicles and infrastructure will be at the heart of our moving to a safer and more efficient transportation system.”

In April, the NEMA Transportation Management Systems Section commissioned a Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technical Committee to develop a harmonized technical specification for roadside connected vehicle devices. To learn more about activities in the NEMA Transportation Division, visit their website.

The ITSA panel is a neutral forum in which industry leaders within the transportation sector exchange information about deployments and Standards in a broader landscape.

The panel will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in room 204 A at 12:30 pm EDT.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $106 billion in shipments and $36 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.

Press contact: 
Tracy Cullen 
703-841-3282 
press@nema.org

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