New Alliance Partners Further the Growth of the Standardization and Certification of Advanced Mobility Systems and Services
WARRENDALE, Pa. (October 10, 2019) – The International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS) today announced that GoMentum Station and Tilke have joined the alliance. IAMTS is a global, membership-based alliance of stakeholders in the testing, standardization and certification of advanced mobility systems and services.
“With the addition of GoMentum Station and Tilke, we add an innovative proving ground in San Francisco Bay Area and a German engineering firm for racetracks and proving grounds,” said John Tintinalli, director of innovation, SAE International and secretariat, IAMTS. “This is what IAMTS is about—creating a diverse community that represents every facet of the mobility testbed.”
GoMentum Station is the largest secure testing facility for connected and automated vehicle technology in the United States and is owned and operated by AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah. The organization provides comprehensive programs for companies to test autonomous vehicles (AVs) and deploy their technologies in various public-private programs to benefit communities in California and beyond.
“We are thrilled to be the first North American test facility to join IAMTS and look forward to working together to make global specifications for standardized AV testing a reality,” said Ignacio Garcia, vice president, autonomous vehicles strategy, AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah. “AV technology has the potential to save millions of lives, and it is critical that we ensure the technology is developed and tested in a safe way before it is on public roads.”
Tilke is the largest and most influential designer for racetracks and automotive proving ground facilities in the world. Renowned for their state-of-the-art test and proving grounds, Tilke has completed more than 1,000 projects in more than 50 countries. The company is passionate about designing and realizing innovative solutions to meet the future demands of automotive testing and is currently developing the most innovative proving ground for highly autonomous connected vehicles to be rolled-out on a global basis.
“It is exciting to be a part of such an important organization in the transformation of the automotive industry,” said Dr. Carsten Tilke, CEO, Tilke. “Tilke understands the test scenarios and requirements of a broad range of manufacturers, suppliers, government, academia and other institutions, and we look forward to applying our experiences to enhance the quality of the IAMTS outputs, and the safe testing, development and deployment of future mobility.”
IAMTS is a program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®), an affiliate of SAE International. SAE ITC specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools and resources. It enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly engineered industries globally. More at www.sae-itc.com.
Tilke Engineers & Architects, established in 1983, is recognized as the world’s leading designer for race track and test facilities. Tilke is one of the most experienced companies when it comes to planning and construction management pertaining to major projects within the automotive industry and motorsports sector. Tilke aims to design individual and state-of-the-art race tracks including grandstands, pit buildings, team buildings and other infrastructure facilities by fulfilling their clients’ needs and the permanently changing requirements on-track layout and safety. A unique balance between these requirements, an enormous engineering experience and competence as well as Hermann and Carsten Tilke’s individual racing driver career, makes the company a reliable and most valuable planning partner in the field of track design. Learn more at www.tilke.com.
About SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at www.sae.org.