Tallinn University of Technology

This autumn, the research group of self-driving vehicles, developing the Iseauto project at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, joined the International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization (IAMTS), which is engaged in the testing and standardisation of advanced mobility systems.

Membership in the IAMTS is a great acknowledgement of the research and application work done in Tallinn as TalTech’s team was selected as an academic partner with a separate invitation. The Iseauto team will contribute to international cooperation with its knowledge and skills on the operation of a self-driving vehicle, industrial robotics and smart city solutions. IAMTS, in turn, will offer great testing opportunities in various environments, traffic systems and climatic zones.

One of the major areas of focus of IAMTS are standards and certificates for self-driving vehicles, so that the vehicles would be safe for operation in different countries and traffic situations.

According to Raivo Sell, manager of the research group of self-driving vehicles, safety, standards and control systems are of key importance when it comes to self-driving vehicles. He added: “As a member of the IAMTS, we can develop our technologies in collaboration with leaders of the same field across the world. It is very important that our developments and tests be aligned with those of other top experts of the same field in the world. This will ensure better compatibility of the results and wider areas of application for the future. For our part, we offer our partners TalTech’s unique campus and the self-driving car, 5G mobile network and other innovative solutions for testing and validating the new technologies.”

Together with TalTech, other companies focusing on autonomous vehicles, such as Der Verband der TÜV e.V, 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH, Humanetics Group and Hulunbeier Flaming Creations Automotive Technology Co. Ltd., also joined the alliance.

Additional information: Raivo Sell, raivo.sell@taltech.ee