Automakers working globally on connected cars

The Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC) is made of up of BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen. It said that globally harmonized standards will enable automakers and other stakeholders to bring connected vehicle technologies to market faster and at reduced cost. The announcement was made at the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, which runs this week in Orlando, Florida.