The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) organized a virtual workshop on enabling connected car services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is an emerging technology CITC is keen on adopting, in accordance with the latest and best international practices. The workshop was attended by participant from governmental entities, car manufacturers and dealerships, in addition to ICT service providers from all over the Kingdom.
During the workshop, CITC discussed the readiness of networks and systems of mobile telecommunications service providers to provide connected car services, and the regulations related to this type of services. The workshop's agenda also included underlining challenges each stakeholder faces, in addition to discussing service aspects with car manufacturers around the world.
This workshop comes within CITC's framework to regulate IOT technologies in the Kingdom, while stimulating and adopting all emerging technologies and providing the appropriate environment for launching connected car service. Which requires opening communication channels with car manufacturers and service providers, and working to make the most of communications and information technology services in the automotive industry, including self-driving car services, which contributes to making the Kingdom among the top leading countries in developing and using technology to improve the quality of life and achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.