Internationally accepted standards are key to enable sustainable business, increase productivity and minimize errors and waste – ensuring that products and services from arbitrary sources are able to interact with and build upon each other. Complex technical domains like the international automotive (after)market could not hope to reach their current level of productivity without thorough and ubiquitous standardisation. 

In the new digital world, many standards for data- and digital service exchange mirroring their physical equivalents are still missing, proving to be a serious obstacle to wide-spread use of digital services. Caruso as a data and service marketplace is particularly keen on, and in fact driven by its neutral server genes to support establishing effective and efficient standards in this domain.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a standardization body with headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland and is active in more than 160 countries, driving international standards in various technical domains.

Caruso joined ISO in late 2018, engaging with the technical committee (TC) 22 / working group (WG) 06, joining forces with other automotive market players that drive the ‘Extended Vehicle / Remote Diagnostics’ standards ISO 20077, 20078 and 20080. These standards define, in particular, safe access methods to data generated in connected automobiles and use remote vehicle diagnostics as a first driving use case for access to in-vehicle data. Similar to its W3C engagement, Caruso will emphasize the needs of a neutral server as part of the service delivery chain and will help to render data access APIs and underlying use cases as stable, useful and efficient as possible.