DRIVE C2X technology is based on European standards developed in ETSI Technical Committee ITS and represents a reference implementation of the latest versions of the standards. DRIVE C2X verifies the feasibility of implementing the standards in multi-vendor environment. Additionally, DRIVE C2X supports the standardization activities by influencing the standardization process and by active contributions to standardization documents. Hence, DRIVE C2X participates in standardization meetings (e.g. working groups, technical committees, and workshops) and supplies technical contributions, as well as submitting change requests to standardization documents. Additionally, DRIVE C2X performs rapporteurship and editorship of technical specifications during the course of the project.

The project is fully in line with the EC mandate 453 for ITS cooperative systems standardization addressed to ETSI and CEN and supports the minimum set of standards needed for deployment.