ISO standards and transport

From submarines to spacecraft, ISO standards cover all aspects of transport, including road vehicles, ships, airplanes and aerospace systems.

ISO standards in the automotive industry, for example, help ensure the high quality and performance of cars and trucks and improve vehicle and road traffic safety, providing benefits for manufacturers, regulators, vehicle owners and road users.

In the aerospace industry, safe and reliable construction and maintenance of aircraft are paramount, to which standards contribute.

ISO standards also enable innovation, by developing terminology and guidelines for new technology as seen in intelligent transport systems, electric cars and other solutions to reduce our impact on the environment.

On this page you will find topical information, news articles and other resources about ISO standards and transport.

Cover of ISO and road vehicles

ISO standards share state-of-the-art technology and good practice with the automotive sector worldwide. Nearly 900 ISO standards have been developed for road vehicles and related technologies.

An overview of ISO/TC 20 and their work. This committee has developed more than 600 standards in the aircraft and spacecraft industries.

Articles on this topic

New ISO standard for the safe bunkering of LNG-fuelled ships

by Sandrine Tranchard

Some ships in northern Europe have been using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their fuel source for over a decade, with an extremely good safety record. As the use of LNG fuelled vessels spreads to other parts of the world and many more parties became involved, the need to standardize LNG bunkering operations at the international level became apparent. A new ISO standard will ensure LNG-fuelled vessels can bunker in a safe and sustainable way.

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ISOfocus flies high in the latest issue on aviation

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

Flying is more popular than it has ever been. Once seen as a luxury that only a privileged few could afford, air travel has become a genuine form of mass transport over the past few decades.

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Making dreams fly: the Solar Impulse story

Solar Impulse made history by circumnavigating the entire world using only solar energy. The daring designers of electric aircraft have made a lot of progress recently and such experimental models will one day bring electric propulsion technology to aviation. Itʼs only a matter of time.

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How the Internet of Things will change our lives

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to change our world. And while we are starting to see its incredible impact, we are still very much at the beginning of the transformational journey. Here's a look into the current state of affairs in the race to standardize IoT, along with what people are saying about it.

On the road to transport connectivity

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution will bring numerous improvements to all industrial sectors, but an area that will realize many of the advantages of IoT in the years ahead is transport. Here, two experts discuss the most important
issues as more connected cars come online and explain why they back ISO standards to meet the IoT transport challenge.

New ISO technical specification fuels hydrogen future

Imagine in the future, driving your hydrogen car and gassing it up at a hydrogen fuelling station. Sounds pretty futuristic, doesn't it? But, it's not as far-fetched as we think. ISO is working today to fuel hydrogen technologies into a booming industry.

ISO Store

  • ISO 11067:2015
    Intelligent transport systems -- Curve speed warning systems (CSWS) -- Performance requirements and test procedures
  • ISO 20213:2015
    Space data and information transfer systems -- Spacecraft onboard interface services -- Message transfer service
  • ISO 28580:2009
    Passenger car, truck and bus tyres -- Methods of measuring rolling resistance -- Single point test and correlation of measurement results
  • ISO 39001:2012
    Road traffic safety (RTS) management systems - Requirements with guidance for use
  • ISO 9112:2008
    Truck and bus tyres -- Methods of measuring tyre rolling circumference -- Loaded new tyres
  • ISO/CD 28580
    Passenger car, truck and bus tyres -- Methods of measuring rolling resistance -- Single point test and correlation of measurement results

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