ISO standards and cars

ISO standards for the automotive industry cover all aspects: safety, ergonomics, performance, test methods, the environment, and the roll-out of innovative technologies. Clearly, with more than a billion estimated road vehicles in use worldwide, if the automotive sector uses state-of-the-art standards for aspects such as safety, impact on the environment, and requirements for supply chain partners, this can have an enormous impact on all three dimensions of sustainable development – social, environmental and economic.

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My connected car

by Sandrine Tranchard

With 87 million vehicles produced in 2013, the motor car has come a long way since its birth in 1886. Today, research into advanced technologies is revolutionizing the automotive world. Packed full of sensors, safety aids and remote monitoring devices, the vehicle of the future is gaining in sophistication and automation.

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ISO suite of standards kicks the connected car into gear

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

With the 2014 Paris Motor Show opening this past weekend, thousands of car enthusiasts are being blown away by what they are seeing in the realm of in-car electronics.

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Exclusive Interview with Hyoung-Keun Lee

Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee was promoted to Vice Chairman and CEO of Kia Motors Corporation in September 2010 from his previous position as President in charge of the company’s overseas business operations which he had held since August 2009. In his current role, Mr. Lee is the highest ranking Kia Motors global executive and oversees the company’s global business activities including sales, marketing and after sales service; corporate planning and production ; as well as labour-management relations.

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Post-crash care for emergency rescue teams

In case of serious accidents, seconds may make the difference between life and death, full recovery or a lifelong disability. Emergency rescue teams have to be able to act immediately. Now, rescuers will be able to remove vehicle occupants as fast and as safely as possible thanks to a new standard specifying the basic format of on-board rescue sheets for light vehicles.

The journey to safer roads

Every 30 seconds someone is killed in a road crash that's more than 1.2 million people per year. A further 50 million suffer moderate to severe injuries. When a road crash claims the life of a loved one, a family is scarred forever.

Automotive quality - Japanese brake maker slows claims and speeds business thanks to ISO/TS 16949

Akebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd., of Saitama, Japan, a leading manufacturer of braking systems for the automotive, rail transportation and industrial machinery sectors, has enhanced its ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) by implementing technical specification ISO/TS 16949, the automotive industry-specific standard that defines the QMS requirements for the design, development, production, installation and service of automotive-related products.

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  • ISO 10191:2010
    Passenger car tyres -- Verifying tyre capabilities -- Laboratory test methods
  • ISO 28580:2009
    Passenger car, truck and bus tyres -- Methods of measuring rolling resistance -- Single point test and correlation of measurement results
  • ISO 9112:2008
    Truck and bus tyres -- Methods of measuring tyre rolling circumference -- Loaded new tyres

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