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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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 technolgies.

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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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Bentley first with ISO 50001

by Michael Straughan

Car maker implements energy management standard. Bentley, one of the most famous automotive marques, combines fine craftsmanship with engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology to create some of the world’s finest motorcars. However, the company’s pursuit of excellence does not stop with the turn of the ignition key. Energy management is a fundamental area of focus and Bentley Motors has now become the first United Kingdom automotive plant to implement and certify to ISO 50001:2011 Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use.

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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.

Higher gear for standards and fully networked cars

How can international standards provide even greater support to the global automotive industry for developing fully networked cars (FNC) integrated with intelligent transport systems (ITS)?

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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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