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.

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

Post-crash care for emergency rescue teams

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski Denis

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.

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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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Drone innovation reaches new heights

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

For years, drones have been left in limbo, with no standards in existence to guide the industry or its exponential growth. Now, finally, drone innovation is being taken to new heights. To understand what this means, we reached out to several people across the industry. Here’s what they had to say.

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News archive

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.

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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