Standardizers explore closer cooperation on electric vehicles

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ISO, DIN and SAE personnalities(Left to right): Mario Beier (Project Manager, DIN Electromobility Office), Rüdiger Marquardt (Vice Director of DIN), Kevin McKinley (ISO Deputy Secretary-General), Dr. Torsten Bahke (DIN Director), Rob Steele (ISO Secretary-General), Dr. David Schutt (CEO, SAE), Jack Pokrzywa (Director Ground Vehicles Standards, SAE)

ISO, the world's largest developer of International Standards, and the US standards development organization, SAE International, are discussing closer cooperation on standards for electromobility and the automotive industry.

The two organizations investigated new possibilities for cooperative work on selected projects when leaders of the two organizations met on 7 February at the Berlin offices of ISO's member for Germany, DIN.

Cooperation between ISO and key standards development organizations such as SAE not only reflects the automobile industry's desire for uniform global standards, but is also explicitly recommended in a German Standardization Roadmap for Electromobility, hence DIN's close interest.

The meeting between ISO and SAE took place at DIN's invitation, thus making progress on recommendations in the German Roadmap. The ISO/SAE discussions in Berlin followed a series of preliminary talks held last year.

DIN's Electromobility Office supports the elaboration of standards and specifications for the electromobility sector, and coordinates the development of a German standpoint on topics which can be introduced into international standardization at an early stage.