Transportation

April 2013 Driving and flying made safe

The April issue of e-tech will focus on transportation and more specifically on EVs (electric vehicles), be they electric cars or electric urban transport vehicles. More...

Electric cars take off with new standards

If 2012 was the year that hybrid vehicle sales moved up a gear, 2013 will be the year that brought drivers more choice. As automotive manufacturers unveil a vast array of plug-in hybrid and...

Electric urban transport

More than half the world's population now live in cities, according to United Nations data, and that percentage is forecast to hit 60% by 2030. By 2025 there will be 37 megacities (22 of them in...

Workshop covers e-mobility safety issues

ACOS (the Advisory Committee on Safety) organized a workshop on Safety aspects in the area of e-mobility, in Frankfurt, Germany, in February. The aim of the workshop, attended by IEC President Klaus...

"A great and interesting life"

Life’s course can be decided by a string of unexpected events and encounters, some lucky, others unfortunate. This has certainly been the case for world-renowned US space scientist, Boris Kit, who...

The electric car is already with us!

Public attention is turning increasingly to the introduction of electric vehicles of all kinds. Where motor vehicles were originally almost entirely mechanical, they are now complex systems wholly...

Profile: Karen Higginbottom

Karen Higginbottom has been Chair of ISO/IEC JTC (Joint Technical Committee) 1: Information technology since November, 2008 and she has participated in the Committee since 1992. In 2012, Higginbottom...

Technical Committees Avoiding accidents

Equipment such as machine tools and robots has been used...

Conformity Assessment Supporting EV development

Although many automotive manufacturers have added EVs (electric...

Conformity Assessment Competitive advantages

We all know and accept that safety in the workplace is a must for...

Conformity Assessment Avionics aims to manage green issues

The IEC has recently published the 2nd edition of IEC/TS...

IEC World CANENA 2013: A global outlook

CANENA, the Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical...

IEC World CANENA 2013: a perspective from Stephanie McLarty

IEC 2010 Young Professional Leader, Stephanie McLarty presented...

IEC Family Standards play a leading role

The cooperation between the WTO (World Trade Organization) and...

IEC Family Expanding energy

Access to energy is something many of us take for granted. We...

IEC Family April 2013 nominations and extensions

Latest nominations approved by SMB

In Store Easier voting

IEC offers IT tools that increase efficiency

In Store Let there be light!

A new International Standard takes into account the latest developments in lighting technology