Smarter, safer transportation for all

March 2014 IEC standardization and conformity assessment work essential to modern transportation modes

The March issue of e-tech focuses on transportation, from the role of the IEC in the automotive industry to new modes of urban transportation and maglev (magnetic levitation) high-speed trains. Smart transport and traffic management are also covered.... More...

Maglev – a technology for the future?

Railways have constantly improved since they were first introduced. However, they still rely on basically the same principle: train wheels running on steel tracks and causing friction. A technology...

Can smart traffic and cars save lives?

Each year, an estimated 1,3 million people die in road traffic accidents; a further 20-50 million are injured. Technologies that include new safety devices, connected and autonomous vehicles and...

Easier, safer, leaner and cleaner

Most major automobile manufacturers now offer a variety of EVs (electric vehicles). However, this offering often obscures the fact that the electrical and electronic content in vehicles powered by...

EV wireless charging system: a standardization challenge

 Electric road vehicles and electric industrial trucks, project team which develops the Standard for Wireless Power Transfer for EV charging. In this article he gives insights into the...

Heavy lifting

Mention of EVs (electric vehicles) immediately brings to mind electric cars and possibly urban transport vehicles such as trolleybuses or electric buses. However, it is also important to consider...

Behind the scenes at the Sochi Olympics

Invisible but essential for the success of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, IEC work underpinned a host of technologies which helped in the smooth running of the Games.

Industry Spotlight Personal systems herald "smart mobility"

Automated or "self-driving" personal transport systems...

Technical Committees On the right track

Rail transport is a well-established and pivotal mode of...

Conformity Assessment Getting to know Kerry McManama

e-tech talks to Kerry McManama, the new Executive Secretary and...

Conformity Assessment Knowledge supports safety in Ex areas

It is important that the people working in explosive areas are...

Conformity Assessment Safer cars, smarter drives

Some days it looks if you are going to be stuck in traffic...

IEC World Smart energy for Africa

While access to electricity is a given in industrialized...

IEC World Reaching out

With the introduction of social media to the communications...

IEC World Formula E approaches the starting grid

Janice BlondeauThe inaugural season of the world's first...

IEC Family March 2014 nominations and extensions

TC 11 welcomes its new Chairman

In Store Nanotechnology: a key to solar energy and energy storage

New IEC and Fraunhofer ISI study finds it will bring significant benefits to energy sector

In Store Material declaration Standard goes global

European, Japanese and US bodies recommend adoption of IEC Standard