The future of transport

Issue 02/2018 Could the next taxi you hail be a drone, or will it be a self-driving vehicle you order from your smartphone?

Though this scenario is still some way off, the first unmanned taxi drone had a successful maiden run in Dubai last September. More...

Fly me to the sky

New technology is revolutionizing the way we will consider transport in the near future. Flying cars are one of the options on the cards and a number of IEC Standards can help the various industries...

How safe is your car from hackers?

IHS Markit predicts that more than 70 million connected cars will be on the road by 2023. Connected cars enable drivers to receive updated traffic information, send messages or access personalized...

Protecting railway networks from cyber threats

Railways and metro systems have been the subject of a spate of cyber attacks in recent years. Although no major accidents or casualties have been reported so far, it is likely that the problem will...

International Standards provide toolkit for GDPR compliance

When the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, on 25 May, it will have a humongous impact on web properties all over the world. It will affect all...

Clean air moves boost interest in electric trucks

The electrification of commercial vans and trucks is being driven by a combination of technological advances in passenger electric vehicles and moves by governments and cities around the world to...

Harvesting energy from roads

Imagine using the millions of kilometres of paved roads around the world to harvest energy. Apart from the initial investment costs required for equipment and installation, this energy source is free...

Industry Spotlight From driver to driven – and how to get there

The internet of things (IoT) – consisting of millions of...

Technical Committees Evolving with digital transformation

Information technology has penetrated our homes, cities and...

Technical Committees Smart buildings for smart living

Our world is getting smarter by the minute. Voice recognition...

Conformity Assessment A new era for solar PV

The International Energy Agency (IEA) Renewables 2017 Report...

Conformity Assessment Ex-perience and Ex-pertise

Faced with a “What-will-you-be-when-you-grow-up” question, a...

Conformity Assessment All systems under control

Avionics - a term coined from the merging of aviation and...

IEC Family Obituary - Hans Gissel

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of IEC...

IEC Family Cultivating the IEC experts and leaders of tomorrow

The ninth IEC Young Professionals workshop will be held in Busan,...

IEC Family The IEC family is growing

Peru and Côte d'Ivoire become IEC Members, São Tomé and Principe joins the Affiliate Country Programme

In Store Simplifying the use of sound calibrators

New revised edition of IEC 60942

IEC World Upcoming global events

On the agenda: Energy and utilities, IoT, energy storage, EV batteries and hydropower

In Store Trust in lab work

New edition of ISO/IEC 17025, the international reference for testing laboratories and calibration laboratories