ArcelorMittal publishes concept for global low-carbon emissions physical steel standard

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ArcelorMittal published a concept for a low-carbon emissions steel standard to help incentivize the decarbonization of steelmaking globally and support the creation of market demand for physical steel products which would be classified as lower, and ultimately near-zero, carbon emissions steel.

DOE releases draft guidance for Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS)

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released draft guidance for a Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS), developed to meet the requirements of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 40315.

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SAE International publishes new J2954 wireless charging standard

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SAE International has published the first global standard that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle and supply equipment (EVSE) ground-system requirements for wireless charging of electric vehicles (EV). The new standard was more than a decade in the making.

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SAE and ISO publish joint automotive cybersecurity standard

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SAE International , in collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), published ISO/SAE 21434™ Standard: Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering. The standard helps the industry define a structured process to ensure cybersecurity is incorporated into the design of road vehicles, including systems, components software and connections of any external device or network.

ANSI to develop roadmap of standards and codes for EVs at scale

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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has launched an initiative to develop a roadmap of standards and codes for electric vehicles (EVs) at scale. The ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) will serve as the forum for development of the document. The EVs@Scale lab consortium formed in response committed to develop a 2022 roadmap like the earlier ANSI EV standards roadmap. Electric (Battery) Market Background Standards

Yamato Transport and CJPT to study standardization and commercialization of cartridge batteries for battery swapping

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Yamato Transport and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) will begin studying the standardization and commercialization of replaceable and rechargeable cartridge batteries. The company envisions that standardizing cartridge batteries and recharging systems for vehicles ranging from BEV mini-commercial vans to BEV light-duty trucks will reduce the cost of commercial BEVs and encourage their widespread use. Batteries Electric (Battery) Japan Standards

Researchers propose testing standards for particulate photocatalysts in solar fuel production

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Due to the lack of testing standards, it is difficult to compare the results obtained by different research groups or provide a reliable guide for large-scale implementation. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Solar fuels Standards

First international safety standard for Level 4 automated driving systems has been published

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An international group of experts led by WMG, University of Warwick working together as a part of an ISO technical committee, has published the first international (ISO) safety standard for Level 4 automated driving systems, taking them a step further towards being more widely available. Growth in this area has been hampered by a lack of international standards that define minimum performance and safety requirements to be met. Autonomous driving Market Background Standards

Corporate EV Alliance calls for US standards ensuring interoperable chargers

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A coalition of major businesses, including Amazon, Siemens, DHL and Uber, sent a letter to officials from the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, and General Services Administration calling for programs and standards that ensure interoperability and open access at publicly funded electric vehicle charging stations. Electric (Battery) Fleets Infrastructure Standards

The Metaverse Needs Standards, Too

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The Metaverse Standards Forum , which launched on 21 June 2022, isn’t trying to wrangle those details—not directly. The topics include both straightforward technical problems like augmented and virtual reality standards, as well as concerns around privacy, ethics, and user safety. “I

FHWA issues NPRM on standards and requirements for national EV charging network

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on proposed minimum standards and requirements for projects funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The standards also establish strong workforce requirements for installation, maintenance, and operations to increase the safety and reliability of charging station function and use.

Why IoT Sensors Need Standards

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Because there are now thousands of sensor products on the market, adherence to standards that could improve their performance or accelerate development of new applications has grown in importance, as has the need for independent conformity and certification protocols.

German government tasks TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic with developing standards for hydrogen applications in rail vehicles

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The German Center for Rail Transport Research at the Federal Railway Office has tasked TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic with developing a standard for hydrogen applications in rail vehicles. So far, authorities have resorted to technical regulations and standards from industry, automotive industries in the registration process for vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells for the purpose of conformity assessment. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail Standards

SAKOR introduces dynamometer line for testing electric motor efficiency to meet international environmental standards

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As part of the global effort to reduce the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions, regulators are developing energy efficiency standards for the billions of small, medium, and large electric motors used around the world. Electric (Battery) Motors Standards Testing

California adopts comprehensive strategy to meet federal ozone standard over next 15 years

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The California Air Resources Board today approved a statewide plan for attaining the federal health-based standard for ozone, typically experienced as smog. These costs do not reflect the potential health and environmental benefits of attaining the federal ambient air quality standards.

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EPA proposes first US greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. These are same types of airplanes covered by the international aircraft CO 2 standard.

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IEEE Standard Will Make Autonomous Vehicles Safer

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That’s why the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) worked with the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society to form a committee and a working group to develop ADS standards. He leads a global team working on automated vehicle safety technology and related standards.

ZF brake systems standard in Volkswagen ID.3, ID.4 and MEB

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The latest in ZF brake control solutions will be established as standard in Volkswagen’s ID.3 It meets stringent safety standards set by the European road safety association EuroNCAP. and ID.4 models as well as in Volkswagen Group’s globally marketed MEB modular e-drive system platform.

EPA finalizes greenhouse gas standards for LDVs MY 2023-2026

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks for Model Years (MY) 2023 through 2026. The standards they replace increased in stringency by only 1.5%

Truckmakers drop lawsuit challenging tailpipe emissions standards

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A lawsuit from an industry group, challenging California’s Omnibus standard for heavy-duty trucks and vans aimed at dramatically cutting emissions, was dropped last week.

GM and EDF announce recommended principles on EPA emissions standards for Model Year 2027 and beyond

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The recommendations were jointly developed by GM and EDF to support the next tier of EPA clean car standards. GM and EDF encourage EPA to establish standards aimed at ensuring that at least 50% of new vehicles sold by 2030 are zero emitting, while achieving at least a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in model year 2030, and significantly reducing nitrogen oxides and particulates, consistent with eliminating tailpipe pollution from new passenger vehicles by 2035.

SK On and KERI to collaborate on Li-ion battery safety technology and standards

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Korea-based batterymaker SK On—the recently spun-off battery business of SK Innovation—and Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) signed an MOU to develop technology to maximize the safety of lithium-ion batteries and also to develop related standards. A standard thermal shock endurance test, for example, that assesses a battery’s tolerance to heat, would be transformed into a more sophisticated stress test by simultaneously adding external impact.

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EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate. The ACC program is a package of state regulations that set emissions standards for criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for light-duty vehicles and a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate.

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GM backs standards "eliminating tailpipe pollution" from passenger vehicles by 2035

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In a press release, GM and the EDF asked the EPA to develop emissions standards that require at least 50% of new passenger vehicles sold to be.

US Tire Manufacturers Association to produce standardized tire tread particles for researchers

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The increased popularity of SUVs, larger and heavier than standard vehicles, exacerbates this problem, as does growing sales of heavy EVs and widespread use of budget tires, the company said.

ANSI EV standards panel releases progress report on standardization activities

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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Electric Vehicles Standards Panel ( EVSP ) published of a Progress Report on activity within the standardization community to address the gaps and recommendations described in the ANSI EVSP’s Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 2.0 (May A gap is where there is a significant issue of concern that is not addressed by existing standards, codes, regulations, or conformance programs.

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Underwriters Laboratories and SAE International to collaborate on autonomous vehicle standards

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Underwriters Laboratories and SAE International have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a cooperative relationship between the two standards development organizations centered on autonomous vehicles and other automotive applications. On 1 April 2020, Underwriters Laboratories published ANSI/UL 4600, the Standard for Safety for the Evaluation of Autonomous Products, which encompasses autonomous vehicles. Autonomous driving Market Background Standards

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National charging interface standards

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At present, according to the charging standards of various countries, it can be divided into five categories, namely the United States, Europe, Japan, China and general use in various countries. The technical standards required by the American market are mainly implemented by Tesla.

NHTSA finalizes first occupant protection safety standards for automated vehicles without driving controls

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This rule updates the occupant protection Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to account for vehicles that do not have the traditional manual controls associated with a human driver because they are equipped with automated driving systems (ADS). Before this rule, occupant protection standards were written for common, traditional vehicle features, including steering wheels and other manual controls.

New 2023 Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV comes standard with Hybrid i-FORCE MAX Powertrain

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Drive Mode Select is an all-new feature on Sequoia, offering different driving modes depending upon driver preference, and it includes standard settings Eco, Normal and Sport. Toyota has unveiled the all-new third-generation 2023 Sequoia full-size SUV.

Volkswagen launches PowerCo for global battery business; €20B investment; standard factories

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Standard factory. On the occasion of the ground breaking ceremony, the Group presented the concept of the standard factory for the first time; Salzgitter is to be a blueprint for cell factories throughout Europe and will set new standards in terms of sustainability and innovation.

China announces new national standards for wireless EV charging; incorporating WiTricity technology

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The China Electricity Council (CEC) recently ratified and published a set of national standards (“GuoBiao” or GB standard) for the wireless charging of EVs; WiTricity’s patented technology is incorporated in the standards. The new standards are: GB / T 38775.1 Standardization is critical to large-scale deployment of wireless charging for EVs both in China and around the world, allowing any equipped EV to use any standard wireless charger.

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Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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At the Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition (FCS&EE) today in Los Angeles (co-sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Toyota and Honda, among others), SAE is providing a short course on “SAE H 2 Fueling Standardization”; the course is presented by Jesse Schneider from BMW and Steve Mathison from Honda, both of whom have been deeply involved in the development of the SAE hydrogen fueling standards. The SAE J2601 standard lookup table is used to determine a 21.8

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Why We Need Building Performance Standards in Massachusetts & Rhode Island

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Recently, we posted a blog on one policy, the Clean Heat Standard, to decarbonize the building sector. With this blog, we will explore a complimentary policy – Building Performance Standards (BPS). Background.

New Courses on Technical Standards Used in Aerospace and Defense

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The use of technical standards can ensure that critical software and systems components that run the systems are reliable and secure. 1012 and the IEEE 29119 series of standards developed with the aerospace and defense industries.

CARB approves Clean Miles Standard for TNCs

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the US’ first standard to transition ride-hailing fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2030. The Clean Miles Standard (CMS) ( earlier post ) sets electrification and greenhouse gas emission targets for transportation network companies (TNCs)—e.g., Uber and Lyft. The goals of the CMS are to: Reduce GHG emissions. Increase vehicle electrification. Reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT).

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Next generation electric Volvo flagship SUV to come standard with Luminar LiDAR and NVIDIA DRIVE Orin

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Volvo Cars’ forthcoming fully electric flagship SUV will have industry-leading safety technology as standard. By having this hardware as standard, we can continuously improve safety features over the air and introduce advanced autonomous drive systems, reinforcing our leadership in safety.

EPA seeks input on Phase 3 GHG standard rulemaking for heavy-duty engines and vehicles

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The Phase 1 rule created a new certification and compliance program based on the computer simulation of vehicle CO 2 emissions and fuel efficiency rather than emissions and fuel efficiency testing, set performance-based standards, and adopted interim provisions to address impacts on small businesses. The Phase 1 standards began to apply in Model Year 2014 for heavy-duty vehicles. The Phase 2 standards began to apply in Model Year 2021.

Use a New IEEE Standard to Design a Safer Digital World For Kids

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To help digital-service providers do a better job of designing products and services with children in mind, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) recently published IEEE 2089 -2021. For each process, the standard defines the purpose; outcomes; activities and tasks; and inputs and outputs.

NHTSA issues final rule to modernize autonomous vehicle safety standards

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a final rule to modernize numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and to clarify ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems that are designed without traditional manual driver controls. The rule amends several crashworthiness regulations to clarify safety standards.

Thermo King transitioning to lower GWP transport refrigerant R452A as standard

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Thermo King, the transport refrigeration brand of Trane Technologies, will transition to a lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant as standard in its truck and trailer units.

Koch Strategic Platforms invests $100M in Standard Lithium

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Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP), a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group, is making a US$100-million investment in Canada-based Standard Lithium ( earlier post ) through a direct private placement. Standard Lithium’s flagship project is located in southern Arkansas, where it is engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from more than 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations.

“Software-Defined Car” project seeks to develop standardized rules and processes; SofDCar

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The “Software-Defined Car” (SofDCar) project now aims to develop standardized rules and processes to ensure that electronic components of the vehicle interact smoothly, remain updatable and, hence, safe. Some of today’s vehicles already feature more than 100 control units. This high complexity of electrical and electronic systems and their architecture will further increase, but must remain manageable.