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

2020 71

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.

2020 68

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South Korea to standardize on CCS fast-charging standard used by US, German makers

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Buyers of electric vehicles in South Korea won't need to consider the pros and cons of charging standards in the near future. The South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards announced in mid-December it would revise the current charging standard in the country to recommend the use of "Combo 1"—also known as the Combined Charging System.

EPA rejects tighter standards for soot and particulate matter

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Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to merely stay the course on its standards for fine particulates, produced in significant amounts by vehicles and power plants. As the nation struggles to control a lung-related pandemic, the U.S.

2020 94

Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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The event is the most recent example of a concerted effort to educate stakeholders and encourage the implementation of the SAE hydrogen fueling standards. In September, for example, DOE presented a live webinar titled “ Introduction to SAE Hydrogen Fueling Standardization ”.

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Audi involved in EEBUS standard for intelligent connection of EVs and buildings

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The Audi e-tron’s charging system is the first on-board EV system to use the new communication standard. At the “Plugfest E-Mobility” at the Audi plant in Brussels, developers are testing cross-industry compatibility before the EEBUS standard for energy communication is introduced in February.

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Toyota unveils 2021 Venza crossover, hybrid powertrain standard

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The 2021 Venza comes standard with Toyota’s Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, a highly efficient system that takes maximum advantage of the hybrid powertrain’s benefits. Toyota unveiled the 2021 Venza midsize two-row crossover utility vehicle (CUV).

2020 88

MECA: industry could exceed relaxed US efficiency standards as it has to meet tighter standards elsewhere

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year-over-year increase in fuel efficiency and reduction in GHG emissions standards, which will result in projected overall industry averages of 40.4 We believe the industry could exceed the relaxed US efficiency standards as it must meet tighter standards in Europe, China, Japan, Korea and India.

2020 64

SAE International publishes updated standard for on-route mechanized conductive EV charging systems for buses: SAE J3105

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SAE International published its latest standard, SAE J3105 : Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System Using Conductive Automated Connection Devices, along with three new tributary documents. The standard covers the general physical, electrical, functional, testing, and performance requirements for a mechanized (hands-free) conductive power transfer system primarily for transit buses using an overhead coupler capable of, but not limited to, transferring direct current (DC) power.

2020 68

ANSI releases Standardization Roadmap for EV deployment

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Domains and topical areas for the standardization roadmap for electric vehicles. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released the Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 1.0 , developed by the Institute’s Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP).

New #NEMA standard to enable coexistence of C-V2X & DSRC for connected vehicle roadside infrastructure

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A new National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Standard will harmonize and could accelerate deployment of connected vehicle roadside infrastructure technology, according to a preview of the Standard presented at the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia (ITSGA) Annual Meeting in Athens, GA. The NEMA Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technical Committee is currently drafting the Standard and is expected to be finished by the end of 2019.

2019 64

European automakers request 6-month postponement of new Euro standards due to COVID-19

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Mike Manley, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the current European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) president, has sent a letter to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, requesting a 6-month postponement of the application dates of key upcoming EU standards, including: Euro 6d TEMP for heavy vans and ambulances (currently 1 September 2020); Euro 6d ISC?FCM

2020 71

ASI certifies one Novelis facility against Performance Standard, two against Chain of Custody Standard

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The Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced that Novelis’ plant in Ohle, Germany has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum. The Alunorf plant, a joint venture between Novelis and Hydro, achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification in January 2019.

2020 64

New Honda Jazz to be sold across Europe with standard hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Honda Jazz features efficient and responsive performance delivered by e:HEV hybrid technology as standard. l/100km (52 mpg US) (WLTP) on the standard model and 110 g/km (WLTP) and 4.8l/100km (49 mpg US) (WLTP) on the Crosstar.

2020 132

Activated carbon filter now standard in all Volkswagen models

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From now on, every Volkswagen will be standard-equipped with the activated carbon filter with allergen function. Volkswagen has begun to fit all its models with an activated carbon filter.

2019 104

BMW Dadong plant closing in on standard production of iX3 EV

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We are right on schedule with our BMW iX3 pre-production vehicles and will launch standard production in late summer, using state-of-the-art technologies such as custom installation of the new high-voltage battery and artificial intelligence for monitoring parts.

2020 96

Standard dash cams coming to Teslas

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Tesla chief executive Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that the company plans to make dash cams standard in its products with a new software update rolling out in the next few weeks. Since most Teslas already have forward cameras for the Autopilot system, it seems it should be simple for Tesla to enable the feature. Many Tesla owners have been asking

2018 86

ISO 19880 – New technical ISO document for hydrogen fueling station standardization

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ISO Technical Report (TR) 19880-1 is a first step towards standardizing hydrogen filling stations, and providing more up-to-date guidance than that developed as the earlier ISO TS 20100, published in 2008. Hydrogen Infrastructure Standards

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SAE publishes SAE J2601 standard to harmonize H2 fueling of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles worldwide

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SAE has published the J2601 standard, “Fueling Protocols for Light Duty Gaseous Hydrogen Surface Vehicles”, the light duty hydrogen fueling protocol which will serve as a baseline for the first generation of infrastructure for refueling Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEVs).

2014 144

Khronos Group exploring industry interest for new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications

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The Khronos Group has created an Exploratory Group to gauge industry interest for a potential new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications. Khronos created the Exploratory Group to assess the degree of interest in making this new standard an open, royalty-free standard under the Khronos framework. Khronos standards include Vulkan, OpenGL, OpenGL ES, OpenGL SC, WebGL, SPIR-V, OpenCL, SYCL, OpenVX, NNEF, COLLADA, OpenXR and glTF.

2019 68

Study: IMO low-sulfur fuel standards will decrease childhood asthma cases, premature deaths; climate tradeoffs

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This marks the most significant improvement in global fuel standards for the shipping industry in 100 years, and is intended to achieve significant health benefits on a global scale. concentrations in 2020 due to low-sulfur fuel standards. Avoided mortality due to fuel sulfur standards.

2018 85

ICCT makes recommendations for post-Euro 6 light duty vehicle emissions standards

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The European Commission has begun work aimed at post-Euro 6 emission standards for on-road vehicles. The ICCT commends the commitment of the European Commission to continue to address on-road emissions through a new phase of pollutant emission standards.

2019 109

Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopts zero-emission vehicle standard

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The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopted a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) standard for Colorado early today in an 8-1 decision. The new zero-emission standard adopts California ZEV requirements, with automakers to sell more than 5% zero-emission vehicles by 2023 and more than 6% zero-emission vehicles by 2025. Eleven states now have a ZEV standard. The zero-emission standard does not compel anyone to buy an electric vehicle.

2019 79

California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e., On 22 February, CARB is holding a public workshop to disclose its plans for developing the Clean Miles Standard.

2019 103

China’s first V2X application layer standard released

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The first standard designed for the V2X (vehicle-to-everything) application layer in China has been officially released. The standard (T/CSAE 53-2107) was developed by a working group led by General Motors, together with Tsinghua University and Chang’an Auto, with the support of the China Industry Innovation Alliance for the Intelligent and Connected Vehicles. The standard has identified 17 China Day One V2X applications covering safety, efficiency and information service.

2017 60

Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc to develop joint due diligence standard for LME Responsible Sourcing Rules

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To support Brands in this effort, The Copper Mark, the International Lead Association (ILA), the International Zinc Association (IZA) and the Nickel Institute signed an agreement to develop a joint Due Diligence Standard. Development of the joint Due Diligence Standard and Tool.

2020 83

In spite of tougher standards, European cars get dirtier

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European automakers need to sell many more electric cars, but their customers aren't buying. Instead, they're buying more gas powered SUVs that emit more pollution than the cars they drove before. The ramifications for automakers could be dire if they can't sell more electric cars by next year.

2019 101

China plans to standardize electric-car tech nationally to expand its global lead

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Standard China plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations new energy vehiclesSales of plug-in electric vehicles in China were almost four times those in the U.S. last year, and the gap is expected to widen this year. The world's largest car market is engineering a massive shift over the next two decades away from cars with combustion engines toward battery-powered cars. It is a way for China to address hazardous air.

2018 73

CHAdeMO, China Electricity Council to co-develop next-gen ultra-fast EV charging standard; backward compatibility with CHAdeMO, GB/T

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CHAdeMO Association and the China Electricity Council (CEC) will jointly develop a next generation Ultra-Fast charging standard. CEC is China’s official association of utilities in charge of their national regulations and standards related to electricity. We are pleased to work together with CEC to develop an ultra-fast charging standard to prepare for the future charging needs, while ensuring safety and interoperability, which is a core value of CHAdeMO protocol.

2018 73

Charging industry agrees on carbon credit standards

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Driving on electricity produces less carbon than driving on gas. Yet in most places, no one gets credit for lowering those carbon emissions. That is, until now. In an effort to reduce the cost of installing electric-car charging stations, a new agreement by the Electric Vehicle Charging Carbon Coalition (EVCCC), calculates carbon credits to. Carbon Charging Networks

2018 80

Future Fuel Strategies: 40+ countries developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards

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Fuels market analyst Tammy Klein notes that more than 40 countries are developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards. Ten years ago, only four governments 10 years ago had introduced mandatory GHG emission and/or fuel economy standards: China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

2019 109

Audi Q8 makes debut in China; 48V mHEV system standard

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All drive systems are enhanced by the standard new mild hybrid technology (MHEV). The suspension with damper control is standard. The Audi Q8 made its debut at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China.

2018 106

World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

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Norway plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any other now also boasts the world's largest single DC fast-charging site. It's located in Nebbenes, a rural town about 40 miles from the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

CALSTART survey finds major automotive suppliers see current CAFE standards as beneficial; 82% see BEVs as most important post-2025

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Major automotive suppliers see current national fuel economy standards as a boon for company job growth and industry investment and don’t want to see them altered by policymakers, according to the findings of an annual survey commissioned by CALSTART, an automotive technology industry group. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to complete its review of the standards and make an annoucement about their appropriateness at the end of the month.

2018 76

American and European Standards organizations agree to strengthen transatlantic cooperation on standards for electric vehicles

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Cooperation on eMobility standardization was the focus of discussion during a Transatlantic Roundtable organized by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which took place in Brussels on 28-29 November. developed by the ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel ( EVSP ).

Calls for an international 48V electrical standard for vehicles; looming WLTP implementation

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Such a standard will be necessary for the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of scale demanded by original equipment manufacturers. A common international 48V standard would be a smart move. 48V Hybrids Standards

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Volvo throws its weight behind CCS quick-charging standard for electric cars

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But three different and incompatible standards exist for DC fast charging, making the installation of pricier high-powered charging stations more complicated. plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS Every electric car sold in the U.S. except Tesla uses the same 240-Volt charging socket for overnight or public charging that takes a few hours.

2016 62

SAE taskforce completes two technical standards on hydrogen refueling; harmonizing the global infrastructure

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The standards have been created to harmonize hydrogen fueling worldwide for both 35 MPa and 70 MPa pressures. The SAE J2601 Standard enables safe, full hydrogen fast-fueling, 3-5 minutes, for all light duty FCEVs, including models with a range of 300 or more miles (500km+).

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America Makes and ANSI launch additive manufacturing standardization collaborative

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America Makes , the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have launched the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative ( AMSC ). The purpose of the AMSC will be to coordinate and accelerate the development of industry-wide additive manufacturing standards and specifications consistent with stakeholder needs and thereby facilitate the growth of the additive manufacturing industry.

2016 60

Volkswagen Group brands to use WLANp for V2X communication as standard equipment on new models from 2019

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From 2019 onwards, the Volkswagen Group brands will use the WLANp standard (IEEE 802.11p) for communications among vehicles and between vehicles and their environment (V2X). The introduction of this technology as standard equipment on volume models ranging from compact cars to commercial vehicles will significantly improve safety on the roads of Europe, the company said. Connected vehicles Standards V2X

2018 73

NIST, partners create new international standard to improve sustainable manufacturing

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A public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new international standard that can “map” the critically important environmental aspects of manufacturing processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product’s life cycle low cost and efficient. Lyons explains that using the standard will help business transition into science-based modeling, decision-making, and production.

2016 60

NIST prototypes framework for evaluating sustainability standards

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As manufacturers and other businesses step up efforts to cut waste, reduce energy use and improve the overall sustainability of their products and processes, the number of standards and regulations also is increasing at a rapid clip, creating a sometimes-confusing array of options for “going green.”

IEEE, American Center for Mobility to collaborate on technical standards for connected and autonomous vehicles

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IEEE signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Center for Mobility (ACM) ( earlier post ), a global center for testing and validation, product development, education and standards work for connected and autonomous vehicles and other technologies. The MOU is intended to help accelerate development and deployment of technical standards. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Standards

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