International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

April 2013

 

Transportation

Driving and flying made safe

Claire Marchand

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.

 

Drivers tempted by EVs have more choice today as manufacturers introduce new types of vehicles from hybrids and plug-in hybrids to full electric cars. IEC Standards are proving instrumental to consumer adoption.

 

While electric vehicles often make the headlines these days, the fact that motor vehicles, even when powered by internal combustion engines, contain an ever growing number of electric and electronic parts is often overlooked. Through its standardization and conformity assessment work, the IEC ensures that electrical equipment and electronic components used in these vehicles are of the highest quality and reliability and help make cars safer and ever more energy-efficient.

 

Another type of EV is under scrutiny in this issue: electric urban transport vehicles. They are now a regular feature in city streets the world over and offer an environmentally-friendly option to reduce local emission of pollutants significantly in the expanding cities of the future.

 

Because the safety of air traffic depends to a great extent on avionics, i.e. all electronics systems installed on board an aircraft, the April edition will give you an insight into the IECQ ECMP (Electronic Component Management Plan) and HSPM (Hazardous Substance Process Management) Schemes for the aerospace industry.

 

  • IEC ensures that electrical equipment and electronic components used in EVs are of the highest quality and reliability
  • The safety of air traffic depends to a great extent on avionics
  • Claire Marchand, Managing Editor of e-tech

 

 

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