safety

  • We need your creativity!

    21 April 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The World Standards Day competition is back. In past years, we’ve had first poster competitions, then video competitions – this year we have both.
  • Watching the road ahead

    21 April 2017 by Alan Hodgson, Chair IEC TC 119
    Machine vision has a great future in transportation, particularly as we move towards autonomous vehicles. Dealing with standardization in this area will require joint work between different Standards Developing...
  • Protecting road vehicles from cyber attacks

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Critical infrastructure systems are being increasingly targeted by sophisticated cyber attacks. A session of the annual Future Networked Car symposium, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the...
  • Are we driving or ride sharing?

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    In the next decade, cars will be well on the way to, or have reached the goal of becoming fully self-driving. As the industry continues to develop new levels of autonomous vehicles, the whole notion of personal transport...
  • With a little help from ADAS

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are developed to automate, adapt and/or enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving.
  • The Ex sector turns to EVs

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    When the term electric vehicle (EV) comes up, it usually brings to mind electric cars and possibly buses or other means of urban transportation. Seldom do we see the mention of industrial vehicles, although they...
  • Safety Standards for sealed batteries for portable use

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    As the range and demands placed by portable electrical and electronic applications expand rapidly, IEC International Standards for portable sealed secondary batteries are being regularly reviewed. Two International...
  • Dusty business

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Some industry sectors are automatically associated with explosive (Ex) atmospheres – oil and gas, petrochemical plants, mining and in particular coal mining. Many others won’t necessarily come to mind although the risk...
  • Obituary - Wayne Paul Klug

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    It is with great sadness and regret that the IEC learnt of the passing of Wayne P. Klug on 25 January 2017, at the age of 56, after a long-lasting fight with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Nancy and three daughters.
  • A certificate in record time

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Demand for the use of solid state technology for general and specific lighting applications continues to grow at a very rapid pace. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in particular, on the market since the early 1960s, have...
  • The dynamics of success

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The oil and gas industry sector has faced many challenges in recent years. The severe drop in oil prices has affected companies and economies throughout the world. In parallel, the need to for developed and developing...
  • Better to blow a fuse

    24 January 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Ever run the washing machine, ironed a shirt and blown a fuse?

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