To drive or not to drive?

April 2017 The car of the future is already here

Imagine someone who hasn’t driven a car in the past 30 years. Taking the wheel of a modern car today, this person would probably be lost trying to figure out all the electronics inside. Voice command, self-driving cars, and even GPS navigation were... More...

Charging on the go

Each day buses log thousands of kilometers following routes on the streets of cities and towns around the globe. It may seem unremarkable, then, for a fleet of buses to have provided a total of...

Biometrics for consumer markets

Fingerprint, palm, iris, voice, facial and gesture recognition will aid advances in driver-assistance systems and vehicle security. Incorporating cloud analytics will generate useful information and...

Energy harvest ‘feeds’ road vehicles

Recovering energy can offer attractive solutions for providing additional power to motor vehicles at the same time as cutting their fuel consumption and emissions. They rely on a number of systems...

Are we driving or ride sharing?

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...

Protecting road vehicles from cyber attacks

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...

Battle for the connected car

Automotive giants and telecoms outfits must work together to make way for the connected car but they have opposing views of how it should come about. One of the friction points is cyber-security. The...

Technology Focus Watching the road ahead

Machine vision has a great future in transportation, particularly...

Technology Focus Farming (r)evolution

The market for agricultural robots has the opportunity for...

Technology Focus Smarter than the average lamppost

Want a weather update, real-time air pollution status, or are you...

Technology Focus Lighting the road ahead

The lighting sector is experiencing a deep transformation across...

Industry Spotlight Brave new car world

What is the future for cars, buses and trucks? Manufacturers are...

Technical Committees From H₂ to electricity and to H₂O – the virtuous circle

Fuel cells (FCs) convert chemical energy from a fuel into...

Technical Committees Ready for the Smart Grid?

As the use of Smart Grids escalates around the world, the IEC is...

Conformity Assessment Energy Efficiency starts at home

Today, numerous machines and devices powered by electricity can...

IEC Family Growing the IEC next generation

Ongoing opportunities for IEC Young Professionals in IECEE, SMB and CAB groups

IEC Family April 2017 nominations and extensions

The latest TC Chair nominations and extensions approved by the SMB

IEC World We need your creativity!

2017 World Standards Day poster and video contest

IEC World Upcoming global events (April-June 2017)

On the agenda: Live maintenance, cybersecurity, fuel cells and batteries, energy storage, emerging technologies, digital utilities, LVDC, IoT and more

In Store Safe EV charging

Electric vehicles charging systems rely on IEC International Standards