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Issue 03/2017

Are we driving or ride sharing?

Reshaping personal transport and the automotive industry

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 is being turned on its head.

Issue 04/2017

May 2017 nominations

The latest TC Chair nomination approved by the SMB

The Standardization Management Board (SMB) has nominated a new Chair who began his term in May 2017.

Issue 04/2017

Virtual training for real situations

Innovative technology helps save lives

Virtual reality (VR) is being used across many industries to improve business and enhance workplace safety. The industries include aerospace, advertising, automotive, construction, energy, defence, medical, mining and tourism. Increasingly, emergency services are using VR programmes to improve the disaster response and recovery performance of staff.

Issue 02/2017

Nailing safety

Products tested to international standards instil confidence

Power tools are lighter, perform better and last longer, thanks to improved cordless battery technology, benefiting professionals in manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and construction, and amateurs alike. This booming global industry is expected to post revenues of more than USD 34 billion by 2020, according to market research by Technavio.

Issue 01/2017

Obituary - Wayne Paul Klug

Colleagues and friends mourn the passing of IEC expert

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.

Issue 01/2017

A certificate in record time

The IECQ Scheme for LED Lighting has issued its first certificate to Chinese LED manufacturer

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 been extremely successful in recent years. Mostly used as indicator lamps for electronic devices in the early days, they are now increasingly used in a wide range of domestic, commercial and industrial applications.

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Issue 07/2014

Interoperability

A must for today’s “Made in the World” products

Even if the packaging of the brand-new device you just acquired indicates that it was made in a specific country, you can be assured that it isn’t quite the whole picture. Chances are great that some of the components came from country A, others from country B, and the rest from country C. Nowadays, very few manufacturers can boast that their products are made in one country.

Issue 07/2014

Dependable systems for all sectors

Ensuring system performance through dependability

Dependability is a crucial consideration in the development and application of technological systems. In today’s global business environment, dependability is a key decision-making factor in the evaluation and acceptance of system performance. It encompasses customer objectives and values and ensures critical system performance so that manufacturer trust and customer satisfaction can be achieved. Dependability is essential in electrotechnology and in many other domains. IEC TC (Technical Committee) 56 prepares International Standards for dependability.