Machines becoming smarter and more intelligent

Issue 03/2019 Agricultural and garden machines are making the most of big data and AI

It’s not only computers, wearables and gadgets that are making use of smart applications and big data to provide users with personalised services. More...

Robots, AI and big data pave way for smart farming

The introduction of robots, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data in agriculture marks the fourth phase in modern farming, the so-called Agriculture 4.0. It follows the first one, which dates back...

Smart tools and apps for home gardeners

Home gardeners looking to upgrade their lawnmowers, sprinklers and outdoor lights can choose from a growing range of tools paired with smart technology, which need not cost the earth.

Measuring human exposure to 5G

5G is the latest generation of mobile network technology. It promises greater capacity, as well as significantly faster download speeds than the current 4G networks. It will mean loading the HD...

How secure is your data self?

In 2019, a day of data includes 500 million tweets, 294 billion emails, four terabytes produced by a connected car, 65 billion messages sent over WhatsApp and two billion minutes of voice and video...

How can IEC shape the circular economy?

From mounting piles of waste to the depletion of natural resources, the current modes of production and consumption are unsustainable. Based on the current linear economic model, products are made,...

Survey results on the circular economy and material efficiency

As the topics of the circular economy (CE) and material efficiency (ME) receive greater importance around the world, the Advisory Committee on environmental aspects (ACEA) recently conducted a survey...

Technical Committees Virtual reality makes real life even better

Imagine being able to see the issues of large-scale construction...

Technical Committees Moving data around the network

The digitalization of information is underway. It is enabling the...

Technical Committees Standards will make e-scooters safer

Walking down a city street, pedestrians have recently been...

Technical Committees Under the laser spotlight

Laser technology is so widely used today that we forget that it...

Conformity Assessment Optimizing Ex skills

Safety and health in the workplace, also known as occupational...

Conformity Assessment Peer assessment programme enhances global certification scheme

From household appliances to office equipment and medical...

Conformity Assessment Smart made safe

In the last decade the healthcare sector, which had until then...

IEC World IEC signs Gender Responsive Standards Declaration

The opening ceremony for the Declaration on Gender Responsive...

In Store Keeping food cool

IEC Standards for refrigerating appliances combine safety, efficiency and environmental protection

In Store Energy efficient standards for offshore units

Revamp of IEC 61892 series