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Issue 03/2019

Standards will make e-scooters safer

New TC to provide standards for personal e-transporters

Walking down a city street, pedestrians have recently been confronted by a new phenomenon. Sailing by on sidewalks or bike lanes, commuters have adopted electric scooters as a popular mode of transportation. Offering a convenient means to travel distances considered too far to walk, they eliminate the need to rely on public transportation or a private vehicle. And given that 46% of car traffic consists of distances of less than 5 kilometres, e-scooters could serve as a solution to the increased traffic congestion in many cities.

2018
Issue 05/2018

A common language for IoT

IEC and ISO publish a ground-breaking International Standard relating to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming the Internet of everything: the technology is impacting a huge number of sectors, from the transmission and distribution of electricity to the devices we use in our cities and homes. A new all-encompassing joint publication by IEC and ISO establishes a reference architecture for IoT, using a common vocabulary, reusable designs and industry best practices.

Issue 03/2018

Upcoming global events

On the agenda: Off-grid power, energy, EVs, batteries, hydropower, IoT, smart cities, cables and wires, renewable energies, nano tech and more

The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events.

2017
Issue 08/2017

The future's at our door

The IEC is gearing up to tackle technological advances

Traditionally, the last issue of the year provides feedback on the IEC General Meeting (GM), held in 2017 in Vladivostok, Russia.

Issue 08/2017

IEC ISO and ITU sign World Smart City Letter of Intent

Collectively delivering standards for smart cities

As urban areas continue to grow, city planners face many challenges. In order to build the complex, compatible infrastructures required to achieve smarter and more sustainable environments, many stakeholders including standards development organizations (SDOs), will have to work together.

Issue 08/2017

Home smart home

Smart homes drive Standards

The market for smart home devices and systems is booming. The IEC is helping the various industries involved by publishing a number of Standards in the relevant sectors.

Issue 08/2017

Digitization: direct impact on standardization

IEC must seize opportunities and address challenges

In his address to Council, Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO, reminded the audience that digitization is a key focus for both industry and standards organizations. Standards will play a key role in the digitization of industry, healthcare and every other part of our life. The new Masterplan, approved and published prior to the General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, sets the goals and expectations for the Commission, in this area among others, for the years to come.