ISO and SAE International have announced a pilot agreement to jointly develop new technical standards and harmonize existing standards. The new Partnership Standards Development Organization cooperation agreement will apply in two areas — Road Vehicles (ISO TC 22) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ISO TC 204).
SAE International is a global association of engineers and technical experts in the aerospace, automotive, and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International Chief Executive Officer David L. Schutt said the agreement is in response to the transformational changes taking place in many global industries, including mobility engineering.
“Increasing technological complexity must be addressed through collaborative efforts in standardization to avoid duplication and reduce cost across the global network of automotive business partners,” Schutt said. “We look forward to a successful collaboration with ISO.”
Standards highlighted for joint development include those related to wireless charging, vehicle interoperability, automated vehicle level definition, and automotive cybersecurity. The development of these standards will consider both SAE and ISO processes for balloting and approval.
In addition, the resulting standards will benefit from the combined expertise of ISO and SAE, and will optimize stakeholder resources, making the standards more effective and relevant to the market.
ISO Acting Secretary-General Kevin McKinley said ISO aims to bring together experts to share knowledge and develop market relevant international standards to provide solutions to global challenges.
“Collaborating with standards development organizations in specific industries can only help to achieve this aim,” McKinley said.
The agreement was approved by the respective governing bodies of ISO and SAE in consultation with ANSI, the ISO national member body where SAE has its legal seat.