ISO and SAE discuss closer cooperation

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the US automotive standards development organization, SAE International, are investigating new possibilities of closer cooperation. To this end, heads of the two organizations met within DIN's Berlin offices on 7 February to discuss cooperation on selected projects in the automotive sector, covering subjects such as electromobility.

The close cooperation among international organizations such as ISO and IEC with societies such as SAE not only reflects the automobile industry's desire for uniform global standards, but is also explicitly recommended in the German Standardization Roadmap for Electromobility.

The meeting between the two organizations took place upon DIN's invitation and under its moderation, thus successfully implementing the recommendation made in the German Roadmap. The ISO/SAE discussions in Berlin followed a series of preliminary talks held last year. DIN's Electromobility Office supports the elaboration of standards and specifications for the electromobility sector, and coordinates the development of a German standpoint on topics which can be introduced into international standardization at an early stage.