In order to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner transport systems are a must. Developed and developing nations are exploring sustainable, planned approaches to mobility which go far beyond simply encouraging the use of the electric car.
Western models of urban transport designed around the private automobile are of limited value in meeting the transportation needs of developing megacities.Trains, light rail and underground systems, as well as EVs, are all part of a global solution to reduce CO2 levels and congestion.
IEC work provides the technical foundation for all these new mobility systems, whether electricity or hydrogen-powered. The IEC also publishes multiple international standards pertaining to the electricity supply infrastructure, self-driving technology and in-vehicle multimedia systems.
Electrical equipment and systems for railways
Electrical installations of ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units
Secondary cells and batteries
Plugs, Socket-outlets and couplers for industrial and similar applications, and for EVs
Electric road vehicles and industrial trucks
Maritime navigation and radiocommunications equipment and systems
Electric installations for lighting and beaconing of aerodromes
Fuel cell technologies
Process management for avionics
The IEC administers four conformity assessment (CA) systems which verify whether an electronic or electrical product, device, or system fulfills the requirements specified in IEC International Standards.
Several schemes and services can be used by the transport industries.