The workshop is organized by the World Standards Cooperation (WSC), a partnership comprising the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The workshop is expected to include in-depth discussions on electrical vehicle standardization needs, as well as standards for cooperative intelligent transport systems (ITS) and vehicle safety, as part of a larger effort to engage with the challenges the auto industry is expected to face in the coming years. Participants will examine the ways in which international standards can bolster automotive design and efficiency, allowing the automotive industry to more effectively meet the needs of its customers.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - which serves as the official U.S. representative to ISO and, via the U.S. National Committee (USNC), to the IEC - is committed to helping stakeholders in their efforts to modernize the automobile. In April 2012, ANSI released a Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles - Version 1.0, developed by the Institute's Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP), which assessed the standards, conformance programs, regulations, and training needed to facilitate the safe, effective mass deployment of electric vehicles and charging stations throughout the U.S. The full roadmap is available for free download here. For more information on the work of the EVSP, visit www.ansi.org/evsp.