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Automotive and Aerospace Standards

The automotive and aerospace industries share many similarities, requiring parts that can continue functioning properly under the high levels of stress (e.g., heat, vibration, pressure, etc) that are to be expected in, for example, an engine. Beyond that, other materials such as adhesives and sealant are also included. Automotive standards strive to provide interoperability, so that engines manufactured by one company can use fuel from a second and engine oil from a third without issues arising.
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Electric Vehicles and Vehicle Electronics

Electric Vehicles and Vehicle Electronics standards are published by multiple organizations, chief among them ISO, IEC, and SAE. Given the wide range of components that must all work together to provide the desired experience and reliability that automotive manufacturers and consumers alike want in their cars, standardization plays a key role in automotive electronics.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are being deployed for commercial and civil uses in a wide variety of sectors including construction, mining, agriculture, surveying, real estate, insurance, public safety, infrastructure, media, and entertainment. Standards topics include: airworthiness, flight operations, and personnel training, qualifications, and certification. The ANSI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC) is a coordinating body that has published a roadmap (available as a free download) identifying published and needed standards to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace of the United States.

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Transportation standards for controller area networks (CAN), Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), and Traffic and Travel Information (TTI) all seek to provide an interoperable set of devices, sensors, data, and communication protocols in cars and roadways that work together to provide additional functionality such as On Board Diagnostics or traffic monitoring to help relieve congestion.

Fastener and Adhesive Standards

Fastener standards address the dimensions, testing, and use of fastener materials, washers, screw threads, bolts, nuts, and more. These fastener standards allow hardware product manufacturers and end users to examine and assess fasteners to measure their quality and interoperability.

Adhesive standards are helpful in the evaluation and testing of adhesives. These standards address the specifications, test methods, and practices for adhesives and their components.

Automotive Engineering Standards

Automotive standards, covering the design, production, maintenance, and recovery of automobiles of many sorts, provide a measure of uniformity that leads to reliability, interchangeability, and safety, all while still allowing for innovation. With extensive efforts by ISO, ASTM, and SAE, the fields of automotive intelligent transport systems, engine oil, fuel, lubricants, as well as adhesives, sealants, and deadeners are standardized.

SAE Standards for Compressors, Pumps, and Cylinders

Cylinder, pump, and compressor standards address performance, design, safety, and quality requirements for cylinders, pumps, and compressors that are used in aircraft, cars, and commercial vehicles. These standards seek to optimize the overall quality and performance of cylinders, pumps, and compressors and address important factors and issues that face them. For this, several SAE committees are specifically focused on developing standards related to cylinders, pumps, and compressors.


As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.