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.

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.

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 Standards

Fastener Standards address the dimensions, testing, and use of screws, bolts, nuts, rivets, flanges, studs, and so forth. With ubiquitous usage in many fields of industry, fasteners come in a similarly wide variety, differing even within the range of a single design in everything from size to material, coating, inspection criteria, etc. Thus, standardization serves its role to assist interchangeability between different parts and manufacturers, as well as the reliability of those parts.

Automotive and Aerospace Adhesives

Automotive and aerospace adhesives standards address the recommended practices, material specifications, application, test methods, and use of adhesive materials. SAE International (SAE) and ASTM International (ASTM) have developed a variety of automotive and aerospace adhesives standards that are used to provide the proper guidance that is needed to increase the strength, quality, and safety of automotive and aerospace components. Adhesives standards are useful for a multitude of applications, including the sealing of integral fuel tanks, crew compartments and passenger areas, access doors, and more.

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. Below is a listing of some UAS standards that have been published. Users may also wish to search the webstore.

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.