Infographic: Connected cars – Driving the future

As part of the IoT, connected cars enable various levels of automated driving and are opening up new in-vehicle services. Several IEC technical committees produce International Standards which support the technology in these cars.


Presentation: IEC, the electric car and beyond

Most developing countries are focusing on the development of the electric car. However, far beyond the individual electric car, there is a growing opportunity and need for the electrification of all sorts of vehicles. Furthermore, in developing countries a more sustainable approach to mobility is needed. This presentation outlines some of the challenges as well as IEC work that underpins all forms of transportation.


Presentation: IEC work for Smart Cities

This slide provides an overview of IEC work for cities. The IEC provides the majority of the International Standards needed to safely interconnect and automate much of the city infrastructure that generates or uses electricity and contains electronics.


IEC White Paper: Orchestrating infrastructure for sustainable Smart Cities – en, ru, zh, ko

By 2050, it is projected that 67% of the global population will live in cities. Smart cities are necessary to reduce emissions and to handle this rapid urban growth.

However cities, as we know them, are faced with a complex challenge – the traditional processes of planning, procuring and financing are not adequate for the needs of smart cities. Their development requires the right environment for smart solutions to be effectively adopted and used.

Electricity is core in any urban infrastructure system and the key enabler of cities development, so IEC has a specific role to play in the development of smart city standards. Delivering the full value of standards to accelerate the development of smart cities and lower its costs also clearly needs a strong collaboration of all city stakeholders.

This White Paper explains what is needed to move cities to greater smartness; the what, who and how of smart city development. It calls for a wide collaboration between many stakeholders, including other international standardization bodies to ultimately lead to integrated, cost-efficient, and sustainable solutions.

The White Paper was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) project team on smart cities in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

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IEC mini film: Devices

The IEC  is there to ensure that you are safe and  every electric and electronic device and system you encounter works as expected: from the moment you get up and turn the alarm clock off and your lights on, shave, blow dry your hair or make coffee; on your way to work, in your office, when you visit the doctor, when you get cash from the ATM and more. The IEC helps keep the lights…and your devices on.


IEC mini film: IEC Automotive

Electronics and electrical systems in the car represent today more than 50% of its value. Many of these components are built on IEC work.

The IEC has also standardized all parts of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure.


Brochure: Smart Cities – en, ru

This brochure provides an overview of IEC work for smart city development, including for energy generation and smart electrification, transportation, water management, smart buildings, city services, including healthcare, etc.

This is the companion brochure to the presentation: IEC work for Smart Cities

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