ISO standards and transport

From submarines to spacecraft, ISO standards cover all aspects of transport, including road vehicles, ships, aircraft and aerospace systems.

Transporting goods and people safely and efficiently is essential to a sound economy and personal mobility. And as the number of journeys undertaken grows each year, so does the role of ISO standards.

From design, construction and use, to the way in which autonomous vehicles are directed, ISO standards set a common basis to improve safety and reduce impact.

Below you can find out more about the most commonly used transport standards, who develops them, and new projects in the pipeline.

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The people who develop standards

Covering almost every sector you can think of, from Assistive products to Zinc alloys, ISO has over 200 technical committees. Below we've listed just a handful that we think will be of particular interest to you. If it doesn't have what you're looking for, you can find the complete list of technical committees here.

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  • ISO 2575:2021
    Road vehicles — Symbols for controls, indicators and tell-tales
  • ISO 668:2020
    Series 1 freight containers — Classification, dimensions and ratings
  • ISO 11067:2015
    Intelligent transport systems — Curve speed warning systems (CSWS) — Performance requirements and test procedures

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