Access to clean and affordable energy for all is a sustainable development goal for the United Nations and the IEC is contributing to the effort with a number of its International Standards. Cheap solar energy is helping refugees find some small level of comfort by giving them access
The Internet of agriculture is blooming as technology helps farming morph into a very precise science. Agribots, drones and smart machinery is tending to crops, while animals and fields are able to communicate directly with farmers, thanks to sensors and connected devices and systems.
The key to your car is your DNA Fingerprint, palm, iris, voice, facial and gesture recognition will aid advances in driver-assistance systems and vehicle security, while incorporating cloud analytics will generate useful information and allow notifications to be sent during emergencie
IEC and the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) hosted the first ever low voltage direct current (LVDC) Conference for Sustainable Electricity Access, in Nairobi on May 22-23, 2017. Over 170 participants from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin and North America attended the event. Bringing ligh
Towards sustainable, Smart Communities G7 Summit, 26-26 May 2017 in Taormina, Italy As world leaders gather for the annual G7 meeting, taking place in Taormina, Italy from 26 to 27 May 2017, the Climate Change – The New Economy magazine , the official G7 summit magazine, has pu
Since 2016, the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) has been sponsoring an IECEE Young Professionals (YP) competition. The objective is to give the YPs opportunities to become more involved in IECEE work. The winners are in
The life of disabled people has drastically improved through technological advances and their mobility outside of the home has increased in leaps and bounds, to such an extent where the technology could well benefit the able-bodied as well. Quadriplegic athlete Philippe Croizon on the
Calling all creatives! The annual World Standards Day contest organized by IEC, ISO and ITU is now double the fun – participate with either a poster OR video! The winners in both categories will be awarded CHF 1 500. This year’s theme is Standards make cities smarter and we are