Jack Pokrzywa,
Director of Global
Ground Vehicle Standards,
SAE International
 
Piscataway, NJ and Warrendale, PA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- May 3, 2011 - The IEEE Standards Association and SAE International have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a strategic partnership in vehicular technology related to the smart grid.

The aim is to create a more efficient and collaborative standards development environment for the respective industry participants.

“Our stakeholders have keen interest in the smart grid because it’s the infrastructure needed to recharge hybrid and electric vehicles," said Jack Pokrzywa, director of global ground vehicle standards with SAE International. “Closer collaboration between SAE International and IEEE-SA will benefit industry by accelerating more meaningful standards that drive greater improvements in market access, cost reductions and technological innovation.”

Both organizations have made contributions in standards in areas such as plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications and power and the smart grid. A total of 24 SAE International Ground Vehicle electrification committees with over 780 members have developed 46 standards and are currently working on over 30 new standards in process, while the IEEE has more than 100 standards and standards in development relevant to the smart grid.

Under the terms of the MOU each organization will share its draft standards related to the smart grid and vehicle electrification for input from the other.
 
“We are very excited about the potential of this strategic partnership with SAE International in vehicular technology related to the smart grid,” said Judith Gorman, managing director, IEEE Standards Association. “By establishing an environment for closer collaboration, both IEEE-SA and SAE International will be able to more quickly roll out better standards.”