Standardization – An important topic for rationalization and quality assurance
The standardization establishes specifications for interfaces to basic safety requirements as well as to product quality and rationalization.
The standards committee Automotive (short NAAutomobil, formerly FAKRA) is an institution of the VDA German Association of the Automotive Industry and the DIN German Institute for Standardization and represents the interests of national and international standardization in the field of automotive. The activities of the standards committee include all product-specific standardization issues for road vehicles (except special vehicles such as agriculture vehicles, fire and emergency vehicles). Securing cargo in commercial vehicles, container multimodal transport and intelligent transport systems are also supervised by the technical standardization NAAutomobil.
Fields of activity
The standards committee Automotive of DIN (German Institute for Standardization) represents the interests of national and international standardization in the field of automotive. The activities of the standards committee includes the preparation of all standards, such as terminology standards, testing standards, dimensional standards, interface standards for road vehicles, as well as their bodies and their entire equipment (excluding agricultural tractors and special vehicles such as municipal, fire and emergency vehicles). Furthermore, the standardization committee is also responsible for the standardization of multimodal transport container (such as cargo containers and swap bodies).