Links to Related Web Sites


The following links point to sites containing test methods referenced in AEC Documents (*) and general information related to electronic parts and the automotive industry.

  • Autoline - Autoline is the web site of the European Automotive Initiative Group (EAIG).  It was established in the spirit that the best practices of electronic communication should be used for disseminating best practices about the automotive industry.
  • Autoliv - Autoliv is a worldwide leader in automotive safety, a pioneer in both seatbelts and airbags, and a technology leader with the widest product offering for automotive safety. Autoliv supplies all major vehicle manufacturers in the world and most vehicle brands. Autoliv has 80 facilities in more than 30 countries and 21 crash test tracks in 13 countries, with a support workforce of nearly 42,000 people globally.
  • Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) - Founded in 1982, the AIAG is a not-for-profit trade association of more than 1,600 automotive and truck manufacturers and their suppliers. AIAG's purpose is to provide an open forum where members cooperate in developing and promoting solutions that enhance the prosperity of the automotive industry. Its focus is to continuously improve business processes and practices involving trading partners throughout the supply chain.
  • Automotive Test Report - Automotive Test Report is published ten times per year and covers all aspects of automotive testing including electronics test, mechanical test, materials test, durability test, and system test.
  • Bose Corporation - Bose Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacture, and marketing of loudspeakers, consumer and professional audio systems, automobile sound systems, noise cancellation technology for the aviation industry, and computer simulation software to analyze auditorium acoustics. Known for its industry innovations and the high quality of its products, Bose markets a wide variety of sound equipment popular among consumers and corporate clients, most notably automobile manufacturers General Motors Corporation, DaimlerChrysler AG, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Audi AG. The company maintains production facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Ireland.
  • Continental Corporation - Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 170,000 employees in 46 countries.
  • Cummins - Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations.
  • Delphi Corporation - Delphi is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. Operating major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 32 countries, Delphi delivers real-world innovations that make products smarter and safer as well as more powerful and efficient. Connect to innovation at www.delphi.com.
  • Denso International America - DENSO is a leading global supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components. As one of the world’s top automotive suppliers, DENSO works hand-in-hand with all major automakers worldwide in the fields of climate control, engine management, body electronics, driving control and safety, hybrid vehicle components, and information and communications. DENSO International America, Inc., (DIAM) located in Southfield, Mich. (Detroit area), is North American headquarters for Japan-based DENSO Corporation, serving customers in 35 countries and regions.
  • Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) - The EIA is a national trade organization that includes the full spectrum of U.S. manufacturers. The Alliance is a partnership of electronic and high-tech associations and companies whose mission is promoting the market development and competitiveness of the U.S. high-tech industry through domestic and international policy efforts. EIA, headquartered in Arlington, Va., comprises nearly 1,300 member companies whose products and services range from the smallest electronic components to the most complex systems used by defense, space and industry, including the full range of consumer electronic products.
  • Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) - The FSA is an industry organization established in 1994 to achieve a more optimal balance between wafer supply and demand. Today, their mission has expanded to be the leading voice and business enabler of the fabless industry.
  • Gentex Corporation - Gentex develops and manufactures high-quality products for the automotive, aerospace, and commercial fire protection industries that primarily utilize the skills of electronics/microelectronics, software design /programming/engineering, chemistry, glass coating/fabricating, mechanical design, and electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering. The main product areas include auto-dimming rearview mirrors with advanced electronic features, including CMOS imagers/cameras for the automotive industry, commercial fire protection products for the U.S. market, and dimmable aircraft windows.
  • Harman - HARMAN is the parent company behind an array of legendary brands that includes AKG®, Harman Kardon®, JBL®, Mark Levinson®. Lexicon®, Infinity® and more. Harman is a leading global provider of premium audio and infotainment solutions, engaging customers around the home, in the car and on the go. The family of distinguished brands enjoys a legacy spanning more than 60 years of leading-edge innovation and premium quality. Customers include the top names in entertainment, automotive and venue design – linked by a common passion for high-fidelity sound and multimedia. Harman operates worldwide through a network of more than 12,000 talented employees and best-in-class channel partners, positioned to serve both the emerging and established markets.
  • HELLA - HELLA is a global, independent family-owned company with more than 28,000 employees at 70 locations in more than 30 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and also has one of the largest trade organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnosis and services within Europe. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems and vehicle electrical systems are produced in joint venture companies.
  • The International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA) - FISITA is an independent world body representing over 158,000 automotive engineers through its membership of national automotive societies in 32 countries.  FISITA's mission is to help create efficient, affordable, safe and sustainable automotive transportation.  By providing a global forum involving engineering together with representatives from industry, government, academia, and standardization bodies, FISITA provides the linkage to encourage everyone involved with automotive transportation to work toward this mission.
  • JEDEC Solid State Technology Association * - The semiconductor engineering standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA). JEDEC develops standards and guidelines through its 48 Committees/Subcommittees.  About 300 member companies representing every segment of the industry actively participate on these committees to develop standards to meet the industry and user needs.  All these standards can be freely downloaded.
  • John Deere Electronic Solutions (Phoenix International) - John Deere Electronic Solutions (Phoenix International) is a company with a strong technological focus and extensive engineering design capabilities, providing customers with innovative and rugged electronic products. We also have extensive experience in product design, product test, manufacturing, and support services. From vehicle operating systems including embedded controls for engines, transmissions, and electro-hydraulics, to complex computing platforms with touchscreen LCDs and satellite-linked telematics systems, we have the expertise and experience to cost-effectively design and manufacture virtually any type of electronic component, product, or system our customers require. This enables us to handle any and all aspects of providing solutions to industries that require quality electronics that operate in harsh or extreme environments..
  • Kostal Automotive - The KOSTAL Group is an independent, family group which was founded in 1912 in the German town of Lüdenscheid. Its headquarters are still located in the town. The Group's main activities include the development and manufacture of technologically advanced electronic and electromechanical (mechatronic) products. To provide these customers with the international experience of a global company structure, while maintaining the flexibility of a medium-sized family organization, the Group has 39 locations world-wide, with a work-force of about 16,000 people, ensuring competent and flexible service on a local basis. The KOSTAL Group is divided into main Business Divisions: Automotive Electrical Systems, Industrial Electronics, Connectors, Test Technology and Solar Electric.
  • Lear Corporation - The Lear Corporation is a Fortune 500 company with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. As a leading supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, Lear serves its customers with global capabilities while maintaining individual commitment. With headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, Lear maintains 221 locations in 36 countries around the globe and employs approximately 113,000 employees.
  • Magna Electronics - Magna designs, develops and manufactures automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineers and assembles complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Magna focuses on the segments driver assistance and safety, body systems and HMI, intelligent power systems for smart actuators and electric/hybrid vehicles, engine electronics and liquid level sensors, industrial products as well as lighting systems. Magna has a global presence in order to support customers on a worldwide basis, consisting of 312 manufacturing operations and 83 product development, engineering and sales centers in 29 countries on five continents.
  • MIL-STD-202 Test Method Standard, Electronic and Electrical Component Parts * - This standard establishes uniform methods for testing electronic and electrical component parts, including basic environmental tests to determine resistance to deleterious effects of natural elements and conditions surrounding military operations, and physical and electrical tests. This link provides free download of test methods and procedures.
  • Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) - The "Reliability Information Analysis Center" replaced the old Reliability Analysis Center (RAC). In June 2005, the Reliability Analysis Center contract was awarded as the Reliability Information Analysis Center and transitioned to a new contractor team led by Wyle Laboratories that includes Quanterion Solutions Incorporated, the Center for Risk and Reliability at the University of Maryland, the Penn Stated Applied Research Laboratory and the State University of New York Institute of Technology.
  • Sirius XM - Sirius XM is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30 million subscribers. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - The SAE is made up of nearly 80,000 members in over 94 countries worldwide who share a common interest in advancing mobility technology. The SAE  is a one-stop resource for technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.

  • System Reliability Center (SRC) - The System Reliability Center (SRC), an Alion Science and Technology Center of Excellence, operated the Reliability Analysis Center (RAC) for more than 35 years. SRC has now become a commercial entity, serving as a Center of Excellence and technical focal point for information, data, analysis, training and technical assistance in the engineering fields of Reliability, Maintainability, Supportability, and Quality (RMSQ).
  • Valeo - Valeo is a world leading automotive supplier that designs and manufactures auto components, integrated systems and modules for cars and trucks in the original equipment market and the aftermarket. Valeo focuses on the development of innovative technologies that provide improved safety, enhanced driving comfort and greater fuel efficiency. The Group offers solutions for reducing consumption in internal combustion engines, as well as in hybrid and electric vehicles, and for lowering the weight of components. Valeo has a streamlined organization comprising four Business Groups (Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems, and Visibility Systems) and the Valeo Service aftermarket activity
  • Visteon Corporation - Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronic, interior and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers. The company has facilities in 28 countries and employs approximately 22,000 people. Visteon offers a full range of electronic technologies that deliver flexible and scalable solutions to address new business models and consumers’ fast-changing needs. By leveraging distinctive technical competencies, a broad product portfolio and global capabilities, Visteon’s hardware and software solutions deliver information and connected car features to the driver with intelligent user interfaces.
  • ZF TRW Automotive - In 2015, TRW Automotive was acquired by global automobile supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG. ZF TRW is now a division of the parent company, with headquarters in Livonia, Michigan. ZF TRW is a primary developer and producer of active and passive safety systems and serves all major vehicle manufacturers worldwide with an established footprint that includes facilities in more than 20 countries. It maintains 22 technical centers and 13 test tracks in vital markets around the world. The world of automotive safety is rapidly changing as the convergence of active and passive safety systems become the foundation for automated driving functions. ZF TRW is already providing many driver assist and semi-automated functions today, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot detection, lane change assist, emergency steering assist, and emergency brake assist and collision mitigating.

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