Stein, J., Hu, J., Dougherty, D., Wowchuk, G. et al., "Moving Toward Worldwide Standardization of Environmental and Reliability Testing Practices for Automotive Electrical and Electronic Equipment SAE Reliability Standards Committee Objective No. 3 Environmental Factors Subcommittee," SAE Technical Paper 960976, 1996, https://doi.org/10.4271/960976.
Globalization of the automotive industry is having significant impact on testing of electrical and electronic equipment. Organizations that previously operated in single-customer, local and national environments are now involved in joint ventures, worldwide engineering programs and/or multiple-customer contracts. Reconciliation of differences in test requirements between all concerned parties is a tedious task which unfortunately can end in the specification of redundant, insufficient and/or inappropriate testing.To address this issue the SAE Reliability Standards Committee has established Objective No. 3. This objective includes the development of three SAE Recommended Practices designed to facilitate harmonization of environmental and reliability testing practices worldwide.