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Transportation

NIST develops standards and technology to support the next generation of aerospace, automotive and rail transport.

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Industry Impacts

Fare Standards for Rideshare Services

To calculate fares, app-based ride services such as Lyft and Uber don’t use traditional taxi meters, but instead combine data from GPS and cellular networks to

Automotive Refrigerant Design

Traditional auto air conditioning refrigerants have high global warming potentials, but finding better refrigerants with the right properties has been a major

Projects and Programs

Pipeline Safety

Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. Of particular interest is the testing

Fundamentals of Deformation

This project provides new measurement methods, property data and simulations for areas critical to US manufacturing, describing the mechanisms responsible for

Xray Stress Measurement

Using X-ray diffraction techniques one can measure the full stress tensor just inside the surface of a sheet metal specimen under applied load. For experiments

Charpy Machine Verification Program

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMERS OF THE CHARPY MACHINE VERIFICATION PROGRAM * UPDATE August 24, 2020 * The NIST Boulder campus has reopened in July 2020 on a

Publications