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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

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

Automotive Lightweighting

Our objective is to develop the measurement methodology, standards and analysis necessary for the US auto industry and base metal suppliers to transition from a

Materials Testing in Hydrogen Gas

This project develops measurements, modeling, and science relevant to the effect of hydrogen on materials. Mechanical measurements focus on the fatigue and

Performance Under Extreme Conditions

This project provides property data, new metrology and contributes to standard test method development for materials systems subject to extreme mechanical and

Publications