Motor Vehicle Measurement Certification Standard
This recommended practice applies to any vehicle manufacturer that chooses to publish vehicle dimensions and specifications that may influence customer purchase decisions. The intent is to define standardized vehicle dimensions that reflect showroom conditions and / or dimensions experienced during purchase conditions and also include published dimensions used in marketing / advertising materials irrespective of communications media that influence purchase decisions
This document also provides a method to certify OEM and 3rd party compliance with recommended SAE and ISO measurement practices for vehicle dimensions commonly reported publically for marketing and competitive vehicle analysis
Rationale: This standard / is not intended to supersede a manufacturers internal methods and / or process but it is meant to establish a way to compare one vehicles geometry, [or spatial relationships] (seating package) to another even though they could be designed with different internal methods and standards. This document scope is to capture the spatial characteristics for customer information and not for regulatory compliance.