Standards 101

Before entering the workforce, future engineers like yourself will find that understanding what technical standards are and how they are used is vital to their career. By familiarizing yourself with these documents now, you are building a solid foundation to thrive in your professional life. SAE is committed to providing our future mobility experts with resources they need.



Discover what a standard is and how to read them. We also will show you how to access standards through our digital platform, Mobilus.

Introduction to Technical Standards

Reading Standards & Where to Find Them?




Learn to identify different types of standards and how to access standards through our digital platform, Mobilus.

Access Standards in SAE Mobilus

The SAE Mobilus platform provides users with access to over 200,000 up to date standards, publications, and resources. Students can acquire a free login through their university librarian. “How-to” videos are available to help you navigate the Mobilus Platform effectively. 

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Standards Development Process

The development of standards is just as important as the use of them. SAE has over 400+ technical committees that focus on developing standards for different sectors of mobility. Each committee is comprised of members across a variety of careers, companies, and expertise. Learn more about the process of standards development.

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SAE University Programs

Participating in University Programs gives you hands-on experience in shaping the future of mobility. Meet and learn from industry leaders as you explore current advancements in technology, materials, and regulations. Envision your post-grad career options as you build skills and foster in the mobility community.

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Free Resources

Standards Resources

Mobility Standards are full of acronyms that you may not be familiar. Download a copy of our Standards Group Acronyms sheet for reference.  Download
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