VÚKV a.s has been involved in activities of many professional associations, advisory and project teams, including but not limited to:
Issues of European standardisation in the area of railway applications are settled by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 256, part of the CEN (European Committee for Standardization,www.cen.eu) seated in Brussels, Belgium.
Experts of the VÚKV a.s. contribute to activities of the following working groups:
CEN/TC 256/WG2 - Structural requirements
CEN/TC 256/WG10 - Vehicle/Track Interaction
CEN/TC 256/SC 3/WG 25 - Braking; terminology, calculations, homologation processes
CEN/TC 256/WG32 - Vehicle gauge
Issues of international standardisation in the area of railway applications are settled by the Technical Committee ISO/TC 269, part of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization, www.iso.org) seated in Geneva, Switzerland.
Expert of the VÚKV a.s. contributes to activities of the following working group:
ISO/TC 269/WG1 - Railway braking
The principal task of the representatives of the VÚKV a.s. in these working groups is mainly co-participation in revisions of standards/documents, comment assessment, and discussions about experience in application of the standard/documents requirements in practice.
VÚKV a.s. has also cooperated with the Czech Standardization Agency (ČAS,www.agentura-cas.cz). This cooperation is focused on providing expertise to the ČAS about the railway transport sector and, very importantly, also enquiry of standard proposals and providing of taking-over of European standards to the Czech standardization system.