Motor Vehicle Council
The role of the Motor Vehicle Council (MVC) is to serve industry, consumers, government, and the public by providing Technical Reports (Standards, Recommended Practices, and Information Reports) that will contribute to the improvement of the overall performance, convenience, and safety of passenger car and light truck transportation and assist in the development of vehicles, systems, and components. It is also the role of the MVC to strategically guide the development of such Technical Reports. It is not the purpose of the Council to regulate the manufacture or use of passenger cars and light trucks, and no specifications are to be promulgated which are arbitrary or more restrictive than necessary to achieve the above purposes. No specifications should deter the manufacture or use of adequate products, although specifications may differentiate products with different levels of performance, convenience, and safety. Implementation of any Technical Reports issued by the MVC is voluntary. Enforcement is not the intent of any SAE body. The SAE MVC, through its Committees, will actively attempt to harmonize its Technical Reports with standards of other agencies throughout the world. However, in these attempts, technical accuracy and SAE policies should be followed.