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USCAR Announces Publication of USCAR-53 “Industrial Data Communication For Automotive Manufacturing” Standard



SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. XX, 2024 – The United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR) today announced a new standard for “Industrial Data Communication for Automotive Manufacturing”.  The new data standard, SAE/USCAR-53, approved by SAE International, establishes a universal methodology for data communication, machine language, and reporting to and from manufacturing devices in the automotive production (Smart Manufacturing) environment.

The overarching goal of the USCAR working group that developed the standard was to unlock data in isolated systems and enable data sharing and interoperability between existing brownfield and new green field components, sub-systems and applications within and across the automotive industry.

Smart Manufacturing requires a high degree of automation and integration of systems on the shop floor.  Interoperability and extensibility of these machines is imperative to deliver viability, optimal performance, cost efficient operation and return on investment. However, the existing systems, evolved over decades, are closed and highly proprietary resulting in a landscape of incompatible machine communications. These incompatible systems often create costly delays and complexities in product launches for automotive companies.

“By defining the standard for industrial data communication, the team at USCAR takes a critical next step to accelerate both the value and the implementation of Smart Manufacturing industry wide,” said Steve Przesmitzki, executive director of USCAR. “Not only will this common industrial data communication standard reduce complexity and production cost for our Members, but it will potentially benefit suppliers and equipment vendors as well.”

Going forward, USCAR’s Industrial Data Communication Team will provide communication and training for USCAR-53. Additional information will be posted once available at {insert link}

To download USCAR-53 “Industrial Communication for Automotive Manufacturing”, click here:  USCAR53: Industrial Data Communication for Automotive Manufacturing – SAE International



USCAR is the collaborative automotive technology company for Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Stellantis. The goal of USCAR is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through pre-competitive research and development. For more information, visit


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Stacey Boyle
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