Representatives from some of the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) announced the formation of the International Fluids Consortium (IFC) yesterday at SAE International’s WCX World Congress Experience Digital Summit. Teri Kowalski, principal engineer at Toyota Motor North America, presented how the International Fluids Consortium will develop performance-based fluid specifications that will ensure current and future vehicle technologies are supported. This consortium could potentially replace the current ILSAC in place. ILSAC, which was founded in 1992, stands for the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee. ILSAC specifications started with GF-1 and only last year, the latest specification, which is ILSAC GF-6, was officially licensed by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

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