A representative for a new automaker association unveiled its plan yesterday to create a framework to develop global specifications for engine oils and other fluids – a framework intended to replace the existing systems that develop API, ILSAC, ACEA and JASO oil specs.

Speaking at SAE International’s World Congress Experience Digital Summit, Toyota’s Teri Kowalski said the International Fluids Consortium will deliver higher performance specifications faster, more economically and more efficiently than current programs because it will be a global initiative led by automakers and not encumbered by requirements for consensus from other industries.

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