The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has initiated a project to nationally adopt ISO 12188-2:2012, Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry — Test procedures for positioning and guidance systems in agriculture — Part 2: Testing of satellite-based auto-guidance systems during straight and level travel.

ISO 12188-2 is based on draft ASABE standard X605, Satellite-Based Auto-Guidance Systems Testing During Straight and Level Travel. Initially intended for publication as an ASABE standard, the draft was instead submitted to ISO as a new work item and eventually earned approval as an international standard.

The adoption of the published ISO standard will further harmonize national and international standardization, a goal that facilitates manufacturing, safety advancements and product marketing worldwide.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE's website.