Road vehicles — Vehicle identification number (VIN) — Content and structure
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Introduction In the course of revising this International Standard, the following significant modifications have been made with respect to the previous edition: — Added Check Digit definition and calculation method (Table 1) — Updated the low volume manufacturer limit to 999 — Table 2 (“Characters used for designating the year”) has been amended.