Have we underestimated the awesome impact of IEEE Standards?

I recently saw the IEEE Spectrum article IEEE Standard Will Make Autonomous Vehicles Safer - and it made me appreciate how awesomely impactful it could be, touching me and everyone else who travels by car.  It gave me a new appreciation of just how important IEEE standards could be as they impact more than just my tech gear. 

Are there any IEEE Standards that you worked on?

What IEEE Standards are the most under-appreciated?

What do you think of IEEE Standards?