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Automotive Certification & Testing

Comprehensive industry competence of CETECOM

The number of electronic systems and wireless technologies in vehicles is increasing. Obtaining market approval is becoming increasingly challenging for manufacturers. CETECOM helps – with a range of reliable test procedures.

DAkkS
DAkkS
KBA
KBA
SNCH
SNCH
All accreditations
All accreditations

Highest standards for maximum safety

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Liability risks are particularly high in the automotive industry. For example, all components and systems installed in vehicles must comply with the legal requirements of the authorities in the various countries and regions. In addition, there are the tailor-made requirements of the automobile manufacturers. These are intended to ensure compatibility with integrated systems of other vehicles or trouble-free communication via integrated bus systems.

Diverse services for automotive testing

Together, the regional and manufacturer-related specifications result in a wide range of requirements, which we meet with an equally wide range of professional testing services. We thus cover automotive testing for every wireless technology in the vehicle.

EMV

  • Technical Service for EMC UN-R 10 05 series of amendments (Annexes 7-10 and 17-22)
  • EN 301 489-1
  • EN 301 489-3
  • EN 301 489-7
  • EN 301 489-17
  • EN 301 489-19
  • EN 301 489-24
  • EN 301 489-50
  • EN 301 489-51
  • EN 301 489-52

Radio

  • EN 301 511 / 301 908-1 (Cellular)
  • EN 303 413 (GPS)
  • EN 300 328 / EN 301 893 (Bluetooth/WLAN)
  • EN 303 340 / 303 345 (Broadcast Receivers)
  • EN 302 858 (24 GHz Radar)
  • EN 301 091-1 (76 GHz Radar)
  • EN 302 264 (77-81 GHz Radar)

Electrical Safety

  • EN 60950-1
  • EN 62368-1

SAR/MPE

  • EN 62209
  • EN 62311
  • IEEE 1528

Wireless Power

  • EN 303 417 (regulatory radio testing)
  • WPC Qi v1.2

Automotive Certification: meet regional and manufacturer-specific requirements

Following the successful completion of the regulatory reviews, the process of market approval is now pending. On the basis of many years of successful approval processing and long-standing contacts with official approval bodies worldwide, we can support the approval process for almost any of your target markets – efficiently and cost-effectively.

With our own certification bodies (Notified Bodies, Technical Certification Bodies, Foreign Certification Bodies and Registered Certification Bodies) CETECOM guarantees an efficient approval process from one source.

If your target market is not covered by mutually recognized standards or agreements, our certification team will manage the process with local authorities.

Approval of emergency call systems: eCall and ERA-GLONASS

eCall certification

ERA-GLONASS certification

CETECOM was officially appointed as technical service for eCall after an audit by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) and covers – according to the scope defined in Regulation (EU) 2017/79 – the full scope of services (Annexes I to VIII) for eCall type approval for motor vehicles, separate technical eCall units and components.

In addition, we offer efficient ERA-GLONASS certification with already established relationships to our partners in Russia. We take care of pre-testing (for GOST standard 33468 – audio quality) and management of the official certification process in Russia to reduce the time to approval.

Accreditations in detail

DAkkS

German Accreditation Body (DAkkS)

Our laboratory in Essen is accredited by the DAkkS according to DIN ISO 17025 to carry out a wide range of radio tests.
Detailed information on the scope of our accreditation for our laboratories in Germany can be found in our accreditation overview.

KBA

Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

Our know-how and competence in the field of automotive EMC is reflected in the designation of CETECOM as a technical service (E1), among others for EMC. In our laboratories in Essen and Duesseldorf we perform test services for electromagnetic compatibility according to UN-R 10 series of amendments 06 (annexes 4-6 and 11-16).

SNCH

SNCH

With the help of the E13 recognition by the Luxembourg authority SNCH, we are also able to carry out EMC tests in the automotive sector in accordance with the requirements of the regulation UN ECE regulation R10, modification series 05.

Expertise Automotive Certification / Automotive Testing

What electronic components and systems does a modern vehicle have?

Engine electronics

In a modern car there are up to 100 engine control units (ECUs), commercial vehicles have about 40, plus around 20 to 30 actuators that pick up the electrical signals from the ECUs and initiate mechanical or physical processes.

 

Transmission Electronics

 

Chassis electronics

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Traction control (Anti Slip Regulation, ASR / Traction Control System, TCS)
  • Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic Damper Control (EDC)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
  • Parking Assistance (PA)

 

Driver Assistance Systems

  • Lane Keeping Assist Systems (LKAS / Lane Departure Warning System, LDWS)
  • Speed Assistant (Intelligent Speed Adaption, ISA)
  • Lane change assistant (Blind Spot Monitor, BSM)
  • Intelligent Parking Assist System (IPAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Pre-Collision-Assist

 

Passenger comfort

  • Automatic Climate Control (Automatic A/C)
  • Electronic seat adjustment with reminder function
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic temperature control

 

Information/entertainment systems

  • Navigation system
  • Car-HiFi
  • Access to information

 

Electronically integrated cockpit systems

What are EMC tests and why are they important for the market approval of vehicles?

All vehicle electronic components must meet electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) specifications. In this way, manufacturers ensure that unwanted electronic emissions remain within tolerable limits and that the vehicles are insensitive to external sources of interference – other electronic vehicle components, but also, for example, TV transmitters and mobile phone base stations. This is determined in tests for electromagnetic incompatibility (EMC).

What do emergency call systems for vehicles such as eCall do?

Vehicle emergency call systems make an emergency call in the event of an accident – either automatically or at the touch of a button. eCall, for example, triggers a call to the single European emergency number 112. The system sends a data record to an emergency call centre, which provides information about the accident situation. The minimum data record contains:

  • Time of accident
  • Place of accident (coordinates)
  • Direction of travel (relevant for motorways and tunnels)
  • Vehicle ID
  • Service Provider ID
  • eCall qualifier (information whether eCall was triggered automatically or manually)

In addition, on-board security systems can transmit other data, for example:

  • Number of occupants
  • Seriousness of the accident
  • Condition of the seat belts: fastened or not fastened
  • Possible rollover of the vehicle

Are you interested in more details on this topic or are you looking for answers to urgent questions? Please contact us. Benefit from our expert support for all challenges regarding the market approval of your products.

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