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.
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.
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.
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.
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. We take care of pre-testing (for GOST standard 33468 – audio quality) and management of the official certification process to reduce the time to approval.
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.
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).
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.
Driver Assistance Systems
Electronically integrated cockpit systems
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).
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 center, which provides information about the accident situation. The minimum data record contains:
In addition, on-board security systems can transmit other data, for example:
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