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This certification mark applies to in-vehicle components which are tested for reduced driver distraction.
The certification mark is based on the eye-glance test using a driving simulator according to the Visual-Manual National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Docket No. NHTSA-2010-0053). Driver distraction means the diversion of a driver’s attention from activities critical for safe operation and control of a vehicle to a competing activity. Within the scope of testing the non-driving-related tasks initiating phone calls, text-based communication and launch music are covered as well as the driving-related task navigation of the vehicle: destination entry. In the test, driving simulation with gaze-tracking equipment is used to assess the device under repeatable test conditions and match with the NHTSA test criteria. The relevant tests are also conducted to comply with the EU Directives for Health and Safety, EMC and R&TTE.
Periodic surveillance and/or monitoring of the manufacture of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification that includes the award of a certification mark. Certification always requires product testing and regular factory inspections.
As a third-party expert organisation, TÜV SÜD Product Service verifies that the manufacturer is able to maintain consistent quality in line with the requirements throughout high-volume production and has established the necessary quality system, including incoming goods inspections, lists of materials and final product testing.
In addition, calibration of the necessary measuring and monitoring equipment must be ensured. Surveillance and/or monitoring covers the testing of safety-critical components and other materials used. If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will become invalid (withdrawn) and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.
TÜV SÜD Product Service tests the shoe lasts that form the basis of shoe manufacturing for various criteria, including length and heel width. Subsequently, the interior dimensions of the prototype shoes manufactured on the basis of the lasts are verified.
At regular intervals certified products will be bought in the market to perform spot checks and verify that the product is still meeting the requirements defined on the certification mark.
For the statement "Tested for harmful substances", TÜV SÜD tested the product for hazardous substances. The test is based on legal requirements, specific national requirements and own specifications.