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VEHICLE TYPE APPROVAL FOR GLOBAL MARKET ACCESS

Streamline the homologation process for vehicles, systems and components

TÜV SÜD is your trusted partner for vehicle type approval for global market access 

We offer a comprehensive range of automotive homologation services that help you to obtain approval for your vehicles, systems and components in an efficient manner. As an expert homologation partner for the automotive industry and as technical service provider of the categories A, B, C and D according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, we are accredited for over 400 national and international testing procedures and have access to test laboratories all over the world.

Our services include various knowledge, documentation and testing services including Conformity of Production (CoP) testing, technical support, homologation services for compliance to European and non-European type approvals. With our technical advice for the entire vehicle life cycle we can support you in various global approval processes, providing multi regulation management as a holistic service package that enables automotive OEMs and suppliers to access multiple markets in an efficient matter.

We stay abreast of all the latest automotive regulation changes worldwide and can advise you on best practices. This gives you a truly one-stop solution for vehicle type approval. And because we are international, we can work with you wherever you are based.

Watch the video to learn more about the vehicle homologation process, needed technical and regulatory requirements and how you can export your vehicles and components to new markets:

We provide global VEHICLE TYPE APPROVAL AND HOMOLOGATION SERVICES

KNOWLEDGE SERVICES

Our experts help you to understand and identify the overlaps and evolving requirements of different regulations. We develop test plans that allow you to achieve multiple certifications within a single project.

TECHNICAL ADVICE

Our local experts are well versed with international regulations and speak the local language of the market you would like to enter. In markets where TÜV SÜD is not accredited, we can interpret the local standards and perform a gap analysis to identify potential non-conformities of your product. We facilitate the closing of gaps, the type approval process and all communication between your business and the local authority.

HOMOLOGATION SERVICES

We provide the necessary services to help you obtain European and non-European type approval for your products. This includes overall check of the complete documentation provided by the manufacturer, preparation of technical reports to provide to European and non-European approval authorities and project management of the entire homologation process.

INTERFACE MANAGEMENT

Our local language experts provide an interface between your organisation and the relevant national authorities and certification bodies, ensuring smooth communication throughout the homologation process.

TESTING

We provide the full scope of testing for whole vehicles, systems and components against various global regulations and standards. Once you have obtained approval from the authorities, our experts also assist you in performing Conformity of Production (COP) tests. By conducting tests covering several market requirements, we help you save on development costs and time.

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We provide homologation to various regulations

  • EU Type Approval / ECE Vehicle Certification

    We offer a comprehensive range of e-Mark certification services in accordance with the following EU framework regulations:

    • Regulation (EU) 2018/858 (former Directive 2007/46/EC)
    • Regulation (EU) 167/2013
    • Regulation (EU) 168/2013

    For self-propelled working machinery that is not covered by these vehicle categories, we are appointed by the German government for national type approval testing. Additionally, we are appointed by the German type approval authority “Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA)” to carry out conformity of production (CoP) clearance testing and inspection. Particularly for manufacturers outside of the EU, this helps reduce the costs of homologation.

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  • Korea Certification Mark (KC Mark)

    TÜV SÜD has been established in South Korea since 1994 and has gained extensive knowledge and experience of the country’s automotive homologation process. We maintain an active Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL), Korea Testing & Research Institute (KTR) and Korea Testing Certification (KTC), and our safety and EMC testing results are recognised by KTL, KTC and KTR in support of your KC certification applications.

    Our expertise and close partnership with relevant testing bodies enables us to provide our customers with an efficient KC certification process. With our network of accredited, state-of-the-art testing laboratories, we are capable of testing a wide variety of products to KC certification standard requirements, as well as other national and international regulations and standards.

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  • CCC Mark and Certification for China

    The CCC Mark (China Compulsory Certificate) is a mandatory requirement for both domestically manufactured products and products imported into China. Our multilingual teams have a complete understanding of the CCC mark certification process and work with you as your partner, providing you with a framework that ensures your compliance with CCC certification and seamless entry into the market.

    We support you at every stage, from determining which products require CCC, technical advisory for the complete CCC certification through to certification and post-certification.

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  • FMVSS Compliance for the US Market

    In the United States (US), Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) specify mandatory minimum safety requirements for the design, construction, performance and durability of vehicles, as well as regulated automobile safety-related components, systems and design features.

    Our homologation experts are familiar with existing FMVSS regulations and can provide efficient guidance to identify the relevant requirements for your motor vehicles and automotive components.

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  • VSTD Taiwan Automotive Certification

    TÜV SÜD is fully accredited to the VSTD standards and we have close working relationships with all relevant Taiwanese authorities such as VSCC Taiwan, ITRI, Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC), Bureau of Energy (BOE) and Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).

    Our familiarity with VSTD regulations and the approval process ensures that your products remain compliant with the latest regulatory developments, helping you to take products to market quickly and effectively while minimising cost.

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  • INMETRO Brazil Certification

    At TÜV SÜD, we are committed to helping you understand and achieve conformity to the latest INMETRO requirements to tap into the vast potential of Brazil’s automotive market.

    Supported by our global network of testing facilities and homologation experts, we offer a comprehensive range of INMETRO certification services to help you achieve conformity and certify your products according to INMETRO requirements.

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OUR DIGITAL REMOTE WITNESSING - OFF-SITE TYPE APPROVAL TESTS

In the current pandemic situation, we are offering representative homologation process without physical presence on site – the off-site type approval test that works with a digital survey. This special process is accepted by the German KBA (Kraftfahrtbundesamt), the Dutch RDW (Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer), the Irish NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) and the Luxembourgish SNCH (Société Nationale de Certification et d‘Homologation). The service is valid for a limited time during the crisis, depending on the authorities.

By offering this remote service we support you to stick to your tight timelines for type approvals of new car models, so that you can launch your product in your markets in time.

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PERMIT FOR OPERATING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES ON PUBLIC ROADS

As one of the leading experts in the field of automated driving, TÜV SÜD enables you to obtain permits by supporting you in the development of a safety and cybersecurity concept, or by validating your current one. We have successfully applied our approach to a variety of automated mobility solutions, most of which have already been approved by authorities for use on public roads. Our AV permit applies to single prototype vehicles, like automated bus shuttles, prototype fleets or mobility services and are always adapted to your individual needs.

Our support builds on state-of-the-art safety standards such as ISO 26262, and goes beyond standards by considering SOTIF, cybersecurity and fail operational systems through a holistic safety and security evaluation. We introduce functional safety as the new ingredient in the approval process as well as the cybersecurity, for which we developed an assessment method specifically tailored for automated vehicles.

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