Automotive Electronics Testing

What is automotive electronics testing?

Today’s automobiles are furnished with more sophisticated electronic components and systems than ever. What’s more, new developments such as autonomous driving technologies are using more and more sensors and electronic devices to enable connectivity and safe communication. Thus, automotive electronics testing is essential for ensuring the electronic components are safe and do not interfere with the vehicle’s safe operation. Automotive electronics testing ensures that all the vehicle’s electronic components hold up against rigorous testing and comply with relevant regulations and EMC test standards.

Why is automotive electronics testing important?

There are several key benefits and reasons for testing electronic components in vehicles, including:

  • Ensuring safety of automotive electronics by demonstrating compliance to applicable regulations
  • Simplifying global market access of electrical/electronic components by meeting relevant country regulations (e.g. EU Low Voltage and Machinery Directives and EMC Directives)
  • Saving time and money by avoiding costly delays and recalls
  • Meeting consumer quality expectations for vehicle electronics

TÜV SÜD is the electronic components testing partner of choice for the automotive industry

TÜV SÜD offers comprehensive testing, type approval and certification services for all types of electrical and electronic components. Our state-of-the-art testing facilities located near major automotive development centres around the world are equipped with the most advanced testing and environmental simulation equipment, as well as computerised measurement systems and video recording equipment. These capabilities, combined with our extensive technical experience, enable TÜV SÜD to thoroughly assess the safety of your electronic components under a wide range of conditions.

With more than 100 years of experience in the automotive industry, we are accredited to all major international testing and certification schemes relating to electronics testing and automobile technology. We can also help you stay up to date and informed of changes to legislation across major global markets.

TÜV SÜD’s automotive electronics testing services

We provide extensive testing, type approval and certification services for electronic components used in the automotive industry:

EMC and electrical testing

  • Radiated RF Emissions Testing
  • Conducted RF Emissions Testing
  • Harmonics Emission and Voltage Fluctuation Testing
  • Automotive Conducted Transient Emissions Testing
  • Magnetic Field Emissions Testing
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Testing
  • Radiated RF Immunity Testing
  • Electrical Fast Transient / Burst Immunity Testing
  • Voltage Surge Immunity Testing
  • Conducted RF Immunity Testing
  • Magnetic Field Immunity Testing
  • Mains Voltage Variations/ Interruptions Immunity Testing
  • Bulk Current Injection (BCI) Testing
  • Automotive Conducted Transient Immunity Testing
  • Electrical Testing
  • Insulation Test
  • Dielectric Strength

Environmental testing

  • Mechanical Testing (vibration, impact, shock, combined temperature cycling/vibration test)
  • Climatic Testing (temperature and humidity, thermal shock, fatigue and endurance and corrosion testing)
  • Weathering Testing (solar/UV ageing, IP grade, Ingress protection)
  • Environmental Stress Screening
  • Package Testing (airplane, rail and truck shipment simulation)

Performance and endurance testing

Wireless testing

  • Validation and Certification Testing e.g. ECE Regulation 10, E-Mark
  • Regulatory Testing e.g. FCC/USA, RED Europe
  • Our testing capabilities also include:

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