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The importance of Homologation in an Evolving U.S. Automotive Market

White Paper

White Paper

A closer look at the U.S. Vehicle homologation approach VS. Common Global PraCtice

As in all other global markets, US applicable regulations and standards must be met or exceeded by vehicles, subsystems or components to enter the national automotive market. However, the U.S. automotive market has a different approach to most other markets when it comes to vehicle homologation. Manufacturers of vehicles, subsystems and individual components must not only deal with a diverse global regulatory framework but also with different certification schemes. This white paper highlights these differences and gives an overview of the governing and standardisation bodies which influence access to the U.S. automotive market. We also discuss how U.S. manufacturers exporting to tightly regulated regions, or global manufacturers seeking to navigate the U.S. self-certification market, can access those markets more cost effectively.

Why download the white paper?

  • Learn more about the differences of the U.S. approach to homologation and the common global practices
  • Gain insights into the new car assessment programmes and the key differences to other countries
  • Get an overview about the certifying bodies and standardisation organisations, e.g. NHTSA, ASTM, SAE International
  • Find out more about the challenges of the self-certification practices and potential issues for OEMs

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