Streamline the homologation process for vehicles, systems and components
To export to new markets, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers must comply with various legal and technical requirements of the specific country. Understanding the wide range of directives and regulations involved is the most important challenge you face in order to bring your product to market.
TÜV SÜD has extensive expertise in mobility solutions and provides an comprehensive range of type approval services to obtain approval for vehicles, components and services. Our experienced and specially trained engineers will guide you through even the most comprehensive homologation project.
Our services at a glance
Conformity of Production (COP) tests
We assist in performing COP tests after you have obtained approval from the authorities.
European approvals according to the following directives:
- 2007/46/EC (passenger cars, buses, trucks and trailers)
- 2003/37/EC (agricultural and forestry tractors)
- 2002/24/EC (motorcycles and light 3- and 4-wheel vehicles)
- Separate technical units, components and systems
Non - European approvals
Non - European approvals according to the following standards:
- ADR for Australia
- CMVSS for Canada
- FMVSS for North America
- GB-Standards for China
- GOST for Russia
- INMETRO for Brazil
- TRIAS for Japan
- VSTD for Taiwan
National approvals according to local road traffic licensing regulations:
Check of documentation
We can perform a check of the complete documentation provided by the manufacturer.
Preparation of substantiated technical reports
We prepare substantiated technical reports to provide to European and non-European approval authorities.
We assist in the handling of complete homologation projects or assisting during capacity bottlenecks.
Our local experts are well versed in the ECE regulations and speak the local language in whichever market you need to enter. In markets where TÜV SÜD is not accredited, we can interpret the local standards and perform a gap analysis to identify potential nonconformities of a product against those regulations. We facilitate the closing of gaps, the type approval process and all communication between your business and the local authority.
Hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles and fuel cell cars have a new and additional layer in the type approval process. TÜV SÜD’s e-Mobility experts can support you to have your alternative energy vehicle homologated to specific standards and regulations. Find out more.