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International Type Testing for New Models of Vehicles, Systems, and Components

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Dec 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM
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Need an experienced partner who will support you with type testing and type approval for vehicles and vehicle parts around the world? Or someone who will assist you during the planning of the homologation process and who will help you ensure that you meet the legal and technical requirements in various target markets?

Here’s why TÜV Rheinland is the ideal partner for you.

We Provide an Internationally Safe Path to Type Approval


(As your point of contact with approval bodies, we will assist you with all the required process steps.)

Vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, importers, and engineering service providers face a wide range of challenges when it comes to type approval of new models of vehicles, systems, and components. Above all, they must be familiar with the latest legal regulations in target markets on all continents and adapt their products to widely differing requirements.

TÜV Rheinland is a leading global provider of comprehensive solutions for type approval, market access, and vehicle testing. The experienced and reliable experts in our global network will be happy to assist you in the homologation of road vehicles, systems, and components – in Europe and beyond.

As an officially designated technical service provider, we draw up the necessary test reports and potentially required documents you may need to get your product approved by the authorities responsible for type approval. We conduct the necessary tests and keep in touch with the approval bodies during the homologation process.

An important added value: our qualified local specialists are familiar with regional requirements and – upon request – can assist you in very early phases of development. Due to our comprehensive experience and knowledge, we can guide you through requirements for systems and components, making sure they get approved at the first attempt.

We are officially designated by a large number of approval authorities of various countries – that is how we offer consistent service and recognised quality from a single source. Of course, we will also assist you even in markets where we are not designated as an official technical service because of divergent approval procedures.

We Provide Worldwide Qualified Homologation Services for Vehicles, Systems, and Components

When launching automotive products on the market, trust in our expertise as one of the leading service providers for such services. As an industry leader, we ensure that the test certificates required in your target market meet the relevant administrative regulations and technical requirements: homologation for passenger cars, trucks and buses, trailers and semitrailers, two- or three-wheelers, agricultural machines, or special vehicles.

We operate specialised test labs around the world for a wide range of assemblies and systems, and are familiar with the requirements of regional and national authorities. We are designated as a technical service in all relevant economic areas. We can even help with expertise and know-how in those regions where type approval is not based on an external test report but where manufacturers confirm the conformity of their products themselves.


(Overview of European regulatory authorities for vehicles)

Our Worldwide Vehicle Homologation Services

We accompany the type approval process for road traffic through every single step of the application process, including:

  • Examination of the type approval application.
  • Where necessary, providing support for your initial assessment.
  • If this is our first project with your company, recording of all necessary customer data.
  • Planning of the type approval (requirements, scope, contents, locations and documents).
  • Performing of all testing required for type approval.
  • Drawing up of comprehensive documentation of the results.
  • Presenting and communication of results (deviations, recommendations/measures if available).
  • Creation and compilation of all documents necessary for type approval and submission to the appropriate approval authority.

The above steps can be customised and combined to suit specific projects. Once the approval authority checks the documents and grants the type approval certificate, you will receive the certificate for the type approval granted and will now be permitted to place your product on the respective markets.

TÜV Rheinland’s Extensive Experience Ensures Efficient Approval Processes

Accompanying you through the homologation process for vehicles and vehicle components is one of our core capabilities, thanks to our well-organised, worldwide team of experts with extensive experience in the European and international automotive business.

We optimise your approval process and help you gain access to global markets. Wherever you are located in the world, whether you are a carmaker, supplier or importer, we are a respected and neutral global partner for type approvals.

Contact our experts today to learn more about our services!

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Topics: Mobility, Vehicles, AA19_M04_TypeApprv, Type Approval