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TÜV Rheinland paves the way for “mirrorless cars”

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Aug 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM
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TÜV Rheinland Japan becomes the first company in TUV Rheinland Group to help win component approval for an automobile onboard camera-monitor system under amended UN-R46 04 regulations

TÜV Rheinland has helped one of its customers win component approval for an onboard camera-monitor system (Class I*) under the amended UN UN-R46 04 regulations that took effect on June 18, 2016. The changes, which allow a camera-monitor system to provide a rear field of view to driver, in place of the conventional door mounted and interior rear-view mirrors, make it possible for auto makers to produce safe and sleek-looking mirrorless cars.

Nearly a year ago (July 2016), TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd. became the first third-party organization in the country to offer testing and certification services for onboard camera-monitor systems based on the revised UN regulations. Manufacturers are required to acquire certification before they can market their onboard camera-monitor systems on the international market.

The certification process requires manufacturers to demonstrate that their products meet the relevant standards in the country where they are to be marketed. TÜV Rheinland helps them to acquire certification from the approval authorities in the countries or regions the customer chooses.

TÜV Rheinland also offers a confirmation testing during the design and product development and design stages, helping to guide customers during each phase before the product faces approval testing. This allows manufacturers to identify any gaps between the UN-R46 requirements and the product’s actual functions, making it possible to avoid extensive design rework and reduce the overall cost of bringing a product to market.


From type approval to certification

TÜV Rheinland holds accreditation from a variety of authorities, such as KBA in Germany, SNCH in Luxembourg, RDW in the Netherlands, and NSAI in Ireland. This allows the organization to support customers applying for vehicle and component approval, by providing all the tests and technical evaluations required by the UN-R46 regulations.

The range of services includes:

* Development testing

* UN-R46-based testing

* Technical support regarding conformity to applicable laws

* Component approval

* Vehicle approval

Topics: Mobility