Achieve compliance with all testing and design criteria required to launch your autonomous vehicle solution. A complete service offering that covers full vehicle homologation / testing, cellular regulatory and carrier approvals, bluetooth compatibility, FCC compliance, device durability testing, and short range wireless communications testing for vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure V2V / V2I communication. Everything up to and including expert level development support and interoperability assurance services.
As wireless communications technology opens the door to limitless possibilities within the transportation sector we continue to invest in comprehensive capabilities to support your success in this emerging market. Our experts provide design guidance, testing, and certification for your vehicle and infrastructure devices. They ensure the quality and interoperability of your software applications, and they support compliance for global requirements.
Intertek’s Connected Car Services Matrix
|Telematics||Connected Vehicles||Autonomous Vehicles|
|Telematics Wireless Device Testing (TCUs)||Car2X, V2X, V2V and V2I Testing for Short Range Communication||NHTSA Federal Automated Vehicles Policy|
|Bluetooth Testing / WiFi Testing||Software Assurance Mobile App Performance / Interoperability||Functional Safety ISO 26262 / ISO 61508|
|Automotive OEM Design Validation Testing (DVP&R)||Global Connected Vehicle Requirements||Full Vehicle Homologation / Track and Road Testing|
NHTSA Federal Automated Vehicles Policy
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recognized a dual responsibility in adapting to autonomous vehicle technology with relevant regulations while concurrently minimizing barriers that may unnecessarily impede the advancement of the technology. NHTSA readily acknowledges that automated vehicle systems have the potential to save lives by removing unpredictable and distracted behaviors of drivers.
The current response from NHTSA is expressed in the “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy” September 2016. This policy has been clearly issued as a “Guidance” document; however, it is equally candid in its prediction that all or most of the guidelines may transition to mandates.
Intertek is developing an audit service that provides a third party review of compliance to the 15 categories cited in the federal policy, as preparation for the submission of the “Safety Assessment” documentation to NHTSA.
Functional Safety – Automotive Safety Integrity Levels
Every engineered system has risks: risks to people, risks to the environment, and risks to the surrounding infrastructure. Functional safety is the planned reduction of those risks through automated safety systems. This involves a holistic analysis - evaluating all of a vehicles systems as an entire working unit to determine how the vehicle’s hardware and software interact and how it responds to user inputs and the environment in which it is expected to function.
Functional safety extends to the use of electronics, software, and other types of systems to mitigate risk for a vehicle, typically accomplished through equipment with sensory, logic, and control elements. These systems can include features that make decisions with regards to the autonomous control of the vehicle. In many cases these features would be classified as ASIL-D, the highest classification of injury risk defined in ISO 26262 and as such require the highest level of scrutiny when assessing risks and ensuring that safety goals are sufficient and have been achieved.
Intertek has a full scope of services to support functional safety goals and ISO 26262 compliance;
Full Vehicle Testing Services
Intertek performs full vehicle testing both on the track and over the road. Advanced autonomous vehicle technologies require a comprehensive approach to both track and road testing in order to ensure robust safety and reliability in all the conditions that the autonomous system will face while operating in different environments.
Intertek has a full scope of track and road testing including:
Standards We Test To:
Full Vehicle Homologation Services
Automotive safety and governmental standards vary greatly around the world. Automotive homologation is the process of certifying that these standards have been satisfied. Whether on a full vehicle or component level, the process of testing and subsequent reporting to the regulatory authorities that allow the vehicle to be sold in the U.S. or Europe is arduous, time-consuming, and subject to strict requirements. Intertek’s global experience can be your single source to help guide you through the maze and get you to market faster and more efficiently.
Intertek is able assist with many of the United States FMVSS and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) standards, including:
We also offer consulting services for companies around the world.