Empowering Automotive Innovation: Automotive Testing Capabilities

In the ever-evolving automotive technology, ensuring the reliability and robustness of components is essential.

From conception to completion, comprehensive testing capabilities are instrumental in maximising accuracy, reducing testing cycles, and enhancing process efficiency, even in the face of the most demanding regulations. In this blog, we explore Automotive Testing Capabilities, understanding the standards, methodologies, and range of tests that pave the way for the automotive industry’s technological advancements.

The Roadmap to Robustness: Testing Against Industry Standards

Our global testing capabilities cover a spectrum of standards crucial for evaluating the performance, reliability, and environmental hardiness of vehicle and tractor/trailer electronic components. These include:

  1. SAE J1455 – Joint SAE/TMC Recommended Environmental Practices for Electronic Equipment Design (Heavy-Duty Trucks): Setting the stage for heavy-duty trucks, this standard outlines recommended environmental practices for the design of electronic equipment.
  2. ISO 16750 – Road vehicles — Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment: A comprehensive standard addressing the environmental conditions and testing protocols for electrical and electronic equipment in road vehicles.
  3. SAE J2334 – Laboratory cyclic corrosion test: Evaluating the corrosion resistance of materials, this test is crucial for ensuring the longevity of automotive components.
  4. SAE USCAR-2 – Automotive Electrical Connection Systems Standard: Defining the standards for automotive electrical connection systems, ensuring seamless and reliable electrical connections.

Custom Testing Solutions: Meeting Industry Demands

Our testing capabilities extend beyond the standard requirements. We offer custom testing solutions that leverage the latest technology and automation software. These tailored approaches are designed to meet the demanding time-to-market needs of automotive manufacturers, providing a streamlined testing process from development to end-use.

A Comprehensive Toolbox of Tests

From climatic and dynamic testing to assessing electrical environments, our capabilities cover an array of tests that ensure automotive components withstand real-world conditions. Some notable tests include:

  • SAE J1113-13 – Immunity to Electrostatic Discharge
  • SAE J1113-26 – Immunity to AC Power Line Electric Fields
  • SAE J551 – 5 Performance Methods of Measurement of Magnetic and Electric Field Strength from Electric Vehicles
  • SAE J965 – Abrasion
  • SAE J1756 – Fogging
  • SAE J2100 – Temperature and Humidity

These tests, among many others, contribute to a comprehensive evaluation of automotive components, addressing factors from environmental resilience to electrical performance.

Ensuring Compliance for Faster Market Access

Navigating the tricky network of automotive regulations requires a meticulous approach. Our testing services align with MIL-STD, SAE, ISO, IEC, DIN, ASTM, and FCC standards, as well as European Directive / ECE Regulation, ensuring that automotive components meet the necessary compliance requirements for faster market access.

Conclusion: Driving Innovation Through Rigorous Testing
As the automotive industry continues to push the boundaries of innovation, rigorous testing becomes the linchpin of success. From heavy-duty trucks to electric vehicles, adherence to industry standards and custom testing solutions ensures that automotive components not only meet but exceed expectations. Our automotive testing capabilities stand as a testament to our commitment to empowering automotive innovation, providing a solid foundation for the technological marvels that define the future of transportation.