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For today’s tech-savvy car buyers, in-vehicle electronics are no longer luxury items. Buyers’ expectations require connectivity as a standard option and one’s personal mobile device should work seamlessly and securely with the vehicle’s infotainment system. Also high on the buyers’ wish lists are advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) with radar, LiDAR and cameras sensors that collectively provide a greater level of vehicle safety.

Meet OEM Standards

Vehicle electronic sub-assemblies and components pose unique testing challenges to recreate the in-vehicle device operation and monitor performance in a laboratory setting. UL’s expert engineers assist automotive suppliers with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) recognized Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) validation testing of varied component types such as: switches, motors, electronic control units (ECUs), lighting assemblies, electric vehicle (EV) battery control modules and even complex infotainment modules to meet OEM testing requirements.

Test for Interoperability

All major auto manufacturers have Bluetooth integrated into their cars to enable drivers to operate their mobile phone hands-free for added safety and convenience. The mobile phone is at the center of the user experience in the vehicle, and incompatibilities with a single phone can lead to frustrated customers and overwhelmed service and call centers. UL offers interoperability testing services for:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Wireless Charging

Minimize Security Threats

With public concerns over car-hacking incidents, UL offers vehicle system cybersecurity solutions performing threat analysis, risk assessments, testing for possible vulnerabilities, or validating security protection measures. For example, UL In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) security testing ensures that the IVI system and the communication to and from the IVI system are secure. This full portfolio of options helps secure vehicle systems and sensitive data, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

Global Market Access

Vehicle wireless communication features and gateways must meet regulatory compliance for the countries in which the vehicle will be purchased. At first glance, obtaining type approvals for Global Market Access (GMA) appears complex. UL helps wireless suppliers navigate these challenges with our expertise, deep market knowledge, global footprint and staff who are ready to navigate these challenges.

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