Most vehicles and/or engines for automotive, marine and/or industrial use must be certified or type approved to relevant emission standards. These standards are typically prescribed by USA, European and/or Japanese authorities.
The European Commission is responsible for defining the emissions standards that must be met by products sold/operated within countries in the European Union. The assessment of a manufacturer’s compliance with the regulations is verified by an independent type approval authority, of which there are over 30 operating throughout Europe.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (ARB) are the two main authorities responsible for emissions legislation for mobile and stationary sources. These authorities both define emissions legislation in addition to assessing a manufacturer’s compliance with the requirements.
The Ministry of the Environment is the government agency at the forefront of Japanese emissions legislation development, although other government ministries are also involved. We benefit from established contacts within the major emissions regulations authorities and have experience in working with these authorities to achieve emissions certification.
The applicable emissions regulations differ as a function of the product, its uses and the market in which it will be sold/operated. For more information, please refer to the appropriate regulatory bodies or contact us.
We are experienced in designing, developing and validating in-vehicle networks and are able to provide the following services:
- Analysis of communication requirements and opportunities
- Communication network specification (including physical and communication layers)
- Specification of network messaging within prescribed standard (content, timing, etc)
- Network simulation and analysis
- Network development and testing (including abuse testing, fault insertion, etc)
- Verification and validation of communications networks
- Integration with existing and/or non-standard communications systems
Most vehicles and/or engines for automotive, marine and/or industrial use must be certified or type approved to relevant emission standards.
On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) systems facilitate simple and efficient in-use diagnosis and rectification of electrical and mechanical problems.
Networking & Communication
As modern vehicles typically feature a number of inter-linked electronic control systems, in-vehicle networking and communications are of particularly high importance.