Regulatory Services for Vehicles and Electronic Sub-Assemblies
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- Detailed conformity assessment review
- Whole Vehicle EMC test services
- Electronic Sub-Assembly testing
- FCC Telecommunications Certification Body for radio certifications
- ISED Canada Certification body
- European Union & UK Notified Body- CE & UKCA Marking
- UNECE REG 10.6 E-Mark Type Certification Testing
- Government regulatory compliance experts & automotive standards leadership
- Global Market Access with best-in-class Global Validity
- Partner Ecosystem Extend to All Related Compliance Services
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Elite’s services are configured for testing Whole Vehicles and Electronic Sub-Assemblies, Including Wireless and IoT Devices for Regional and Global Markets
- North America: US FCC and ISED Canada
- Europe: CE Mark, UKCA Mark for Radio and EMC Directives
- Europe and Global: Vehicle and ESA’s for E-Mark Type Approvals
- Global Market Access: World-Wide Compliance
Regulations for EMC, Radio, and Electrical Safety
Vehicles and Electronic Sub-Assemblies (ESA’s)
United States (FCC) Requirements
|Unintentional Radiators||Vehicle electronics are not required to be tested to the specific technical standards in FCC 15B. Rule 15.103(a) exempts digital devices utilized exclusively in any transportation vehicle including motor vehicles and aircraft.|
Receivers that (operate) tune within the range 30-960MHz, CB receivers, and radar detectors are subject to authorization under Part 15 as Supplier Declaration of Conformity or Certification.
|Intentional Transmitters||All intentional transmitters must be tested and authorized by certification. Specific rule parts apply to the transmitter type and operating frequency, for example, WiFi, TPMS, Cellular V2X, vehicular radar.|
|Whole Vehicle||The FCC does not regulate EMC for whole vehicles, including vehicles driven by internal combustion engines, electric power train, or hybrids.|
|EV Charging||An on-board vehicle battery charger while parked and connected to the AC mains, must be tested per the 15.107 and 15.109 emissions requirements, and authorized under the Supplier Declaration of Conformity (or certification).|
Whole vehicle wireless charging is regulated under the FCC part 18 and FCC part 15C regulations. In addition, RF hazards evaluation is required.
|General Conditions of Operation||Although vehicles and digital devices are exempt from Part 15B technical requirement, the FCC Part 15.5 General Conditions of Operation still prohibit interference from intentional, unintentional or incidental radiators. A vehicle or component on a vehicle that interferes in a harmful way with a licensed user will need to cease operation until the interference is corrected.|
ISED- Canada Requirements
|Digital Devices||Digital devices that are factory installed on vehicles before placing the vehicle on the market are exempt from testing to ICES-003, but all other devices (aftermarket installed on vehicles) must be tested for compliance to ICES-003.|
|Intentional Transmitters||All intentional transmitters must be tested and authorized by certification. Specific ISED RSS standards apply to the transmitter type and operating frequency, for example, WiFi, TPMS, Cellular V2X, vehicular radar.|
|Whole Vehicles||ISED Canada regulation ICES-002 applies for whole vehicle EMC emissions and for mains connected charging systems. This applies to vehicles, boats, an all devices subject to ICES-002, including vehicles propelled by an internal combustion engine, electrical means, or both.|
|EV Charging||The ISED Canada regulation ICES-002 specifies technical requirements for electric or hybrid electric vehicle charging.|
ICES-002 Sec 4.3 applies to on-board AC mains plug-in chargers.
ICES-002 Sec 4.4 applies to off-board chargers, power supplies, and converters.
ICES-002 Sec 1.2 states for vehicles with wireless power transfer functionality, that ICES-002 applies during the primary operating mode, and RSS-216 applies during battery wireless charging mode.
European Union & United Kingdom
CE Mark and UKCA Mark
Vehicles & ESAs
|Vehicles and Electronic Subassemblies (ESAs) for Off-Road applications must comply with the applicable European Union Directives. These include, but are not limited to, the EMC, Radio-Equipment, Machinery, and RoHS Directives. Products declared compliant are labeled with the CE Marked, and/or UKCA Marked in the United Kingdom. Manufacturers are afforded the presumption of conformity when they apply a European Harmonized Standard (EN) in full, and can self-declare compliance.|
Harmonized standards include:
Vehicles & ESAs
|Vehicles and Electronic Subassemblies are type certified and E-Marked. EMC compliance for on-road vehicle operation is accordance with UNECE Regulation 10.6.|
Dozens of other UNECE type approval regulations also apply covering various vehicle functions such as lighting, tail-pipe emissions, passenger restraints, and braking. Type certification is issued by a Notified Body based on test results from an approved and accredited laboratory.
|Tractors & ESAs||Ag and Forestry Tractors and their Electronic Subassemblies (ESAs) are type certified and E-Marked. The EU Regulation EU 2015/208 establishes the EMC technical requirements. In addition, amendment M3:2020/540 also permits compliance with UNECE REG 10.4 or ISO 14982:1998.|
Dozens of other UNECE type approval regulations also apply covering various Tractor functions such as lighting, tail-pipe emissions, passenger restraints, and braking. Type certification is issued by a Notified Body based on test results from an approved and accredited laboratory.
Off Road, On Road, and Tractors
|Transmitters and Receivers are required to comply with the Radio Equipment Directive (RE-D). Compliance is through manufacturer self declaration or third party Type Approval through a Notified Body for the RE-D. Compliant products are CE Marked for the European Union (or UKCA in the United Kingdom). For certain On-Road vehicle applications or Ag/Forestry Tractor applications, a wireless ESA may require both a CE Mark covering the RE-D regulatory requirement and the UNECE Reg 10.6 vehicle safety requirements.|
Manufacturers are afforded the presumption of conformity when they apply a European Harmonized Standard (EN) in full. Harmonized standards include:
ETSI 300 328 for WiFi, Bluetooth, & 2.4GHz Tx/Rx