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Automotive Certification & Testing

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Electrical and electronic subassemblies (ESA) in vehicles have become increasingly important in recent years. They are present in modern vehicles in large numbers and with different functions and tasks. cetecom advanced can take into account regulatory aspects as well as industry requirements.

All accreditations
All accreditations

Automotive services at a glance

  • Official EMC testing of electrical / electronic subassemblies for motor vehicles.
  • E-mark (E1, E13) – recognized by KBA and SNCH as technical service for testing according to UN ECE R 10
  • EMC testing according to manufacturer’s specifications, agriculture, forestry and construction machinery
  • Certification of emergency call systems in vehicles (eCall, ERA-GLONASS)

Automobile manufacturer approval

cetecom advanced offers various testing and certification services according to the specifications of different manufacturers:

  • BMW (GS 95002-2, GS 95002-5)
  • MAN (M3285, M3499)
  • Mercedes Benz (MBN 10284)
  • Peugeot, Citroen (PSA B21 7110)
  • Smart (DE 10005B)
  • Volvo (STD 515-0003)
  • VW, Seat, Skoda, Audi, Porsche (VW80000, TL81000)
  • Jaguar Land Rover (JLR-EML-CS)

Approval of automotive components

cetecom advanced is recognized for E-Mark approval according to:

  • e1/E1 (Germany)
  • e13/E13 (Luxembourg)

Certification of emergency call systems in the vehicle

We have been active in the testing and certification of emergency call systems since 2017. As part of the introduction of the eCall emergency call system for vehicles in the EU, we were involved at an early stage in the standardization and establishment of the specifications for eCall systems.

We also offer services for ERA-GLONASS, the counterpart of eCall for the Eurasian Customs Union, including ERA-GLONASS certification.

Regulatory approvals


  • EN 301 489-1
  • EN 301 489-3
  • EN 301 489-7
  • EN 301 489-24

Bluetooth / Wi-Fi

  • EN 301 489-17


  • EN 301 511 (GSM)
  • EN 301 908-1 (W-CDMA, LTE)
  • EN 300 328 (WLAN)
  • EN 300 328 (Bluetooth®)
  • EN 302 291/ EN 300 330 (RFID)
  • EN 300 440-2 (GPS)
  • EN 302 288 (24-GHz-Radar)
  • EN 301 091 (77-GHz-Radar)

Electrical safety

  • EN 60950-1
  • EN 62368-1


  • EN 62311


  • ECE R100-2

cetecom advanced - your reliable partner for automotive radar

In the course of further developing our testing services, we have continuously invested in the modernization of our test laboratory for automotive radar systems over the past years. In particular, we have integrated new measurement equipment into our test environment to delight our customers with faster measurement times and higher precision in regulatory testing:

  • Signal and spectrum analyzer with up to 85 GHz.
  • Frequency multiplier from 50 to 170 GHz
  • Harmonic mixer

Thanks to new measurement techniques and a new signal and spectrum analyzer, we are able to reliably determine the most important parameters of your products up to 85 GHz without external mixers. This means we are ideally equipped to test future generations of broadband automotive radars. Even if the harmonics go higher, no problem for us! We cover the frequency ranges up to 325 GHz with our further calibrated “measuring stations” and the competence of our team.

The following overview shows you our offer in the radar and radio sector:

Frequency Region
Japan USA Canada Europe
77 GHz Article 2, Paragraph 1, Item 8 Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment Article 49.14-12, Article 49.14-13 FCC Part 95, Automotive Radar RSS-251, Automotive Radar Ordinance concerning Technical Regulations Conformity Certification etc. of Specified Radio Equipment ETSI EN 301 091-1, Automotive Radar
24 GHz Article 2, Paragraph 1, Item 8 Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment Article 49.14-11 FCC Part 15.249, Automotive Radar RSS-310, Automotive Radar Ordinance concerning Technical Regulations Conformity Certification etc. of Specified Radio Equipment ETSI EN 302 858, Automotive Radar
24 GHz UWB Ordinance concerning Technical Regulations Conformity Certification etc. of Specified Radio Equipment Article 2, Paragraph 1, Item 47-2 Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment, Article 49.27-2      

Accreditations in detail


German Accreditation Body (DAkkS)

Our laboratory in Essen is accredited by the DAkkS according to DIN ISO 17025 to carry out a wide range of radio tests. Detailed information on the scope of our accreditation for our laboratories in Germany can be found in our accreditation overview.


Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

Our know-how and competence in the field of automotive EMC is reflected in the designation of cetecom advanced as a technical service (E1), among others for EMC. In our laboratories in Essen we perform test services for electromagnetic compatibility according to UN-R 10 series of amendments 06 (annexes 4-6 and 11-16).

Expertise Automotive Certification / Automotive Testing

What electronic components and systems does a modern vehicle have?

Engine electronics

In a modern car there are up to 100 engine control units (ECUs), commercial vehicles have about 40, plus around 20 to 30 actuators that pick up the electrical signals from the ECUs and initiate mechanical or physical processes.

Transmission Electronics

Chassis electronics

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Traction control (Anti Slip Regulation, ASR / Traction Control System, TCS)
  • Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic Damper Control (EDC)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
  • Parking Assistance (PA)

Driver Assistance Systems

  • Lane Keeping Assist Systems (LKAS / Lane Departure Warning System, LDWS)
  • Speed Assistant (Intelligent Speed Adaption, ISA)
  • Lane change assistant (Blind Spot Monitor, BSM)
  • Intelligent Parking Assist System (IPAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Pre-Collision-Assist

Passenger comfort

  • Automatic Climate Control (Automatic A/C)
  • Electronic seat adjustment with reminder function
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic temperature control

Information/entertainment systems

  • Navigation system
  • Car-HiFi
  • Access to information

Electronically integrated cockpit systems

What are EMC tests and why are they important for the market approval of vehicles?

All vehicle electronic components must meet electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) specifications. In this way, manufacturers ensure that unwanted electronic emissions remain within tolerable limits and that the vehicles are insensitive to external sources of interference – other electronic vehicle components, but also, for example, TV transmitters and mobile phone base stations. This is determined in tests for electromagnetic incompatibility (EMC).

What do emergency call systems for vehicles such as eCall do?

Vehicle emergency call systems make an emergency call in the event of an accident – either automatically or at the touch of a button. eCall, for example, triggers a call to the single European emergency number 112. The system sends a data record to an emergency call center, which provides information about the accident situation. The minimum data record contains:

  • Time of accident
  • Place of accident (coordinates)
  • Direction of travel (relevant for motorways and tunnels)
  • Vehicle ID
  • Service Provider ID
  • eCall qualifier (information whether eCall was triggered automatically or manually)

In addition, on-board security systems can transmit other data, for example:

  • Number of occupants
  • Seriousness of the accident
  • Condition of the seat belts: fastened or not fastened
  • Possible rollover of the vehicle

Are you interested in more details on this topic or are you looking for answers to urgent questions? Please contact us. Benefit from our expert support for all challenges regarding the market approval of your products.

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