Vehicle technology

Title: Vehicle Component Testing & Certification

Organisation: BSI
Date uploaded: 7th December 2010
Date published/launched: Pre 2009

BSI is accredited as a technical service by the VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) to assist with the mandatory certification of vehicle components for use in the European Union.

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To place vehicle components on the market anywhere in the world they are normally tested and approved by an appropriate authority. Most countries insist on proof of compliance with national or international standards, regulations or directives coverage safety and or environmental performance.

BSI is accredited as a technical service by the VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) to assist with the mandatory certification of vehicle components for use in the European Union. Depending on the intended market, BSI offers both ECE Regulation approval and EEC Directive approval. Usually this only involves a nominal certification fee to gain both marks at the same time.

With more than 50 years' experience BSI is well respected as technical experts in this field and offers pre-approval product testing where its technicians evaluate products and, where possible, assist with compliance prior to full certification.

BSI deals direct with the manufacturers throughout the process, with the VCA issuing an internationally accepted certificate. This service can be extended to include type approval for other markets such as the USA, through the Automotive Manufacturers Equipment Compliance Agency (AMECA) and the Taiwan market through VSCC- Taiwan

Currently BSI offers VCA approval for the following products:

All external vehicle lighting products
Vehicle glass
Protective helmets (Australian approval also available)
Rear viewing devices (mirrors and cameras)
Warning triangles
Retro-reflective devices (including heavy goods vehicle safety markings)

In addition to the above and outside the scope of VCA certification, BSI offers a wide range of product approval to national and international standards in the transport sector, including

Vehicle registration plates
High visibility garments
Traffic cones and delineators
Trans-illuminated bollards
Bicycle lights
Bicycle reflectors
Bicycle helmets
Equestrian helmets
Safety glass

For more information contact:
Enquiries @ BSI
T: 08450 765600

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