High-tech testing laboratory for the "Internet of Vehicles (IoV)"

Laboratory for Connected Driving in Taiwan

Jan 17, 2017
  • Focus on connectivity and EMC testing for automotive industry
  • State-of-the-art test facilities go live
  • Sixth laboratory opened in six months

The expert organization DEKRA is further expanding its product testing business in East Asia. A new laboratory for the testing of automotive parts and components has now opened in Hsinchu (Taiwan). It will focus on the growing demand for testing and certification for innovations relating to connected and electric driving.

“Safety is a service in great demand all over the world. We protect human lives every day as a global partner for a safe world,” said DEKRA’s CEO Stefan Kölbl during the opening ceremony in Hsinchu. “The digitization of processes and services will play an increasingly important role. DEKRA is already one of the top five providers in the world for services relating to the key issue of connectivity.”

In an increasingly networked world, the “Internet of Vehicles (IoV)” trend is giving rise to functions that make new demands on connectivity and interoperability. To rise to these challenges, DEKRA has completed its service portfolio and laboratory network with multiple new laboratories: The IoV lab in Hsinchu is DEKRA’s largest lab to date and plays a key part in establishing the leading role on the automotive testing market in East Asia.

In the past six months, DEKRA has created six new IoV/IoT labs at innovation hubs and on the growth markets of the Asia-Pacific region. Among others, the services comprise: connectivity and interoperability, electromagnetic compatibility, safety tests and certification, chemical and material characterization, testing for usability, reliability and fault analysis, energy efficiency as well as international market access.