Press Release

Bureau Veritas announces Accreditation for its New Automotive Test Laboratory in Detroit, USA

May. 7 2020

Supporting the dynamic market segment of New Mobility and Connected Cars

Detroit, USA, May 07, 2020 – Bureau Veritas, a leading Testing, Inspection and Certification provider announces its automotive laboratory, recently opened in Detroit USA, has obtained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The new Detroit laboratory is the latest addition to Bureau Veritas’ New Mobility network to meet the needs with rapid convergence of technology driving growth and challenges for players in connected and autonomous vehicle market.

Strategically situated in the “Motor City” and the historic heart of the American automotive manufacturing industry, Bureau Veritas’ new Detroit operation resides in a modern office / laboratory occupying 23,000 square feet and staffed with an experienced team of technical and customer service specialists. Equipped with the latest test chambers and equipment, the lab provides automotive OEMs and Tier 1 & 2 suppliers with a broad range of EMC, Radio Frequency and V2X testing in accordance with international standards such as EN 61000-4-3; EN 60255-22-3; FCC Part 15B; ANSI C63.4; IEC 6100 4-2; CISPR25, etc.

Services include:

•    EMC and Radio Frequency  
•    Immunity for radar, magnetic field and mobile phones
•    Radiated and Conducted Emissions 
•    Transient Immunity on Supply Lines 
•    Electro-Static Discharge 
•    V2X Conformance for Wireless Security and Networking 
•    Wireless Connectivity for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & SRD (Short Range Devices)
•    Dips, Drop and Surge 
•    Temperature and Humidity
•    Electrical Testing

Jennifer Gasparian, Director of Automotive – Bureau Veritas CPS North America commented: “The setup of this laboratory in Detroit is a key milestone in Bureau Veritas’ expansion of our automotive business line in United States to provide a broad range of testing and homologation services. As well as the addition of a key location to our fast-expanding network in the States to meet the dynamic growing New Mobility / Connected Car segment. The lab also provides a base for further service and market segment expansion which we will align to the changing dynamics of American automotive market in relation to Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, infotainment, wireless connectivity and interoperability.” 

“Being accredited by A2LA supports Bureau Veritas’ commitment to providing quality automotive testing and compliance services to our clients worldwide. The accreditation also further strengthens our US network of laboratories located in Milpitas and Sunnyvale CA as well as Buffalo, NY, and Littleton, MA, which currently meet internationally and nationally recognized standards and specifications.”

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