UL Opens New EMC and Electrical Testing Facility for in-vehicle devices in Japan
TOKYO, November 24, 2016 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, will open a new laboratory for automotive industry in Miyoshi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, where many manufacturers of in-vehicle devices and automotive components have offices and production bases. The new facility is called UL Automotive Technology Center (UL ATC) and is planned to start operating on June, 2017. This 1,900 square meter facility will focus on providing EMC testing as well as electrical, environment and interoperability testing to in-vehicle devices and EMC testing specialists will meet various customers’ needs.
In recent years, the number of electricity-powered vehicles such as EV, HV/PHV, FCV is rapidly increasing and it is expected that advanced control technologies for automated driving, Connected Cars, communication between vehicles (V2V) and communication between vehicles and infrastructure including roads (V2I) will continue to evolve. Driven by the current changes, the automotive industry is forced to face new risks emerging with introduction of new technologies.
UL Japan, a subsidiary of UL, conducts EMC, radio and electrical testing to electrical/electronic equipment according to the standards specified by automotive manufacturers, in its Kashima Laboratory and other three laboratories. Using UL’s global network, UL Japan also helps manufacturers to achieve compliance with global regulations and standards continuously changing with emergence of new technologies and regimes. The new UL ATC will address demand of EMC, radio and environment tests that require advanced expertise, contribute to development of safer products by manufacturers and support further growth of the automotive industry in Japan.
For details of the UL ATC, please refer to the attached document.
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UL Japan, a subsidiary of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) provides a wide range of conformity assessment services to assist local manufacturers in producing products compliant with applicable safety requirements and in gaining quick access to markets worldwide. Our state-of-the-art laboratories are accredited or recognized by regulatory agencies and governments throughout the world, including the US, Canada, Australia and Japan.
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