EMC testing ensures that the many electronic components in modern vehicles can provide optimized safety and convenience functions without the risk of electromagnetic interference.

Modern vehicles are extraordinarily complex and offer dozens of computerized features that rely on electronics. As they work to incorporate “smart” technologies, vehicle designers and manufacturers need to be certain that the electromagnetic signals emitted by various vehicle systems do not interfere with one another. This protects not only convenience features but critical safety features as well.

Element’s vast experience in automotive testing, together with our extensive knowledge of wired and wireless technologies, make us the ideal partner to support you as you enhance your existing platforms with new technologies. We help to successfully bring the next generation of connected, electrified, and even autonomous vehicles to market.

EMC testing for global market access

Element’s automotive EMC testing and certification services ensure your automotive electrical components, systems, and sub-assemblies meet all the EMC requirements necessary for global market access.

As a Technical Service with the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), Element can test and validate both whole vehicles and their sub-assemblies for commercial, civilian, agricultural, industrial, and military vehicles to support E-mark certification including UNECE R10, CISPR 12/25, ISO 11452, ISO 11451 and other specific and military standards.

Automotive EMC services

Element’s automotive EMC testing simulates the real-world scenarios faced by modern vehicles. Our experts can perform complete assessments of equipment, components, whole vehicles, and ESAs to ensure that they meet international standards and your specific requirements. Our testing equipment includes large vehicle chambers and rolling roads with forced air cooling and exhaust extraction, and we provide monitoring of statutory vehicle data.

Our testing routinely includes:

  • Whole vehicle EMC testing
  • Electronic Sub-Assemblies (ESAs) testing
  • BCI (Bulk Current Injection) Immunity
  • Conducted Emissions (CE) and Radiated Emissions (RE)
  • RF Radiated Immunity
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Vehicular Transient Testing
  • Testing in ALSE (Absorber Lined Shielded Enclosure) environment
  • SAE J1113 Series testing
  • E-Mark testing

UNECE R10 for E–Mark certification

We have the expertise, testing infrastructure, and support equipment to perform testing in compliance with UNECE R10 for E-Mark certification to ensure that your products get to national and international markets quickly and effectively.

The Element advantage

With our extensive experience testing automotive products for both major OEMs and innovative startups, we help you identify which standards and test methods are right for your products. We work to your specific project requirements at every stage of testing to ensure the swiftest route to compliance. Our advanced laboratories in the US and the UK perform automotive EMC testing to many OEM vehicle manufacturer specifications

For more information about EMC testing services or our many other automotive testing services, contact our experts today.

Automotive EMC Testing

CE Marking for the European Union

Element supports companies from start to finish to help them negotiate European Directive standards and achieve CE Marking on electrical products.

Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.