TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa

TÜV Rheinland looks to future of ASEAN market at the China-ASEAN Forum on Automotive Industry Cooperation

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Sep 7, 2018 6:15:44 PM

The global automotive sector continues to evolve from traditional vehicles manufacturing to value-adding production, such as the development and innovation of new autonomous and electric vehicle models. Meanwhile, China solidifies its position as a global automotive manufacturing hub, and is expected to be the world's largest market for electric and hybrid car by 2035.

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Topics: e-mobility, automotive, Mobility

TÜV Rheinland Has Been Appointed Indonesia’s Accredited Testing Laboratory for Automotive Wheel Products (L Category)

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jul 12, 2018 6:21:22 PM

In a recent announcement by the Ministry of Industry, Republic of Indonesia, TÜV Rheinland Indonesia has been appointed as an accredited testing laboratory for wheel products in L category for motorcycle or vehicles with less than four wheels. The laboratory, located in Infinia Park Blok 92-93 Jl Dr Sahardjo No 45 Jakarta, is now accredited to apply and supervise the mandatory of National Standard of Indonesian (SNI) for the specific product. This appointment is effective since September 12th, 2017.

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Topics: Mobility, indonesia, quality testing

Automotive Cyber Security: A Complex & Evolving Landscape

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 2, 2017 2:51:32 PM

With rapid economic development across Asia Pacific the automotive industry will continue to witness an upward trend in production of vehicles. Asia Pacific is home to some of the largest vehicle manufacturers for passenger cars, with China, Japan, and Korea contributing over 37 million units of production, or 42 percent of the global production market. With that, the automobile industry will continue to place a record number of cars on the roads.


Rising expectations around levels of comfort, navigation assistance, car intelligence, and safety are no longer limited to the realms of luxury cars, but well entrenched in all car segments. To achieve this onboard systems in all cars are now increasing complex, interconnected and all online (IoT of cars) – surfacing the issue of security which has already drawn attention of car manufactures paving the way for the Automotive Cyber Security Industry as a distinct category already estimated to be at around USD 759 million by 2023^ and would probably continue to grow.


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Topics: e-mobility, Mobility, automotive, cybersecurity, IoT

TÜV Rheinland paves the way for “mirrorless cars”

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Aug 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

TÜV Rheinland Japan becomes the first company in TUV Rheinland Group to help win component approval for an automobile onboard camera-monitor system under amended UN-R46 04 regulations

TÜV Rheinland has helped one of its customers win component approval for an onboard camera-monitor system (Class I*) under the amended UN UN-R46 04 regulations that took effect on June 18, 2016. The changes, which allow a camera-monitor system to provide a rear field of view to driver, in place of the conventional door mounted and interior rear-view mirrors, make it possible for auto makers to produce safe and sleek-looking mirrorless cars.

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Topics: Mobility

TÜV Rheinland becomes one of the first organization to test against automobile information security standards

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jun 8, 2017 12:16:12 PM

TÜV Rheinland, a global leader and independent testing services provider, today announced that it now offers information security testing for the automotive industry. Based on the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX), the company can now verify that manufacturers and service providers within the automotive supply chain meet the VDA ISA information security standard.

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Topics: automotive, Mobility

Chrome jewels

Posted by TUV Rheinland on May 3, 2017 5:31:39 PM

Precious metal: Classic cars promise high returns. Not Always a safe bet. The competence center classic cars reveals what is behind the chrome and metal.

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Topics: Mobility

Seminars and Certificates Award Ceremony - Issue 2

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 6, 2016 3:17:47 PM

Check out our latest seminars held across Asia Pacific and how our customers have benefited from them, as well as highlights of our recent certificate awards ceremony.

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Topics: Mobility

Enabling Clients to Meet the Mark - Mobility

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 6, 2016 3:17:07 PM

Tire SNI Approval (Indonesian National Standard) for Indonesian Market

The tire industry in Indonesia is bound by SNI Regulation numbers 0098:2012, 0099:2012, 0100:2012, 0101:2012 and 6700:2012. Decree 03/BIM/PER/01/2014 from the Ministry of the Industry Republic of Indonesia stipulates that local or imported tires must have an SNI certificate for each tire category. The auditing process for tires includes the checking of client compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, validation of product and manufacturing process knowledge, and sampling for testing in the tire laboratory facility. Various testing includes marking check, dimension verification, bead unseating test, breaking energy test, high speed and endurance test.

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Topics: Mobility

Going Green, Going Safe

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 6, 2016 3:16:16 PM

An increasingly competitive automotive industry requires constant alteration and an emerging key trend is eco-friendliness coupled with advanced safety.

The automotive industry is facing huge challenges, some of which are:
• additional safety features require additional weight and energy resources,
• additional weight on fuel efficiency, and,
• lightweight material (Al, Mg, Carbon composite etc) costs more and in turn reduces demand for these vehicles.

Automotive brands and manufacturers have made significant improvements in this regard by developing highly-efficient drivetrains, alternative power sources, as well as lighter, but stronger construction materials. For instance, there is an uptake in the use of fully electric and fuel-electric hybrid drivetrains, combined with fast-charging battery technologies, which allay range anxiety among users of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids.

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Topics: Mobility

New Age of Mobility Ushered in by Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving and Connected Cars

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 6, 2016 3:15:20 PM

Schedule a business meeting on your smartphone, and a driverless car will arrive and take you to the meeting site. This future is right around the corner!

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Topics: Mobility