The fu­ture of test­ing in the au­to­mo­tive sec­tor

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Go­ing for­ward, ve­hi­cles will in­te­grate more and more elec­tron­ics, even­tu­ally in­creas­ing the need for bet­ter test­ing equip­ment and stan­dards. Gau­tam says, “Just like any other elec­tri­cal de­vice, a ve­hi­cle and its com­po­nents are re­quired to meet In­dian EMC stan­dards laid out by ARAI (Au­to­mo­tive Re­search As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia).”

How­ever, test­ing has two im­por­tant phases—stand­alone test­ing and life cy­cle test­ing. Life cy­cle tests, en­durance tests and other such tests are quite ex­pen­sive and are of no use if not utilised prop­erly. Usu­ally, com­pa­nies have cen­tralised labs to carry out these tests but if they do not have such a pro­vi­sion in-house, then they will have to spend a lot to get this done by a third party. In or­der to avoid this, such tests should be cen­tralised and in­te­grated, while stand­alone test­ing should be re­duced.

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