The future of testing in the automotive sector
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.