Brief: In September 2023, ATIC's General Manager Aaron QI and his team went to South Korea to visit official organisations such as Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute (KATRI) , National Institute for Environmental Research (NIER), Korea Testing and Research Institute (KTR), and South Korea Wireless Test Laboratory (KTCL), to have an in-depth exchange of ideas and information with the officials on topics such as trends of South Korea's latest vehicle laws and regulations, safety certification, environmental protection certification, wireless certification, chemical compliance and other topics. Korea's certification system for automobiles and automotive spare parts is complex and involves regulatory certifications from multiple departments and fields, including safety self-certification by the Ministry of Land, Infrastrucure and Transport, environmental certification and energy consumption certification by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, product safety KC certification by the Ministry of Industry, wireless certification by the Ministry of Communications, and compliance of chemicals, among others.
KOREA AUTOMOTIVE TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KATRI)
Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute (KATRI) is a research institute under the Korea Transportation Safety Bureau, and is one of the automobile performance and safety testing institutes designated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MOLIT), as well as one of the automobile emission and noise testing institutes designated by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MOE). It is also one of the testing organisations for vehicle emission and noise designated by MOE, Ministry of Environmental Protection. The main responsibilities of KATRI include automotive self-certification and defect investigation, new vehicle evaluation procedures, technical audits and safety compliance investigations, international safety standard WP29 activities, R&D testing and support, and research and development of various vehicle components.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH (NIER)
The National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) was established in 2005 as an organisation directly under the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Korea, and is responsible for research projects and surveys on environmental protection and air pollution protection, research on advanced technologies to reduce automotive emissions, and certification of automotive emissions and noise. etc.
KOREA TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE KTR
Korea Testing & Research Institute (KTR) is one of the largest comprehensive testing and certification organisations in Korea, and was established to effectively conduct testing, research and certification as well as technological development in the fields of chemistry and environment, biology and nanotechnology, components and materials, information and communication, and high-tech convergence. It provides high quality testing and certification services to companies through testing and analysis, inspection, certification, assessment, evaluation, type examination, calibration and other conformity assessment, technology research and development, standardisation business, technical barrier action, diagnosis and testing.
KTR is accredited by the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Environment, etc., to conduct safety testing of electrical and electronic products, safety testing of household goods and children's products, energy efficiency rating testing of electrical appliances, wireless testing of ICT products, as well as chemical safety testing and certification.
KOREA WIRELESS TEST LABORATORY KTCL
Korea Wireless Test Laboratory KTCL is authorised by the Ministry of Communications as a wireless test and certification body with comprehensive capabilities in wireless RF testing, RF-EMC testing and EMC testing. It is also authorised by the Ministry of Industry for safety testing of electrical and electronic products, and is capable of testing and certifying batteries, lamps and lanterns, ITE, and household electrical equipment.
ATIC SOUTH KOREA HOMOLOGATION SERVICES
As the first technical service company in China to carry out Korean automotive certification, ATIC has successfully provided services for many native EV OEMs. ATIC set up technical exchange mechanism and/or partnership with Korea Automotive Testing and Research Center (KATRI), Korea Transportation Pollutant Research Center (TPRC), and Korea Automotive Parts Association (KAPA). ATIC is capable to serve throughout the whole process in safety certification, environmental certification, fuel consumption label testing, subsidy evaluation testing, and KC certification.
ATIC GLOBAL HOMOLOGATION RESEARCH AND VEHICLE CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT
ATIC Automotive Regulation Research and Vehicle Homologation Product Line is dedicated to global automotive regulation research, homologation procedure research and WVTA homologation project management.
Based on ATIC digital platform, our team provides a series of automotive compliance services including market access solutions, technical review, regulation interpretation, regulation database and update, training and Q&A, etc.
ATIC homologation experts are nominated by European technical service and authorities covering all EU/UN regulations for M/N/O/T/L/NRMM category vehicle, system, component and separate technical unit. Authorities includes Netherlands (e/E4), Sweden (e/E5), Luxembourg (e/E13), Ireland (e/E24) and Cyprus (e/E49).
ATIC is long-term compliance and homologation service provider for GWM, GEELY, SAIC MOTOR, BYD, XPENG, NIO, RIMAC etc. top domestic and international OEMs, and HUAWEI, CATL, SVOLT, FINDREAMS etc. system and component manufactures.