BRIEF ANALYSIS OF SINGAPORE VEHICLE CERTIFICATION

BRIEF ANALYSIS OF SINGAPORE VEHICLE CERTIFICATION

RELEASE DATE:2020-09-24 10:49
Abstract: The management agency of automotive product market access in Singapore is the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA). The LTA has spearheaded the development of land transport in Singapore and has planned, designed, built and maintained Singapore's land transport infrastructure and systems. To ensure that vehicles meet technical requirements and internationally recognized standards for safety and emissions, the LTA requires each new make and model of vehicle to undergo type approval and comply with the Road Traffic Act and its subsidiary regulations before it can be registered for use in Singapore. For tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption rates, a report from an appointed testing agency is required, and the National Environment Agency (NEA) currently requires all petrol- and diesel-driven vehicles to comply with Euro VI emission standards.



VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS
Singapore vehicle safety standards need to meet the following 52 requirements, depending on the vehicle type:

No.

Items

1

Anti-theft and immobiliser 

2

Audible warning 

3

Braking 

4

Couplings 

5

Defrost/demist 

6

Diesel Smoke 

7

Direction indicators 

8

Door latches and hinges 

9

Electromagnetic compatibility EMC 

10

Emissions 

11

End-outline, front position (side), rear-position (side), stop, side marker, daylight running lamps 

12

Engine power 

13

Exterior projections 

14

Fog lamps (front) 

15

Fog lamps (rear) 

16

Forward vision 

17

Front underrun protection 

18

Frontal impact 

19

Fuel consumption 

20

Fuel tanks/rear protection device 

21

Head restraints 

22

Headlamps (including bulbs) 

23

Heating systems 

24

Identification of control 

25

Installation of lightings and light signalling devices 

26

Interior fitting 

27

Lateral protection

28

Masses and dimensions

29

Parking lamps

30

Prevention of fire risks

31

Protective steering

32

Rear registration plate lamps 

33

Rear registration plate space 

34

Rear visibility

35

Registration plates

36

Retro reflectors

37

Reversing lamps 

38

Safety glass 

39

Seat belt anchorages 

40

Seat belts 

41

Seat strength 

42

Side impact (side beams) 

43

Sound level 

44

Speed limiters 

45

Speedometer and reverse gear 

46

Steering effort 

47

Towing hooks 

48

Tyres 

49

Vehicle and component marking (incl. VIN) 

50

Vehicle using CNG/Electric/Hybrid etc. 

51

Wash/wipe 

52

Wheel guards


VEHICLE ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS MATRIX
In addition to the general vehicle safety standards in Singapore, each type of vehicle has additional technical requirements. The additional technical requirements matrix is as follows:

No.

Technical Requirements

Car

Motorcycle or Scooter

Goods Vehicle

Engineering Plant

1

Compliance with Road Traffic Act and its Subsidiary Legislations

x

x

x

x

2

Vehicle Safety Standards 

x

 

 

 

3

Exhaust Emission Standards 

x

x

x

x

4

Fuel Economy Labelling Scheme (FELS) 

x

 

x

 

5

Maximum Power Output (MPO) 

x

 

 

 

6

Registration Inspection 

x

x

x

x

7

Right-hand Drive 

x

 

x

x

8

Safety Belt 

x

 

x

x

9

Safety Glass 

x

 

x

x

10

Modifications to Vehicle 

x

 

x

x

11

Asbestos-free Brake and Clutch 

x

x

x

x

12

Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-free Air-conditioners

x

 

x

x

13

Use of Hydrocarbon (HC) Refrigerants in Vehicle Air-conditioning Systems 

x

 

x

x

14

High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps

x

 

x

x

15

Speedometer 

x

x

x

x

16

Use of Unleaded Petrol 

 

x

 

 

17

Automatic Headlamp Switch-on Device 

 

x

 

 

18

Safety Regulations for Goods Vehicles Carrying Workers

 

 

x

 

19

Rear Under run Bumpers and Side guards

 

 

x

x

20

Speed Limiter

 

 

x

x


CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Application submission: ATIC assists manufacturers in preparing application materials
Sample delivery and testing: ATIC is responsible for issuing test plans, assisting in sample delivery and testing
Data submission: ATIC assists manufacturers to submit data to LTA for review
Vehicle inspection: After approval, ATIC will assist in sending the vehicle to a Singapore authorized inspection center for inspection
After the vehicle passes the inspection, a Vehicle Approval Code (VAC) is issued

ABOUT ATIC
ATIC is a young technical service company from China, established in 2015. ATIC is committed to integrate domestic and international regulations, testing and certification resources with a global perspective in the context of globalization, and establish a new, specialized regulation research, testing and certification platform. With innovative Digital Reporting System (DRS), Customer Service Platform (CSP) and self-developed Global Vehicle Regulation Database (GVRD), ATIC’s compliance service covers more than 54 countries/regions globally, testing and certification service covers more than 30 countries/regions worldwide. ATIC serve more than 3,300 manufactures each year.

SINGAPORE VEHICLE CERTIFICATION PLEASE CONTACT

Emily graduated from Chongqing University of Technology with a master's degree. Emily focuses on automotive electronics cross-field compliance and certification solutions.
Emily Shui
Global Vehicle Regulation Research Department
Master's degree from Chongqing University of Technology, specializing in cross-disciplinary compliance and certification solutions for automotive electronics
Phone: +86 18875016631
Mail: emily.shui@atic-cn.com