ATIC Korea Vehicle Type Approval

South Korea

Motor Vehicle Type Approval
Since the 1980s, South Korea has gradually established its own automotive certification system with reference to the international typical automotive type approval system. 

Compulsory acts and regulations stipulate that any motor vehicle entering the South Korean market must be certified by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT), Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoE) and Ministry of Industry (MoI) through certification scheme of safety, environmental protection and fuel consumption. For electric vehicles, the Appraisal Tests, which is regulated by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoE), is required. The Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Korea subsidizes the models that have passed the test. The amount of subsidies varies according to the policies.

In South Korea, Motor Vehicle Management Act is to manage motor vehicles efficiently and secure the performance and safety of motor vehicles by prescribing the matters concerning the registration, safety standards, self-authentication, correction of manufacturing defects, inspection, maintenance, testing of motor vehicles, and motor vehicle management business, etc., and thereby contributing to promoting public welfare.

A person who intends to manufacture, assemble or import a motor vehicle (including the incomplete motor vehicle and the motor vehicle manufactured by phase) shall self-authenticate that the model of the relevant motor vehicle meets the safety standards (Korea Motor Vehicle Safety Standard - KMVSS) for motor vehicles (in cases of an incomplete motor vehicle or a motor vehicle manufactured by phase, referring to the safety standards for motor vehicles to be applied as at the time when a manufacture, etc. concerned is finished), as determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

For certain automotive parts entering the aftermarket, KC (Korea Certification) scheme is applied which was regulated by the Ministry of Industry. From 2018, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) has taken over the regulating and supervising responsibilities of KC certification for automotive components. 

The Korea Auto Parts Association (KAPA) adopts the relevant regulations and policies of the Korean government to formulate the voluntary quality standards for auto parts, and establishes a voluntary certification system for auto parts, aiming to provide manufacturers with more competitive quality standards for auto parts as well as to protect the domestic consumer rights in South Korea.

ATIC has successfully provided certification and consulting services for Chinese OEMs ever since the year of 2016. ATIC conducts in-depth regulation research, set up regular technical meeting with Korea Automotive Testing and Research Institute (KATRI), Korea Transportation Pollutant Research Center (TPRC) and Korea Automotive Parts Association (KAPA). ATIC is capable of providing technical service from KMVSS self-certification, environmental certification, fuel consumption testing, subsidy testing, KC certification throughout the whole automotive homologation process.

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General Steps
KMVSS Self-Certification
ATIC will support importer and manufacture preparing registration documents, submit registration to MOLIT. ATIC engineers prepare a testing plan and support manufacture conduct KMVSS in-house testing or witness testing in 3rd party laboratory
Environmental Protection
ATIC will support importer and manufacture preparing registration document, review and submit application to MoE. Prepare testing plan and follow up testing in designated lab. After testing pass report and certificate will be issued
Fuel Consumption
ATIC will support importer and manufacture preparing application documents and submit application to the authority. Prepare testing plan and follow up testing in designated laboratory. After testing pass and report issued importer then manufacture can stamp the label on the vehicle
Defects and Recall
Where any motor vehicles or parts have such defects as failing to meet the safety standards, the manufacturer shall, from the date of acknowledging the facts, disclose such defect by mail, text message without delay so that the owners can be clearly aware and shall take corrective measures, details about penalties and recall policies please contact ATIC experts
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Technical Requirements

No.
Items (Korean)
Items (English)
Standards
1
정면 충돌시 탑승자 보호
Protection of Occupants in the Event of a Frontal Collision
KMVSS Article 102

2
측면 충돌시 탑승자 보호
Protection of Occupants In The Event Of A Lateral Collision
KMVSS Article 102
3
충격시 스티어링 칼럼 변위
Steering Column Displacement In The Event Of Impact
KMVSS Article 89 paragraph 1 item 2
4
충격 발생시 조향 장치에 대한 운전자 보호
Protection Of The Driver Against The Steering Mechanism In The Event Of Impact
KMVSS Article 89 paragraph 1 item 1
5
좌석
Seats 
KMVSS Article 97
6
머리 받침
Headrest
KMVSS Article 26,99
7
도어록 및 도어 힌지
Door Locks and Door Hinges
KMVSS Article 104 paragraph 2
8
대시 보드 충돌
Dashboard Collision
KMVSS Article 88
9
좌석 뒤 충돌
Seat Back Collision
KMVSS Article 98
10
중앙 팔걸이 충돌
Central Armrest Collision
KMVSS Article 100
11
선 바이저 충돌
Sun Visor Collision
KMVSS Article 101
12
범퍼
Bumper
KMVSS Article 93
13
내부 백미러 충돌
Inner Rearview Mirrors Collision
KMVSS Article 108
14
견인 후크
Towing Hooks
KMVSS Article 20 Item1,2,4
15
후방 언더런 방지 장치
Rear Underrun Protection Devices
KMVSS Article 96
16
전방 비전
Forward Vision
KMVSS Article 50,94
17
 엔진 순 출력
Engine Net Power
KMVSS Article 11,111
18
윈드 스크린 와이 핑 시스템
WindScreen Wiping System 
KMVSS Article 51 & 109 Item 1
19
세탁기
Washer 
KMVSS Article 109 Item 4
20
제상
Defrosting 
KMVSS Article 109 Item 2
21
엉망 
Demisting 
KMVSS Article 109 Item 3
22
승용차 용 브레이크 시스템
Brake Systems for Passenger Cars 
KMVSS Article 15 & 90 Item 2
23
승용차 및 트레일러를 제외한 브레이크 시스템Brake Systems Except Passenger Cars and Trailer 
KMVSS Article 15 & 90 Item 2
24
트레일러 용 브레이크 시스템
Brake Systems for Trailer
KMVSS Article 15 & 90 Item 3
25
트레일러를 제외한 ABS
ABS Except Trailer
KMVSS Article 15 & 90 Item 4
26
트레일러 ABS
Trailer ABS 
KMVSS Article 15 & 90 Item 5
27
조타 노력
Steering Effort 
KMVSS Article 14 & 89 paragraph 2
28
속도 제한 장치
Speed Limiting Device 
KMVSS Article 110-2
29
속도계
Speedometer 
KMVSS Article 110
30
EMC 
EMC 
KMVSS Article 111-2
31
충격시 연료 누출
Fuel Leakage in the Event of Impact
KMVSS Article 91
32
안전 벨트 앵커리지
Safety Belt Anchorages
KMVSS Article 27,103 paragraph 1,2,3
33
어린이 안전 시스템
Child Restraints Systems 
KMVSS Article 27-2,103-2
34
펜더
Fender 
KMVSS Article 88-2
35
조명 신호 장치 설치
Lighting Signalling Devices Installation 
KMVSS Article 38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,47
36
전조등
Headlamp
KMVSS Article 38,48 paragraph 3,Article 106 item 1
37
전방 안개 램프
Front Fog Lamps 
KMVSS Article 38-2 paragraph 1,Article 106 item 2
38
보조 헤드 램프
Auxiliary Headlamp
KMVSS Article 39,Article 106 item 3
39
전면 위치 램프
Front Position Lamp
KMVSS Article 40,Article 106 item 4
40
번호판 램프
License Plate Lamp
KMVSS Article 41,Article 106 item 5
41
테일 램프
Tail Lamp 
KMVSS Article 42,Article 106 item 6
42
램프를 끄다
Stop Lamp 
KMVSS Article 43 paragraph 1,Article 106 item 7
43
높은 위치 정지 램프
High Position Stop Lamp 
KMVSS Article 43 paragraph 2,3,Article 106 item 8
44
방향 표시기
Direction Indicator
KMVSS Article 44,Article 106 item 9
45
보조 방향 표시기
Auxiliary Direction Indicator
KMVSS Article 44,Article 106 item 10
46
후방 안개등
Rear Fog Lamps
KMVSS Article 38-2 paragraph 2,3,Article 106 item 2
47
가속 제어 시스템
Acceleration Control System 
KMVSS Article 87
48
인테리어 재료
Interior Materials 
KMVSS Article 95
49
레트로 반사판
Retro Reflector 
KMVSS Article 49 paragraph 1,2,Article 107
50
사이드 도어 강도
Side Door Strength
KMVSS Article 104 paragraph 1
51
최고 강도
Top Strength
KMVSS Article 92
52
내부 파티션 도어
Internal Partition Door 
KMVSS Article 111-3
53
보행자 보호
Protection of Pedestrian
KMVSS Article 102-2
54
뿔 
Horn 
KMVSS Article 53
55
브레이크 호스
Brake Hose
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
56
안전 벨트
Safety Belt
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
57
램프
Lamps
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
58
후면 반사판
Rear Reflector
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
59
후면 안전 가드 바
Rear Safety Guard Bar
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
60
타이어
Tire
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13 
61
창유리
Window Glasses
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
62
고급 경고 삼각형
Advanced Warning Triangles
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
63
후면 반사판
Brake Lining
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
64
바퀴
Wheel
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
65
스트립을 반영
Reflect Strips
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
66
저속 차량용 후면 표시기 보드
Rear Indicator Board for Low Speed Vehicle
KMVSS Article 30-2, 8-2, 40-4~40-9, 112-2~112-13
67
전기 버스 용 전원 배터리Traction battery for electric busesKSR 1204
No.
Regulation (Korean)
Regulation (English)
1
대기환경보전법
Atmospheric Environment Conservation Act
2
대기환경보전법 시행령
Enforcement Decree of Atmospheric Environment Conservation Act
3
대기환경보전법 시행규칙
Enforcement Rules of Atmospheric Environment Conservation Act
4
소음ㆍ진동관리법
Noise and Vibration Management Act
5
소음ㆍ진동관리법 시행령
Enforcement Decree of the Noise and Vibration Management Act
6
소음ㆍ진동관리법 시행규칙
Enforcement Rules of Noise and Vibration Management Act
7
에너지이용 합리화법
Energy Use Rationalization Act
8
에너지이용 합리화법 시행령
Enforcement Decree of the Energy Use Rationalization Act
9
에너지이용 합리화법 시행규칙
Enforcement Rules of Energy Use Rationalization Act

No.
Items (Korean)
Items (English)
Standards
1
브레이크 호스
Brake Hose
KMVSS 112-2
2
좌석안전띠장치
Safety-Belt
KMVSS 112-3
3
등화장치
Headlamp
KMVSS 112-4
4
후부반사기
Rear Reflector
KMVSS 112-5
5
후부안전판
Rear Safety Plate
KMVSS 112-6
6
창유리
Safety Glazing
KMVSS 112-7
7
안전삼각대
Advanced Warning Triangles
KMVSS 112-8
8
후부반사판 및 후부반사지
Rear Reflecting Plate / Sheet
KMVSS 112-9
9
브레이크라이닝
Brake Lining
KMVSS 112-10
10

Wheel
KMVSS 112-11
11
반사띠
Reflect Strips
KMVSS 112-12
12
저속차량용 후부표시판 Low Speed Vehicles Rear Panel
KMVSS 112-13

No.
Items (Korean)
Items (English)
Standards
1
구성품 : 범퍼 커버, 펜더, 후드, 도어 스킨, 데크 뚜껑, 그릴, 내부 펜더 라이너, 몰딩, 사이드 미러
Components: Bumper Cover, Fender, Hood, Door Skin, Deck Lid, Grilles, Inner Fender Liner, Moulding, Side Mirror
KAPA G01
2
램프 : 테일 램프, 정지 램프, 높은 위치 정지 램프, 회전 신호 램프, 위치 램프, 백업 램프, 주간 주행 램프
Lamps: Tail Lamp, Stop Lamp, High Position Stop Lamp, Turn Signal Lamp, Position Lamp, Back Up Lamp, Daytime Running Lamp
KAPA G02
3
물 냉각
Water Cooling
KAPA G03
4
컨트롤 암
Control Arm
KAPA G04
5
엔진 전기
Engine Electrical
KAPA G05
6
브레이크 디스크
Brake Disc
KAPA G06
7
파워 스티어링
Power Steering
KAPA G07
8
안전 벨트
Safety Belt
KAPA G08
9
필터
Filter
KAPA G09
10
기름
Oil
KAPA G10
11
바람막이 유리
Windshield
KAPA G11

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