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Automotive Regulatory and Homologation Advisory Services

Streamline the launch of your vehicle and automotive components to the global marketplace with UL’s regulatory, homologation, certification and advisory services.

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Automotive homologation

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 manufacturers have many considerations when planning to launch vehicles and automotive components to the global market. Their products must meet multiple standards and regulations around safety, emissions and other local requirements, which vary greatly from country to country, and are constantly shifting to keep pace with the rapidly changing automotive industry. Managing to the requirements is time consuming but critical because noncompliance can result in costly delays and rework.

Regulations, requirements, and standards

We deliver comprehensive automotive homologation services to help your vehicle and automotive components meet the mandatory standards and regulations necessary to achieve swift market entry. From U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), China Compulsory Certification (CCC) to United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and everything in between, UL can address your homologation needs, allowing you to focus on innovation and production.

UL's comprehensive automotive regulatory, homologation, certification and advisory services

Regulatory advisory

  • Compliance studies
  • Regulation interpretation
  • Market access framework guidance
  • Regulatory tracking and forecasting
  • Agency interface
  • Vehicle labeling and e/E-marking guidance

Project management

  • Compliance Demonstration Plan & Reports (CDP&R)
  • Certification management
  • Compliance documentation preparation
  • Regulatory authority communication interface
  • Test planning
  • Testing sourcing and coordination

Test technology advisory

  • Test methods/procedure comparison
  • Virtual versus physical testing


We simplify your compliance needs with trusted expertise at all stages of the development cycle. Our experts create homologation plans to help you identify critical type approvals, accreditations and export requirements for your destination countries, long before you reach the boarder. We manage your homologation projects from start to finish, saving you countless hours and resources. Established OEMs to today’s startups can rely on our trusted guidance and support to keep you ahead of the compliance curve.

Why UL for automotive homologation compliance

We possess longstanding expertise in global regulatory requirements to provide trusted automotive homologation support. Our global footprint provides local support, in local language and our work with regulatory bodies such as CARB, EPA, NHTSA, ISO, SAE, JISC, EU, DOT and other markets, positions us at the forefront of regulatory discussions and development. We pair our expertise and global reach to help our customers identify, review and confirm that their products have the proper labeling or documentation.

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