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Exchange between ARAI and MPR on the Type Approval Certificate (TAC) in Frankfurt

8. February 2023

On February 7, 2023, Dr. Shamsundara, Deputy Director of ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) visited MPR International GmbH in Frankfurt. Dr. Shamsundara gave a presentation about the mandatory AIS certification in India and the process how to get a Type Approval Certificate (TAC) in India according to AIS-37. Part of this approval is CoP audits, which are usually held every two years, as well as product testing.

In addition, Dr. Shamsundara presented ARAI’s plans to expand its laboratory capabilities to include extensive testing facilities in the area of electric mobility, especially for batteries and powertrains.
Dr. Shamsundara also provided information on the GSR 870 regulation under which many international manufacturers are running vehicle homologation for India.

The MPR International team discussed with Dr. Shamsundara the certification requirement under the BIS-ISI certification for rims, tires and safety glass. Again, ARAI can assist with testing in India.

MPR International supports automotive suppliers worldwide in getting their components approved under Indian IS standards and AIS standards under AIS certification and BIS certification under BIS. MPR International is looking forward to further cooperation with ARAI.

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