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ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India)

3. May 2023

The Automotive Research Association of India, abbreviated “ARAI”, is one of the leading authorities for the certification of automotive components in India according to AIS (Automotive Industry Standards). The authority offers the ARAI certification.

Apart from this ARAI certification tests on automotive components and audits for AIS certification and BIS certification are conducted. ARAI is also involved in the development of new standards and procedures.


In accordance with the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) – Rule No. 126, ARAI has accreditations for all approvals of vehicles and their components. It is also competent to conduct tests on wheels, tyres, and glass for BIS certification for the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

Established in 1966, the authority is affiliated to the Ministry of Heavy Industries. In addition to its certification and product testing tasks, ARAI also has a research centre and holds various other accreditations from NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, ISO/IEC 17025).

Robert Goral

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Robert Goral

Robert Goral