Plymouth Township-based Interek, a total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, today announced the launch of new services for dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) testing and certification for the automotive industry. These new offerings will assist OEMs and their suppliers in developing components for autonomous and connected vehicles.
DSRC is wireless technology that allows automobiles to communicate with each other as well as with related infrastructure including connected stop lights, emergency vehicles, light poles, and other smart devices. Interek’s services will cover wireless testing per 802.11.p/IEEE 1609.x as well as DSRC regulatory requirements from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), and validation tests sponsored by OEMs for suppliers.
“Innovation has always been at the forefront of our services at Intertek,” says Tim Hubbard, senior vice president of transportation technologies at Intertek. “These new services will allow us to bring our expertise, precision, and passion to the forefront of a technology that is revolutionizing the automotive industry and we are looking forward to working with OEMs and suppliers on helping to ensure the quality and safety of their products.”
The new services have been made possible by an investment in new technology and equipment and will be conducted out of the company’s facilities in Plymouth Township and Lexington, Kentucky. Interek provides expertise on performance, quality, and reliability standards and expectations throughout the industry regarding cost-effective insights and testing capabilities for products and systems.