The test site at AstaZero is expected to be appointed to conduct tests related to type approvals for several heavy regulations in the field of active safety this summer.

Earlier this year, AstaZero achieved a significant milestone by obtaining accreditation for the testing laboratory, and now we are taking the next big leap. Previously, customers of AstaZero have been able to carry out test series and development tests, but starting this summer AstaZero can now take a comprehensive approach. Customers no longer need to travel to the continent to demonstrate compliance with regulations.

Becoming a Technical Service Provider entails several benefits for AstaZero. After undergoing successful testing at the Sandhult test track and undergoing thorough documentation review, the AstaZero report will serve as the foundation for customers when they apply for type approvals from the Swedish Transport Agency. This streamlines the process and eliminates the need for additional testing or documentation elsewhere.

”This is a major milestone for AstaZero and our customers. This completes our current accredited testing for Euro NCAP and other test services for customers with technical services for testing of legal requirements”, says Peter Janevik, CEO at AstaZero.

“Being accredited by the Swedish Transport Agency as a Technical Service provider is a very good and important first step! Congratulations on achieving this milestone!”, says Per Back, Head of Steering Applications, Scania CV AB.

“It will benefit the entire automotive industry in the country. During the COVID-19 restrictions, it became especially clear to us that having local capabilities would lead to easier handling of certifications for heavy vehicles, shorter physical distances, and the opportunity for communication in Swedish. It also enables us to discuss details regarding the interpretation of regulations and practical test procedures. Furthermore, booking test tracks and inspection appointments simultaneously will be easier,” says Per Back.

    The regulations covered include:

    UNECE Regulation No. 151 – Blind Spot Information System for Detection of Bicycles (BLIS)

    UNECE Regulation No. 130 – Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)

    UNECE Regulation No. 131 – Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS)