Applus+ Laboratories has successfully managed the Type Approval for a new automotive Telematic Control Unit (TCU) intended to be marketed in China. The TCU will provide connectivity and telematic services to a high-end vehicle’s platform.
China is one of the few countries with a 5G standalone (5G-SA) network infrastructure already in place. In order to enter the Chinese market, every new 5G device needs to comply with its 5G-SA specifications.
Although there are some vehicles in the market already equipped with a 5G TCU, these are only able to operate on the non-standalone infrastructure (5G-NSA). This type of network has been the initial option implemented by most countries where 5G networks rely on the existing 4G LTE network infrastructure.
In the project, three different approval schemes were managed: CCC, SRRC and NAL. Compliance with all three is required to market TCUs in China.
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