International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has commissioned modern test facilities at its site at IMT Manesar. Part of the National automotive testing and R&D infrastructure project (NATRiP), the facilities include Noise Vibration & Harshness (NVH) lab, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) lab, Passive Safety Lab (PSL), and Tyre Test Lab (TTL). Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as semi anechoic rooms with dynamo meter capabilities for passenger and heavy commercial vehicles, the NVH lab with modal analysis room, coupled acoustic rooms and a listening room, was built with an investment of Rs.153 crore through NATRiP, Government of India. The ISO 17025 approved EMC lab is designed to carry out testing and development activities related to automotive EMC applications, and has a Vehicle Semi – Anechoic Chamber (VSAC) for accommodating all types of vehicles for electromagnetic emissions and immunity.

It has a Component Semi-Anechoic Chamber for testing of electromagnetic emissions and immunity for electrical and electronic components of a vehicle. It also has a general instrumentation room for component level tests like conducted immunity, conducted transient emissions and electrostatic discharge. The PSL is capable of performing crash tests, pedestrian protection tests and sled tests as per various Indian, international and NCAP regulations (including Bharat NCAP). Built with an investment of Rs.68 crores through NATRiP, PSL is equipped with world class test facilities that comprise of full-fledged crash test facilities to conduct full frontal, frontal OBD, side impact, rear impact, and other crash tests as per Indian and international regulations. The lab also has all types of instrumented crash dummies with dummy calibration facility, high speed cameras, specialised lightings, on board data acquisition system, soak room, pedestrian protection test facility, deceleration sled test facility, airbag test facility, etc. The ISO 17025 accredited and BIS approved TTL lab will provide services related to type approval and conformity of production of tyres set up as per AIS:037 (CMVR). The lab has been transformed into Centre of Excellence (CoE) by developing new capabilities including the installation of dual station endurance test rig and tyre rolling resistance test rig as per ECE R117 and AIS:142.

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