What is type-approval?

Type-approval is the process of approving hardware and systems on the basis of ‘type’.

TCA independently assesses hardware and system ‘types’ for conformance against performance-based requirements contained in TCA’s functional and technical specifications.

Type-approval process provides assurance reliability, accuracy, integrity and security capabilities.

Suppliers of hardware and system 'types' which have been type-approved by TCA are identified by the TCA Type-Approved logo:

TCA currently offers type-approval for Telematics In-Vehicle Units (IVUs) and On-Board Mass (OBM) Systems.

Type-approval of Telematics In-Vehicle Units (IVUs)

TCA type-approves Telematics IVU 'types' against the Telematics In-Vehicle Unit (IVU) Functional and Technical Specification.

All type-approved Telematics IVUs are accompanied by a certificate of conformance.

A current list of Telematics IVUs type-approved by TCA can be found here.

Type-approval of On-Board Mass (OBM) Systems

TCA type-approves OBM Systems against the On-Board Mass (OBM) Functional and Technical Specification.

All type-approved OBM Systems are accompanied by a certificate of conformance.

When approved, OBM Systems type-approved by TCA will be listed on the website.