SGS Leads the Way in Car to Car Communication with Opening of Vehicle OTA Performance Lab in Suzhou, China

SGS, the world’s
leading testing, inspection and certification company, has opened a pioneering
new Vehicle Over the Air (OTA) Performance Testing Laboratory in Suzhou, China,
to support
automotive manufacturers with services to test, validate and comply with
increasing wireless standards and regulations.

In an age of 5G, Internet of things,
artificial intelligence, big data and other new technologies, the lab provides an integrated one-stop,
testing and certification solution for electric and/or connected vehicles and
their networks in the APAC region.

The lab fully integrates
advantageous resources in the fields of automobile, electronics, communication
and reliability testing to provide technical verification, product
certification, quality improvement and technology development services for
commercial customers. Outcomes shorten the
R&D cycle of automotive enterprises and accelerate the speed of products to
reach market.

It is the only
third-party laboratory in the world to use the standard all radio wave scheme
to perform vehicle OTA testing; and is also the only testing lab that support both
vehicle-level and component-level testing, and simultaneously meet 5GAA, CTIA

Its range of
capabilities include:

  • In-vehicle
    networking terminal test and out-vehicle networking terminal test, such as 5G
    regulatory certification for mobile communication: CE, FCC, IC, MIC and ITA
    which cover more than 180 countries around the world
  • Operator 5G
    test requirements GCF, PTCRB
  • Emergency
    call (eCall), ultra-wideband technology (FiRa), V2X, logo certification
    (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, UWB, USB Type-C, HDMI, etc.), product compatibility,
    interoperability (Carplay, Android Auto), voice recognition, signal
    measurement, software verification, global telecom operator network entry
    certification and other wireless technologies and related RF testing,
    automotive safety and mechanical reliability, environmental simulation
    verification, automotive EMC and many other fields

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Antenna performance test scheme

The lab benefits from SGS’s investment in an MVG SG3000, a multi-probe
antenna measurement and OTA test system for component to full-scale vehicle
testing. This test system is the first in the world to support OTA measurements
for 5G FR1 NSA / SA, GNSS, C-V2X and the emerging UWB technology for
automobiles in compliance with the 5GAA Vehicular Antenna Test Methodology
(VATM) Standard.

The antenna performance test scheme
fully adopts the spherical near-field multi-probe test system that is most
accepted by domestic and foreign vehicle manufacturers, which can verify
vehicle 2/3/4/5G, GNSS (including GPS, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass), V2X, UWB and
other technologies, covering the frequency range from 400MHz to 10GHz. This
improves both driver safety, through cooperative vehicle infrastructure, and
user experience through the improved stability of Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connection
and the accuracy of navigation and positioning.

David Chu, SGS Global VP of Connectivity SBU, said: “With the
expansion of wireless communication networks in automotive systems and the
increasing regulations that guide them, the MVG SG 3000 will allow us to
support our customers in performing antenna and OTA testing on not only
sub-system components, but full-scale vehicle systems. It is of utmost
importance to our customers to obtain accurate test results in a timely matter
in order to meet rigorous automotive test standards.”

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Joe Chen

Wireless Senior

Connectivity &


About SGS

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Our 93,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories,
working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

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