TÜV Rheinland is one of the first technical services to be designated by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for the regulations UN-R 155, UN-R 156 and UN-R 157 / Experts offer complete solution for homologation of vehicle cybersecurity

Alongside electrification and automated driving, cybersecurity in vehicles is one of the key challenges for automotive manufacturers (OEMs) and automotive suppliers (TIER manufacturers). Cybersecurity management systems (CSMS) are intended to protect the entire vehicle, infrastructure and equipment from threats. In January 2021, the two regulations UN-R 155 and UN-R 156 came into force and set the future framework for cybersecurity in vehicles.

With the designation of TÜV Rheinland by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, KBA), OEMs can now apply for certifications and approvals based on these UN regulations. TÜV Rheinland’s automotive and cybersecurity experts support all OEMs with their vehicle cybersecurity challenges. The comprehensive service portfolio covers all phases of a vehicle’s lifecycle, from conception through development and production to the end-of-use phase. “Based on our extensive experience in both successful homologation and cybersecurity, we can offer our customers a complete solution for vehicle cybersecurity homologation,” says Holger Hütz, Global Business Field Manager Engineer & Type Approval at TÜV Rheinland.

First successful customer projects

TÜV Rheinland’s team specializing in vehicle cybersecurity is already carrying out the first CSMS certification audits and type approval tests in customer projects with well-known OEMs. In addition, the first projects on UN-R 156 (Software updates) and UN-R 157 (Automated Lane Keeping Systems) are already running.

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