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ICAT signs MoU with KIAPI for Indian certification of safety-critical components

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International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea Intelligent Automotive Parts and Promotion Institute (KIAPI), South Korea to support the Korean automotive industry for Indian certification of safety-critical components as well as vehicles. 
 
This MoU was signed by Mr Dinesh Tyagi, Director (ICAT) and Mr MyungHo Sung, President (KIAPI) on January 22 in Daegu City of South Korea.
 
Enhancing the awareness about future technologies in India and supporting Government for the formulation of regulations and creating testing infrastructure within the country will also be two major focus areas of this MoU, an official press release said.
 
Apart from Indian certification, as per various Indian and Automotive Industry Standards (AIS), ICAT will collaborate with KIAPI in the field of future technologies like autonomous driving, electric vehicles, connected transportation, fuel cell vehicles and advanced driver-assistance systems.
 
Tyagi said, “We look forward to a long-term business relationship with Korean Industry through KIAPI. We envisage more collaboration with KIAPI beyond Indian certification. We would like to collaborate with KIAPI for Research oriented projects in the field of emerging and future technologies.”
 
MyungHo Sung said, “We have state-of-the-art proving grounds and expertise to develop advanced technologies in the field of automotive. So, after signing MoU with ICAT, both the organizations will be able to provide services of certification as well as research and development." 
 
"This will also help the Korean automotive industry to collaborate with Indian automotive industry through the services of ICAT,” he added.
 
ICAT, Manesar is one of the independent Testing Agencies under Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) notified by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for Testing and Certification of Automobiles and their safety critical components.
 
KIAPI is a vehicle testing institute, located in Daegu, South Korea, which supports parts suppliers, vehicle manufacturers and research institutes for developing next-generation automotive technology.
 
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