The Automotive EMC Regulations Explained

Almost all electrical and electronic devices fitted to most road-going vehicles, including after-market equipment, have to comply with UNECE Regulation 10.04 on Electromagnetic Compatibility.

Regulation 10.04 replaced the Automotive EMC Directive 2004/104/EC in the EU in November 2014; its predecessor (Reg 10.03) could be used in place of 2004/104/EC since 2008.

Some components e.g. aftermarket components with no immunity related functions for vehicles can be ‘CE’ marked to the general EMC Directive, but must still meet the technical requirements specified in 2004/104/EC. A harmonised standard (EN 50498) has been produced to encapsulate these requirements.

Other components must be ‘E’ marked to the UNECE requirements, needing third-party testing and approval granted by the Department of Transport of a Member State. Self-certification is not an option.

This course provides an introduction to the current set of Automotive EMC standards. It also includes an in-depth treatment of some of the failings of the standards when applied to more modern technology, and relevant immunity and emissions requirements.

This course is available on request at a location of your choice. Please contact our York office to enquire.

CPD hours | Six

Course Leader | Rob Armstrong

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us if you wish to express an interest.