Notification from SUNIT

Certified Products UNECE Regulation No. 10

Sunit In-Vehicle Computers are certified due to UNECE Regulation No. 10 Revision 4 and EU Directive 2006/28/EC “Concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to electromagnetic compatibility”.

Starting on 1st July 2006 all electrical equipment fixed mounted in vehicles should fulfil the UNECE Regulation No. 10 regarding Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC. 

Electronic Control Units as In-Vehicle computers shall have Certification and annexed with Declaration of Conformance for each delivered Unit and be labelled due to these regulations.

The Certification shall be globally granted due to UNECE Agreement 1958:

“CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF UNIFORM TECHNICAL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR WHEELED VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT AND PARTS WHICH CAN BE FITTED AND/OR BE USED ON WHEELED VEHICLES AND THE CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCAL RECOGNITION OF APPROVALS GRANTED ON THE BASIS OF THESE PRESCRIPTIONS”

…and 1997 Agreement

“AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHING OF GLOBAL TECHNICAL REGULATIONS FOR WHEELED VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT AND PARTS WHICH CAN BE FITTED AND/OR BE USED ON WHEELED VEHICLES”.

The Certification is granted for each Electronic Control Unit models individually and shall be extended or Re-Certified for each technical change or reform / re-design.

In addition the FIX-mounted Electronic control Units shall fulfill International Vehicle International Standard ISO 16750

“Road vehicles — Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment” 

…in regards of vehicle safety which are set forth by EU-Directive 2007/46/EC:

”Establishing a framework for the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles”

The Implementation of the regulations are set forth by Regulation (EC) No 661/2009:

“Type-approval requirements for the general safety of motor vehicles, their trailers and systems, components and separate technical units intended therefor”

…in regards of implementation dates per vehicle types.

The Implementation dates are:

  • 29th October 2010 Minibuses, buses and coaches
  • 29th October 2011 Light vans
  • 29th April 2012 Passenger vehicle for “Special purposes” (e.g. ambulances, taxis and armored cars).
  • 29th October 2012 Medium/heavy vans
  • 29th October 2013 Trailers
  • 29th October 2014 Medium and heavy trucks

After these dates, the Installation of Non-certified Electronic Control Unit – as In-Vehicle Computers – are not allowed for In-Vehicle installations and should not be active during the vehicle is driving in traffic.

These regulations are usually set forth by vehicle Warranty conditions.

Each Electronic Control Unit as In-Vehicle used Computer shall have approvals and have labelled due to these regulations.

Certification and approval thereof are covered by Yearly Audit by Authorities and Qualified Conformity Test laboratories.

Sunit have since 2002 followed the Vehicle Industry Regulations on our Product, Design and Manufacture process.

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