Apollo Tyres is now accredited with ISO 17025 for track tests. It became the first tyre manufacturer in the country to get accreditation from NABL for outdoor regulatory testing in India
Subsequent to its collaboration with Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC), Apollo Tyres has now been accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 for the wet grip and coast by noise tyre tests on the track.
According to a press release, this testing capability is linked to the Government’s plan to implement ‘Star Rating’ of tyres, in line with the tyre Labelling regulation in Europe. This is with the objective to ensure safety, economic and environmental efficiency of road transport by promoting fuel-efficient and safe tyres with low noise levels.
A new Automotive Industry Standard, AIS 142, in line with UNECE R 117 is prepared. It comprises evaluation of tyres with regards to rolling sound emissions, adhesion on wet surfaces and rolling resistance.
Mr. Daniele Lorenzetti, Chief Technology Officer, Apollo Tyres Ltd, said, “The new testing capabilities, developed by Apollo Tyres, show very good level of accuracy and reliability, and the test results are well accepted by European Homologation authorities. This will enable Apollo Tyres to reduce time to market its products, along with the reduction in testing costs.”