DEKRA and Keysight Join Forces to Address Growing Electric Vehicle Market

Apr 20, 2020 Digital & Product Solutions

International expert organization DEKRA is extending its service portfolio to address the growing market for the Electric Vehicle (EV) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and has therefore selected Keysight’s Charging Discovery System (CDS) solutions to extensively test and certify the charging technology within an EV or EVSE. Keysight Technologies is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world.

The electric vehicle (EV) market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of more than 21% between 2019 and 2030. DEKRA, one of the world's leading experts in testing, inspection and certification will use Keysight’s Scienlab charging technology to efficiently deploy EV charging solutions that conform to a wide range of charging interfaces, power grids and international standards.
The impact of EVs and EVSEs is noteworthy when powered using a sustainable energy mix over their complete lifecycles. Governments around the world are offering incentives and establishing regulation to encourage business and consumer investment in EVs to reduce air pollution and noise contribution. Keysight supports the automotive, energy and communications industries in this transition with design, test, and validation solutions.
Partnering with Keysight, a provider of cross-technology expertise enables DEKRA to better serve the automotive industry with solutions in an area where the energy grid meets the automotive world” said Beat Kreuter, Vice President Business Line Product Safety Testing at DEKRA. “Keysight solutions allow us to improve safety on the road through the use of highly automated testing technology and to run safety, EMC and performance testing”
Both companies are active members of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), an association of industry experts across the automotive ecosystem, to support the establishment of a global standard for electric vehicle charging. A common standard guarantees interoperability between electric vehicles and charging stations. The Keysight’s CDS test system that is in operation at DEKRA uses a modular design to allow the verification of the charging interoperability between any EV and any EVSE as well as between any charging network components.
“Keysight supports technologies needed for a future that uses sustainable energy sources to deliver autonomous driving, connect car connectivity and electrification of vehicles,” said Gooi Soon Chai, president for Keysight’s electronic industrial solutions group. “As a result, the connected ecosystem can address a comprehensive range of test requirements related to power, sensors, communications, navigation, in-vehicle electronic networking and cybersecurity.”