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April 08 2024

Driver distraction: UTAC supports new European regulations

Driver distraction – looking at the landscape or at a mobile phone, for example – is a major factor in accidents, accounting for around 20% of all accidents in Europe. The European authorities have therefore defined a new set of regulations entitled “Advanced Driver Distraction Warning” (ADDW).

March 21 2024

UTAC is accredited technical service by the Swedish authorities

March 07 2024

UTAC celebrates International Women’s Rights Day

To mark International Women’s Rights Day, UTAC Mortefontaine opened its doors to female influencers and drivers under the Car Lovers banner. UTAC instructors ran a variety of workshops on the flat, giving participants a wealth of hands-on experience: slalom, braking and acceleration.

Essais CEM
February 22 2024

Automotive Innovation: CEM tests on a bus fitted with an ADAS system

At the UTAC Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory, we are proud to share another automotive success story!

We recently successfully completed ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) tests on a bus, demonstrating our commitment to innovation, road safety and the future of mobility.

UTAC Valeo 1
February 08 2024

Valeo certificated ISO/SAE 21434 by UTAC

“Well done to Valeo and its cybersecurity teams for this certification. Cybersecurity for cars is still in early stages of development. UTAC is proud to have some of the world’s leading experts in cybersecurity here in France”, explained Connor McCormack, CEO of UTAC.

 

 

UTAC Morocco x Stellantis
February 06 2024

Stellantis visit to UTAC Morocco

UTAC Morocco was honoured to welcome Ned Curic – Chief Engineering Officer and CTO of Stellantis – and his team to our Moroccan Mobility & Automotive Test Center. This visit illustrates the strength of our partnership and our shared commitment to developing advanced mobility solutions.

UTAC ivalo
February 05 2024

Tyre wear tests at UTAC Ivalo

For companies studying how their winter tyres get worn in use, UTAC test teams offer a full service package including route planning, test vehicles, qualified drivers, tyre works, measurements and reporting.

February 02 2024

Le Festival du Centenaire is coming

To mark the centenary of the Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome, UTAC is launching the Festival du Centenaire on 12 and 13 October 2024.

Centenaire Retrmobile
February 02 2024

Retromobile 2024 – Centenaire de l’Autodrome

The Retromobile Show, the place to be for car enthusiasts, continues until Sunday 4 February at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Visit UTAC in Hall 3 Stand 022 to discuss the centenary event and the programme for 2024.

January 19 2024

Jaguar Land Rover reaffirms its trust in UTAC

Jaguar Land Rover reaffirms its trust in UTAC for the ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certifications of its European sites.

 

Energy UK
December 19 2023

 UTAC signs for 100% renewable power agreement in the UK

To support UTAC’s overall ambition to reduce carbon emissions produced by our company, the British facilities have contracted a 100% renewable power agreement.

System OBD
December 07 2023

On-board diagnostic systems

On-Board Diagnostic systems are integral self-diagnostic tools embedded within vehicle computers, playing a pivotal role in monitoring components that might impact a vehicle’s environmental performance.

WASIC China
December 05 2023

The BNA at WASIC Conference China

Valérie Maupin, Director of the BNA, was welcomed to the 1st WASIC conference organised in China in her capacity as head of the ISO/TC 22 “Road Vehicles” committee on the theme: “Focusing on the United Nations’ sustainable development objectives and the broad outlines of the development of automotive standardisation”.

UKANE
December 04 2023

UKANE visits UTAC

Olivier Vincenot, a UTAC Colleague, is fostering Ukane, a puppy being trained to become a Guide Dog.

UTAC Retrofit
November 29 2023

Major update in the field of automotive retrofitting

The government recently took decisive action to boost the sector, with the publication of three decrees on 24 October. These texts represent a major step forward in the transformation of internal combustion engine vehicles into more environmentally-friendly options, such as electric or hydrogen.

 

November 28 2023

Launch of the Challenge UTAC 2024

Launched by UTAC and under the aegis of the Société des Ingénieurs de l’Automobile (SIA), the UTAC Challenge is in no way a speed or consumption race: it is the very first European challenge dedicated to the automated and connected mobility of the future. The competition is open to student projects from universities, engineering schools and IUTs, as well as to start-ups.

UTAC Ivalo
November 22 2023

UTAC hosts your tests in the freezing North

In a world of rapidly evolving automotive technology, ensuring the reliability and durability of vehicles in extreme conditions is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

UTAC x GCK Hydrogen
November 16 2023

UTAC collaborate with GCK on Hydrogen mobility

UTAC is proud to be working with GCK, a major player in carbon-free mobility, and its subsidiaries GCK Mobility and GCK Energy, to implement the hydrogen retrofit regulations.

 

 

UTAC OQA
November 15 2023

UTAC, the first “Organisme Qualifié Agréé”

UTAC, the first “Organisme Qualifié Agréé” (OQA) for the functional safety of on-board systems and for the security of a vehicle’s road behavior.

Acoustic tests
November 14 2023

Acoustic and vibration testing

In a world where over 50% of the population resides in suburban or urban areas, combating noise pollution has become a major challenge for the mobility sector.

November 07 2023

Adverse Weather Conditions consortium launched !

UTAC is thrilled to announce that the consortium dealing with the assessment of ADAS/AD performances under Adverse Weather Conditions is officially launched since October 24th 2023 !

CALENDRIER 2024
September 29 2023

2024 UTAC events agenda

Our UTAC 2024 Events Calendar is finally unveiled with the Centenary in the spotlight!
UTAC x CAERI
September 26 2023

China: UTAC and CAERI signed strategic cooperation agreement.

On September 22nd, the signing ceremony for strategic cooperation between UTAC and China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd (CAERI) was held in Beijing.

September 11 2023

Consortium on adverse weather conditions

UTAC is about to officially launch its next industrial consortium, accompanied by a dozen players from the international automotive ecosystem.

UTAC DBT
September 05 2023

UTAC hosted an international Trade Delegation to the UK, organised by the DBT

UTAC were happy to host an international Trade Delegation to the UK, organised by the DBT (UK Department for Business and Trade).

UTAC Blubinaries
September 05 2023

UTAC and BLUEBINARIES signed a memorandum of understanding

UTAC and BlueBinaries announce today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to provide and position the two companies as end-to-end test solutions & services provider for mobility industry globally.

eCall saudi arabia
August 30 2023

Evolution of eCall regulations in Saudi Arabia

On August 15, 2023, the Saudi Arabian Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published a draft document for public consultation.

LCV CENEX MILLBROOK
August 29 2023

UTAC Millbrook is hosting the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle

UTAC Millbrook is hosting the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) and Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) exhibition, the UK’s leading event dedicated to electric mobility and bringing together the major players in this field.

New Battery Regulations
August 21 2023

New Battery Regulation

The New Battery Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 has been published on July 28th, 2023, and repeals Directive 2006/66/EC.

Renault Group à UTAC
August 11 2023

Renault chooses UTAC to develop their automotive sounds

As part of its electric mobility projects, Renault Group is developing the sounds of its future cars with the help of the artist Jean-Michel Jarre.

UTAC Ivalo
August 08 2023

Cold environment tests at UTAC Ivalo this summer

Summer doesn’t mean the end of cold environment testing at UTAC Ivalo

Auto Testing Expo China
August 08 2023

UTAC at Auto Testing Expo China from 9 to 11 August

UTAC will be present at the Automotive Testing Expo China show, which will be held from 9 to 11 August in Shanghai, China 🇨🇳

UTAC Ivalo
August 08 2023

UTAC is upgrading brake test rig for GTR 24

UTAC is upgrading their brake test rig and will soon be ready to carry out tests according to this new GTR 24.

UTAC Mobilité Douce
August 08 2023

Soft mobility: UTAC provides support for regulatory compliance

Small cars, quadricycles, electric bicycles, cargo bikes, scooters – over the last few years, many new ways of getting around have emerged. Voiturettes, quadricycles, vélos à assistance électrique, vélos cargos, trottinettes, depuis quelques années, de nombreux nouveaux moyens de déplacement apparaissent.

Logo_UTAC_Gradient_CMYK - Our missions
July 21 2023

UTAC new Group Executive Committee

UTAC announces today its enlarged and international Group Executive Committee. This highly experienced and diverse executive committee is especially aligned to support the major growth areas in the global mobility industry.

UTAC & SMVIC
July 19 2023

UTAC and SMVIC strengthen their cooperation.

The Chinese test center SMVIC (Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Certification & Tech Innovation Center) has been co-approved as a Euro NCAP test facility.

Alfa Romeo Tribe Days UTAC 2
July 18 2023

Alfa Romeo Tribe Days at UTAC Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome

The 11th edition of Le Mans Classic was held on the 24 Hours circuit from 29 June to 02 July. It was an opportunity for visitors to admire the many vehicles on the track and in the area reserved for clubs, but also to celebrate historic anniversaries such as the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo.

UTAC Metrology
July 05 2023

UTAC WORKS WITH GUIDE-GNSS TO CALIBRATE GNSS/INS TYPE RT NAVIGATION SYSTEMS.

UTAC works with GUIDE-GNSS to calibrate GNSS/INS type RT navigation systems.
With reference to EN 16803 standards, UTAC is working with GUIDE-GNSS, a company that offers to carry out, under accreditation**, the calibration of equipment under real and typical conditions of use in order to test the accuracy of several key measurands (e.g. Position, Speed, Acceleration, Orientation, etc.).
Tech-Day 2023
June 29 2023

[TECHDAY] Save the date!

UTAC, Dewesoft, Panasonic and Ipetronik are joining forces to welcome you to the heart of the UTAC Mortefontaine test centre for a new Tech-Day dedicated to Electric Vehicle Measurement Tests on 14 September 2023.

UTAC ACCREDITATION ISO 45 001 COFRAC
June 27 2023

UTAC HAS JUST OBTAINED ISO 45001 ACCREDITATION FROM COFRAC

The UTAC teams are pleased to announce that they have obtained ISO 45001 COFRAC accreditation (international standard for occupational health and safety management systems), enabling UTAC to issue companies with occupational health and safety (OHS) certificates that are recognised throughout the world.
UTAC - François Minne
June 26 2023

APPOINTMENT OF FRANÇOIS MINNE AS COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR FOR OEMS

François Minne will strengthen the Sales & Marketing department to manage the sales team for all the OEMs’ activities in the EMEA region and implement the action plans dedicated to car manufacturers, commercial and industrial vehicle manufacturers (trucks, buses), petrochemical players and tyre manufacturers

UTAC GCK Hydrogene
June 23 2023

GCK Mobility tested hydrogen buses at CEM Laboratory of UTAC Linas-Montlhéry

The CEM Laboratory at UTAC Linas-Montlhéry has tested a hydrogen-powered bus on behalf of GCK Mobility. This represents a significant advance in the field of clean transport, as it emits only water and offers performance equivalent to, or even better than, that of traditional buses.
It is essential to guarantee the electromagnetic compatibility of these technologies.
IA : UTAC OUVRE SES PORTES AUX START-UPS EUROPEENNES
June 20 2023

AI : UTAC OPENS DOORS TO EUROPEAN START-UPS

UTAC is involved throughout the development cycle of land vehicles in order to validate and certify systems or vehicles as a whole. For the past 10 years, the Group has been setting up test procedures for the validation of automated vehicles.
UTAC au service des projets mobilité à destination des Etats-Unis
June 16 2023

UTAC supports mobility projects in the United States

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a proposed regulation governing the implementation of active emergency braking systems (AEBS) for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

To support their customers in the introduction of these new regulations, UTAC teams are putting their specific expertise in US regulations at the service of all US-bound mobility projects.

UTAC CYBERLAB
June 07 2023

UTAC launches its Cyberlab

In order to meet the new mobility challenges facing car manufacturers, automotive suppliers and all those involved in mobility solutions (car, motorbike, droid), UTAC has set up a laboratory, the Cyberlab, offering tests for vehicle approval in line with the UNR155 standard.

THE BATTERY SHOW EUROPE UTAC
May 23 2023

The Battery Show Europe, Stuttgart 🇩🇪

UTAC is exhibiting at The Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart 🇩🇪 from 23-25 May to present our battery testing services for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Challenge UTAC 4
May 12 2023

Challenge UTAC

Last Wednesday was held at the UTAC Autodrome Linas-Montlhéry circuit, the final of the UTAC Challenge.

For this 2nd edition, the UTAC Challenge brought together 11 schools divided into 13 groups of students and a group of professionals.

Podiums are unveiled right here.

UTAC ENERGY Informations
May 09 2023

Tomorrow’s Fuels

“Carbon-neutral fuels are fuels whose entire life cycle has zero CO2 emissions, i.e. from production to use, including transport and storage.

In practice, these are often e-fuels, which are synthetic fuels made from green H2 (dihydrogen), from renewable electricity and from CO2 capture. […]”

Elodie Collot, Environment Regulation Senior Expert UTAC

Morocco Mobility & Automotive Centre - UTAC FEV GROUP
May 03 2023

Morocco Mobility & Automotive Centre: a global offer of chassis development

Morocco Mobility & Automotive Centre: a global offer of chassis development (suspensions, steering, braking and tyres) proposed by FEV Group, combined with complete validations provided by UTAC.

CAFE RACER FESTIVAL 2023
May 02 2023

Cafe Racer Festival 2023

The vintage and classic enthusiasts’ paradise? Cafe Racer Festival of course!

Deanna Gutherie UTAC WAY AWARDS
May 01 2023

UTAC Way Awards

🇬🇧 At UTAC, our values are built on nearly 100 years of history.

More than words, they are the key elements that drive and unite our teams towards our common goal of success.

Journée mondiale de la sécurité et de la santé au travail
April 28 2023

 World Day for Safety and Health at Work

AUTOMOTO AT UTAC MORTEFONTAINE
April 27 2023

AUTOMOTO at UTAC Mortefontaine

Connor McCormack & LAURENT BENOIT
April 24 2023

UTAC REINFORCES ITS GOVERNANCE

UTAC announces a new Group governance structure to meet the dynamic challenges in the global automotive market and broader mobility ecosystem.

UTAC CVS UK
April 13 2023

Commercial Vehicle Show (CVS)

🇬🇧 UTAC will be present at the Commercial Vehicle Show (CVS), from 18 to 20 April in Birmingham, UK, on its stand 5D74.

WP29 UNECE UTAC
April 06 2023

WP29 189th session – Consolidated texts available on RACE Online

The 189th session of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, WP29, held from 7 to 9 March 2023, consolidated a number of texts, including:

The 4th series of amendments to Regulation N°117 concerning the approval of tyres with :

Virginie Boutros EMEA SALES UTAC
March 27 2023

APPOINTMENT OF VIRGINIE BOUTROS AS EMEA SALES DIRECTOR NEW BUSINESS

SIGNIFICANT INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

UTAC, a leading group in the fields of vehicle testing solutions and systems, automotive type approval, connected and electric vehicles, announces the appointment of Virginie Boutros as EMEA Sales Director New Business. Virginie Boutros has joined the Sales & Marketing department to manage the sales team for all the group’s activities in the EMEA region and to implement the action plans dedicated to the automotive sector, new business, non-automotive type approval, certification and events.
Based at à UTAC Linas-Montlhéry, Virginie reports to Anis Tebib, Vice-President Sales & Marketing.

February 28 2023

Acoustic tests of drones

🎤 Just like land vehicles, drones can cause noise pollution and these devices must be checked.

📌 UTAC is putting all its expertise into the field of acoustic testing and has just finalised the first test report using the acoustic power measurement method for the Parrot company.

UTAC CHALLENGE MOBILIANS
February 28 2023

A new partner for UTAC Challenge

[…] The UTAC Challenge represents an incredible opportunity for Mobilians: it is the first challenge dedicated to the future of vehicles in Europe!
This is a unique opportunity to promote innovation in the field of tomorrow’s vehicles and to increase students’ sensitivity to the problems of vehicle design and development! […]

ENFORCE TAC 2023 UTAC
February 28 2023

Enforce Tac 2023

ℹ️ Enforce Tac is a trade fair for law enforcement, security, and tactical solutions. Exhibitors present the latest innovations in security and vehicle technology.

Our branch, UTAC Special Vehicles, will be displaying a left hand drive armoured SKODA Superb, so come to the stand to find out more about this product and other civilian armoured vehicles, including the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 series

YOUGTIMERS FESTIVAL AFFICHE
February 28 2023

YOUNGTIMERS Festival 2023

In 2023, we are using colours, simple shapes, and above all, a beautiful youngtimer: the Peugeot 205.

Vincent Duhen, who created the poster and is the graphic designer for Youngtimers magazine, answers our questions. 👉🏻

FUTURE PROPULSION CONFERENCE UTAC
February 28 2023

UTAC at Future Propulsion Conference on 1 and 2 March.

UTAC will be present at the Future Propulsion Conference in Solihull, UK, on 1 and 2 March. This annual event brings together industry and academic experts in the field of powertrain development to discuss the challenges of the next ten years.With ever more stringent emissions regulations, the need to develop and implement new technologies continues to grow. […]

📍 Stand N.44
📅 1 and 2 March 2023
🇬🇧 National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, UK
🔗 https://fpc-event.co.uk/

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