DEKRA Certification GmbH celebrates its 25th anniversary. The certification specialist was registered in the commercial register in Stuttgart in February 1996. Over the years, it became a leading global provider of audits and certifications according to national, international, and industry standards.
Expansion in South America: As the world number one in vehicle inspection, DEKRA opens the first inspection stations in Chile – in the Santiago Metropolitan Region as well as other regions of the country.
The 14th DEKRA Road Safety Report is devoted to senior citizens and identifies an urgent need for action because their risk of accidents is much higher than for younger age groups. This is all the more important given the fact that the 65+ demographic will make up an ever-greater part of our overall population in the coming decades.
DEKRA’s audit experts are commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Integration in Baden-Württemburg to monitor the state’s coronavirus test centers. Their inspections focus on safety, health, and the correct procedure when carrying out rapid coronavirus tests.
As a member of Hydrogen Europe, DEKRA contributes its testing, inspection, and certification expertise to ensuring the safe and cost-effective use of climate-neutral hydrogen technologies.
DEKRA is recognized as a technical service for cyber security and software updates in the automotive sector. Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority thus extends the company’s existing remit to include UNECE regulations R155 (cyber security) and R156 (software updates).
The cyber security portfolio is extended to include tests and certifications in accordance with the new European standard, ETSI EN 303 645. This standard is the basis for security and data protection in the Internet of things. In this way, DEKRA is supporting product manufacturers in verifying the security of their products.
With the acquisition of Tähti Katsastus OY, DEKRA enters the vehicle inspection market in Finland. The six inspection stations, mainly in the province of Eastern Finland, are intended to serve as the starting point for the further expansion of the vehicle inspection business in the country.
In conjunction with German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche, DEKRA honors innovative safety services in four categories. The DEKRA Award 2021 in the “Startups” category goes to Swiss company Lakera AG. The artificial intelligence (AI) experts have developed a validation platform to ensure that AI is trustworthy and safe.
In North America, DEKRA is recognized as a test laboratory for certifying the interoperability of tolls. It is therefore able to offer laboratory testing of the RFID technologies used at toll stations in North and South America.