Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2019

7layers as an Exhibitor at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany


21 – 23 Mai 2019
Messe Stuttgart
1 Messepiazza
70629 Stuttgart, Germany
Hall 8 / stand 8152


Come and see us from May 21 to 23, 2019 at the Automotive Testing Expo, hall 8, booth 8152.
Specialized in testing, certification, approval, engineering and consulting services we will present our services portfolio to the automotive industry:

  • Emergency Call Systems, (eCall / ERA-Glonass),
  • Telematic Systems,
  • Diagnostic Systems,
  • Navigation Systems,
  • Short Range Products and
  • Car-to-X (V2X) Systems and Services
  • Interlab EVO Test Management System

Automobile manufacturers and OEMs benefit from our long-standing experience in extensive certification requirements:

  • Radio/emc
  • GSM Familie,
  • UMTS,
  • 4G LTE,
  • Bluetooth®,
  • GNSS,
  • TETRA,
  • W-LAN,
  • Wireless Power Charging (Qi).


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eCall certification – 7layers has been designated as technical service for eCall

The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) designates 7layers as a technical service for eCall Regulation UN R-144 and EU 2017/79


eCall certification: Eu-wide mandatory for automotive manufactures

Since April 1, 2018 the implementation of the automated emergency call technology (eCall) in new car models has become obligatory. According to the new EU regulation, automotive manufacturers are obliged to integrate the new eCall system into all new car models be it passenger cars (M1) or light commercial vehicles (N1).

In case of an accident eCall makes an automated emergency call to the Europe-wide emergency call center. At the same time all relevant information, like the position of the vehicle, will automatically be transferred to the next emergency centre which thereupon will be able to get in touch with the driver.

An EU survey shows that this new regulation is more than just another obstacle to overcome: Using eCall thousands of human lives could be saved each year.


eCall systems – Type approval required

Not each and every e-Call system can be assembled by the manufacturer. To be eligible for assembly, newly introduced eCall systems have to provide proof of compliance with the requirements of the 2017/79 EU regulation. eCall systems will have to be tested and certified by a registered technical service in due consideration of these EU regulations.

Fulfilling these requirements  fro eCall certification is mandatory:

  • Annex 1: eCall systems resilience check (in case of heavy accidents)
  • Annex 2: Full-scale impact test assessment
  • Annex 3: Crash resistance of audio equipment
  • Annex 4: Co-existence of TPS and eCall
  • Annex 5: Automatic triggering
  • Annex 6: Compatibility of e-Call systems with Positioning services/devices
  • Annex 7: (IVS self-test)/ self-test of onboard systems
  • Annex 8: Privacy and data protection


7layers audit for eCall regulation 2017/79 and UN-R 144 has been concluded successfully

For over 15 years now 7layers has supported the automotive industry by implementing testing and certifying requirements for smart products with integrated radio components.

Since July, 2018 7layers has been an acknowledged technical service (category A and B) for regulation (EU) 2017/79 and UN-R 144. UN-R 144 is a new eCall regulation for the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission) member states. It further adds tests types – dependant on the approval type – like:

  • Electro magnetic compatibility (UN – R 10)
  • Power supply
  • Device control
  • Hands-free audio performance (ITU-T P.1140)

“Of course, we are very happy about this auditing. As of now we will be able to support our customers with the introduction and technical approval of eCall systems as well” says Angela Spielberg, Consultant of 7layers. “We are particularly proud to be able to provide these services not only in Europe but also for many countries worldwide.”


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7layers is approved for CTIA cybersecurity certification testing for IoT devices.

7layers is now approved for CTIA Cybersecurity Certification testing for IoT Devices.


This is part of its accreditation with the CTIA Authorized Test Laboratory program to help manufacturers confirm their IoT device security features. IoT devices continue to find new industries and use cases in today’s complex world. Cybersecurity has

become one important consideration when implementing IoT solutions. With this test service, 7layers – a Bureau Veritas company – can provide manufacturers a way to stand out through verification of their IoT devices cybersecurity features.

“Unsecure IoT devices pose a challenge to consumers and networks alike. By offering CTIA Cybersecurity Certification testing for IoT Devices, we enable our customers to validate the security features of their IoT devices in the market” said Fred Yang, Vice President, Global Market Strategy and Key Accounts, of Bureau Veritas.

The CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification will help verify that certified IoT devices (cellular and Wi-Fi-enabled) meet a security standard outlined by the certification program. IoT device manufacturers may select the certification that best suits the complexity and sophistication of the device.

As a leader in wireless testing, 7layers continues to add new accredited test services to meet customer needs. Device manufacturers face an increasingly sophisticated market for IoT devices and with 7layers, manufacturers have a partner in wireless testing who can meet their evolving needs.


GCF includes automotive communication technologies V2V and V2X in their certification scheme

GCF includes automotive communication technologies V2V and V2X in their certification scheme



Innovations in the area of connected vehicles and autonomous driving are increasingly creating new requirements for automotive communication technologies. They must be able to ensure reliable communication between the vehicle and the Internet, other vehicles, road infrastructure and pedestrians. Automotive equipment manufacturers are rising to this challenge with a multitude of innovative solutions.

To meet these developments in the automotive IoT market, the Global Certification Forum (GCF) now announces the inclusion of cellular (LTE) communication technologies such as V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2X (vehicle-to-everything) in its existing certification scheme. Founded in 1999, GCF develops certification schemes for mobile phones and wireless devices based on 3GPP standards. The newly added V2V and V2X certification requirements for the automotive industry should be available by the end of 2018.

The Technologies which are going to be covered by this certification are based on LTE sidelink, an adaption of LTE standards according to 3GPP release 14, for communication between two or more nearby devices. Testing takes place in independent, ISO 17025 accredited and GCF-qualified test laboratories, such as those of 7layers.

7layers is running the only internationally recognized, global cellular test laboratory and consultancy network for conformance, interoperability & field testing services, covering all major continents

7layers will be expanding their testing and certification services according to the new GCF V2X and V2V technology certification scheme and will support their automotive customers with many years of expertise in GCF approval.

ConCar Expo 2018

Seek us out at ConCar Expo in Berlin, Germany


27 – 28 June 2018
Congress Center Estrel Berlin
Sonnenallee 225
12057 Berlin, Germany
Convention Hall 2 / stand 40



At the ConCar Expo – the international trade show and congress for automated driving – 7layers experts are happy to provide advise concerning:

  • European eCall testing & certification (ERA-Glonass),
  • ERA GLONASS testing & certification,
  • V2X testing & consulting,
  • MirrorLink testing & certification;
  • Network operator approval,
  • Country certification (CE, FCC, ISED, ARIB; KCC, CCC, etc.),
  • Radio testing (e.g. LPWAN, cellular, Bluetooth®, etc.),
  • EMC/electrical interference testing,
  • Antenna OTA testing,
  • E-mark and
  • Safety testing.

Or join the 7layers lecture on “Connected Car Safety Innovation – eCall” at the ConCar Forum, on 27th June, 10:50 a.m.

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Smart Building Summit 2018

Join our lecture on “Wireless Technologies for Smart Processes in Smart Home, Smart Building and Smart City Sectors”


16 May 20187layers lecture at the Smart Building Summit 2018
Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe
Flughafenstrasse 50
70629 Stuttgart, Deutschland


Don’t miss the chance of taking part in our lecture on “Wireless Technologies for Smart Proccesses in Smart Home, Smart Building and Smart City Sectors”.

Thami Elidrissi, engineer and Director Sales & Business Development at 7layers will point out the advantages and disadvantages of the different wireless technologies used for smart home and smart building sectors. He will give a review of:

  • regulatory requirements,
  • consumer expectations,
  • technology progresses and
  • market access regulations.

In order to successfully launch and establish a smart service, various wireless technologies, connected devices, data platforms and applications will have to interact safely and reliably.

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Mobile World Congress 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018
Join the 7layers wireless experts at the stand of our parent company Bureau Veritas in Hall 7, Stand No. 7-E31.
Find out about the latest extension of our services, offering an ever wider portfolio for the IoT.


26 Feb – 1 Mar 2018
Fira Gran Via
Barcelona, Spain
Hall 7 / Stand 7-E31



bureau veritasAs THE wireless expert of the Bureau Veritas smartworld segment, 7layers is looking forward to discussing the latest wireless technological developments with you, and how we can support you in bringing smart, mobile devices and IoT services onto the market – fast and efficiently.


7layers – ready to present the latest wireless developments

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PTCRB accreditation for LTE Category M test and certification

LTE Category M test and certification services from 7layers
Three 7layers laboratories have already been PTCRB accredited for LTE Category M test and certification

Last week at the most recent PTCRB#89 meeting in Dallas/Texas, three 7layers entities have been PTCRB accredited for LTE Category M test and certification. The organizations are located in Irvine/California, Ratingen/Germany and Beijing/China.

7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, is currently the only organization covering this important cellular IoT technology on a global basis. LTE Category M has been adopted by many cellular operators around the world providing connectivity for IoT services.

“We are proud to continue our strong developments within 7layers to strengthen our market leader position in IoT device and service assessments”, explained Thomas Jaeger, responsible for Business Developments and Innovations. “Traditionally being strong in cellular services, 7layers is now engaged in all wireless IoT technologies addressing smart services including also LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT, Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11p, Zigbee and many others. No other organization in the world can currently offer this range of consulting, engineering, testing and certification services for the IoT smart world”.

PTCRB celebrates 20th anniversary

PTCRB celebrates 20th anniversary
Last week the North American certification forum PTCRB celebrated its 20th anniversary in Toronto

Cellular digital communication based on GSM was started in North America middle of the 90s. During 1997 the then cellular carriers Bell South, Microcell, Western Wireless and others, initiated a new certification scheme for Mobile Phones, called “PTCRB”.

History of PTCRB

Initially PCS 1900 (GSM 1900) and later on GSM 850 were the first ETSI technologies being used in the US and Canada. The PTCRB certification approach was supported from day one by Europeans who had already gained experience with ETSI technologies and joined standards some years before, when GSM was introduced in Germany, Denmark, France and the UK.

Mr. Thomas Jaeger, director business development at 7layers, who is currently chairmen of the PTCRB Validation Group (PVG), was one of the foundation members of the PTCRB. He is the only one who has supported the North American certification requirements without any interruption until today. Based on a very close and continuous cooperation with the North American network carriers and other stakeholders, it was possible to establish and maintain a joint certification scheme on a very high level, thus enhancing the user experience with regard to interoperability and quality.

PTCRB and the IoT

Today the next evolutionary level is on its way, aiming for the Internet of Things (IoT) with smart devices collecting and exchanging data worldwide. PVG has already established the initial technical measures, required to verify the related technologies which will be implemented in various combinations and in multiple frequency bands. With this very significant step, PTCRB is supporting the evolution from the “connecting people level” to the “connecting machines and smart objects level” of the information society.

At its 88th meeting last week, PTCRB celebrated 20 years of success in providing a joint framework for the certification of mobile phones and wireless connected devices. The celebration was sponsored by 7layers, a leading organization for the certification of smart, connected devices.