UTAC-CERAM
UTAC-CERAM

Organisation

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UTAC

The UTAC brand is devoted to all institutional activities, covering regulatory affairs, approval, roadworthiness and certification.

CERAM

The CERAM brand is devoted to all technical activities through development & validation, covering all the associated skills and resources of the Linas Montlhéry and Mortefontaine sites.

The fields addressed by CERAM are the environment (energy, emissions, noise, vibrations and electromagnetic compatibility), active and passive safety, plus endurance and reliability. All the track activities are integrated into CERAM.

Events & Training (EEF)

Events and Training includes the Paris Auto Events and EFCAM brands, which are experts in the organisation of events, incentives, track and facilities rental, in driver training and sports driving courses.

Consulting and Training (CEF)

Consulting and Training is dedicated to customer support, providing them with a whole range of services contributing to optimising their performance.

Automobile Standardisation Office (BNA)

The Automobile Standardisation Office (BNA) was created in 1927. Its activity is part of a legal framework defined by:

  • The decree of June 16, 2009 which defines the status of standardisation and the role of the standardisation offices
  • The ministerial decision of September 24, 1984 which defines the area of competence of the BNA (Normalization of the characteristics of road vehicles, cycles, materials, components and equipment specific to their construction, implementation, control, maintenance and repair)

The mission of the Automobile Standardization Bureau is to:

  • Identify the standardisation needs expressed by actors in the field of road vehicles, emergency systems and motorized and non-motorized two-wheeled vehicles
  • Establish the annual standardization program in the above mentioned areas
  • Lead the Standardization Commissions in these areas, in particular in order to:
    • Elaborate the French positions that will be defended in the European and international bodies (CEN and ISO)
    • Appoint French experts to CEN and ISO
    • Prepare draft standards
  • Mobilize and train experts
  • Provide secretariat services for the ISO / TC22 "Road Vehicles" and one of its sub-committees, the CEN / TC301 "Road Vehicles" and several working groups belonging to the various committees followed by the BNA

Central Technical Body (OTC)

In October 1991, UTAC was appointed as the Central Technical Body by the French Ministry of Transport. The OTC is responsible for:
  • Gathering and analysing the results of all the roadworthiness tests carried out on light and heavy vehicles, ensuring controls are uniform and collecting information concerning the state of the nationwide vehicle fleet
  • Keeping the elements used to adapt test equipment and methods to technical progress up to date, as well as the information and the inspector’s training.
  • Providing the Administration with technical support to monitor installations and verify the quality of services supplied

The OTC is also appointed to use European Community type-approval dossiers in order to register vehicles. It carries out all operations linked to:

  • Allocation of the National Type Identification Code (CNIT)
  • Conveying technical data to the authorities in charge of registration
  • Compiling and maintaining data banks resulting from European vehicle type approval
  • Monitoring the evolution of vehicles' technical characteristics and performances