Consultancy Services

VOSC offers a range of consultancy services to assist your company with vehicle approvals, advice on vehicle regulations and keeping up to date with these latest legislation updates and industry news. 

Type approval services - VOSC
Vehicle Regulation Advice.png
VOSC LAB updates.png

Homologation Services for Vehicle Type Approval 

VOSC is able to assist companies with vehicle approvals on a consultancy basis. With decades of experience with an array of UK and European vehicle approvals including:

  • Individual Vehicle Approvals (IVA) to the Road Vehicles (Approval) Regulations 2009 as amended. 

  • National Small Series Type Approvals to the Road Vehicles (Approval) Regulations.

  • European Small Series Type Approvals to 2007/46/EC as amended.

  • European Whole Vehicle Type Approvals to 2007/46/EC as amended. 

The approvals concern passenger vehicles, good vehicles and trailers, and we specialise in limited production vehicles, converted vehicles and special purpose vehicles. Motor caravans, wheelchair accessible vehicles, ambulances, light goods vehicles and sports cars are a speciality but we can assist with any approval project. 

We help vehicle manufacturers and importers choose the most appropriate method of approval, we then go on to inspect the vehicles and advise on the correct specifications to achieve compliance.

 

Our advice will help manufacturers and their associations with the type of approval authority. Applications for Type approval are made with extensive paperwork which we compile and submit to the type approval authority on your behalf. 

If you would like to discuss a vehicle approval project, please fill out our contact form or email us directly at info@voscentre.com

How VOSC can help

 

Vehicle Regulations Advice Service

VOSC is able to assist companies with vehicle approvals on a consultancy basis. With decades of experience with an array of UK and European vehicle approvals including:

  • Individual Vehicle Approvals (IVA) to the Road Vehicles (Approval) Regulations 2009 as amended. 

  • National Small Series Type Approvals to the Road Vehicles (Approval) Regulations.

  • European Small Series Type Approvals to 2007/46/EC as amended.

  • European Whole Vehicle Type Approvals to 2007/46/EC as amended. 

The approvals concern passenger vehicles, good vehicles and trailers, and we specialise in limited production vehicles, converted vehicles and special purpose vehicles. Motor caravans, wheelchair accessible vehicles, ambulances, light goods vehicles and sports cars are a speciality but we can assist with any approval project. 

How VOSC can help

Members often ask us questions about design of road vehicles to comply with legislation.  We have numerous years’ experience answering technical questions about related subjects such as vehicle registration, Construction & Use Regulations, Individual Vehicle Approval and Type Approval.  

For example, companies ask what kind of seat belts can be used in unusual situations, perhaps for disabled passengers or rear facing seats.  They will ask if a particular light component “complies with IVA”, or basic questions like where they can get copies of relevant legislation.  Others ask which type approval system is most appropriate for their vehicles, or which base vehicle is suitable for conversion – “how do I know if X base vehicle complies with current emissions legislation”?

The questions are quite diverse, because the specialist vehicle industry is equally diverse in the United Kingdom.  We can help start-up companies and experienced engineers alike.   If you have a question please contact the VOSC office; if you would like a confidential answer please tell us.  Simple questions for members are part of our service, however for more complicated queries involving dialogue with UK Authorities and advice for non-members will be charged on an hourly basis.
 

 

Keep informed of legislation updates/ changes

VOSC runs an annual membership scheme in which members are offered a range of benefits for being an active member of the facility. One of the main benefits of the scheme is the highly anticipated, comprehensive newsletter. 

 

The VOSC LAB; Legislations & Approvals Bulletin, is delivered to members inbox every other month filled with the latest industry news, legislation updates, planned changes and other world news that may affect the automotive market place; i.e. Brexit. 

Topics covered in these quality newsletters can range from introduction to vehicle legislation, changes to IVA inspection manuals for M2 vehicles, latest updates regarding the General Safety Regulation (GSR2) and much more that can affect all automotive markets such as minibus, motor caravan, ambulance, coach builders, LCV, sports car manufacturers and all classes of vehicles (M1, N1, M2, N2, etc).

Written by VOSC industry experts with extensive experience in vehicle type approval and homologation work, this bi-monthly bulletin is highly regarded as invaluable to keep you informed of updates and notifications of change. Alongside sharing information on questions previously being asked by other members to share and broaden the knowledge. 

 

Copyright 2018. VOSC.  All Rights Reserved.