Automotive Testing and Certification Services

Efficiently build testing frameworks and perform tests on all automotive software applications
Testing and Certification Services for Automotive
Today, there is intense focus on the quality of Automotive software ensuring both safety and reliability. The cost of detecting and fixing defects increases exponentially with time in the software development lifecycle, which means OEMs need to adapt a “detect early - detect often” mechanism.

​HARMAN Automotive Engineering Services (AES) have 700+ Test professionals including 150+ ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) certified. We have presence in the major manufacturing markets, including India and China. Our exhaustive​ test library, experience of executing multiple production programs and automation first strategy helps in producing shorter system test cycles and better quality.

The Automobile has transformed from a mechanical device into an integrated machine with embedded software in all major systems such as engine control, power train, suspension, braking, and entertainment. To manufacture the next generation of innovative vehicles with high quality and free of defects, automotive OEMs need a strong testing infrastructure. HARMAN has experience and competency in both automotive and software industries to validate and certify standards across the Automotive supply chain and consumer markets.
Statistics show that more than 50 percent of automotive recalls can now be attributed to software issues, and not mechanical ones. With an industry average of 8 bugs per thousand lines of code, and the average connected car having more than 100 million lines of code, software quality needs to be a top priority for automotive OEMs. HARMAN enables automakers to efficiently build test frameworks and perform tests on all their application components.

Testing and Certification Features

Android Auto Pre-Certification Lab

  • Dedicated Lab set up to certify Android Auto Projection (AAP) on any head unit. AAP includes both bench and vehicle testing

Software Unit/Component Testing

  • ​Unit Testing – Function, Statement and Branch Testing. Unit Test Automation with Google Test

Software Integration Testing

  • Bottom up, Top Down, Big Bang Integration testing. Testing with various communication interfaces between components like UFIPC, CORBA, D-BUS​


Software Qualification Testing

  • ​Functional verification using simulation of ECUs

System Integration Testing

  • ​Verification of integration of software and hardware based on the test strategy. Verification of low-level hardware interactions using equipment like CRO, Protocol Analyzers and more

System Testing

  • Testing with complete system - real ECUs wherever feasible, and simulated ECUs where not

In Vehicle/Drive Testing

  • Navigation, Tuner specific testing in Vehicle. Complete understanding of system behavior to identify and log issues during drive tests
Interoperability Testing for IVI systems
Smart In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems deliver an intuitive, appealing and fully connected lifestyle thus transforming in-vehicle experience. Vehicle infotainment, navigation, mobile device and telematics can be synchronized to provide a coherent system and a simple interface for the driver.
HARMAN Test Automation Framework
Vehicles today have more than one hundred built-in or installed Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and over ten million lines of software code.
Testing Services for Automotive
Over the last 100 years, the automobile has transformed from a mechanical device into an integrated machine with embedded software in all major systems such as engine control, power train, suspension, braking, and entertainment.
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