TCA performs type-approval of hardware by 'type'.  

Suppliers of hardware 'types' which have been type-approved by TCA are identified through the TCA
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Type-approval of Telematics In-Vehicle Units (IVUs)

TCA type-approves Telematics IVU 'types' against the Telematics In-Vehicle Unit (IVU) Functional and Technical Specification.

Type-approved IVUs have been subjected to independent assessment by TCA, allowing stakeholders to make informed procurement decisions. The type-approval process provides confidence and assurance in an IVU’s reliability, accuracy, integrity and security capabilities, and distinguishes those that satisfy the requirements of the Specification from others in the market.

All type-approved IVU’s are accompanied by a certificate of conformance.

A current list of Telematics IVUs type-approved by TCA can be found here.

Type-approval of On-Board Mass (OBM) Systems

TCA is implementing arrangements to type-approve OBM system 'types'.

The type-approval of OBM systems is dependent upon the finalisation of the On-Board Mass (OBM) Functional and Technical Specification.