Quectel earns automotive certification
21 March 2018, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, News
Quectel Wireless Solutions has earned IATF 16949:2016 certification, a stringent quality management system standard for the automotive sector.
The IATF 16949 standard was developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the ISO technical committee. It defines the requirements of a quality management system for organisations in the automotive industry, and is widely recognised by leading automotive manufacturers and OEMs.
“Quectel has been serving a lot of Tier 1 customers and major car OEMs in China, and is in a good position to serve some global car OEMs,” commented Min Wang, Quectel’s automotive product director. “Gaining the IATF certification will bolster their confidence in Quectel and enable our automotive-grade AG35 module to further penetrate the auto segment.”
The AG35 mentioned is an LTE category 4 module designed and manufactured in accordance with IATF 16949:2016 standards. It is targeted at IoV (Internet of Vehicles) applications such as fleet management, vehicle tracking, in-vehicle navigation systems, vehicle remote monitoring, vehicle remote control, security monitoring and alarming, remote vehicle diagnostics and in-car entertainment.
“Attaining IATF 16949 certification marks a major milestone for Quectel, which means that we have a complete quality assurance system throughout the whole procedure of wireless module design and manufacturing,” said Fred Fu, Quectel’s quality department manager. “Our non-automotive customers will also benefit from this certification which guarantees that we will take an uncompromising stance on product quality and safety.”