REE Automotive has contracted a testing firm to help it certify and bring to market a steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire and drive-by-wire commercial electric truck.
REE has engaged HORIBA-MIRA to do internal tests, modeling Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) certification standards, to determine if its P7 systems can fulfill the certification requirements. REE plans to fully certify its P7-C and P7-S products by the end of 2023, including FMVSS, CARB and EPA certification, aligning with planned vehicle deliveries to dealers and eligibility for government incentives. In initial tests, HORIBA-MIRA’s test engineers and drivers successfully executed REE’s feasibility test plan.
“FMVSS certification of our core by-wire system is feasible based on the tests we have conducted in the past several months,” said Ahishay Sardes, co-founder and CTO of REE. “This milestone is important as we set out to be the first to certify a fully by-wire system. Now that we have confirmed feasibility, our P7 will pass the design-agnostic and performance-based FMVSS certification process.”
Source: REE Automotive