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About KATRI

Introduction to KATRI (Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute)

  • Purpose of Establishment
    • - Reduce social losses resulting from traffic accidents
    • - Guard the rights and interests of the citizens through customer protection
    • - Support domestic vehicle related to industries with technical information
    • - Support the government with vehicle-related policies and technologies
  • History
    History
    '87. 5. 15 Persons seeking to be employed as a commercial driver for the first time
    '87. 9. 21 Appointed as a Car Safety Testing Institute (MOCT)
    '91. 3. 18 Started the construction of indoor test research facilities
    '94. 1. 1 Extended the test items of the vehicle safety test(6→38 items)
    '96. 11. 6 Completed construction of 7 Indoor Testing Institute Facilities
    '97. 8. 28 Appointed as a testing institute for car exhaust gas filter (MOE)
    '97. 9. 4 Started construction of Car Driving Test Institute Phase 1
    '98. 1. 1 Entrusted with Vehicle Type Confirmation Work (MOCT)
    '99. 10. 16 Entrusted with Two-Wheel Vehicle Type Declaration Work (MOCT)
    '00. 12. 19 Appointed as a Road Safety Facility Testing & Assessment Institute (MOCT)
    - 4 items including shock absorption facility
    '02. 5. 10 Appointed as a Car Emissions Certification & Testing Institute(MOE)
    '02. 12. 23 Completed construction of Car Driving Test Institute Phase 1
    '03. 1. 15 Appointed as a Performance Test Institute (MOCT)
    - Noncompliance check, safety assessment, technical review
    '03. 4. 21 Appointed as a Car Noise Certification & Testing Institute (MOE)
    '05. 7. 14 Completed the civil engineering construction of the Road Safety Facility Performance Test Center
    '06. 4. 6 Renamed Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute
    '07. 1. 18 Appointed as a Road Safety Facility Testing & Assessment Institute (MOCT)
    - Assessments of Road stud, Delineator, Curb signboard
    '08. 1. 1 Operation of type approval and confirmation inspection of construction equipment
    '08. 12. 23 Appointed as official certification testing institute of On Board Unit for Electronic Toll Collection System(MLTM)
  • Organization Chart
    • Chief of Institute

      • Div. of Research
        Planning

        • Business Plan
        • Budget Management
        • R&D Management
      • Div. of Vehicle Dynamics
        Research & PG

        • Brake Test
        • Steering / Driving Test
        • Riding Track Operation
      • Div. of General
        Administration

        • Financing
        • Facility Maintenance
        • General Administration
      • Div. of EFV Research

        • Environment Test
        • Engine Emissions Test
        • Noise Test
      • Div. of Vehicle
        Regulation Research

        • Research on Safety Standards
        • Defects Inspection
        • Recall
      • Div. of Vehicle
        Certification

        • Technical Review
        • Safety Inspection
        • Construction Equipment Inspection
      • Div. of Advanced
        Vehicle Safety Research

        • Collision Test
        • Head Restraint Safety Test
        • Safety Barriers Test