No Type Approval can be granted without an initial assessment. All necessary information is given in "Information sheet on Initial Assessment (MAB)".
In the initial assessment, the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) checks if it is to be expected that the procedures taken by the manufacturer will lead to a Type Approval conform production.
- An on-site inspection is required for this. The "Report on CoP (Form)" document describes what is checked during the inspection.
- Such an inspection is not necessary when a suitable certification according to EN ISO 9001 or equivalent standard is presented. In this case it is also necessary to create a "Report on CoP (Form)" document.
- If another European Type Approval authority confirms a successful initial assessment, an inspection is also net necessary.
The decision on which "designated technical service" is to draw up the technical report and who should carry out the "on-site inspection" should be taken at an early stage.
In addition, the manufacturer must prove his or her legal identity.