Ralph Buckingham - Director - Connected, Autonomous Vehicle Testing at Intertek

Ralph Buckingham

Director – Connected, Autonomous Vehicle Testing at Intertek

Ralph has been working for Intertek Testing Services, a Global Leader in the testing, inspection, and certification sector for over 10 years. His focus has been on the Automotive, Aerospace, and ICT Industries.
He spent his first 5 years Managing operations and expanding Intertek’s Aerospace and Automotive capabilities. He led the expansion of testing capabilities for EMC, VOC, and Connected Vehicles.
Ralph then developed Intertek’s Transportation Testing Sales Model, and evolved it to support a recently acquired DOE AVTE program lab for the testing and evaluation of advanced vehicle technologies.
He is now focused on expanding Intertek’s testing capabilities within the Telematics, Connected Vehicle, and Autonomous Vehicle sectors.
He participates on various standard development committees, contributing to the evolution of telematics, connected vehicle, and autonomous vehicle testing procedures.


Intertek provides the transportation industry with the confidence that its products and services meet required safety and quality standards.

Many issues play a part in the successful operation of transport systems, including local and international legislation, OEM requirements, ensuring high standards of safety, logistics and efficiency.

The building and maintenance of transport modes – such as aircraft, trains, cars and ships – also poses significant challenges as safety and reliability are vital. Stringent industry regulations govern not only the manufacturing of components and parts from engines, interiors, exteriors and everything in between but also in-service inspection and maintenance.

The services Intertek provides to the transportation industry cover all aspects of our clients’ needs from advisory, auditing, certification and inspection to outsourcing, quality assurance, testing, training and more.

Our global network of offices, laboratories and personnel enable us to provide the local and international knowledge your business needs to operate with confidence and know that safety, environmental and quality standards are adhered to.