Tests / Automotive Research and Development
SÜD Automotive specialists provide a range of support and engineering services
that help the international automotive industry develop better products
faster. The TÜV SÜD Automotive unit maintains over 20 accreditations
for all the world's main markets.
The patented CRASHTEST, with which TÜV SÜD has made a name for itself
worldwide, is carried out in our Munich/Allach facility, opened in 1996.
A feature of the center is an ISO noise emissions test track. Operating
around the clock, it allows noise emissions to be measured on over 1,000
vehicles per year. Vehicle data is measured remotely and transmitted back
to the center for analysis. Flexible evaluation software produces results
in a format to suit customers.
For instance, electronically controlled vehicles (ECV) can simulate almost
any type of collision. The test, which can be used to collect data on
any specific aspect of passive restraint systems, was developed partly
in conjunction with the German motoring magazine "Auto Motor Und
Sport". The results provide an objective basis for comparing and
evaluating passive restraint systems and can provide convincing arguments
in clients' marketing strategies.
facilities in Garching, Germany, include an indoor crash system - mainly
for body work and component testing, a laboratory for testing exhaust
emissions and a wheels and tires test laboratory. Full on-site service
is available as well, to solve clients' problems fast, efficiently and
In addition TÜV SÜD Automotive funds the Research Institute for Applied
Automotive Technology. The Institute participates in numerous research
projects, such as vehicle electronics systems, recycling, alternative
drive technologies and traffic guidance systems. Further research has
been conducted in natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell technology and biodiesel.
The immediate access to research results that flow from this scientific
connection helps TÜV SÜD clients with product development and testing.
In Germany and other European countries, TÜV SÜD Automotive conducts
periodic vehicle emissions and safety inspections for millions of consumers
each year. We also work with insurance carriers on accident prevention
research and, our TÜV SÜD Psychological Institute retrains problem drivers.
For more information, contact us.