TÜV 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.
Test 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 cost-effectively.
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.