Automotive testing

Automotive Testing Solutions & Compliance Services

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

What is automotive testing?

Automotive testing puts full vehicles, components and systems through a series of laboratory, virtual and ‘real world’ assessments to ensure it is safe, reliable and compliant with safety regulations. Automotive testing is a requirement for accessing global automotive markets and manufacturers must show they have put their product through rigorous assessment. Testing covers a wide range of vehicle features, from individual components analysis and emissions testing, to buzz, squeak and rattle tests, crash simulations and extensive automotive electronics testing.

Watch the video to see how automotive testing is conducted - from small components like electronics to full vehicles - to ensure the highest level of vehicle safety and quality.

Why is automotive testing important?

Automotive testing offers a wealth of benefits, including:

  • Regulatory compliance: global market access requires automotive component testing and compliance according to relevant global regulations to ensure overall safety
  • Early discovery of faults: automotive component testing helps to discover faults in the development phase, which avoids expensive product recalls and saves you money
  • Enhance safe technology development: developing new automated mobility technologies makes it important to ensure safety from the early stage of development to become reality
  • Ensure product safety: testing solutions for various kind of vehicle components and systems put the product through rigorous assessment to ensure maximum safety for customers
  • Boost brand reputation: testing your product can iron out faults and enhance your reputation as a provider of quality vehicles

TÜV SÜD is an accredited global service provider of automotive testing solutions

Many major providers of cars, automotive systems and components rely on TÜV SÜD as their trusted partner in ensuring the overall safety and performance of their products. We offer a complete suite of testing services that evaluates automotive systems and components for compliance with industry standards, as well as regulatory requirements in almost every major market in the world. Our global network of experts and ISO accredited labs are well positioned to support your automotive needs at a local level.

With more than 100 years of experience in the automotive industry, and state-of-the-art testing facilities located near major automotive development centres, we provide suppliers of automotive systems and components with a single source for all their testing and certification needs to access global markets.

Learn more about TÜV SÜD’s automotive testing services

TÜV SÜD offers a range of testing, type approval and certification services for most types of vehicles, automotive systems and components. Read more about our specific testing services:


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Achieving Global Market Access for xEV Battery Systems

A closer look at key safety and performance requirements

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More Than Just Compliance Providing High-Quality Battery Systems in xEVs
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Providing High-Quality Battery Systems in xEVs

Ensure high performance and reliability of innovative battery Systems.

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Virtual homologation of an ALKS according to UNECE R157

Gain insights into UNECE R157 and scenario-based test approaches

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Understand the new requirements under revision 3 of UNECE R100

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Advanced Non-Destructive Testing Methods for Automotive Components
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Non-Destructive Component Testing

Ensure faster and more accurate safety assessments during vehicle development.

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Automotive Buzz, Squeak and Rattle (BSR) Testing
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Automotive BSR testing

Receive a direct comparison of servohydraulic and servoelectric four poster test systems.

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Keeping it connected: Wireless technology for automotive

Ensure road safety with increasing connectivity

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Lithium battery testing under UN/DOT 38.3

Outlines Lithium battery testing required under UN/DOT 38.3.

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