TÜV SÜD Product Service has issued their first Medical Device Regulation (MDR) certificate since receiving notification in May 2019. The MDR which came into force in May 2017, must be implemented by late May 2020.
With over 900 exhibitors representing 130 countries, and attended by over 36,000 technicians, engineers, executives, operators and managers from right across the offshore industry, Offshore Europe remains a key event for exploration and production companies to keep up to date with emerging technologies and connect with experts from across the globe.
TÜV SÜD has launched its new fluid susceptibility test service, to help aerospace manufacturers determine whether materials used in equipment can tolerate the damaging effects of fluid contaminants.
TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory are working on a project focused on the diagnostic and predictive capability of these systems and the ultimate end-user experience.
Assessment of the condition of vehicles during their collection and return is playing an increasingly important role as rising demand and frequency impact on the shared-mobility sector. Digital Vehicle Scan (DVS) records a vehicle's condition in only 30 seconds. For this purpose, up to 22 cameras scan the entire vehicle, including the underside, while it is driven through the system. DVS even measures tyre inflation pressure and tread depth. In addition, TÜV SÜD is developing automatic damage identification based on artificial intelligence. Through its commitment in this field, TÜV SÜD is emphasising its goal of being the number-one supplier of third-party vehicle assessments.
TÜV SÜD is using artificial intelligence (AI) to bring fresh impetus to the vehicle remarketing industry. “Mic” (Move In Circles) is the name given to a robot that can take high-quality 360-degree pictures of vehicle exteriors fully automatically. In addition, the system optimises the photo documentation workflows in used vehicle management processes. Once taken, photos can be edited by Mic’s AI technology, which centres the vehicle in the shot and stabilises the image. Photos for remarketing used vehicles can be taken fast and flexibly with regard to location, eliminating the need for any major infrastructure and thus streamlining costs. In future Mic will form the core of PhotoFairy 360°, a service provided by TÜV SÜD to support professional marketing at car dealerships.
Manufacturers seeking to have their new vehicles or vehicle components approved for specific markets need to comply with a host of different regulations. Applicable regulations differ even on important major markets, such as the USA, Europe or China. As an internationally recognised testing and certification service provider operating branches and testing facilities all over the world, TÜV SÜD assists OEMs and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers to gain access to global markets and supports them throughout approval and licensing processes.
The automotive industry is a microcosm of the far-reaching changes currently taking place throughout society. But proactive support is on hand from the experts at TÜV SÜD Division Mobility to help master the increasingly complex demands of the automotive market in technological, economic and structural terms. TÜV SÜD’s expertise is highly sought after all over the world in areas such as electromobility, autonomous driving and homologation – in other words, wherever safe, secure design is called for in new technologies such as highly automated driving. In addition, TÜV SÜD is driving the application of international standards in the development of highly automated vehicles, smoothing access to markets and accelerating the launch of new technology. The experts are also on the move – both personally and digitally – on behalf of their customers in the automotive trade; TÜV SÜD’s remarketing and vehicle management activities focus on smart digital solutions that deliver long-term support for businesses.
For small- and medium-sized car dealerships and repair shops, finding the right way to enter the damage market is costly and time consuming. However, this market offers huge potential. According to the German Insurance Association (GDV), total third-party liability claims paid out by insurers amounted to 14.5 billion euros in 2017 – and this total has been rising for years. Given this, TÜV SÜD experts offer end-to-end damage management at the push of a button. In the blink of an eye, the Blue Button online platform establishes contact to a TÜV SÜD motor vehicle inspector and ensures fast and smooth processes for all kinds of damage. But Blue Button is just one of the topics addressed by TÜV SÜD at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt am Main between 22 and 24 September. Further topics presented at TÜV SÜD's Stand E09 in Hall 4.1 include HAD, GMA, Intermodal Mobility and PhotoFairy360°.
In July 2019, TÜV SÜD PSB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Vietnam Certification Centre Quacert in the field of testing and factory inspection. The purpose of this agreement is to have Quacert's TÜV SÜD test results and factory test reports recognized, to receive training on Vietnamese regulations and certification requirements, and to maintain technical competence for the specified scope of Vietnam's national technical standards.
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