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.
Automotive testing offers a wealth of benefits, including:
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.
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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