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On-Road Vehicle Testing and Quality Auditing

Ensure the safety and quality of your vehicles

Automotive On-Road Testing and Quality Audits

TÜV SÜD’s experts help businesses test, evaluate, and support vehicle development ride and drive programs at OEMs and Tier suppliers. We also have programs to assist automotive manufacturers who are facing increasingly complex operations due to regional expansion, strict national regulations, or loss of productivity.

Benefits of conducting on-road vehicle testing and automotive quality audits:

  • Streamline your vehicle testing and validating processes to improve profitability and remain agile to withstand increasing competitive pressure
  • Increase your work efficiency by implementing quality and process optimization to streamline your administrative activities to be able to focus on your core business
  • Increase productivity with complete solutions that increase the operational readiness of your in-use fleet
  • Ensure reliable operations through strengthened professional driver skills

Our On-Road Vehicle Services

On-Road Vehicle Testing

Our team of engineers and technicians assist clients with evaluating and testing items, such as complete vehicles, vehicle controls, ADAS, and navigation and vision systems. We assist clients with organizing fleets for full vehicle testing, coordinating all personnel for travel and determining test routes in North America and globally.

TÜV SÜD’s on-road vehicle testing services include:

  • Air leak and wind noise testing
  • Auburn Hills (Michigan) 4-Poster testing and climatic chamber
  • AV and AI drive evaluations
  • Battery testing
  • Buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR) testing
    • BSR track – design, consult, lead 
    • Launch BSR (attribute) leadership and engineering support
    • Manufacturing BSR prevention strategies
  • Component-level testing – transportable testing
  • CREST – Combined Road, Environmental and Simulation Testing 
  • EMC/EMI testing
  • In-plant air leak and wind noise testing
  • Instrument panel and seat testing
  • Transportable equipment testing for instrument panels, seats, and doors
  • Transportable wind tunnel testing
  • Validating navigation systems – ADAS, vision systems for vehicle fleets

Transportation Operations

TÜV SÜD offers independent expert reviews of your existing fleet, processes, and activities, as well as recommendations and guidance on best practice for improving quality and validating these systems, which are used in today’s complex vehicle structures.

We cover all aspects of your transportation operations:

  • Quality and process optimization – Our experts can advise you on improvements to your quality standards, and can help with: 
    • Audit plant processes
    • BSR quality process and optimization
      • Initial drive BSR quality random audits 
      • 4-Poster BSR quality auditing 
      • Launch BSR audits for manufacturing plants
      • New plant BSR audit training
    • ISO 26262
    • Manufacturing plant quality projects 
    • Manufacturing plant audits
    • PDI Drivers – EOL audit
    • Quality audit initiatives
    • Vehicle plant audits and engineering lead
  • Documentation services – TÜV SÜD can efficiently manage your business’ vehicle administrative paperwork associated with:
    • Executive and media drive events
    • Media event/management drives
    • Risk management
    • Vehicle homologation

Automotive Training Courses

TÜV SÜD Academy offers a range of automotive training courses, including IATF 16949, ISO 26262, and the safe handling of high voltage (HV) systems in motor vehicles.

Our Extensive Automotive Testing Experience

For more than 100 years, TÜV SÜD has been helping clients ensure the safety and reliability of their vehicles. We work with our subsidiary, Fleet Logistics, to provide vehicle testing and fleet management solutions. With us as your trusted partner, you can minimize operational, occupational, and safety risks. You can also be confident that your fleet operations are optimized for profitability, quality, and efficiency. 

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