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Future of Mobility

Create the Future of Mobility with help of TÜV SÜD

Create the Future of Mobility with help of TÜV SÜD

Mobility is entering a new age of innovation. The future of mobility is likely to be shaped by a combination of technological advancements, regulatory changes, and shifts in consumer behavior. Mobility will become a more interconnected, efficient, and sustainable transportation ecosystem. It seeks to improve the overall quality and safety of transportation services while minimising negative environmental and social impacts.

Therefore, the future of mobility is a critical topic as it challenges the status quo. Technological, environmental, economic, and social developments will reshape how we think about mobility in the future and revolutionize the way we move.

To the future of mobility with help of TÜV SÜD

The future of mobility is shaped by a variety of mobility trends and new technologies. Examples are connected and smart mobility, autonomous driving, electric mobility solutions and the usage of hydrogen power for various vehicles and transportation solutions.

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Autonomous and connected driving services

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Connected and autonomous driving solutions represent the convergence of advanced technologies to transform the traditional driving experience. Autonomous driving is the driving force behind intelligent mobility solutions, with the aim of vehicles being able to navigate independently without human intervention. By leveraging advanced sensors and software, machine learning and artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles promise to improve road safety, reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility accessibility. In addition, AI-enabled efficient driving can minimise emissions while anticipating maintenance needs. As a result, car breakdowns are likely to become a thing of the past.

Connected and smart mobility creates a dynamic and responsive ecosystem that complements the autonomous driving paradigm. The seamless flow of information and communication provided by connected systems is essential for the safe and efficient operation of autonomous vehicles in a complex and ever-changing urban environment. For the future adoption of these connected and autonomous driving solutions, the safe operation of these vehicles is key and must be ensured even after regular software updates. A combination of physical and scenario-based testing is therefore required to ensure a safe and reliable future for these technologies. In addition, cybersecurity must be considered to reduce the potential for malicious exploitation of connected vehicles and transport systems. This trend not only affects standard vehicles but also plays a crucial role in other transport solutions such as delivery robots or robotic solutions in the logistics sector.

TÜV SÜD can help you ensure a safe and smooth market introduction of your automated technologies for connected and autonomous driving solutions. We can help you with the type approval and homologation of your highly automated vehicles.

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E-Mobility services

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E-mobility solutions are a transformative response to the zero-emissions targets set by governments around the world, particularly in the automotive sector. The aim is to reduce carbon emissions in response to climate change and global warming.

Widespread adoption of e-mobility depends on efficient battery technologies to improve quality, range, charging times and overall performance; the availability of robust and standardised charging infrastructure; and recycling and disposal processes for batteries and other components to minimise environmental impact. In addition to passenger cars, e-mobility solutions cover a wide range of other transport modes, including electric bicycles, buses, scooters and trams. The integration of smart grids and renewable energy sources further enhances the overall sustainability and efficiency of e-mobility solutions and contributes to a sustainable transition.

TÜV SÜD can help your company effectively launch your electric vehicle technologies in global markets, from battery testing to training on battery regulations and the use of high-voltage components, as well as testing and certification of charging infrastructure and full vehicle homologation.

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Hydrogen mobility services

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As we drive clean transport to meet stringent global emission reduction regulations, the exploration of alternative fuel options becomes paramount. Hydrogen mobility is emerging as a promising solution, using hydrogen as a clean fuel for vehicles, particularly in fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and vehicles with internal hydrogen combustion engines (H2-ICE). It offers potential in combination with other technologies such as batteries or fuel cells, providing a holistic approach to sustainable mobility.

Ongoing advances in hydrogen mobility have the potential to revolutionise heavy-duty and public transport in particular, as well as the rail industry; hydrogen has a high energy density and fast refueling times, overcoming some of the limitations of battery electric vehicles. As a result, hydrogen technology has attracted attention for heavy-duty transport applications such as buses, trucks, and trains, where long-range capabilities and reduced emissions are critical. However, wherever hydrogen is used, these new mobility solutions must be safe and comply with existing and new regulations, depending on the type of solution and vehicle.

TÜV SÜD offers comprehensive testing and certification services across the hydrogen value chain, demonstrating our commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions. From green production to transportation, safe storage, components, and infrastructure, we provide expertise at every stage. Our holistic approach ensures the integrity, safety, and efficiency of hydrogen technologies. We are also filling the blanks in the normative and regulatory framework, by leading technical committees on the international level, as well as by developing new TÜV specifications for allowing hydrogen-specific product certifications.

What are the challenges for future mobility solutions? 

The development of future mobility solutions presents a landscape of innovation, but it is not without its challenges.

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Ensuring the safety and security of future mobility solutions is paramount to gaining public trust and regulatory approval. Protecting against cyber threats, ensuring data privacy, and mitigating security risks are ongoing challenges of intelligent mobility solutions that need to be minimised.

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Dealing with the development and integration of advanced technologies for autonomous and connected driving, e-mobility, and hydrogen mobility presents a technical challenge, including software development, hardware integration, and system interoperability.


Regulatory Compliance
Compliance with comprehensive global standards and regulations governing the deployment, operation, and safety of autonomous vehicles, connected infrastructure, and alternative fuel vehicles is essential but often complex and evolving.

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Ensuring interoperability and compatibility between different technologies, platforms, and systems is essential for seamless communication and integration functionality across different future mobility solutions.

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Building and investing in the necessary infrastructure to support autonomous and connected driving, including high-speed communication networks and sensor-equipped roads, and charging stations for electric and hydrogen vehicles, are essential for widespread adoption and usage.

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Building consumer trust and acceptance of new mobility solutions addressing concerns related to safety, reliability, affordability, and practicality is crucial for widespread adoption and market acceptance.

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The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015, set global development targets for all member countries to achieve by 2030. Despite companies issuing sustainability reports based on SDGs, doubts arise about meeting specific CO2 reduction goals. The focus should shift from individual company SDGs to collective industry efforts for substantial global climate risk reduction. Transportation, which accounts for over 20% of global CO2 emissions, requires immediate attention. Markets are under pressure to define environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, requiring reporting standards that reflect sustainability practices. Compliance requires concrete action and changes in consumer behavior.

How TÜV SÜD can support you in bringing your future of mobility solutions safely on the roads

TÜV SÜD is your strategic partner in navigating the dynamic landscape of the future of mobility and its challenges. We offer comprehensive services to ensure regulatory compliance, safety and security of these future mobility technologies and solutions.

We provide services for all kinds of future mobility topics, such as:

TÜV SÜD provides services from initial testing and certification to regulatory compliance and global market access, thereby covering the whole product lifecycle. While working with TÜV SÜD you gain a competitive edge in innovation while prioritizing safety and regulatory adherence. Collaborate with us to embrace the future with confidence, shaping a sustainable and technologically advanced mobility ecosystem.


TÜV SÜD is your ideal partner to support you in all aspects regarding future of mobility solutions

Partnering with TÜV SÜD on the future of mobility ensures seamless integration of cutting-edge technologies and compliance with evolving industry standards. Benefit from our extensive expertise in future and intelligent mobility topics. TÜV SÜD's commitment to excellence empowers businesses to thrive at the forefront of the rapidly evolving mobility landscape.

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Our multidisciplinary experts have in-depth knowledge to support you in getting your future mobility solutions safely on the road. Through our participation in various working groups, research initiatives and collaborative partnerships, we keep abreast of regulatory requirements and industry standards, emerging technologies, and industry trends. We can provide you with a thorough understanding to ensure accurate assessments of your innovative products and systems to improve safety, security, sustainability and performance. We see ourselves as an enabler of future mobility solutions and are always keen to work with you to find the best solutions to your challenges.



Due to our global network of accredited laboratories, we can provide you with on-site support in various countries and support you in your local language.



Through rigorous testing and inspection services, we help you navigate the complex regulatory frameworks and compliance requirements specific to your future mobility solutions, enabling manufacturers to expand their presence and effectively reach diverse customer markets. We help you ensure compliance to gain legal access to your target markets, get your products to your customers quickly, avoid costly recalls for non-compliance, and generate increased revenue.


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We help you identify and mitigate risks to future mobility solutions, including cybersecurity vulnerabilities, privacy concerns and regulatory compliance. Through comprehensive risk assessment and testing, we verify the performance, reliability and safety of your vehicles, components and infrastructure, reducing risk and liability for manufacturers, suppliers and operators.


Icon Save Time and MoneySAVE TIME AND COSTS

With our global teams of experts, we can provide support in multiple locations, saving you time and money by streamlining the testing and certification process, reducing transportation costs and the risk of costly product redesigns and recalls, and accelerating time to market. By providing efficient and comprehensive services, we help you optimise resource planning and minimise project delays, while increasing competitiveness and profitability.



We are your trusted partner for ensuring the highest levels of safety, quality and performance. Our globally recognised TÜV SÜD mark and certificates can help you enhance your brand reputation with consumers and regulators.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Future of Mobility

  • What are the current trends for the future of mobility?

    The future of mobility is being shaped by several dynamic mobility trends. Environmental sustainability, technological advancements, and evolving consumer preferences are influencing the future of mobility. Likewise, it will foster innovation and connectivity and help to create a more efficient, safer and user-centric transportation system.

    Examples of these future mobility trends are:

    • Electrification: The shift towards electric vehicles (EVs)
    • Hydrogen-Powered Mobility Solutions
    • Autonomous Driving: The development of self-driving technology
    • Smart Infrastructure and Connected Mobility: The connectivity between vehicles and infrastructure
    • Shared Mobility Services: Shared mobility services, such as ride-hailing, car-sharing, and bike-sharing
    • Sustainable Infrastructure: Investments in sustainable transportation infrastructure
    • Intelligent software: Advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) for optimised route planning and predicting demand
    • Upcoming new regulations like EURO 7 and battery regulation.
  • How will AI affect the future of mobility?

    AI is set to revolutionize the future of mobility by enabling autonomous vehicles, optimising traffic flow, and personalising transportation services. However, challenges such as regulatory concerns, cybersecurity risks, and ethical considerations need to be addressed to ensure the safe, equitable, and sustainable implementation of AI-driven intelligent mobility solutions. Balancing technological advancements with ethical and regulatory frameworks will be crucial in harnessing the full potential of AI in shaping the future of mobility.

  • What risks are embedded with regular software updates of vehicles?

    Regular software updates in vehicles carry risks such as potential system failures, compatibility issues with existing hardware, and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Additionally, updates may inadvertently introduce bugs or glitches that affect vehicle performance and safety as well as data privacy. Ensuring thorough testing, robust cybersecurity measures, and transparent communication with users are essential to mitigate these risks and maintain the integrity and safety of vehicles after any software update.

  • How will the new EU Battery Regulation Influence future development for e-mobility?

    The Battery Regulation EU 2023/1542 is expected to significantly influence future development in e-mobility by setting strict standards for battery design, production, and end-of-life management. By promoting sustainability and circular economy principles, the directive aims to minimise the environmental impact of batteries throughout their lifecycle, from raw material extraction to disposal. This will likely drive innovation in battery technology, encouraging the development of more efficient, durable, and environmentally friendly batteries for electric vehicles.

  • What additional safety aspects do we need to consider for hydrogen mobility solutions?

    For hydrogen mobility solutions, additional safety aspects to consider include proper handling and storage of hydrogen, prevention of leaks or ruptures in fuel tanks and pipelines, and effective emergency response protocols in case of accidents or incidents involving hydrogen. Ensuring adequate training for personnel, implementing strict safety standards, and conducting regular inspections and maintenance are essential to mitigate potential safety risks associated with hydrogen transportation and infrastructure.

  • How safe can hydrogen cars be compared to electric cars?

    Both hydrogen cars (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles / FCEVs and H2 Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles / H2-ICE) and electric cars (Battery Electric Vehicles / BEVs) are designed with safety as a top priority, and each technology has its own set of safety considerations.
    Both hydrogen and electric vehicles are rigorously tested to meet safety standards, based on specific design, engineering and safety features implemented by manufacturers.

    Safety standards are of paramount importance for both electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen vehicles. These standards are set to ensure the safety of the vehicles, their components, and users, and to promote the widespread adoption of these technologies. These standards must cover the entire value chain, from storage and transport to charging infrastructure and use in vehicle applications.
    As these technologies continue to evolve, ongoing research and the development of comprehensive safety standards will remain essential for the sustainable growth and integration of electric and hydrogen vehicles into the global transport landscape.

    In conclusion, both hydrogen and electric vehicles offer safe transport options, but their safety depends on the effective implementation of safety features, compliance with regulations and alignment with industry standards. Ongoing development and refinement of safety protocols is essential for the continued improvement of safety standards and the successful adoption of these technologies.

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