Singapore is the first country in the world to have developed national guidelines, Technical Reference 68 (TR 68), to promote the safe deployment of fully autonomous vehicles. TR 68 gives clear specifications for OEM and can thus be used as a blueprint for future international standards in this field. Experts from TÜV SÜD were significantly involved in the development of TR 68 from the outset and contributed their expertise in the fields of operational/functional safety, cybersecurity and vehicular data – and hence in three out of four working groups. This underscores TÜV SÜD’s claim to international leadership as an independent development partner for autonomous driving.
As one of ten authorised partner audit firms, TÜV SÜD has provided audit services on behalf of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) since the beginning of this year. RBA is the world's largest industry coalition dedicated to furthering corporate social responsibility in global supply chains. Founded in 2004, the non-profit organisation now has more than 140 corporate members directly employing more than 6 million people. More than 3.5 million people from over 120 countries contribute to the manufacture of RBA members' products.
TÜV SÜD has collaborated with the Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE), China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), Shanghai Intelligent Automotive Center (SIAC), and International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC) to establish an international alliance to develop and harmonize global standards of test methods and uniformly recognized standards for automated driving. The mission of the International Alliance for Mobility Testing and Standardization (IAMTS) is the creation of an international portfolio for smart mobility test environments with the highest quality standards to effectively support the development and market launch of automated mobility.
TÜV SÜD has signed a cooperation agreement with Thailand's Ministry of Industry and the Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI) governing the establishment of a battery test centre near Bangkok. The agreement paves the way for building the largest and most modern test centre for Li-ion batteries in the ASEAN region, involving total investments of
TÜV SÜD has launched Industrial Additive Manufacturing (AM) services to meet the demands of rapidly advancing additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies in the field of industrial use. TÜV SÜD will be holding seminars on this subject at INTERMOLD Tokyo in the Tokyo Big Sight from 17th to 20th of April 2019.
Last year, TÜV SÜD launched a cooperation with NVIDIA and AVL GmbH to develop a certification process for highly/fully automated vehicles. The goal of this collaboration is to validate and establish simulation as a method and approval tool for the digital homologation of the future. With his presentation at GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Silicon Valley this week, Dr. Houssem Abdellatif, Head of Automated Driving and Driver Assistance Systems at TÜV SÜD Mobility, offers a detailed look at the development scenario of digital homologation.
An evaluation of the LBST Power-to-Gas (PtG) database shows that PtG-technology is advancing towards maturity and can increasingly be found in commercial applications. More than 50 PtG plants with a total electric capacity of more than 55 MW are in operation or planned throughout Germany. Further large projects in the three-digit MW range have already been announced.
Showcasing new services, TÜV SÜD demonstrates at WindEurope 2019 that further optimisation of the safe harnessing of wind power is possible. TÜV SÜD's presence at the conference and exhibition focuses on assessments and inspections for the lifetime extension and site-specific certification of wind-turbine generators (WTGs) and the certification of floating foundations for offshore wind turbines. WindEurope 2019 will take place in Bilbao from 2 to 4 April 2019. (Hall1, Stand C46)
Portable Computing Devices are now everywhere. People become more and more rely on their smartphones, and thus rapid charging technologies become a basic function in smartphones. People ask for convenience brought by rapid charge technologies and also concern more on the safety of rapid charging. Therefore, as a leading international testing company TÜV SÜD are eager to offer worldwide testing services for various kinds of Portable Computing Devices.
TÜV SÜD Japan, a member of one of the world’s leading technical service organizations, is first to qualify its EMV®(*) PCD Contactless L1 test bench on the latest version of the specification (3.0a).