Passive vehicle safety systems and components are typically subjected to a variety of tests to assess their ability to perform as intended in a collision or accident. Most passive safety systems and components are evaluated for their ability to maintain their requisite strength and durability over time despite exposure to variations in temperature. For more complex systems, such as airbags, operational testing may be required to assess actual performance under extreme environmental conditions such as high humidity.
Watch our video to learn more about TÜV SÜD's passive safety tests and testing laboratories for various automotive components like seats, head restraints, Dashboards, airbags or steering wheels.
The extensive assessment and testing of vehicle systems and components provides system and component suppliers with several benefits:
For more than 100 years, TÜV SÜD has been the preferred testing and certification partner for automobile and automotive component manufacturers worldwide. Our state-of-the-art testing facilities, combined with our global network of technical experts, can provide your company with a single source solution for achieving compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, standards and voluntary industry schemes.
TÜV SÜD offers comprehensive testing, type approval and certification services for all types of passive vehicle safety systems and components, including vehicle bumpers and doors, roofs and protective frames, interior seats and seating surfaces, dashboards, head restraints, seatbelts and airbags. Our state-of-the-art testing facilities located near major automotive development centres around the world are equipped with the most advanced testing and environmental simulation equipment, as well as computerised measurement systems and video recording equipment. These capabilities, combined with our extensive technical experience, enable TÜV SÜD to thoroughly assess the effectiveness of passive vehicle safety systems and components under a wide range of conditions.
TÜV SÜD testing services include: