In Germany, 24 public refuelling stations have gone into operation in 2017, turning the German public hydrogen refuelling infrastructure into the second largest globally with 45 public stations, ahead of the USA (40 stations) and only surpassed by Japan with 91 public stations. A total of 64 stations were opened worldwide in the past year. This is the result of the tenth annual assessment by H2stations.org, a website of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (LBST) and TÜV SÜD.
TÜV SÜD America Inc., a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider that specializes in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services, announces the appointment of Ms. Kristen Downs to the role of Vice President of Strategic Account Management and Sales Enablement for the Americas, including TÜV SÜD Canada, TÜV SÜD América de México, and TÜV SÜD America do Brasil.
The TÜV SÜD Group (TÜV SÜD) successfully passed the final audit of IECEx 05 qualification on January 30, 2018. This qualification signifies that TÜV SÜD has further developed its certification services in the field of explosion protection and can supply enterprises in the explosion protection industry with even more professional services. The audit was completed by TÜV SÜD Greater China Region and proves that TÜV SÜD Greater China Region is a strong performer in the explosion protection certification business
The quality of food is an excellent topic for heated debates. The regularly updated German Food Code (Deutsches Lebensmittelbuch) has provided guidance to consumers and producers for decades. The Internet portal of the German Food Code Commission contains information on what consumers may expect from food. TÜV SÜDs food experts explain to consumers how to use the Food Code.
By opening a new testing laboratory for grow lights, TÜV SÜD is responding to a global trend. As the worlds population expands, cultivation of vegetables, fruit and flowers under exactly controlled conditions is becoming increasingly important. This applies in particular to China, the worlds most populous country. At its location in Shenzhen, near the border to Hong Kong, TÜV SÜD is now opening its Horticulture Lighting Laboratory, one of the first facilities of this type worldwide.
The next German Garden Exhibition (Bundesgartenschau, BUGA) will take place in Heilbronn in 2019. The preparations are well under way. Creating space for experiencing nature on the banks of the River Neckar, the landscape and garden architects are building a wooden walkway system at the waterside. The company commissioned to build the wooden structure, Holzbau Reichel GmbH, uses wood from responsible forestry and has this fact certified by TÜV SÜD Czech.
With better seats that are easier to use and have fewer sources of fault, car travel has become considerably safer for children in recent years. A supplement to a technical regulation will now provide further improvements for infants who have outgrown their infant carriers but are still too small to travel in forward-facing car seats. Experts from 22 countries discussed this issue at the “Protection of Children in Cars” conference with the subtitle “Past success and new tasks for the future”, held at TÜV SÜD. In this context, the experts also focused particularly closely on booster seats, which play an important role in the safe transport of older children.
Automated driving will fundamentally change road-vehicle approval methods, concluded the participants at the “Homologation” conference organised jointly by TÜV SÜD Auto Service and TÜV SÜD Academy. In December 2017, 140 experts from industry, regulatory bodies and research institutes spent two days discussing how technological progress will change road-vehicle homologation. Other topics addressed at the conference included international approval procedures in countries such as the Russian Federation and China, and the approval of agricultural vehicles.
Driver assistance systems are systematically developing in the direction of automated driving. Reflecting this trend, the topic was also the dominant theme at the “Driver Assistance Systems Conference” in December, for which TÜV SÜD Academy and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) had brought together 240 experts from industry, research and regulatory bodies
TÜV SÜD shows how to correctly interpret “may contain” warning labels ,TÜV SÜD shows how to correctly interpret “may contain” warning labels