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
TÜV SÜD opens product testing lab in Ottawa, CAN,TÜV SÜD opens product testing lab in Ottawa, Canada
Dr Royth von Hahn has taken over as the new Business Unit Manager Medical &amp; Health Services (MHS) at TÜV SÜD Product Service. Operating from San Diego (USA), he will be responsible for a network of around 600 experts and a portfolio of lifecycle services for medical devices, from product design to risk management and approval. Dr von Hahn succeeds Dr Peter Havel, who transfers to TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in Munich as CEO.
Dr Peter Havel is the new CEO of TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH, heading the management team of Dr Jens Butenandt and Holger Lindner. Within the management trio, Dr Havel has responsibility for operational business. Dr Jens Butenandt is responsible for all technical and administrative functions, including quality management, IT and human resources, while Holger Lindner continues to head the finances and controlling units. All three report to the Interim CEO of the Product Service Division, Dirk Eilers.
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