How can we maintain quality of life in a growing city?
Solving complex challenges for our urban future
For the first time in history, more of us live in cities than rural areas. By 2050, two thirds of humanity is expected to reside in urban locations. While cities provide opportunities for economic development and access to basic needs such as amenities and healthcare, they also present immense challenges in energy, water, housing, infrastructure and transportation.
TÜV SÜD advocates an end-to-end approach to addressing the complex and interrelated challenges of urbanisation. With decades of experience in water, energy, rail, automotive and real estate solutions.
Understanding the best practices and risks of providing these vital services is increasingly important for governments, municipalities and infrastructure providers. Only then can they implement ideal solutions that meet international standards.
TÜV SÜD advocates an end-to-end approach to addressing the complex and interrelated challenges of urbanisation. With decades of experience in water, energy, rail, automotive and real estate solutions, we are uniquely placed to help solve the challenges of our urban future.
Autonomous vehicles: To propel the use of Autonomous Vehicles (AV) in urban conditions, we are developing standards, testing and approval methodologies for the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of AVs – NTU (CETRAN), an initiative with the Singapore Government and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Public Transportation: Our rail safety experts are ensuring Hong Kong’s commuters arrive safely and on time by performing Independent Safety Assessments of the MTR’s new eight-car metro train sets C-type, focussing on safety-related subsystems such as interfaces including train-borne signalling equipment.
Smart cities: Building on the Morgenstadt (City of the Future) Initiative and the Triangulum European lighthouse project, we developed a smart city assessment checklist to measure how ‘smart’ a city is and prepare an action plan for improvements.
Social housing: More than 42,000 low-income families now have a place to call home under a public housing programme in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in which we provided project management and construction supervision services.