Future in Your Hands
Autonomous vehicles are heading for our roads, so new quality standards and methods must be developed to approve and authorise their safety. This is what Germany’s project PEGASUS stood for: "Project to Establish Generally Accepted quality criteria, tools and methods as well as Scenarios and Situations for the approval of highly automated driving functions".
TÜV SÜD, as the only testing organisation on the project, aimed to develop a procedure for testing automated driving functions to enable the rapid introduction of automated driving for everyday use from 2016 to 2019.
We had a number of primary goals. Firstly, we wanted to define a uniform procedure for testing and validating automated vehicle systems in simulation, on proving grounds and in real world conditions. TÜV SÜD was able to develop a continuous and flexible testing tool chain to make automated driving safe and secure, among other things.
Take a look at our results in the Pegasus Total Method here
Turkey was experiencing high vehicle accident and fatality rates. Something big had to change to make mobility and the streets safer for Turkish residents, so we set out to create a new, modern system of vehicle inspection. As a joint venture of TÜV SÜD and Turkish and British companies Dogus Group and Bridgepoint, we created TÜVTÜRK to tackle the task.
Based on our German model, TÜVTÜRK succeeded in creating a complete periodical technical inspection system that is customised to local needs. We set up an inspection-centre network, technical operation, recruitment and training, IT infrastructure, a business partner network, accreditation, and a public awareness programme. We obtained the rights for the establishment, maintenance and operation of vehicle inspection stations in Turkey for 20 years under a concession contract awarded by the Privatization Administration of Turkey.
The results speak for themselves. Now, we carry out over ten million inspections each year and Turkey has seen a 40% drop in road casualties. Since beginning operations, 90.8 million periodical inspections, 29.6 million exhaust emission tests, and 330,000 roadworthiness inspections have been conducted by us. According to an independent study, the first year of implementation saw a reduction of 82,925 accidents, and since the beginning, 2,700 fatalities have been avoided.
After two years of construction and an investment of over 20 million euros, we opened our new Mobility and Drive Centre in Heimsheim, Germany on 29th September 2020. The new, state-of-the-art emissions-testing site is the largest independent laboratory of its kind in Europe, and with it, we doubled our testing capacity for tomorrow's vehicles.
Our new testing facility provides a full range of emissions tests for all types of powertrains, such as combustion engines, electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. We also do type approval according to international standards and regulations. With our global laboratory network for emissions tests, we are well prepared to support the future of mobility and accelerate the homologation process for vehicles in international markets.
At this new facility, we can test all vehicles in terms of emissions and environmental capability, from diesel, to petrol, to hybrid, to pure electric. In our laboratory we are able to conduct various tests along the entire vehicle life cycle – from development to certification and verification during use, even under temperatures of -7°C. This means we offer car manufacturers a single point of contact and deliver all test results centrally in Heimsheim, speeding up the vehicle homologation process and global market access. We can even perform a special test level for commercial vehicles and prototype areas according to TISAX regulation.
Juan Portillo, Technical Director, Periodical Testing Inspection, Spain
“I work with my team and external partners such as the government todevelop and implement procedures for inspecting road vehicles. It is our responsibility to foresee and detect vehicle defects and avoid accidents and environmental damage. Also, as the technology within cars gradually advances, we must come up with new inspection procedures. I genuinely feel that in some way, we save lives, and this inspires me to work harder and better.”
Jaroslav Ježek, Expert for Vehicle Certification, Czech Republic
“My team and I are responsible for the certification of emissions for passenger cars, heavy-duty vehicles, and agricultural vehicles. Our work requires a high level of technical skill, and I get my motivation from seeing the progress in reducing emissions over time and seeing how new technologies help the industry meet stricter standards. Teamwork is very important for us, as every member of our team needs to uphold the same high level of quality – our success relies on the quality of our team.“
Martin Unterhauser, Head of Mobility, Korea
“I head the Mobility division in Korea, liaising and travelling between Japan, China, Germany (my previous home) and Korea (my current home). There was no Mobility team in Korea before I moved here, because I’m the one who started it. Thanks to the freedom I’m given at TÜV SÜD to be a self-starter, I was able to identify potential customers to create a completely new business field. So, to me, it’s personal! I feel responsible for our results and the incredible people I’ve hired since our beginnings. Being able to watch their progress is the reason I genuinely look forward to work in the morning.”
Our experts are our most valuable assets, working across many fields, making certain that we stay a part of progress and help shape the future. We’re looking for forward-thinking people to join us.
We aim to shape the future by becoming one of the pioneers of the digital revolution through our comprehensive portfolio of safety, security and sustainability solutions. Academics, specialists, and practical-minded generalists alike will find many suitable areas of employment in our organisation.
For the PTI business, ideally, you already have several years of relevant work experience, along with official recognition as an expert for motor vehicle traffic or a qualification as a test engineer. Those recognitions may vary between different countries. We also offer graduates, preferably in mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, mechatronics or electrical engineering, the opportunity to gain further qualifications while already working with us. During this time, you will of course be earning a salary on a full-time professional contract.
We are passionate about technology, our careers, and contributing to a safer, more sustainable world – and our work ethic reflects that. We are looking for those of you who take a closer look and conduct their work thoroughly to come to informed decisions. We need people who love collaborating, are always looking forward, and are firmly committed to our responsibilities for safety and sustainability.
For further information, please check the specific requirements within our job ads.
Your professional competence is crucial to our success. As an expert, you need to have a clear idea of how to tackle your challenging tasks and work in an environment you can build your career in. This is exactly what we offer you.
To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we offer a range of professional and personal development programmes, as well as courses that keep engineers at the pinnacle of their technical expertise.
As a TÜV SÜD employee, you will have the chance to hone your skills and refine your talents, whether you want to simply ensure you’re still up-to-date, broaden your knowledge or take that next step into leadership.
We have a future-oriented approach, which includes training for the current job and for trends you might see in the future, such as digitisation. Find more detailed information about these opportunities in our “Learning and Development” section.
Working at TÜV SÜD offers a host of benefits. We provide you with a stable and rewarding environment for performing complex and challenging roles. In addition, we offer many opportunities for lasting personal growth and development.
You will also find attractive salary packages, sound benefit options and a harmonious work-life balance. Click here to discover more details.
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