TÜV SÜD testing services include:
- Chemical testing
- Environmental testing
- Material testing
- Mechanical testing
- Performance & endurance testing
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.
Comprehensive testing of passive safety systems and components is a regulatory requirement in most jurisdictions around the world, as well as the primary method of demonstrating compliance with the specifications of almost every manufacturer of automobiles and other types of vehicles. Testing and certification of these vital systems also helps to ensure that they perform as intended during vehicle accidents and collisions, protecting drivers and passengers from death or serious injury. Finally, throughout testing can uncover design defects at the earliest possible stages of product development, thereby minimizing the risk of litigation attributable to defective safety systems and components.
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.
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. In addition, TÜV SÜD technical professionals are actively involved in international standards development activities, providing our clients with the most up-to-date knowledge of current and future requirements.
Represented in over 800 locations worldwide, TÜV SÜD has an unsurpassed track record of meeting and exceeding the requirements and expectations of our client companies. The TÜV SÜD brand and our distinctive blue octagon mark are instantly recognised around the globe as symbols of quality and safety, and will increase customer confidence in your brand.