VdTÜV Portal

Standards and Technologies

Europe approaches transition to a low-emission mobility
Verkehr Straße Auto Stau-traffic jam car
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The principle of co-modality requires that each type of transport has to be used according to its strengths and efficiency advantages in an environment of fair competition with optimally interlinked transport systems. With the increasing intelligent networking of vehicles and the digitalization in and around the vehicle, transportation and its infrastructure will change substantially. However, the objective remains the same: Safety on European roads. Regular roadworthiness tests and inspections are crucial for the environment, other road users and passengers.

Alternative Drives

E-mobility can make a considerable contribution to the protection of our environment.

Automated Driving

Driver assistance systems already enable partially or highly automated driving and soon autonomous vehicles.

Periodic Technical Inspection (PTI)

Regular technical inspections for motor vehicles ensure road safety and save lives.

Rail Transport

Implementing reliable train approvals in the EU

Type-approval

To improve road safety and environmental protection in Europe, the procedures enshrined in the regulation for the placing of vehicles on the market must be effective, transparent and clearly defined.

News

VdTÜV Position: Safety and security for automated driving

Automated driver assistance systems are the key to future individual mobility - and for autonomous vehicles. But drivers need legal certainty when using these systems.

VdTÜV Position: Requirements for the telematics interface in vehicles

The future connected car requires a new safety and protection concept (automotive platform). Data protection as well as vehicle safety and security should have priority. The objective is a uniform and interoperable standard for IT security and functional safety in the vehicle.

Germany ranks third on the European Transport Scoreboard 2016

In the 2016 edition of the EU Transport Scoreboard comparing the 28 Member States, Germany shares the overall third rank with Austria. The top perfomers are the Netherlands (1st) and Sweden (2nd).