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

Joint Position for an EU legal framework for the approval procedure for self-propelled mobile and towed machinery

An EU-wide accepted approval process must be efficient and ensure that all self-propelled mobile and towed machinery placed on the market meet the legal and normative requirements.

Cybersecurity in a Digitally Connected Railway System

Digitalisation is fundamentally changing the mobility industry. The railway sector is faced with increasing competition from other modes of transport and finds itself in an excellent position to benefit from the new digital potentials at the same time. In this study we analyse which regulations need to be observed to ensure comprehensive security and which security measures are required. The growing threat of cyberattacks must be mitigated to allow manufacturers and system integrators in the railway sector to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the new digital age.

Joint Position VdTÜV and DEKRA: New Approaches to Vehicle and Road Safety

VdTÜV and DEKRA welcome the EU Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers (COM/2018/286 final) dated 17 May 2018. The aim of the reform is to increase road safety and reduce the number of fatalities and severe injuries caused by accidents. The draft Regulation proposes far-reaching improvements in the field of active and passive safety. For example, new vehicles are to be equipped with automated braking and lane-keeping systems. New crash testing requirements are also planned.