People are on the move. Sometimes the road takes us just around the corner, sometimes halfway around the world. A variety of vehicles support our mobility, on roads and rails, on water and in the air. To enable us to combine and change these modes of transport easily, we need viable and effective mobility concepts - and safe means of transport. This is where testing organizations come into play: TÜV organizations ensure that we arrive safely at our destination with an inspected vehicle, whether that is on the other side of the world or just around the corner.
People who regularly take their vehicles for a general inspection - colloquially known as "to the TÜV" - know how precisely the TÜV inspectors work. The experts don't miss a single detail. This accuracy protects human life. All road users are at risk when vehicles are on the road with worn tires or weak brakes, for example. The TÜV employees want to eliminate this risk as far as possible.
Safety in mobility beyond the road as well
The tasks of the TÜV organizations are by no means limited to checking cars. In mobility studies, the TÜV association examines how traffic on roads and railways can flow as safely as possible in the future. The TÜV Association also keeps an eye on aviation. The safety of cyclists and pedestrians is just as important as new mobility options, such as shared mobility or automated buses and other vehicles.
Autonomous driving currently raises a large number of legal and technical questions. Here, too, the TÜV Association sees its task as supporting legislation and solving technical challenges - for example, with new drives. Not least in order to achieve ambitious climate and environmental protection targets. So that we humans can continue to be as safely mobile as possible in the future.