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


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.


VdTÜV Position: Recommendations on tyre labelling for a better regulation within the EU

Tyres are the only point of contact between a vehicle and the road. Correct tyre maintenance and care are crucial for road safety – not only in winter times. VdTÜV e.V. recommends an extensive revision of the existing Tyre Labelling Regulation to increase the economic and environmental efficiency, as well as the safety of road transport by promoting fuel-efficient and safe tyres with low external rolling noise.

VdTÜV Position: Data Protection, IT Security & Compliance as a Basis for New Business Models in Digital Connected Mobility

Modern cars with their large number of electronic control units are, according to the public opinion, susceptible to hacker attacks. Thus, IT security is becoming more and more important in the industry. VdTÜV emphasises three aspects that must be guaranteed: the operational safety of the vehicle, IT security and data protection as well as the privacy of drivers.

TÜV-Report 2018: One in five vehicles fails the inspection

No car has less defects: The Mercedes SLK comes out on top for the age group of three-year vehicles in the 2018 TÜV-Report. Technical Inspection Agencies (TÜV) found defects in a total of one third of all cars, with one in five failing the periodic technical inspection (PTI). These are the most important findings of the 2018 TÜV-Report, which the Association of Technical Inspection Agencies (VdTÜV) presented today in Berlin.