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 on Brexit – Consequences on road and rail transport

DEKRA and the TÜV-Association (VdTÜV) are calling upon decision-makers to ensure a smooth transition and legal clarity for the type-approval of motor vehicles and certificates in rail transport in the UK and EU27 after Brexit.

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.