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TÜV Rheinland’s Comprehensive Vehicle Testing and Approvals for European Markets

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM
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Enjoy Guaranteed Approvals thanks to Tested Vehicles

Whether you manufacture cars, trucks, buses, or trailers, our team can provide you with comprehensive tests that clear the way to vehicle approval. Our homologation services ensure that your vehicles and their systems and components meet regulatory standards in Germany and across Europe. And with our type testing services, you'll be ready to market any type of vehicle, from trailer to bus.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland's type testing and homologation services for vehicles, you can:

  • Ensure that your vehicles meet German and European legal requirements, such as Directive 2007/46/EC. 
  • Market your vehicles in Germany and around the world thanks to full eligibility for approval. 
  • Benefit from our one-stop-shop service – our efficient team can organize everything from documentation and inspections to reports and certificates. 
  • Profit from our close collaboration with a range of regulatory authorities, such as motor vehicle approval authorities, and our network of experts at home and abroad. 

Services for the Vehicle Approval Process

Our experts can provide homologation and type testing services for your vehicles and automotive systems and components. This includes:

  • Supporting you throughout the approval process, from initial assessment to the approval stage
  • Performing all tasks in our technology centres or at your site
  • Performing trials and analysing the results in detail
  • Helping you understand regulations, especially for new technologies
  • Advising and assisting with the conformity of production process (COP)
  • Monitoring approval deadlines for introducing new or modified regulations
  • Helping you obtain special approvals in accordance with road traffic approval regulations (Straßenverkehrszulassungsordnung, or StVZ0) and under EU regulations for discontinued series
  • Independent product tests
  • Analysing concepts and reviewing eligibility for approval

Regulations and Approvals

We conduct testing for vehicles, automotive systems and components for compliance with StVZO, EU Directives such as 2007/46/EC, ECE regulations (Economic Commission for Europe), and the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). 

We also organise tests and assessments for:

  • EC type approval
  • Multi-stage EC type approvals
  • EC small series approvals
  • National small series
  • Individual approvals
  • EC and ECE type approvals for systems and components
  • German national type approval (ABE)


Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to request for a quote. We will respond to your request as soon as possible:

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Topics: Product, Vehicles, Type Testing, AA19_M04_TypeApprv