Testing the drive train and the emissions of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles

We test and assess your vehicles for improved acceptance at the end-customer


The gaseous emissions of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Europe, are determined and assessed under defined environmental conditions in the laboratory using the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC). Only a fraction of the drive conditions which occur under real driving are covered by this test. Today, different new methods to determine the gaseous emissions and the energy consumption of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles are discussed.

The expert-panel „Emissions and Energy“ of the United Nations (UNECE), develops a new test procedure, to harmonise the assessment of exhaust gas emissions and energy consumption of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Test Procedure; WLTP). In Europe, the emissions which occur in real road traffic (Real Driving Emissions = RDE) shall be measured and assessed with portable measurement systems (Portable Emission Measurement System, PEMS). For many years, we work on the future of emission measurement technology, and we are present in various research groups and committees. Our customers profit from our knowledge and commitment.


Our services

  • Measuring gaseous emissions and compiling the technical reports, particulate matter, fuel-and energy consumption
  • Measurement of regulated and non-regulated exhaust gas components
  • Determination of particulate mass, number and size distribution
  • In-field researching emission behaviour of vehicles
  • Research via stationary and dynamic engine test beds
  • Measurement of power output, fuel consumption and driving resistance
  • Performance of round robin tests for quality assurance
  • Analysis of the influence of emission control systems
  • Consultation covering national and international regulations
  • Consultation for the planning, construction and operation of dynamometers and engine test beds

Exhaust emission measurement technology

  • Three performance test fences, one of them as an air conditioned all-wheel test fence (-20°C to 40°C)
  • Latest test equipments for the identification of the exhaust emission behavior and fuel consumption
  • Time suspended measurement of limited and unlimited exhaust components in 2 lines
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Quanten Cascade Laser (QCL)
  • Measurement of particle mass, particle quantity and particle size distribution
  • Sealed Housing for Evaporative Emission Detected (SHED)
  • PEMS – mobile exhaust measurement (RDE)