// Vehi­cle Power­trains

Testing Process Control

No less than 12 emis­si­on dyna­mo­me­ter test benches form the cent­re of APL vehi­cle testing. With this well-equip­ped test envi­ron­ment, APL is able to map the comple­te testing process for its custo­mers in-house: from simu­la­ti­on, compon­ents, engi­nes and drive­trains to the comple­te vehi­cle on the chas­sis dyna­mo­me­ter — and also to testing perfor­med on the road.
Vehi­cle Testing Chal­len­ges
The two main drivers of acti­vi­ties accom­pany­ing deve­lo­p­ment are chan­ges in the deve­lo­p­ment of drive topo­lo­gies and legal requi­re­ments.

This results in diffe­rent testing and deve­lo­p­ment tasks:

  • ECU Cali­bra­ti­on
  • Cali­bra­ti­on secu­ri­ty
  • Cold tests (-40°C)
  • OBD tests and func­tio­n­a­li­ty
  • Emis­si­on cycles from diffe­rent coun­tries
  • Performing certi­fi­ca­ti­on test in coope­ra­ti­on with TÜV (tech­ni­cal inspec­tion service)
  • Confor­mi­ty Of Produc­tion (COP)
  • Imple­men­ta­ti­on of road measu­re­ments with porta­ble emis­si­on measu­re­ment systems (PEMS)
Process
To enab­le the comple­ti­on of testing acti­vi­ties in a chas­sis dyna­mo­me­ter envi­ron­ment, the following areas must be maste­red:

Quali­ty

- Corre­la­ti­on
— Accredi­ta­ti­on
— Status of legis­la­ti­on

Coor­di­na­ti­on of Testing Projects

- High level deve­lo­p­ment objec­ti­ves
— Control of the measu­re­ment process
— Evalua­ti­on of the measu­re­ments
— Prompt provi­si­on of reports

Proces­sing

- Vehi­cle plan­ning
— Effi­ci­ent use of capa­ci­ties in compli­an­ce with speci­fi­ca­ti­ons
— Repor­ting
— Flexi­ble imple­men­ta­ti­on of short-term speci­fi­ca­ti­ons
Areas of Respon­si­bi­li­ty for Drive­train Testing
Quali­ty / Markets
  • Accredi­ted test faci­li­ty accord­ing to DIN ISO 17025
  • Vali­da­ti­on of measu­re­ment data by TÜV (tech­ni­cal inspec­tion service provi­der)
  • Compli­an­ce with requi­re­ments for certi­fi­ca­ti­on and COP
  • Current status of legis­la­ti­on for various markets
  • Proof of cali­bra­ti­on accord­ing to speci­fic country’s speci­fi­ca­ti­ons
  • Inter­nal corre­la­ti­on and parti­ci­pa­ti­on in inter­la­bo­ra­to­ry compa­ri­sons
Plan­ning
  • Vehi­cle conver­si­ons
  • Trans­pa­rent, flexi­ble plan­ning
  • Prepa­ra­ti­on of data in indi­vi­du­al custo­mer format
Secu­ri­ty
  • Proto­ty­pe and data protec­tion
  • IT Secu­ri­ty
  • Secu­re data connec­tion → prompt trans­mis­si­on of analy­sis and raw data
  • Centra­li­sed commu­ni­ca­ti­on chan­nels

// Loca­ti­ons 

Haupt­stand­ort Land­au
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Am Hölzel 11
76829 Land­au

 

// Wolfs­burg
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Gustav-Hertz-Stra­ße 10
38448 Wolfs­burg

 

// Bietig­heim-Bissin­gen
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Stra­ße 12
74321 Bietig­heim-Bissin­gen

// APL Group

APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik Land­au GmbH

AIP GmbH & Co. KG

APS-tech­no­lo­gy GmbH

IAVF Antriebs­tech­nik GmbH

IAVF-Volke Prüf­zen­trum für Verbren­nungs­mo­to­ren GmbH

MOT GmbH