Automotive Engineering

Driving tests in the automotive industry

Planning, execution and evaluation of road tests are taught as parts of the development process of a motor vehicle. An overview is given of the variety, structure and criteria of road tests as an optimization process in vehicle development. Interactions between drivers and vehicles are examined under safety and reliability aspects.

The importance of driving tests as a basis for successful numerical simulation methods is also explained under the aspect of the required quality of the results. Special emphasis is placed on test planning, measurement techniques, definition and control of test conditions, and evaluation using statistical methods.

Driving tests are not only presented as a technical problem, but also as an event that imparts and requires social skills in planning and execution. In addition, the aim is to provide in-depth knowledge and insight into processes and roles in the development of motor vehicles, taking into account the constraints of large-scale production, the development of soft skills, such as teamwork, presentation techniques, communication, planning, etc..


Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Wolf D. Käppler

Supporting assistant: Michael Kaiser, M.Sc.


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Room 350
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13355 Berlin