Deutsche Bahn

Approval / Testing of vehicles

We offer vehicle homologation services – in one or more countries.

The approval of subsystems in the rail sector is subject to a further increase in complexity, which is essentially determined by two factors:

  • The increasing globalisation of vehicle use and
  • The increasing formal requirements imposed by European and national regulations.

It is therefore necessary to include all requirements from the beginning of a development and to plan the approvals as a whole. This significantly reduces resources and time.
 

The products:

Approval management (for details, click here):
 

  • Coordination of all necessary approval activities including approval by certified project managers
  • Planning and control of all services for approval, tests in the testing laboratory and on the track, the necessary expert opinions/inspection reports and conformity assessments
  • Planning of the necessary scope of testing in all participating countries (areas of application) while optimising the duration of the tests and their coordination with the authorities involved within the framework of an approval strategy
  • Support for the classification of the change in accordance with Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/545
  • Support for applications in the One Stop Shop of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA)
  • Identification of European and national rules (TSI and NNTV/NNTR) and selection of modules to be applied
  • Coordination of the required verifications with the bodies involved
  • Coordination of certification activities with NoBos and DeBos and execution of the inspection as AsBo
  • Checks of the documents, examination of the quality, e.g. in the production phase
  • Explanation of the results

Planning and execution of the required on-line running tests as an independent rail company with its own drivers and traction units:

  • Organization of the necessary official approvals including network access for on-line running tests, e.g. according to EIGV
  • Application for network access for on-line running tests
  • Application for timetables
  • Performance of the on-line running tests

Tests, examinations and tests on the finished test object for safe, reliable and economical use in railway operations.

  • Acceptance of the test object
  • Planning and control of all necessary checks/tests including any necessary on-line running tests
  • Drawing up no objection certificates
  • Implementation of the risk management procedure for on-line running tests, including assessment by an AsBo
  • Application for network access for on-line running tests
  • Application for timetables for the on-line running tests
  • Performing the on-line running tests (also with our own drivers/traction units)
  • Preparation of assessments and expert opinions for network access/approval notice of the licensing authority
  • Delivery of all test reports
  • Creation of system definitions
  • Identification and classification of hazards
  • Assessment of generally accepted risks
  • Selection of the risk acceptance principles 
  • Identification of safety requirements
  • Identification of measures for hazard control Representation of risk reduction
  • Establishing and maintaining hazard records
  • Preparation of the documentation of the risk management procedure
  • Preparation and monitoring of safety cases
  • Creation of system definitions
  • Identification and classification of hazards
  • Assessment of generally accepted risks
  • Selection of the risk acceptance principles 
  • Identification of safety requirements
  • Identification of measures for hazard control Representation of risk reduction
  • Establishing and maintaining hazard records
  • Preparation of the documentation of the risk management procedure
  • Preparation and monitoring of safety cases
  • Management of all activities required for certification
  • Consulting, planning and coordination of checks, verifications as well as inspection and certification activities with cooperation partners
  • Performance of necessary tests
  • Agreement and coordination of documents and reports for design planning and type examination
  • Coordination of the bodies to be involved (NoBos, DeBos and AsBos), including the necessary inspection, auditing and certification activities
  • Obtaining certificates of conformity for vehicles and interoperability constituents of the cooperation partners (DeBo and NoBo)
  • Preparation of safety cases according to CSM regulation
  • Preparation of independent safety assessment reports (AsBo)


You can find even more details about our wide range of services on our pages  Technology Centre and Test Centre.