Laboratory for vehicle emissions and powertrain

Our laboratory is specialised in powertrain and emission measurements. We provide these services and carry out certifications. Our activities also include research and development (R&D).

The measurements are performed in a controlled environment (on engine test benches or chassis dynamometers) and under real in-use conditions (real driving emissions, in-use emission testing), using specific instrumentation.

Field of activity

We provide our expertise and infrastructure in the following areas:

In all vehicle classes: Light Duty Vehicle (LDV), Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDV) and Off-Road Vehicles:

  • R&D work on vehicle and engine
  • R&D work on electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Measurements under real use conditions gen

As project partner or project leader in the following domain:

  • Energy measurement
  • Limited and non-limited emission measurement
  • Alternativ fuels
  • Exhaust gas aftertreatment
  • Real driving emissions (RDE), in-use emissions testing (ISC, ISM)
  • Hardware in the Loop applications (HiL)

As a federally recognized exhaust gas testing laboratory we offer the following services:

  • Legal exhaust gas measurements of 2-, 3- and 4-wheels vehicles up to 3.5t total weight
  • Vehicle power measurement
  • Energy measurement
  • PEMS-Measurement (Portable Emission Measurement System for RDE, ISC, ISM)
  • Datalogger measurements / monitoring 
  • Quality testing of exhaust aftertreatment system: DPF, GPF, SCR, SCRF, … (in collaboration with VERT and government agencies)
  • Conformity certification

Our students and course participants can benefit from our experience:

  • Practical semester project (Bachelor)
  • Practical work bachelor thesis
  • Practical work master thesis
  • Advanced courses, customer specific trainings with focus on powertrain, internal combustion engine, exhaust aftertreatment system and HiL
  • 2-wheels und 4-wheels chassis dynamometer for light duty vehicles, motorcycle or electric vehicle
  • Powertrain/engine test bench (diesel, gasoline, gas fuel, alternative fuels)
  • Mechanical workshop for test set-up preparation and welding work
  • Instrument for gaseous emission measurement, solid particle counting and energy flow
  • Portable Emission Measurement System (PEMS) for the measurement of limited and non-limited exhaust components
  • Precision scale
  • Datalogger    
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop installation (HiL) 
  • Buildings (e.g. vehicle hall, classroom, auditorium) 


Contact us or meet our technical experts at various events in a direct conversation. Collaboration results in a win-win situation for everyone involved: your company, society and the university of applied sciences