What is assurance testing?
To secure the authorisation of a vehicle or infrastructure, evidence of compliance with relevant regulations must be provided.
Testing is usually required at a component level and with the complete vehicle running on the actual infrastructure.
What are the benefits of assurance testing?
At Ricardo, we have extensive experience of performing rail vehicle assurance testing - the type tests required for authorisation.
We can test to demonstrate compliance with TSIs, UIC and EN standards, as well as to local regulations.
We have worked with many of the major rolling stock manufacturers, helping them plan and execute complex test programmes and ensuring they receive their results on time for the certification.
Our measurement team is accredited against ISO/IEC 17025 and, in collaboration with a network of European institutes, we can provide the following tests: