Investigating the durability of complete vehicles and their components plays a fundamental part in every vehicle development process. To meet users' expectations for lifetime, quality and use of materials, it is essential to acquire knowledge of operating loads, analyze them precisely, and draw the right conclusions on this basis.
New powertrains such as those for electric vehicles (NEVs or New Energy Vehicles) and driverless vehicles, materials of new types, end customers' changing perceptions of comfort, safety, energy efficiency and other aspects, as well as shorter development times: all these factors have changed the requirements for vehicle developers and increased competitive pressure.
A vehicle's performance and development are no longer defined by lap times and maximum speed alone: efficiency is now the decisive factor – and that means efficient use of materials, resources and time.
The challenge facing vehicle manufacturers is to make sure that a durable design for the vehicle is developed as quickly and efficiently as possible – but with no compromises on quality, safety, energy efficiency and a series of other factors.