Automotive Technologies & Eco-systems

    Competence Center for Technical Regulations & Materials

    The vehicles of the future must comply with country-specific regulations and laws so that the local authorities can approve them. There are very different regulations and approval processes worldwide, for e.g., crash behavior, exhaust gases, or braking systems.

    In this context, the division represents the interests of its members in the homologation, certification, and legislative process.

    The Competence Center for Technical Regulations & Materials is responsible for two VDA committees. The VDA's Technology, Safety and Environment Committee (ATSU) is responsible for the complex subject of vehicle requirements in national, European, and international regulations. In addition, the VDA Materials Committee provides a holistic view of materials and associated test methods.

    Technical Regulations & Materials Regulations and Harmonization

    Philipp Niermann

    Head of Competence Center

    Technical Regulations & Materials

    Arlina Benson


    Technical Regulations & Materials

    Andreas Perl

    Consultant in Security, passive security Insurance requirements

    Technical Regulations & Materials

    Georg Stüdlein

    Consultant in Materials

    Technical Regulations & Materials

    Annett Schüßling

    Expert Commercial vehicles, emissions and hydrogen vehicles