Vehicle Tests Laboratory

  • Vehicle Tests Laboratory
  • Manager: Jacek Miklaszewski
  • Telephone: 22 7777-081
  • Mobile: 501-147-591
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The scope of Laboratory’s activities includes:

  • Testing of automotive vehicles for conformity with the international Regulations and Directives and Polish standards applicable to vehicle steering and braking systems;
  • Testing of the stability and steerability of automotive vehicles;
  • Testing of the speed and acceleration performance as well as fuel economy of vehicles of any type;
  • Carrying out of weight measurements of automotive vehicles and tractor-trailer or tractor-semitrailer units of various types with the determining of the weight distribution onto particular axes and wheels;
  • Examining of the strength and endurance of vehicle structures, component assemblies, and parts during long-time operation.

Basic research equipment of the Laboratory:

  • Computer systems to carry out tests and to record the measurement data;
  • Test system referred to as “Programmable Driver”;
  • Flowmeters;
  • Measuring amplifiers and a wide range of displacement, pressure, and force transducers;
  • Weighing stands for passenger cars and motor trucks;
  • Lateral static stability testing unit (a tilting platform).

Accreditation Certificate No. AB 082 (PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005) issued by the Polish Centre for Accreditation and covering:

  • Static and dynamic testing of automotive vehicles.

The Laboratory has been authorised by the Ministry of Transport to carry out:

  • Type-approval tests of automotive vehicles of categories M1, M2, M3, as well as N1, N2, N3 for conformity with requirements of UN ECE Regulation No. 13 “Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles of categories M, N and O with regard to braking”;
  • Type-approval tests of steering systems in automotive vehicles for conformity with requirements of UN ECE Regulation No. 79 “Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to steering equipment”;
  • Type-approval tests for conformity with requirements of UN ECE Regulation No. 90 “Uniform provisions concerning the approval of replacement brake lining assemblies and drum brake linings for power-driven vehicles and their trailers”;
  • Tests for conformity with EU Directives 70/311/EEC and 71/320/EEC;
  • Tests for conformity with EU Directive 76/432/EEC;
  • Tests for conformity with EU Directive 2001/85/EC with regard to lateral static stability.