Assurance testing

Assurance testing

To secure the authorisation of a vehicle or infrastructure, evidence of compliance with relevant regulations must be provided, with testing usually required at a component level, as well as for the complete vehicle running on actual infrastructure.

At Ricardo, we have extensive experience of performing 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, and have worked for many of the major international rolling stock manufacturers, helping them plan and execute test programmes and ensure they receive their results on schedule.

Our measurement team is accredited against ISO/IEC 17025 and, in collaboration with a network of European institutes, can provide the following tests:


For more information, please contact our Measurements and Testing team direct: [email protected]