Climatic car tests

The sheer amount of new car designs and the time they spend in development are stunning. But to bring new cars to market at ever-shorter intervals, new and innovative test and measurement philosophies are needed. Climatic car tests are usually differentiated between climate test-cell measurements and road-based measurements—a distinction which often leads to problems—such as incompatible measurement data produced by different systems and long set-up times between road and facility-based measurements. In addition, mastery of different systems is necessary. These problems have to be solved to boost the efficiency of tests.