Highlights 2019




DEKRA Arbeit Group opens two branches in Paris. The branches in France, DEKRA’s second home market, join the ranks of over 140 locations in 20 countries.



High-level conference

At the annual meeting of the renowned Inland Transport Committee (ITC) in Geneva, DEKRA informs transport ministers, secretaries of state, and ambassadors from 56 countries about key topics relating to road safety.



Precise measurements

DEKRA is accredited as a calibration laboratory for measuring devices in the automotive engineering sector. As a result, equipment such as brake test benches and exhaust-gas testing devices can now be calibrated across Germany.



Unfiltered data

Through the Trust Center initiative, DEKRA aims to ensure that official inspection tasks can be reliably performed, even in a networked world. To enable this, safety and environment-related data that vehicles generate must be made available to inspection organizations in an unfiltered state.



Safety for children

The DEKRA Road Safety Report 2019 identifies scope for further improving road safety when it comes to children. A special supplement especially for children underscores just how seriously DEKRA takes the safety of our youngest road users.




DEKRA boosts its commitment to ensuring utmost safety for twowheeled e-mobility by opening a new testing laboratory at the main Stuttgart site for testing electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). It features testing equipment for e-bike batteries.



Driverless bus

Trials of a driverless small bus begin in a municipality in Brandenburg, Germany. The bus links the train station, the town center, and a convenience store. Technical reports from DEKRA experts underpin the trial.



Triple whammy of anniversaries

There are three milestones to celebrate at the DTM race weekend at the Lausitzring race track. Firstly, DTM and DEKRA can look back on a close-knit partnership spanning 30 years. Secondly, it is the 20th year that the Lausitzring has played host to the DTM. And thirdly, the event marks the 500th race in the history of the DTM series.



Entry into new markets

DEKRA enters the vehicle inspection market in China and Chile. Whereas preparations are still under way in Chile, DEKRA’s largest vehicle inspection station to date is already open in Beijing. The aim is for this station to inspect around 100,000 vehicles a year. Another inspection station in China, this time in Shenzhen, already started operations back in March.




The DEKRA Award 2019 for innovative safety is awarded to an anti-lock braking system for e-bikes from Bosch, an interactive high-visibility vest from Linde Material Handling, and a smart home application from GSW Gesellschaft für Siedlungs- und Wohnungsbau Baden-Württemberg. A solution for smart crisis management from Serinus takes the top spot in the new “Startups” category.



Cyber security

By cooperating with Argus Cyber Security, DEKRA strengthens its position in this safety-critical sector. The aim is for the two partners to develop a joint portfolio of cyber security services for the mobility industry.




DEKRA responds to the booming micro-mobility sector and presents a dedicated inspection standard for this area. The standard includes more than 120 items to check and enables companies such as e-scooter rental firms to prove the safety and sustainability of their vehicles.