Porsche - Engineering Services

Engineering Services

Expertise, professionalism and experience are distinctive features of the Nardò Technical Center’s engineering team.

The staff, comprising engineers, mechanics, mechatronics and drivers, enables an extensive range of high-performance engineering services geared to development and testing - tailored and executed according to the specific needs of our customers. From "one off" single test to the complete management of development programs, from the testing of specific groups and individual components to the testing of the entire vehicle, the high quality of our services is ensured, together with the confidentiality of all activities performed within the NTC premises.

Vehicle Dynamics & Performance
Vehicle Dynamics & Performance
Our team supports the Customers throughout the vehicle development process, with tailor-made test programs from the early stages of benchmarking and target setting, through the targets deployment and fine-tuning phases.
Objective measurement is essential for a deep understanding of vehicle behavior and, in correlation with subjective evaluation, it builds up a comprehensive knowledge that leads the development of components, tires and active systems.
Our test solutions, based on both international standards and Customers specific demands, range from passenger cars to premium SUVs, sports and hyper cars, with a complete test package management that includes state-of-the-art vehicle equipment, maneuvers execution, data analysis and test report.
Our application fields:
  • Objective ride and handling
  • Steering system
  • Braking system validation
  • Vibrational analysis
  • Tires benchmarking
  • Vehicle performance
  • Coast-down
  • Subjective ride and handling evaluations
  • Press test
  • Driving and theoretical training
ADAS & HAD Testing
ADAS & HAD Testing
Our engineering team supports Customers for ADAS test and HAD validation. These services include:
turnkey active safety systems pre-ratings according to international regulations, support for the development of test scenarios and innovative test methodologies, state-of- the-art ADAS test tools and test facilities.
Test sets and systems validation:
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking/Forward Collision Warning Car to Car
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking Vulnerable Road Users
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure warning
  • Lane Keeping Systems
  • Speed Assist Systems
  • Automated Parking
  • Highway assist/pilot (SAE L3/L4) test and methodologies
NVH (Noise, Vibrations, Harshness)
NVH (Noise, Vibrations, Harshness)
Our team offers testing solutions for exterior noise and NVH purposes. Tests can be performed on passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles, according to the latest international standards. We can support our clients in developing the complete vehicle or the individual components, including QRTV and AVAS.
Exterior Noise - Pass by:
European standardsUS standardsOther standards
UN ECE R51.02US CFR40 Part 205 sub. D or F76AKorea MOE-NOT.2019-129
UN ECE R51.03, Annex 3 and 7FMVSS141China GB 1495-2002
UN ECE R41.04China GB 1495-20XX
UN ECE R138China GB/T 22036-2017
UN ECE R117Japan TRIAS 30-J040-01
UN ECE R28Brazil ABNT NBR 15145
Additional types of tests:
  • GOST33355:2015 - Interior noise
  • Stationary noise measurement
  • Open pass-by standard
  • Tire rolling noise according to customer spec.
  • Vibration measurements
  • Subjective evaluation and benchmarking
Motorcycle
Motorcycle
Our skilled engineers and drivers have a long experience on testing on two-wheelers vehicles of various manufacturers. The team can offer turn-key testing solution to assess the reliability of the complete vehicle or to validate the different vehicle functions and components. We can design the entire testing program according to individual customer specifications and needs.
Our services include:
  • Structural fatigue
  • Reliability
  • Validation of components and electronic systems
  • Thermal mapping
  • SW checks, diagnosis
  • NVH
  • Characterization of driving routes/cycles
  • Subjective evaluation and benchmarking
Endurance & Reliability Testing
Endurance & Reliability Testing
Our team offers testing solutions ranging from real-world durability tests on public roads to accelerated fatigue tests. Tests can be performed to evaluate the quality of the complete vehicle or focused on stressing specific systems or components. We can support our clients in developing the reliability of their products by analyzing input loads and defining development targets. We can handle long-term fleet testing campaigns as well as special, one-off tests.
Typical activities include:
  • Quality evaluation of the complete vehicle
  • Accelerated durability tests on tracks and public roads
  • Fatigue and structural reliability testing
  • Powertrain endurance tests
  • Tyre, brake and other wear tests
  • Road load data acquisition
  • Definition of strength and fatigue targets
General Vehicle Validation
General Vehicle Validation
We have a long experience in the evaluation and confirmation of the performance of different vehicle functions. Our engineering team can support our clients throughout the product development process by developing testing solutions ranging from benchmark studies and CAE correlation to final product quality confirmation. We can support our customers by developing tailor-made test programs or by following their established standards. Our experience ranges from hypercars, premium SUVs, mainstream passenger cars to motorcycles, commercial vehicles and special applications.
A wide range of properties and performances can be studied. Some examples include:
  • HVAC performance
  • Thermal mapping
  • Real-world fuel consumption and EV range tests
  • Mud fouling
  • Dust intrusion
  • Water intrusion
  • Stone chipping
Powertrain
Powertrain
Our team offers testing solutions portfolio for powertrain and connected systems. We can support our clients in the acquisition and evaluation of data. We are able to perform specific measurement with different calibration and diagnosis softwares, providing a complete service on what concerns vehicle powertrain.
Typical activities include:
  • Control and evaluation on OBD (electrical and plausible)
  • Acquisition and refinement of calibration data and strategies (torque compensation, driveability)
  • Emission test data analysis
  • Fuel system test following specific regulations (Fire test, impact permeability test) - ECE34, ECE100, SAE J1241-5
  • Endurance test on emission relevant components such as aging of catalyst converter