World first in vehicle testing technology makes global debut in Dubai

World first in vehicle testing technology makes global debut in Dubai

20.10.2013: Bosch automotive aftermarket brings ‘ICperform’ to Middle East as

Bosch automotive aftermarket brings ‘ICperform’ to Middle East as RTA officially inaugurates Quick Registration testing facility




photo caption:  The world’s first vehicle testing centre using the Beissbarth developed ICperform platform was officially inaugurated in Dubai by the Roads & Transport Authority.



Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Middle East and Africa has introduced to Dubai the world’s first ever vehicle testing centre that uses the company’s new vehicle inspection platform, capable of processing up to 374,400  vehicles annually.


The brand new centre in Al Ghusais, called Quick Registration, was officially inaugurated by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Dubai government’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) as one of the RTA’s official vehicle testing and licensing facilities.


Joining him were Andreas Bodemer, Vice President for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket in Middle East and Africa, as well as Marwan Qasqoos, Co-owner and Managing Director of the Quick Registration vehicle testing centre.


The five-lane workshop is the first of its kind in the world to use ‘ICperform’, a fully automatic vehicle inspection test lane developed by Beissbarth – the brand name that forms part of the Automotive Solutions division of Bosch Automotive Aftermarket.


The test lane is controlled by Beissbarth software that links the entire testing process automatically, beginning with emissions and headlights before moving on to the front axle suspension, brakes and rear axle suspension, and finishing up with a final visual inspection.


The whole procedure, which can be completed in under ten minutes, is monitored by Bosch Security Systems video technology, enabling car owners to view the tests from the waiting area and track their vehicle’s documentation live via 42-inch TFT displays.


Automatic data transfer within the test procedure via the ICperform software platform and the camera surveillance impede any possibility to manipulate the test results.


“We are very proud that the RTA’s Quick Registration centre is the first in the world to use our pioneering Beissbarth ICperform vehicle testing platform,” said Andreas Bodemer, Vice President of Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, Middle East and Africa, during the official inauguration of Quick Registration.


“The centre performs all the routine activities and prerequisites necessary for vehicle registration in both diesel and petrol variants, as well as additional services such as chassis inspection following accident damage, motorcycle testing, tyre changing, and wheel alignment and balancing.


“Not only is the brand new ICperform platform effective, it is fast. A general test can be completed in less than ten minutes, meaning up to 1,200 vehicles can be processed every day. This translates to potentially 31,200 vehicles per month, or 374,000 per year.”


Bodemer said that the new Dubai facility will be the benchmark for which all other vehicle testing centres are measured against in the region, adding that Bosch Automotive Aftermarket is already in discussions with other potential customers within the Gulf region.


“The success of Quick Registration will be a point of reference for many future potential customers in the Middle East, particularly governments that are looking to establish more comprehensive vehicle inspection centres in their countries,” added Bodemer. “We are currently participating in a tender in Oman, while Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are also on our radar.”


Joining Al Tayer and Bodemer at the official inauguration of the Quick Registration vehicle testing centre in Dubai was Ahmad Bahrozyan, CEO of the RTA Licensing Division, and senior officials from Beissbarth headquarters in Germany as well as Robert Bosch Middle East office in Dubai.


The Quick Registration with ICperform is the one-stop-shop for all vehicle testing centre needs, combining efficient, rigorous, and quality controlled vehicle testing procedures with software that can be easily adapted as per country-specific legislations, making it an ideal match for regional vehicle testing and licensing facilities throughout the Middle East.



- Tony Lewis, Total Communications Dubai - also photo

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