Ever-growing competitive pressure means that product quality is becoming more and more important. In addition, the continuous increase in vehicle complexity and the new drive technologies that are becoming established pose new challenges for quality assurance. We combat potential risks arising from poor quality in new vehicles from the design and development stage onwards, by continuously developing new expertise and extensive safety mechanisms. In this way, quality assurance ensures that customer expectations are taken into account when designing new vehicles and that practical experience is incorporated into the development process. This is done in close cooperation with all divisions and with suppliers.