Emerging Vehicle Technology Development

Advancing transportation technology

Exponent helps vehicle, component, and system manufacturers assess and understand the performance of existing, emerging, and future technologies.

How can Exponent help you develop the technologies of tomorrow and make them ready for implementation today?

The continual evolution of modern transportation systems and vehicles, combined with increasing regulatory, safety, and environmental requirements, places increased demands on vehicle manufacturers as they balance the development and implementation of innovative technologies with regulatory compliance and sound safety practices.  

How can we put our 50+ years of experience in vehicle research, testing, accident investigations, and real-world analysis to work for you?

Exponent's vehicle engineering team actively contributes to the advancement of transportation technology through original research, and that research, together with 50+ years' experience analyzing and testing vehicles, vehicle components, and vehicle systems as well as performing reconstructions of real-world incidents, provides Exponent with the relevant expertise to assist in the development and assessment of future transportation technologies.

Our multidisciplinary approach provides unique insights for stakeholders within the vehicle and transportation industries.

Exponent's multidisciplinary teams assist transportation industry innovators with the analysis, testing, and quantification of the performance of emerging technologies including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles (AVs), connected vehicles (V2X), electric vehicles (EVs), and micromobility devices. We provide regulatory compliance guidance and support collaboration and correspondence between our transportation industry clients and federal, state, and local agencies.

Clients benefit from our state-of-the-art Test & Engineering Center (TEC).

Exponent's state-of-the-art Test & Engineering Center (TEC) in Phoenix, Arizona, is equipped to perform the latest regulatory compliance and industry best practice testing. Our vehicle dynamicists, biomechanists, and human factors scientists are experts at the development and performance of incident-specific tests to measure the performance of the human-vehicle system under real-world conditions.

Advances in materials science, power generation and storage, data processing, environmental sensing, and communication enable an increasing array of new transportation technologies, the development of each benefits from Exponent's experience in incident analysis, innovative and broad-ranging testing capabilities, and familiarity with the regulatory landscape.

Capabilities & Services

We lead the industry in the evaluation, testing, and analysis of advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous and connected vehicles, electrical power systems, and emerging driving technologies.  


Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.