Research & Development

Advanced vehicle engineering consulting, analysis, and testing services

Exponent provides cutting-edge scientific and engineering research and development services to the motor vehicle industry. Our multidisciplinary teams have extensive industry-specific knowledge and experience to empower clients to explore, develop, and understand emerging technologies in transportation and address existing and future regulatory requirements.

How does Exponent help you navigate next-gen vehicle engineering while meeting safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements?

Exponent's Vehicle Engineering practice supports companies advancing boundaries in the transportation space, helping you plan and execute rigorous, efficient testing approaches that inform next-generation innovation. Exponent's consultants bring their academic and professional experience to bear on tough challenges when it comes to the development of emerging technologies. 

Our teams work across multiple disciplines — leveraging expertise in our Vehicle Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Human Factors, Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering, and Thermal Science practices — because complex technical challenges in the vehicle space benefit from a coordinated, multidisciplinary response. Exponent's research and development capability is supported by its state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities, especially those at our Test & Engineering Center in Phoenix, Arizona. 


Drawing on Exponent's multidisciplinary technical and testing capabilities, we can assist you with your toughest research and development challenges, from analyzing the performance of current products, assisting with product development, and evaluating future technologies to playing a role in the development of future policies for the transportation industry.

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.