TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s leading providers in the realm of technical safety. The company has a hand in almost all things that are part of our daily lives, including automobiles, trains, elevators, supermarket items, and sports equipment just to name a few.
On the occasion of the company’s founding 150 years ago, we are publishing an anniversary book in early 2016. The 150 photos and articles contained in "150 Years Inspiring Trust" cover the history of TÜV SÜD, while at the same time vividly portraying the company’s diversity and its more than 22,000 employees working at over 800 locations worldwide.
The anniversary book is part of an integrated media concept. An accompanying microsite provides additional detail to supplement the book’s content. With the TÜV SÜD 150 app, users can access this online content right out of the book.
Furthermore, the book serves as a gateway to "augmented reality" content for those who have smartphones or tablets. One can choose from the following four topics. On a wild ride on the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster, located in Abu Dhabi, readers learn how TÜV SÜD inspected the track’s safety. A 360-degree panoramic visit to the Oslo Opera House, one of the world’s most modern and technically best equipped theaters in the world, gives readers a look at its complex stage technology. TÜV SÜD is also a reliable partner when it comes to inspecting numerous complex safety requirements at airports. Lastly, the company’s founding, brought about by a steam boiler explosion in Mannheim in 1865, is the subject of an animated journey into the past.
The TÜV SÜD 150 app enables users to access this content directly from the book. Those who do not have the book can download the corresponding pages directly from the app, receive it as an emailed PDF, or download it here: http://jubileebook.tuv-sud.com/fileadmin/media/pdf/download_jubileebook.pdf
To use all of the app‘s functions, it will ask for the following authorizations:
- Camera access to scan the augmented reality markers.