Vehicle Testing and component Certification


For over three decades, MVS and our consolidated subsidiary LDW and Associates have worked with OEMs to develop and validate vehicles and their components.   In this process, we have performed thousands of tests and logged more than 25 Million Miles under a wide variety of testing parameters and varying conditions.  

With the ability to perform both laboratory and on-the-road testing throughout North America, we can adapt our testing programs to suit the specific needs of our clients and their testing parameters.  Our highly trained and skilled teams have the automotive expertise and insights to handle any OEM, Federal, and State certification task required under varying conditions with the utmost accuracy. 

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LDW & Associates is organized with the strategic intent of specializing in the OEM Product Testing arena   Specializing in providing highly specialized product testing and certification services, we work cohesively with the Engineering, Accounting, Research, and Management sectors of the automobile industry to deliver on-time and comprehensive testing and certification results with the highest level of accuracy and competency.   We strategically have two major operation centers in North America - Metro Detroit and the West Coast that collectively can provide virtually any road or environment testing scenario required.   Additionally, we have the flexibility to custom alter testing locations as needed to suit specific operational needs and desires.  


MVS / LDW is:

  • ISO 9001 Registered

  • Q1 Certified

  • Ford QVM In-Process

  • Drop Ship Code

  • Ship Through Code In-Process

LDW’s Metro-Detroit Operations Specialize in:

  • Traffic
  • DTV Generation
  • Cold Weather
  • Mileage Accumulation
  • Performance / FMVSS Testing

LDW’s West Coast Operations Specialize in:

  • Los Angeles City Traffic
  • Death Valley Mountain Descent
  • Mount Palomar Evaluation
  • Mileage Accumulation
  • Durability Testi

LDW Performance Testing

LDW has access to a variety of proving grounds to facilitate Vehicle Performance and FMVSS/EU certification testing, these grounds include: 

  • Ford Romeo Proving Ground
  • Ford Arizona Proving Ground
  • Smithers Winter Test Facility
  • Flat Rock Proving Ground
  • Bosch Indiana Proving Ground

Vehicle Brake Development: 

LDW is a major contributor to many high profile brake development programs.  We are a key brake test supplier responsible for benchmarking, corporate compliance (noise, wear, durability, and roughness), and Federal certification testing.

Some of the vehicles we have recently tested are:

  • 2019 Chrysler 300 & 2016 Chrysler 200
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler, 2018 Jeep Cherokee (China), 2017 Jeep Compass
  • 2018 Ford Transit Van, Super Duty & 2016 Ford F-150
  • 2018 Nissan M37, Titan/Titan HD, 2017 Frontier
  • 2018 Dodge Challenger & Charger Pursuit
  • 2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit