automotive test driver


Automotive test drivers drive prototype and pre-production vehicles and assess their performance, safety and comfort. They test the models in various driving situations and prepare reports to help engineers improve their designs and identify problems. They can work for manufacturers, independent vehicle test organisations or automotive magazines.

Alternative label

  • automotive test technician

  • automobile test and development driver

  • car test and development driver

  • road test and development driver

  • prototype vehicle evaluator

  • automobile test technician

  • auto test driver

  • car test technician

  • test driver

  • car tester

  • automobile test driver

  • motor vehicle test driver

  • prototype vehicle tester

  • car test driver

  • road test driver

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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