High standards for convenience and drive dynamics together with strict statutory regulations place high requirements on vehicle development. The powertrain plays a key role in all of this. The different powertrain topologies, including hybrid drives, result in high overhead for development and testing. At the same time financial objectives must be achieved in ever shorter development times. The powertrain test stand is an important means for achieving this objective. Its purpose is to ensure simulation results and wide-ranging examinations such as functional development, control device coordination or durability tests with endurance runs, and to optimise hardware and software. Powertrain test stands from KRATZER AUTOMATION also offer virtual test drives on the test stand. They provide measurement results even before the time when tests have been made with prototypes. That makes it possible to reduce development time significantly. Using our flexible software tools PAtools TX and testXplorer, we integrate the test stand as a development tool optimally into your tool chain in development and quality management.