October 15-16, 2020   |  Wiesbaden, Germany

  Focus Theme: Occupant Protection for Autonomous Vehicles

Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Engineering

The application of numerical simulation incorporating digital human models offers exciting opportunities in automotive development. Applying human models in comfort, ergonomics, occupant safety and other disciplines promises to overcome limitations imposed by the use of real humans or their mechanical surrogates and thus enables further optimization of automotive designs.

Autonomous vehicles will bring significant comfort benefits to passengers. However, safety cannot be compromised for alternative seating positions. Human Modeling and Simulation is currently the only technology that will allow assessment of occupant protection for new car interior architectures with flexible seat arrangements. If such cars are involved in an accident, current test procedures and dummies will not be sufficient to evaluate injury risk for these scenarios. The use of state-of-the-art simulation software with Human Models allows to simulate these crash conditions and to evaluate occupant loading.

In May 2007 carhs.training gmbh hosted the first International Symposium on “Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Safety.” Presentations from renowned researchers, software manufacturers and industrial users on biomechanical research, digital human models and their application in automotive development formed a most interesting conference.

In October 2020 the 8th International Symposium on “Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Engineering” will be held in Wiesbaden, Germany. The symposium intends to continue and further advance the dialog between researchers, software developers and industrial users of human models.

It is again organized in cooperation with Wayne State University‘s renowned Bioengineering Centre, which has been a pioneer and leading institution in biomechanics research for automotive safety for 75 years.

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