June 13 – 14, 2023  |  Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Here you see a recap of the program of the Praxis Conference Pedestrian Protection 2022. As soon as the program of the Praxis Conference 2023 is finalized, you will find it here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute
Current and New Test Procedures to Avoid Accidents with Vulnerable Road Users
Maxim Bierbach, Adrian Hellmann - BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute
  • New Test equipment for 2023
  • Overview on new bicyclist Scenarios (Dooring, VUT turning)
  • NCAP introduces Motorcycle Target Scenarios
  • Challenges on track and test equipment
Status of the Euro NCAP Roadmap 2030
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute
  • Current status of the roadmap development
  • Time schedule
Status of the EURO NCAP Changes
Dirk-Uwe Gehring - BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH
  • Headimpact: Impact area enlargement, change in assessment procedure
  • aPLI-tests: Test conditions, criteria
  • Upper Leg: Background and change of requirements
Status of Legal Requirements for Passive VRU Safety
Oliver Zander - BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute
  • GSR / UN Regulation 127: Amendments 3 and 4
  • UN Global Technical Regulation 9
  • Overview Legal Requirements
Headimpact Area Clarification for Pedestrian Regulation
Benjamin Bünger - AUDI AG
  • Different interpretation possibilities of the area division and the impactor positioning in the pedestrian head impact test with reference to the offsets to the reference lines and an explanation of the effectiveness in the UN-R 127 methodology
Application for TB029 Approval
Mark Burleigh, Dr. Thomas Kinsky - Humanetics Europe GmbH
  • aPLI (advanced Pedestrian Leg Impactor) as an example of a Euro NCAP TB029 application
Vehicle Crashworthiness for Pedestrian Safety in the U.S.
Dr. Peter G. Martin - NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • NHTSA's work on pedestrian protection regulations
  • Vehicle testing
  • Real-world data
Next Level Digital Engineering -- HIC-Predictor for the Head Impact Development
Friedemann Voit - EDAG Engineering GmbH
  • Development of an AI-based tool to predict the distribution of the HIC value in head impact.
  • Consideration of typical questions of the analysts
  • Rapid availability of the results
  • Presentation of the status in mid-June 2022 and target vision


Thursday, June 23, 2022

IWG-DPPS: 2022 Status and Latest Discussions in GTR9
Irina Dausse - Renault
  • Status of the Informal Working Group Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems (DPPS)
  • Summary of the latest discussions at the GRSP meeting in May 2022
Possible Real World Benefit of VRU Test and Assessment Procedures for Pedal Cyclists
Oliver Zander - BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute
  • Real World Accident Scenarios
  • Current Test Provisions
  • Examples
E-Scooters and Road Safety: An Inventory
Dr.-Ing. Holger Staack, Chantal Klier - AUDI AG
A Heuristic Approach for a Robust Development of Safer Designs
Boris Berleb - Bertrandt Simulations GmbH
  • Robustness study in pedestrian protection headimpact
  • Idea of a heuristic approach
  • Implementation for the pedestrian protection headimpact
  • Outlook
Generic Vehicle Test Rig (GVTR) Representing Different Car Shapes for Testing and Simulation
Stefan Schinke - Volkswagen AG
  • Rigs for 3 different car front shapes (Sedan, SUV, sports car) were developed and built
  • Hardware Test series aPLI to these GVTR conducted to check repeatability and robustness
Real-world Effects of Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking
Dr. Jessica Cicchino - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Overall effects of pedestrian AEB on pedestrian crashes reported to the police in the United States
  • Effects of pedestrian AEB by light condition, speed limit, and vehicle maneuver
  • IIHS’s nighttime pedestrian AEB testing program
Injury Reconstruction with the PRIMUS Biofidelic Dummy
Peter Schimmelpfennig - crashtest-service.com GmbH
  • Examples from traffic accident reconstruction
  • Evaluation of injuries based on technical analysis and X-ray
  • Applications for highly armored vehicles
Euro NCAP 2023 Active Safety VRU Scenarios
Adriano Palao - Euro NCAP
  • Scenarios for passenger cars
  • Scenarios for vans
  • Changes towards 2023
    • New scenarios with pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles
    • Smart testing approach
    • New naming scheme
Summary and Closing Remarks
Dirk-Uwe Gehring - BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH; Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh



Program subject to change.

in cooperation with

BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH