July 03 – 04, 2024  |  Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The times given here refer to CEST = UTC+2h

09:00 Welcome
Präsident und Professor Markus Oeser - BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute

09:15 Introduction
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh; Dirk-Uwe Gehring - BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH

09:20 The Regulation Amendment for DPPS Testing and Review of the Assessment for New-type DPPS
Jinseop Park - KATRI - Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute
  • IWG on DPPS
  • Overview of the amendment for DPPS testing
  • KNCAP review of the safety assessment for new-type DPPS 
09:50 News from Euro NCAP
Richard Schram, James Ellway - Euro NCAP
  • Challenges in passive VRU protection assessment
  • VRU protection assessments in the framework of the new rating scheme
11:05 Overview of the current Euro NCAP Active Safety Test Procedures for Vulnerable Road Users and Outlook
Adrian Hellmann - BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute

11:35 Safety Frunk
Horst Weinkopf - Astotec Automotive GmbH; Norman Dix - KINEMATIXX GmbH
  • Electric activated Pre-Safe Position
  • Pyrotechnic and/or electric activated PedPro Position
  • Better opening characteristics

Safety Frunk

12:05 aPLI: Experiences from an OEM's Point of View
Jan Wilsmann - BMW AG
  • Results of comparable testing set-ups
  • Influence of test scatter on rating results
12:35 Instructions for the Praxis Sessions
Dirk-Uwe Gehring - BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH

13:45 PRAXIS Session in the Laboratory of the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)
  • Impact test with the Biofidelic Dummy
  • aPLI impact
  • Vehicle mark-up
  • Safety Frunk: Experimental demonstration of the pyrotechnical and electric deployment bonnets
  • AEB Testing
    • PTW Turn across path
    • Truck turning
16:00 NHTSA Updates on Pedestrian Safety
Patrick Smith - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

16:30 Global Thinking & Harmonization: Quo Vadis, VRU-Protection?
Dr.-Ing. Holger Staack - AUDI AG
  • Global Thinking = Harmonization?
  • Overview: Accident data vs. PedPro requirements in different countries
  • Harmonization vs. market individualism
17:00 Association between Passenger Vehicle Front-end Profiles and Pedestrian Injury Severity in Motor Vehicle Crashes
Dr. Sam Monfort, Dr. Wen Hu - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Complementary research studies using two different real-world samples of US pedestrian crashes
  • Unique US vehicle fleet with many large SUVs and pickups
  • Vehicles with higher hoods and more vertical (boxy) front ends are more injurious
  • Increase in pedestrian torso injuries is observed when struck by taller and boxy vehicles
(This is a a video presentation that will be available on-demand video during and after the conference.)
19:00 Evening Reception at Joseph's Cologne


Thursday, July 4, 2024

09:00 Development of a Thorax Impactor within a Thorax Test Procedure for Passive Pedestrian Protection
Dr. Johannes Stingl - IDIADA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH; Oliver Zander - BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute
  • HBM simulations on generic vehicle frontends
  • Development of a thorax impactor
  • Concept of a thorax test procedure
09:30 Investigation of Bicycle-Car Accidents at Junctions
Thomas Unger - Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH
  • Identification of the most frequent scenarios in car-bicycle accidents
  • Description of the accident constellations
  • Consequences of injuries / injury patterns / causes of injuries
10:30 News from Latin NCAP and from Global NCAP
Rafael Tucci - Latin NCAP / Global NCAP
  • Updates of Global NCAP protocols
  • Updates of Latin NCAP protocols
  • Latest results from Global NCAP, Latin NCAP
11:00 KNCAP VRU Impact Safety
Seunghoon Lee - KATRI - Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute
  • KNCAP VRU impact safety assessment
  • Status of aPLI testing in KNCAP
  • Status of headform testing in KNCAP
  • Next steps of KNCAP VRU impact safety 
11:30 PRAXIS: Analysis and Discussion of Pedestrian Protection Measures of Current Vehicles
  • AUDI (model tba)
  • BMW X2
  • Ford Explorer
  • KIA EV9
  • Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet
  • Toyota C-HR
  • Volkswagen ID.7, Tiguan
  • Volvo EX30

Ford Explorer KIA EV9
Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabrio Toyota C-HR
Volkswagen ID.7 Volkswagen Tiguan
Volvo EX30

14:00 Investigation of Active Pedestrian Protection Systems using the Biofidelic Dummy and Component Tests
Volker Sandner - ADAC Technik Zentrum Landsberg
  • Investigation of the potential of reversible active bonnet systems
  • Results from impact tests with the biofidelic dummy
  • Results of component tests
  • Integration into future projects of consumer protection
14:30 AI in pedestrian protection - revolution in the development process?
Stefan Hundertmark - EDAG Engineering GmbH
  • Background and method of the AI ​​used
  • Benefits for the development process
  • Outlook and further steps
15:30 Pedestrian Safety Challenges in Car Design and Approach to Overcome those Challenges
Praveen Bansode - Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd,

16:00 Sensitivity Analysis of Head Impact Simulations in the Windshield Area
Martin Fritz, Ruben Weiher - Bertrandt Simulations GmbH
  • Simulative method of sensitivity analysis
  • Parameter variation and modeling of head impact to windshield simulations
  • Analysis of simulation results



Program subject to change.

in cooperation with

BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH