May 23 – 25, 2023 | Würzburg, Germany

SafetyTesting Challenge

May 23, 2023

Here you see a recap of the program of the SafetyTesting Challenge 2022. As soon as the program of the 2023 conference is finalized, you will find it here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Constantin Hoffmann - gmbh

Passive Safety Challenge: Live Battery Testing

Chairman: Thomas Kisters - Fraunhofer EMI
Dr. Thomas Kisters - Fraunhofer EMI
Dynamic Crash Research of HV Batteries with a Drop Tower
Thomas Lind - Me-go GmbH; Rainer Justen - Mercedes-Benz AG; Roland Weixler - KE-Tec GmbH
  • Safety standards for high-voltage batteries
  • Damage risks in real accidents
  • Test methods and accident concept for drop tower tests
  • Comparing crush - dynamic test
  • Test analysis and test evaluation
Battery Impact and Crash Simulation
Daniel Ruíz - ENCOPIM
  • Currently, regulations for automotive battery systems include three types of mechanical tests meant to assess the safety of batteries during a crash: shock, mechanical integrity and penetration tests. However, requested velocities on these tests are relative low, and just assess, for instance, the potential damage to the battery system when the car is driven against a bollard or crosses a deep gutter. To simulate realistic crash conditions, tests should be conducted at much higher velocities than the regulatory standards request.
  • In addition to adapting these tests to more realistic conditions, the relevant parameter to be accurately controlled is no longer only acceleration, it is either velocity or position, and traditional crash simulation controls do not meet these requirements.
  • New developments on testing systems to overcome above limitations will be presented.
Live Battery Testing on Sled Systems
Marcel Nickel, Mike Deleeuw - Instron GmbH
  • Safety Risks with live Battery Testing
  • Mitigation of Risks
  • Sled Design for Battery Testing

Passive Safety Challenge: Occupant Safety Testing for Future Seating Positions

Chairman: Volker Sandner - ADAC Technik Zentrum Landsberg
Volker Sandner - ADAC Technik Zentrum Landsberg
  • 5 years ago, there was a widespread opinion that occupant safety had reached its goal in passive safety, and that everything that followed would be solved via active vehicle components. Both in legislation and in consumer protection issues, the "last big packages" were put together, with UN ECE R137, the MPDB test and the Farside test.
  • After the introduction of the latter two in the Euro NCAP consumer protection program in 2020, no further innovations in passive safety were planned on the roadmap until 2025; only the expansion of test conditions through virtual test procedures was still on the agenda. The discussion about equal treatment of the sexes, and in the further case also of the diversities in the population, provided for new activities in many areas, the economy, the legislation and among consumer protectors. Many studies of accident data on different injury patterns of men and women, however, brought to light even more opportunities for improvement. Topics such as how to better protect elderly people or even large, heavy people in passenger cars emerged. Basic research, such as the EU's SENIORS research program, is now also coming back into the spotlight.
  • The development toward automated driving and the associated new possibilities for mobile locomotion pose new challenges for passive safety. If the occupants have assumed a very defined position in the vehicle up to now, this will no longer be the case in the near future. The new development approaches range from simple changes in the seating position, such as the relaxed, reclined position, to seats that are rotated sideways or even turned against the direction of travel, not to mention possible sleeping positions.
  • With the traditional approach to restraint systems, it will no longer be possible to ensure optimum safety for the occupants in the future of the automobile.
  • A rethink towards flexible, reactive systems will be necessary, taking into account the different occupants, whose gender, size, age and weight require adapted restraint systems in a highly flexible environment.
  • This is not only an extreme challenge for technology to accommodate this in the automobile of the future, but also for type testing and consumer protection, how these new technologies can be tested and evaluated accordingly. Further thought must be given to the use of new dummies and the integration of virtual test methods. New biomechanical approaches must also be considered. The flexibility of the dummy as a means of measurement is limited and does not allow the variety of positions in the passenger compartment and the diversity of persons in the vehicle to be represented accordingly. However, the use of virtual testing possibilities can support the traditional crash test. But also the further linking between active safety and also the possibility of interior detection pose new challenges for the future test For the occupant, however, in addition to increased comfort during the journey, this development has an even greater protection potential than previously in the hand luggage and we may be curious how these diversities can now all be brought under one hat, how do the solutions look in the vehicle, how can we evaluate these solutions.
Reclined & Rearward Positioned Seating:Observations in Frontal Crashes
Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Eickhoff - Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG
  • Occupant kinematics with new seating positions
  • Change in injury patterns
Next Generation Car Occupant Dummies: THOR-5F and THOR-AV
Dr. Thomas Kinsky - Humanetics Europe GmbH
Tomorrows Testing Tools
Philipp Hoffmann - MESSRING GmbH

Active Safety Challenge: In-Door ADAS Testing

Chairman: Jan Christopher Kolb - Kistler Instrumente GmbH
Jan Christopher Kolb - Kistler Instrumente GmbH
From Planning to Lab
Edwin Heimberg - SBI GmbH; Henning Münstermann - SBI - Schreiber, Brand und Partner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
No GNSS? No problem. Take testing indoors with Pozyx 2GAD from OxTS.
Jamie Birch - Oxford Technical Solutions Ltd.
  • Offering centimetre-level position accuracy, and 0.3° heading accuracy, the new indoor positioning solution, Pozyx 2GAD, from Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) lets you take testing indoors with confidence.
  • The first instance of this solution was delivered in April 2022 at HORIBA MIRA’s new ASSURED CAV Parking facility; a first-of-its-kind, purpose-built multistorey car park for the development and testing of automated valet parking (AVP) and other ADAS systems, such as park assist. This installation meets HORIBA MIRA’s requirements of 3.5 cm position accuracy, and 0.3° heading accuracy, up to speeds of over 100 km/h. The solution also enables safe and repeatable path following through the use of AB Dynamics robots.
  • To achieve these outcomes, OxTS has introduced ultra-wideband (UWB), from technology partner Pozyx, as an aiding source for their industry-standard inertial navigation technology.  “The result is a solution that assures the necessary safety, accuracy and repeatability to begin validating AVP and ADAS systems with confidence,” explains Ashley Patton, Chief Engineer at HORIBA MIRA.
Indoor ADAS testing with no Compromises: GeneSys and RACELOGIC combined Technologies deliver a high accuracy Indoor Positioning System featuring multi-vehicle, centimetre-level Accuracy at all Speeds
Stefan Bürger - Genesys Elektronik GmbH; Kevin Bursnall - Racelogic Ltd.
  • Introduction to UWB technologies and its benefits
  • VIPs principles: ease of use and reliable data
  • GeneSys ADMA high performance IMU for All ADAS maneuvers also available Indoor: interface to VIPs
  • Lowest Data Latency and unique ADMA performance for your Indoor ADAS Scenarios
In-Door Testing for the accelerated Validation of future Mobility Systems
Xiaoying Li, Dr. Jiming Lv - Shanghai Digauto Automobile Technology Co., Ltd.
  • The changing world of automotive development
  • The need for In-Door Testing
  • VTEHIL, the core of future In-Door ADAS labs

Active Safety Challenge: Proving Ground Automation and Digitization

Chairman: Uwe Burckhardt - DEKRA Automobil GmbH
Uwe Burckhardt - DEKRA Automobil GmbH
UFOmicro -Introducing the new PTW platform
Markus Schmidl - Humanetics Austria GmbH
4active Testing Suite
Bahaa Salhab - 4activeSystems GmbH
  • introducing 4activeSystems
  • new requirements & challenges
  • tackling complex scenarios
  • filling the gap between virtual- & physical- validation
  • testing in different environmental conditions
  • latest dummies & technologies
Precise and reliable measuring Data for automotive Safety using innovative Inertial Sensors from ASC: analog - digital - smart.
Dr. Robert Diemer - ASC GmbH
Chickens picking – headless? Results driven certification
Klaas Ebel - measX GmbH & Co. KG
  • A view from the perspective of a software development team
  • Passive Safety – our Heritage, where we developed our standards?
  • Active Safety – The same? Just without ‘Touching’?
  • Change towards scenario based testing
  • Shaping the future - progressive paradigm change required?




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