September 24 – 25, 2024  |  Graz, Austria

Here you see a recap of the program of the SafetyUpDate Austria 2023. As soon as the program of the 2024 conference is finalized, you will find it here.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Ralf Reuter - gmbh


State of the Art in Battery Safety

Battery Safety - A Key Player for E-Mobility
Dr. Jörg Moser - Graz University of Technology
  • Introduction and motivation for research activities in the field of battery safety
  • Vision and challenges of battery safety
  • Outlook on future developments and open key research fields
Battery Safety Testing: Current Status and Future Needs
Dr. Natalia Lebedeva - European Commission, Joint Research Centre
  • Development of a regulatory test procedure for thermal propagation in battery electric vehicles
  • Safety requirements for stationary battery energy storage systems
Best Operations and Technical Solutions for future BEV - High Voltage Systems
Dr. Josef Ecker - Fill GmbH
  • Battbox - Battery Best Operations for safe circular battery ecosystem
  • Safety requirements for dealing with high-voltage battery systems
  • Safety aspects in the dissassembling of high-voltage battery systems
Simulation-based Prediction of Mechanically Induced Short-circuits in Battery Cells
Patrick Kolm - Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH
  • Advanced methods for battery simulation models
  • Deformation behavior of battery cells under mechanical crash loads
  • Virtual short-circuit prediction
  • Application fields
Characterization, Modeling and Evaluation of LV and HV Components for use in xEV Crash Simulations
Siegfried Hartwig - AVL LIST GMBH

Second-Life Batteries: Potential Applications and Associated Risks
Emanuele Michelini - Graz University of Technology
  • Introduction to second-life batteries
  • Exploring future potential and most promising applications
  • Analysis of the risks associated with second-life batteries
  • Outlook: practices to guarantee a safe second-life
From Testing to Simulation: Improving Battery Safety by Abuse Testing and Digital Twins
Dr. Martin Schwab - 4a engineering GmbH

Test up to Abuse
Marcel Strub - DTC Dynamic Test Center AG
  • What load spectra and hazards must a traction battery withstand?
  • What are the diverse testing challenges?
  • What are the requirements of the vehicle manufacturers and the authorities (approvals)?
Evening Reception at Kunsthauscafe Graz
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

International Vehicle Safety Requirements - What's new?

Euro NCAP Protocol Updates and Roadmap 2030
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute
  • Euro NCAP Roadmap 2030
    • Overall Rating System - New Rating System from 2026+
    • Grading for Automated Driving
    • Commercial Vehicle Safety: Vans & HGV
Insights into the Euro NCAP Passive Safety Updates
Volker Sandner - ADAC Technik Zentrum Landsberg
  • Frontal impact
    • Revised MPDB
    • Full width
    • Knee mapping / Sled test
    • Child safety dynamic
  • Side impact
    • Barrier Side impact
    • Pole Side impact
    • Roll Over Incentives
  • Whiplash
Updates on U.S. NCAP Pedestrian Protection and on Bharat NCAP
Ralf Reuter - gmbh
  • U.S. NCAP
    • Pedestrian protection test procedures
    • Assessment procedures
    • Differences from Euro NCAP
    • Test procedures
    • Assessment procedures
    • Star ratings
Legal Requirements for Passive Safety
Oliver Zander - BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute
  • Focus: Pedestrian Safety
    • Amendments to UN-R 127 (GSR, ARHSS)
    • Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/535 (FPS)
    • Amendment to UN-GTR9 (DPPS)
  • Further Passive Vehicle Safety Topics at GRSP & WP.29 / Current Status of Crash Regulations
    • Frontal Impacts
    • Lateral Impacts
    • Child Restraint Systems
    • Children in Buses and Coaches
    • Head Restraints
Keynote: OEM Perspective on Driver Monitoring and Occupant Status Systems
Dr.-Ing. Sven Nitsche - BMW AG
  • Requirements landscape
  • Systems overview
  • Raising the safety benefit
  • Interior sensing tasks & challenges
    • Driver attentiveness
    • Driver state
    • Belt status, CPD
    • Occupant characterization

Virtual Testing as an Enabler for Robust & Holistic Vehicle Assessment

Euro NCAP Far Side Virtual Testing Protocol
Ass. Prof. Dr. Corina Klug - Graz University of Technology
  • Motivation
  • Roadmap / timeline
  • VT process & validation
HBM for Product Development in Automotive Applications
Oliver Zehbe - Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH
  • Motivation
  • Roadmap / timeline
  • VT process & validation
  • 50th model status
  • Ergonomics link
Holistic Pedestrian Safety Assessment for Average Males and Females
Christoph Leo - Graz University of Technology
  • Why do we need holists assessment?
  • How to describe current pedestrian crash scenarios and their relevance based on field-data?
  • How can the overall injury risk of pedestrian accidents for the whole population of collisions scenarios be determined, taking into account active and passive safety systems?
Farewell and Closing Remarks
Ralf Reuter - gmbh