May 13 – 15, 2025 | Frankfurt/Hanau, Germany

SafetyWeek News

April 10, 2024  NCAP programs are the focus of SafetyUpDate  

Traditionally, news from the New Car Assessment Programs (NCAP) are the focus of SafetyUpDate. In 2024, numerous presentations will once again revolve aroundthe consumer protection tests. We are particularly pleased that this time Euro NCAP Secretary General Michiel van Ratingen will give an overview of the innovations at Euro NCAP. His presentation will be complemented by contributions from experts from the Euro NCAP working groups: Volker Sandner presents the news on the crash tests from 2026. Richard Schram provides insights into the work of the Virtual Testing Crash Avoidance working group. Adriano Palao explains what is happening in the field of driver and occupant monitoring and Ilse Harms reports from the HMI / Human Factors working group.

There will also be all the important news from the important US rating of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety at the SafetyUpDate. Becky Mueller presents the current test procedures and criteria.

The two important Chinese NCAP tests C-NCAP and IVISTA will also be presented in detail. Peng Liu from CATARC reports on the current C-NCAP and gives an outlook on the changes from 2027. Dr. Yu Liu from CAERI gives an outlook on the 2030 roadmap of the IVISTA rating.

March 13, 2024  CATARC Confirms Presentation on C-NCAP  

CATARC has confirmed a presentation on C-NCAP at the SafetyUpDate. The presentation by Peng Liu from the C-NCAP Management Center will feature a results analysis of models recently tested by C-NCAP, an interpretation of the 2024 C-NCAP protocol and last but not least an outlook on the 2027 version of the C-NCAP Research Plan.

February 14, 2024  Electric vehicles in crash tests –
"small versus large"

The spectacular "real-life" vehicle-to-vehicle crash from Mercedes-Benz is also a topic at this year's SafetyUpDate. The EQA and EQS SUV crashed into each other in a real-life accident scenario, each at a speed of 56 km/h and with 50 percent overlap. Marcel Brodbeck from Mercedes-Benz reports on the crash in detail and discusses high-voltage and battery safety in electric vehicles and occupant protection from a gender perspective.

February 08, 2024  Top-class speaker line-up for SafetyUpDate 2024  

A whole host of top-class speakers have already confirmed their participation in SafetyUpDate 2024. Industry representatives include the heads of vehicle safety at AUDI and BMW, Martin Friedrichsen and Dominik Schuster. Euro NCAP will be represented by Secretary General Dr. Michiel van Ratingen and Technical Director Richard Schram. Other top experts from the consumer protection sector are Becky Mueller from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS and Volker Sandner from ADAC. The German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) will be represented by Vice President Director and Professor Andre Seeck, as well as Dr. Patrick Seiniger and Oliver Zander. (bearbeitet)

February 07, 2024  The SafetyTesting Challenges for 2024 are set 

In cooperation with the SafetyWeek program committee, we have defined the SafetyTesting Challenges 2024:

  • Managing Future Crash Requirements
  • Intelligent Testing of ADAS and Automation Functions

The session Managing Future Crash Requirements will be chaired by Dr. Karsten Raguse, Head of Test Engineering, Vehicle Safety Development at Volkswagen AG. It will deal with topics such as the testing of battery electric vehicles, sled testing, automated dummy calibration, dummies for crash testing of automated vehicles and virtual testing.

The session Intelligent Testing of ADAS and Automation Functions will be led by Dr. Roland Kallweit, Head of Development Functions Active Safety at AUDI AG. This will cover test management for complex scenarios, proving ground management, innovations in HIL and VIL, solutions for testing at night, in the rain, fog or cold, equipment for testing vans and light and heavy trucks and also virtual testing.

February 06, 2024  SafetyWeek moves to Frankfurt/Hanau  

SafetyWeek will take place in Frankfurt/Hanau for the first time in 2024. The new location in the Congress Park Hanau ensures optimal accessibility, especially for international delegates. The Frankfurt airport is only 34 km away and can be reached in less than half an hour. As we have been organizing other conferences at the CPH for many years, we know that it is ideally suited for the SafetyWeek and we are looking forward to a great event.

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