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Crash Safety of Alternative Propulsion Vehicles


During recent years, vehicles with alternative propulsion systems have achieved an ever-increasing importance for the automotive market. In addition to gas-powered vehicles, which have already been existing for many years on the manufacturer and retrofit market, a wide range of hybrid vehicles has also established meanwhile. Even for pure electric vehicles, the first acquirable products are already on the market. Worldwide over 1 million electrified vehicles were on the streets in 2015. By decision of the German government, one million electric vehicles should be found driving on German roads by the year 2020. It is clear, however, that the automotive electrification cannot be stopped anymore. With this new technology, new challenges for vehicle safety arise. Electric shock risks on high-voltages systems, fire hazards in case of lithium-ion batteries and risks of rupture in case of gas tanks are the most important issues here. For every mode of drive, specific drive components and their particular safety requirements are described. In addition to common rules and standards, specific needs based on real-life accidents are being discussed. For all relevant vehicle components the respective safety requirements, safety concepts and exemplary safety initiatives will be discussed. The state of the art concerning test standards, verification methods and possibilities for virtual safety will be shown. Future trends will be presented with the help of current research projects and results. Practical experience of rescuing, recovering and towing of electric vehicles complete the spectrum of accident safety.

Who should attend?

The seminar addresses development and research engineers as well technicians in the fields of testing and engineering. Due to its current relevance the course suits young professionals as well as experienced engineers who want to deepen their knowledge in this field.

Course Objectives

Participants will get an overview about automotive safety for alternative drive systems and will learn the special challenges and solutions which come along. Participants will be able to apply test methods and safeguarding concepts and to pursue development strategies in a target-oriented way.

Course Contents

  • Overview alternative propulsion systems: gas, hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles
  • Challenges for vehicle safety
  • Legal requirements and standards for safety
  • Safety requirements for real-world accidents
  • Safety of high voltage systems
  • Battery safety
  • Gas tank safety
  • Fuel cell safety
  • Structural safety
  • Safety concepts
  • Rescuing, recovering and towing of electric vehicles

Rainer Justen
Daimler AG

Justen Rainer Justen has more than 25 years of experience in the field of vehicle safety. After his studies in mechanical engineering with a focus on automotive engineering he started his career in 1987 in the automotive development for Mercedes-Benz at Daimler AG. Several career milestones in the fields of vehicle safety, project management, safety concepts and active safety / driver assistance systems made him an expert on all relevant topics of automotive safety. Since 2008 he is working in the field of safety for alternative drive systems. Rainer Justen is author of numerous publications and papers on this topic. In 2015 Rainer Justen received the SAE Automotive Safety Award from the American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for his work on the safety of Li-Ion batteries in electric vehicles.

Date Language Price Code
03 Aug 2017 English 2900 RMB 3015
Pudong, Shanghai, China (Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, 1388 Hua Mu Road, 201204 Pudong, Shanghai) » Register
Rainer Justen (Daimler AG)
Seminar hours  
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Date Language Price Code
06 Nov - 07 Nov 2017 Deutsch 1290 EUR  (1540 EUR from 10 Oct 2017 ) 2906
Alzenau (carhs.training gmbh, Siemensstraße 12, 63755 Alzenau) » Register
Rainer Justen (Daimler AG)
Seminar hours  
Monday 10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 14:30

This course is available as an in-house seminar. The trainer comes to your site - you save travel expenses and travel time. Get an offer.

Your contact person

Dr. Dirk Ulrich
Phone.: 06023 - 96 40 - 66
E-Mail: dirk.ulrich@carhs.de

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