Global Consumer Protection Requirements in Active and Passive Safety
What started 50 years ago with the US New Car Assessment Program (US-NCAP) to inform consumers about car safety, has turned into a global set of requirements that is driving automotive safety development. Today, 9 global consumer protection program are assessing safety with requirements that go beyond the legal market entry requirements. Their aim is to encourage the manufacturers to continuously raise the level of all aspects of automotive safety and to provide a transparent and easy to understand safety rating to the consumers. Due to the high visibility of the results publication in the media, OEMs have to carefully develop the safety features and performance of their vehicles in order to avoid the negative impact of poor ratings. The course will discuss the different global programs, their development and background and future directions. The focus will be the detailed description of the assessments and ratings, the impact of individual test, specifics to each program and also the differences between the programs. Furthermore the course will give recommendations on how to come up with a minimum set of development tests to cover the many requirements. Active safety will become a main focus of future NCAP assessments. The rating of accident avoidance and mitigation will play a significant role in the overall rating of the different programs. The course will outline todays active safety assessments and will focus on future developments for active safety assessment and autonomous feature assessment. Furthermore the course will highlight the role of Global NCAP as an organisation who is driving the formation of new assessment programs in parts of the world that do not have such programs but contribute to the growing number of traffic deaths, like India and Africa.
Who should attend?
The seminar addresses specialists from the field of automotive safety including managers, project engineers personal from numerical simulation and testing departments who want to have a first-hand, up-to-date overview over New Car Assessment Programs in active and passive safety.
- New Car Assessment Programs - History, Development, Future
- Stakeholders and Objectives
- Organisation of NCAP Programs
- Detailed Discussion of the current Programs and their Assessment and Rating Schemes: Euro NCAP, US-NCAP, C-NCAP, JNCAP, ANCAP, Asean NCAP, Latin NCAP, KNCAP, IIHS
- New Additions: C-IASI, Bharat NCAP
- The Role of Global NCAP
- How to develop for NCAP Assessment
Rainer Hoffmann has been involved in automotive safety throughout his career. After graduating from Wayne State University, he joined Porsche as a research associate in passive safety. Mr. Hoffmann advanced safety simulation during his subsequent tenure at ESI Group where he introduced new techniques like airbag simulation, numerical airbag folding and FE dummy modeling. As the head of the simulation department of PARS (now Continental Safety Engineering), Mr. Hoffmann led the R&D efforts for some of the first series production side airbag developments. In 1994 Mr. Hoffmann founded EASi Engineering GmbH, which in 2006 was renamed to carhs GmbH. He has authored numerous technical papers and has been granted German and international patents in the automotive safety field.
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