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Virtual Testing for Vehicle Safety Assessment in Consumer Protection Tests and Regulations


Vehicle type approval based on virtual test procedures has been possible for some time for a limited number of specific regulations in the area of ​​automotive safety. However, there have been very few actual applications so far. Currently the continually increasing demands of organizations in the area of ​​consumer protection are leading to a noticeable acceleration in the development and acceptance of procedures for virtual testing as an alternative or supplement to physical testing. There are also corresponding efforts by legislators to directly implement virtual test procedures in new regulations for assessment of vehicle safety. This course offers an introduction to virtual testing-based vehicle safety assessment for both consumer testing and regulatory requirements. The fundamental processes are discussed that ensure traceable data flow while safeguarding confidential data protection requirements that lead to acceptance of simulation results for certification, homologation or NCAP assessment. The current status of various virtual testing initiatives, their timelines and remaining obstacles will be explained. The validation of models and simulation tools for virtual assessments will be shown. For test procedures that can already be applied physically, approved corresponding virtual test methods are already available. However, for virtual assessments methods based on HBMs (human body models) other approaches must be developed. These will also be discussed in detail.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for CAE managers and engineers, project and product managers at OEMs, suppliers and engineering service providers, as well as for individuals responsible for achieving vehicle safety requirements and relationships with authorities and testing organizations.

Course Objectives

Course participants will understand the current status of virtual testing for safety assessments in the automotive industry. They will be able to understand the relevant processes and learn the wording and terms to discuss with legislators and NCAP organizations. Additionally, they will understand what new requirements to expect in the future in the area of ​​Virtual Testing based assessment for both NCAP and regulatory requirements.

Course Contents

  • Introduction to vehicle safety assessment based on virtual testing
    • Background, motivation, definitions of VT based testing procedures
    • Global overview, VT adoption timelines
    • Overview of EU research projects (e.g. IMVITER, OSCCAR, VIRTUAL)
    • Methods of model traceability
  • Virtual Testing in consumer protection tests
    • Euro NCAP Virtual Testing: Developments and schedules (pedestrian protection CoHerent, occupant protection: Far-Side, Frontal impact, VT for evaluating active safety (crash avoidance)
    • C-NCAP and C-IASI Virtual Testing: current plans and status
    • IIHS plans to improve whiplash assessment through virtual testing
  • Virtual Testing in legal requirements
    • Overview of virtual testing in legal regulations of vehicle safety
    • Example: UNECE Informal Working Group Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems (DPPS)
    • Future plans and challenges of virtual testing in UNECE Informal Working Group Equitable Occupant Protection (EqOP)
  • Human Models in Virtual Testing
    • Challenges and requirements to use Human Body Models (HBMs) for VT based assessment

Dr.-Ing. Andre Eggers
German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)

Eggers Andre Eggers is a researcher at BASt (German Federal Highway Research Institute) since 2006 working in the area of biomechanics, evaluation of dummies, human models and virtual testing. He studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg and Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University. 2013 he completed his doctorate at the Technical University of Berlin. He contributed to several European research projects like IMVITER, THORAX, ASSESS, SENIORS and OSCCAR. He is representing BASt in Euro NCAP working groups related to injury criteria and virtual testing.

Date Language Price Code
27 Nov - 28 Nov 2024 English 1390 EUR  (1690 EUR from 31 Oct 2024 ) 4377
Alzenau ( gmbh, Siemensstraße 12, 63755 Alzenau) » Register
Dr.-Ing. Andre Eggers (German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt))
Seminar hours  
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

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