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Introduction to Active Safety of Vehicles


Increasing demands on the protection of vehicle occupants have led to a continuous reduction in the number of injured and killed persons. While more than 20,000 persons have been killed on German roads in the early 1970s, this number is now just over 3,000. Passive safety, i.e. measures which are designed to minimize the consequences of an accident, has made a significant contribution to this achievement. While the potential of passive safety is considered to be largely exhausted and huge efforts are required to achieve further progress in occupant protection, active safety has become increasingly important in recent years. Active Safety means measures which prevent an accident or at least reduce the collision speed and thus the energy input. While technologies such as ABS or ESC have been established years ago and have proven their effectiveness, new techniques such as the emergency brake or the lane keeping assist and numerous other driver assistance systems are just entering the market. It can be assumed that these systems will be widely used in the next few years and will lead to a further decrease in the number of traffic victims. Automated driving can be seen as the next step of active safety. Although there is still a lot of development needed in this area, it can be assumed that vehicles which will driven at least partially automatically in certain traffic scenarios will enter the market over the next ten years. In the seminar first a brief introduction to active safety, in contrast to passive safety is given. This is followed by a presentation of current active safety systems and an overview of the requirements of legislation and consumer protection organizations. In addition, current and upcoming developments in the area of driver assistance systems and automated driving are presented.

Who should attend?

The seminar is aimed at new and experienced engineers working in the field of active vehicle safety in research and development departments of automotive OEMs or suppliers, as well as for all other interested parties, which want to receive an overview of current and future developments in the areas of active vehicle safety, driver assistance and automated driving.

Course Contents

  • Fundamentals of active safety
    • Basic principles of action
    • Legal requirements
    • Euro NCAP requirements
  • Current active safety systems
    • ABS
    • ESC
    • Brake assist
    • Pre-crash systems
  • Driver assistance systems
    • Basic requirements and design strategies
    • Current and future driver assistance systems
  • Automated driving
    • State of the art
    • Opportunities and risks
    • Human machine interface
    • Market introduction strategies

Dr.-Ing. Gerd Müller
Technical University Berlin

M?ller Dr. Gerd Müller has been working at the department automotive technology of the Technical University of Berlin since 2007. From 2007 to 2015 he was a research assistant. Since 2015 he has been a senior engineer of the same department. His research focuses on vehicle safety and friction coefficient estimation. Dr. Müller gives the lecture "Fundamentals of Automotive Engineering" and conducts parts of the integrated course "Driver Assistance Systems and Active Safety".

Date Language Price Code
05 Nov 2024 Deutsch 830 EUR  (990 EUR from 09 Oct 2024 ) 4301
Alzenau ( gmbh, Siemensstraße 12, 63755 Alzenau) » Register
Dr.-Ing. Gerd Müller (Technical University Berlin)
Seminar hours  
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00

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Phone.: 06023 - 96 40 - 66

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