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Mercedes-Benz receives world's first internationally valid System Approval for conditionally Automated Driving

Mercedes-Benz is the first automotive company in the world to meet the demanding legal requirements of UN R157 for a Level 3 system. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has granted system approval for this on the basis of the technical approval regulation UN R157, thus paving the way for offering such a system internationally, provided that national legislation allows it.

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Full-scale Nuclear Transporter Crash Test

article imageA full-scale crash test involving a semitruck impacting the side of the first prototype of a new weapons transporter successfully took place at Sandia. Using the Labs sled track, rockets propelled the semitractor-trailer at highway speeds into the prototype, an over-the-road Mobile Guardian Transporter conceptualized and built from scratch. Data from the event will be used for qualification of the transporter and to better understand cargo response in accident scenarios for years to come.

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Renault Zoe and Dacia Spring fail at Euro NCAP

article imageEuro NCAP reveals its final safety ratings of 2021, covering the range from the best to the worst that the car industry has to offer across vehicle categories. Among 11 new models tested, seven achieved a top five-star rating, including the BMW iX, the Genesis' G70 and GV70, the Mercedes-EQ EQS, the Nissan Qashqai, the  koda Fabia and the Volkswagen Caddy. The electric FIAT 500e and MG's Marvel R also did well and earned 4 stars each. However, the year ends on a downer as Dacia Spring and Renault s facelifted electric ZOE qualified for only one star and zero stars respectively, performing even worse than expected.

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New Research reveals the Importance of Car Seat Installation

article imageNew research from the Transurban Road Safety Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) shows that forward-facing child car seat restraints are more affected by common types of misuse than rear-facing restraints, potentially leading to greater risks of injury in a crash. 

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Celebrating 10 Years of Safer Vehicle Rating Programme in the ASEAN Region

article imageThe New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) celebrats its 10-year anniversary. ASEAN NCAP is the ninth new car assessment program in the world that performs independent assessment on the safety performance of new passenger car models released in the market. Its main objective is to promote and enhance vehicle safety standards and rating system in the ASEAN region. The safety assessment initially began with test phases in which the first phase of the assessment, comprising eight models, was funded by Global NCAP.


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Intelligent Speed Assistance Specifications officially published

article imageThe world’s first regulatory standard for Intelligent Speed Assistance technology has been published in the official journal of the European Union, the final legal step before mandatory fitment in new types of vehicle from next July.

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Applus+ IDIADA conducts subjective Validation for Driver Drowsiness and Attention Warning Systems (DDAW)

article imageIn line with the proposal of the revised EU regulation, Applus+ IDIADA has developed a novel test methodology to safely induce driver drowsiness while driving a real vehicle. The European Commission published a new draft supplementing the existing (EU) 2019/2144 Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting out requirements concerning test procedures and technical requirements for the type-approval of motor vehicles with regard to Driver Drowsiness and Attention Warning (DDAW).


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Updates for Vehicle Safety Products

article imageThe evaluation systems from measX for passive and active vehicle safety are available in new versions. X-Crash 8.2, X-Zero 2.1 and X-Crash ATD 8.2 offer a variety of new functions. X-Crash, specialized in the evaluation of passive safety tests, has added more than twenty new assessments with the update. Already integrated regulations were updated or supplemented. From full scale crash tests to pedestrian protection, the software automatically evaluates measurement data according to those standards.

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Ford and Ansys accelerate Development of Next-generation Predictive Headlight Technology

article imageAnsys simulation solutions enable Ford to accelerate the development of its predictive smart headlights and improve nighttime driving for consumers. Engineers at Ford value Ansys high fidelity, physics-based lighting capabilities to optimize and validate headlight performance virtually, significantly reducing dependency on costly, real-world night drives.

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Dynamic Research and Westat partner on NHTSA "Human Factors Consideration for Vehicle fail-safe Strategies" Project

article imageDynamic Research Inc. (DRI) has partnered with Westat of Rockville, MD to win the award of the NHTSA "Human factors considerations for vehicle fail-safe strategies" project, a 20-month study. Vehicle system failures could result in a significant risk for traffic safety. If a driver experiences a sudden failure while driving in traffic, there is a need for the driver to respond quickly and, depending on the circumstances and the nature of the failure, potentially get the vehicle to a safe stopping position.

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MESSRING supports ISO Compliant Calibration according to DakkS Standard

article imageReliable measuring and testing equipment is an essential basis for engineers and vehicle developers. An important part of ensuring accurate measurement results is the periodic calibration of the devices under test. MESSRING now offers a calibration service for M=BUS Pro and M=BUS Lab analog and digital modules that meets all requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.


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Seminars and Events

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UpDate Seminar Euro NCAP 2021
14.12.2021 - 15.12.2021 in www,
Euro NCAP Experts EUR 990
Structural Optimization in Automotive Design - Theory and Application
31.01.2022 - 01.02.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Lothar Harzheim - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 1340
Material Models of Metals for Crash Simulation
02.02.2022 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Helmut Gese - MATFEM - Partnerschaft Dr. Gese & Oberhofer EUR 790
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
02.02.2022 - 03.02.2022 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1340
Safety of Commercial Vehicles
03.02.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
SafetyUpDate Graz
08.02.2022 - 09.02.2022 in Graz, Austria
Industry Experts EUR 1490
Static and Dynamic Analysis of Long-Fibre-Reinforced Plastics
10.02.2022 - 11.02.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 1340
Introduction to the Python Programming Language
14.02.2022 - 15.02.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH EUR 1340
Product Liability in the Automobile Industry
14.02.2022 - 17.02.2022 in Alzenau
Hans-Georg Lohrmann - Quality-Reliability-Safety Consultant EUR 1340
Automated Driving Part 1 - Technology
16.02.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. rer. nat. Lothar Groesch - Groesch Automotive Safety Consulting EUR 790
Automated Driving Part 2 - Safeguarding and Market Introduction
17.02.2022 in Alzenau
Udo Steininger - TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH EUR 790
Material Models of Composites for Crash Simulation
18.02.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
Robust Design - Vehicle Development under Uncertainty
21.02.2022 - 22.02.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fabian Duddeck, TU Munich EUR 1340
Introduction to Data Acquisition in Safety Testing
21.02.2022 - 22.02.2022 in Alzenau
Thomas Wild - Continental Safety Engineering International GmbH EUR 1340
Introduction of Reduced Order Modelling and its Application for Model based real-time Optimization
22.02.2022 - 25.02.2022 Online
Dr. Kambiz Kayvantash - CADLM EUR 790
Whiplash Testing and Evaluation in Rear Impacts
23.02.2022 in Alzenau
Thomas Frank, LEAR Corporation GmbH EUR 790

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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