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ATD-MODELS develops Motorcyclist ATD-M350 FE Dummy Model according to ISO13232-3:2005

Based on the existing 50th percentile Hybrid III FE-Dummy model (ATD-H350), ATD-MODELS GmbH developed a Motorcyclist ATD-M350 FE-Dummy Modell that reflects now required modifications to meet the ISO13232-3:2005 standard. These modifications comprise a modified neck and head compatible with motorcycle helmets in motorcycle-specific head positions, a sit/stand pelvis and frangible components in the abdomen, upper and lower legs, and knees. Finally, in close cooperation with a leading motorcycle manufacturer, the ATD-M350 FE-dummy model was tested in Crash-simulations using ANSYS LS-DYNA®.


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Hyundai uses Chicago Auto Show to announce new Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory Facility

article imageHyundai establishes a Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory (STIL) at its Michigan-based research and development center, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI). The new facility will further augment existing safety testing and analysis. A field crash investigation lab, high voltage battery lab, forensics lab, 500m track and a Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA) pad is scheduled to be operational fall of 2023. The investment is focused on enhancing Hyundai s safety commitment in identifying vehicle field issues, preventing crashes and keeping passengers safe. The new facility investment totals over $50 million.

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New Column: Quo vadis Automated Driving?

article imagePart 11: Will automated driving fail due to a lack of semiconductors?
We are pleased to have found a renowned expert in Dipl.-Phys. Udo Steininger, who will accompany the developments around "Automated Driving" in a monthly column in SafetyNews. Udo Steiniger is a senior expert for vehicle safety at TÜV SÜD and has specialized in automated driving since 2006.

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Autoliv provides Exterior Airbag for Nuro's Autonomous Vehicle

article imageAutoliv, Inc. and Nuro are collaborating to ensure a high safety standard for Nuro's new third-generation, production-grade autonomous delivery vehicle. As the most advanced zero-occupant vehicle designed by Nuro to date, the new flagship model features an exterior airbag by Autoliv which covers the front of the vehicle when inflated to protect other road users. The third-generation vehicle, simply called Nuro, is expected to scale its safe, eco-friendly, and convenient services to millions of people.

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Strengthened UN Regulation on Emergency Braking for Trucks and Coaches

article imageThe draft new provisions for trucks and coaches under UN Regulation No. 131 were endorsed by the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) on Friday 28 January. If adopted by the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations in June 2022, the revised UN Regulation would enter into force by February 2023. The strengthened provisions introduce much stronger automated braking in response to the detection of stationary objects, even if the driver has not been alerted beforehand by a warning system. This is important if, for example, the traffic situation suddenly worsens due to heavily braking vehicles in front. 

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Pedestrian Crash Avoidance Systems cut Crashes - but not in the Dark

article imageAutomatic emergency braking (AEB) systems that can detect pedestrians are preventing pedestrian crashes - but only in the daytime or on well-lit roads. In all light conditions, crash rates for pedestrian crashes of all severities were 27 percent lower for vehicles equipped with pedestrian AEB than for unequipped vehicles, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found. Injury crash rates were 30 percent lower. However, when the researchers looked only at pedestrian crashes that occurred at night on roads without streetlights, there was no difference in crash risk for vehicles with and without pedestrian AEB.

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NHTSA to allow Adaptive Driving Beam Headlights on new Vehicles

article imageThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a final rule allowing automakers to install adaptive driving beam headlights on new vehicles. This satisfies a requirement in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law more than a year and a half ahead of schedule. This final rule will improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists by making them more visible at night, and will help prevent crashes by better illuminating animals and objects in and along the road.

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Roadmap to enable Remote Operation of CAVs by 2035

article imageTRL has developed a roadmap identifying the key steps towards the remote operation of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) by 2035 as the final piece of the Project Endeavour programme. The aim is to provide a pathway to allow the removal of the Safety Driver and Test Assistant roles from an automated vehicle (AV) for remotely operated on-highway operations in the UK. The roadmap provides a high-level overview of the actions required to achieve this and can be used by organisations in the industry, or for research purposes.

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NHTSA: Utah s .05% Law shows Promise to save Lives, improve Road Safety

article imageThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that traffic deaths in Utah decreased, and more drivers said they arranged for sober rides home, when the State lowered its impaired driving legal limit to .05%. In a new study published, NHTSA found Utah’s fatal crash rate dropped by 19.8% in 2019, the first year under the lower legal limit, and the fatality rate decreased by 18.3%. The fatality rate measures the number of fatalities over total vehicle miles traveled, whereas the fatal crash rate measures the number of crashes involving a fatality over total vehicle miles traveled.

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ASAM publishes Concept for a new Autonomous Vehicle Safety Standard enabling Testing for Road Readiness

article imageAn Operational Design Domain (ODD) is fundamental to the safety of Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). It describes the specific operating conditions in which the CAV is designed to operate safely. ASAM has now published the concept for a future standard to define ODDs: "ASAM OpenODD" shall specify a language concept as well as a machine-readable format to allow users to share, compare and re-use ODD definitions.

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ITC 75th Anniversary 2022

article imageThe 84th plenary session of the Inland Transport Committee will mark its 75th anniversary. The Inland Transport Committee, established in 1947, is the highest policy-making body of UNECE in the field of transport. During the course of the past 75 years, together with its subsidiary bodies, it has provided a unique intergovernmental forum where countries come together to forge tools for economic cooperation and adopt international legal instruments on inland transport.

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Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
02.03.2022 - 03.03.2022 in Shanghai
Rainer Hoffmann - carhs.training gmbh RMB 6900
Design of Composite Structures
07.03.2022 - 08.03.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. Roland Hinterhölzl - University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria EUR 1590
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving Functions
07.03.2022 - 10.03.2022 Online
Dr. Andreas Kuhn - Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH EUR 1590
Ejection Mitigation FMVSS 226: Requirements - Testing - Development Strategies
08.03.2022 in Alzenau
Valentin Zimmermann - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 940
Python based Machine Learning with Automotive Applications
09.03.2022 - 12.03.2022 Online
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH EUR 1590
Pedestrian Protection - Development Strategies
14.03.2022 in Alzenau
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Maren Finck, carhs.training gmbh EUR 940
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
14.03.2022 - 17.03.2022 Online
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1590
Material Models of Plastics and Foams for Crash Simulation
15.03.2022 - 16.03.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kolling - Technical University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen EUR 1590
International Safety and Crash-Test Regulations: Current Status and Future Developments
17.03.2022 - 18.03.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. Thomas Kinsky - Humanetics Europe GmbH EUR 1590
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems meeting Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements
21.03.2022 - 22.03.2022 in Alzenau
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 1340
Static Vehicle Safety Tests in Automotive Development
23.03.2022 in Alzenau
Matthias Kunkel - ACTS GmbH & Co. KG EUR 790
Crash-Sensing and Intelligent Restraint Systems
24.03.2022 - 25.03.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. rer. nat. Lothar Groesch - Groesch Automotive Safety Consulting EUR 1340
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
25.03.2022 in Alzenau
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 790
NVH - Background, Practice and Simulation Methodology
28.03.2022 - 29.03.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Jennewein - Darmstadt UAS, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Zopp - RheinMain UAS EUR 1340
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
28.03.2022 - 29.03.2022 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs: Tests, Assessment Methods, Ratings
28.03.2022 - 31.03.2022 Online
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 1340
Design and Simulation of Vehicle Vibration
30.03.2022 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Olaf Kolk - BMW Group EUR 790
Modeling of Joints in Crash Simulation
31.03.2022 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Silke Sommer, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM EUR 790
Crashworthy and Lightweight Car Body Design
04.04.2022 - 05.04.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Schumacher - University of Wuppertal EUR 1340
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
04.04.2022 - 07.04.2022 Online
Rainer Hoffmann - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1340
Introduction to Impact Biomechanics and Human Body Models
05.04.2022 - 08.04.2022 Online
Prof. Dr. Karin Brolin - Lightness by Design AB EUR 1340
Side Impact - Requirements and Development Strategies
05.04.2022 - 06.04.2022 in Alzenau
Stephanie Wolter - BMW AG, Norman Meißner - BMW AG EUR 1340
Vehicle safety under self-certification: Principles, obligations, enforcement, and remedies
05.04.2022 - 08.04.2022 Online
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 1340
Introduction to Active Safety of Vehicles
25.04.2022 - 26.04.2022 Online
Dr.-Ing. Gerd Müller - Technical University Berlin EUR 790
Crash Safety of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
26.04.2022 - 27.04.2022 in Alzenau
Rainer Justen - Daimler AG EUR 1340

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