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Optimal Pedestrian Protection: An important Aspect of Vehicle Development at SKODA

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists need extra protection on the road, which is why in all stages of vehicle development, SKODA AUTO pays particular attention to pedestrian protection.


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Euro NCAP and the UK Highway Code close the Door on Endangering Cyclists

article imageThe British Highway Code introduced a range of changes on 29 January 2022 that prioritise the safety of vulnerable road users (VRU). The changes include updates to the Waiting and Parking chapter to prevent Dooring accidents, which occur when an occupant of a parked car opens their door into the path of an approaching cyclist.

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Face It: Only one Type of Driver Monitoring System works, but it s not Foolproof

article imageAs vehicles become increasingly automated, automakers realize some technology may give drivers the false sense that the vehicle can drive itself. To counter this, driver monitoring systems with either a camera or steering wheel detection are used to prevent the deadly consequences of a distracted driver. However, new real-world testing by AAA found systems using a driver-facing camera are best at keeping motorists focused on the road. Unfortunately, the technology is not foolproof and a driver determined to cheat the system can defeat it.

Image: American Automobile Association

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Euro NCAP announces safest Commercial Vans of 2022

article imageEuro NCAP reveals the 2022 list of the best and worst commercial vans available on the European market, based on an evaluation of crash avoidance system fitment and performance. The picture that emerges is one of slow but steady improvement, with several vans being better equipped than they were a year ago, with systems that perform better than they did. Where manufacturers have made more substantial updates to their vehicles, big performance improvements are seen and one the FIAT Ducato  becomes the first van to achieve the top platinum rating.

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European Commission to launch first EU Type-approval Regulation for the Safety Assessment of Automated Vehicles

article imageThe ad-hoc group on "automated and connected vehicles" of the European Commission is finalising the first type-approval regulation for the safety assessment of Automated Vehicles that will allow manufacturers to sell limited series of robo-taxis, autonomous shuttles, auto-chauffeur and valet parking.  

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Global NCAP celebrates 50th Safety Rating in India

article imageGlobal NCAP has reached the 50 model milestone for cars tested in the Indian market with the announcement of the progamme s new crash results. Four cars are included in this latest phase of the #SaferCarsforIndia campaign, the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Honda Jazz and the Honda City (4th Gen).

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Humanetics launches a new Active Safety Platform: the UFOmicro

article imageThe new UFOmicro from Humanetics, which was launched on the 24th of February 2022, captivates through its extensive battery life, as well as reliable and stable steering performance. The integrated four-wheel driving skid is supporting reliability of the platform and ensuring a stable steering performance while driving up to 80 kph. It can seamlessly be integrated with the UFObase Control Software as well as other active safety products for synchronized testing. By enabling complex testing with up to ten robots the UFOmicro is designed to cover all Global NCAP testing needs to 2025 and beyond.

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Bertrandt now provides Radar Validation in the Testing Laboratory

article imageBertrandt AG is adding to its previous testing concepts and methods in the validation of radar sensors. With the introduction of new radar testing facilities, the technology specialist is further expanding its testing expertise in the field of ADAS / AD. 

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Allegro announces First-to-market High-resolution GMR Wheel Speed and Distance Sensor for ADAS Applications

article imageAllegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced its new A19360 wheel speed and distance sensor for use in emerging applications in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The cutting-edge giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensor provides automakers with the signal resolution and reliability required for advanced levels of automation in passenger vehicles and mobility-as-a-service applications.

Image: Allegro MicroSystems

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Leading Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer replaces Front Mirrors with a Camera from FICOSA

article imageFICOSA will replace the front mirror with a camera system at a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in the future. The front camera from FICOSA covers a very sensitive area on the vehicle, namely the area directly in front of the driver s cab. As a result, the driver can see whether there are pedestrians or cyclists in the area, especially when starting his truck, and can increase safety by avoiding collisions, also due to the higher visual comfort with a camera.


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Seminars and Events

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carhs.training seminars and events for automotive safety.

All seminars are available as in-house trainings in both German and English!

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 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 1590
Static Vehicle Safety Tests in Automotive Development
23.03.2022 in Alzenau
Matthias Kunkel - ACTS GmbH & Co. KG EUR 940
Crash-Sensing and Intelligent Restraint Systems
24.03.2022 - 25.03.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. rer. nat. Lothar Groesch - Groesch Automotive Safety Consulting EUR 1590
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
25.03.2022 in Alzenau
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 940
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 1590
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
28.03.2022 - 29.03.2022 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 940
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 1590
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
Basics of Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing)
28.04.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Fabian Riß - Technical University of Applied Sciences Rossenheim EUR 790
CAE - based Acoustic Analysis and Design
02.05.2022 - 09.05.2022 Online
Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Migeot - Hexagon EUR 1340
Child Protection in Front and Side Impacts - Current and Future Requirements
04.05.2022 in Alzenau
Britta Schnottale - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 790
Early Increase of Design Maturity of Restraint System Components in the Reduced Prototype Vehicle Development Process
05.05.2022 - 06.05.2022 Online
Sandro Hübner - EDAG Engineering GmbH EUR 790
Crash Safety of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
09.05.2022 - 12.05.2022 Online
Rainer Justen - Mercedes-Benz AG EUR 1340
Scenario-, Simulation- and Data-based Development, Validation and Safeguarding of Automated Driving Functions
09.05.2022 - 12.05.2022 Online
Dr. Andreas Kuhn - Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH EUR 1340

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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