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Rimac Nevera completes final Crash Test

The intense crash test program for the global homologation of Rimac Nevera is finally complete after four years, thousands of digital simulations and nine complete vehicles destroyed. In total, Rimac Nevera prototypes were subject to 45 separate physical crash tests, and many more static passive safety tests all necessary to ensure customers throughout the world can safely experience Rimac s next-generation all-electric hypercar on the road.

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Thatcham Research to develop new Centre of Excellence for future Mobility Solutions

article imageThatcham Research has acquired Gamston Aviation Limited (GAL), owner of Retford (Gamston) Airport to create a centre of excellence for the research and testing of future mobility systems. The new facility will enable Thatcham Research to provide a suitable home for the crucial testing and research that will ensure current and future mobility technology is introduced safely and effectively. 

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Next to Best: Honda HR-V and DS 4 go for four, while Dacia struggles again

article imageEuro NCAP publishes its second round of safety ratings of 2022. The DS 4, from Stellantis premium DS brand, achieves a four-star rating in standard form but five stars when equipped with optional safety equipment. Honda s third-generation HR-V is also awarded a four-star rating. Meanwhile, Dacia ended up on the wrong side with the Dacia Jogger, a partner to the Sandero Stepway, earning just one star.

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21" Accelerator Sled playing major Role in EV Development

article imageFor decades, MGA Research has been using a 12" bore accelerator sled system to provide world class testing services. As a result of the automotive sector becoming more heavily focused on developing electric vehicles (EV's), MGA built a 21" bore accelerator sled to accommodate the growing need for high-mass high-energy tests.

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Zero Roadway Deaths means seeing everything sooner, clearer and farther with Breakthrough Technology

article imageNeural Propulsion Systems (NPS) issued a paper revealing that compelling new innovations enable vehicles with or without human supervision to see soon enough, clear enough and far enough to eliminate roadway deaths. Achieving zero roadway deaths is necessary for universal adoption of autonomous driving and is the objective of the recently released U.S. National Roadway Safety Strategy.

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APV expanding its Test and Evaluation Capability in support of Australia s Defence and Transport Seating Manufactures

article imageAPV's vision is to support Australia's Automotive and Transport Industry manufacturers in their Research, Test and Evaluation requirements for Defence. Harry Hickling, Managing Director of APV Corporation, states that "with our recent $3million investment into Test and Evaluation capabilities we are excited to see our latest offering in Seat, Restraints and Anchorage system testing coming on stream to support the Australian Transport industry and in preparation for the Defence Land and Aerospace programs".

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Four Stars for Toyota Urban Cruiser and three for Hyundai Creta and i20 in latest Indian Crash Test Results

article imageGlobal NCAP launches the second round of 2022 #SaferCarsForIndia crash tests results with Hyundai i20 and Creta scoring three stars for adult and child occupant protection and the Toyota Urban Cruiser reaching four stars for adult and three for child occupant protection. For the #SaferCarsForIndia project, Global NCAP currently tests frontal crash protection for occupants and not side impact, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and pedestrian protection. These requirements will form part of new Global NCAP assessment protocols from July 2022.

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Stellantis participates In U.S. Test of 5G Connected Vehicle Technologies for Real-time Safety Notifications

article imageStellantis participated in the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) live trial of 5G cellular connected vehicle communication and multi-access edge computing (MEC) technology in Blacksburg, Virginia. The live trial of the new driver and pedestrian safety concept piloted new roaming technology for traffic safety.

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Applus+ IDIADA designated as Laboratory for the Certification of electric Scooters

article imageApplus+ IDIADA has recently been designated as a laboratory to certify Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEV). To date, it is the only official accredited laboratory in Spain. At the beginning of 2022, the State Traffic Office of Spain (DGT) presented the technical requirements manual for the certification of PLEV (currently available only in Spanish), which will enable the regulation of the circulation of these vehicles in Spain. The aim is to establish safety standards, by limiting their power and maximum speed, for a type of vehicle that is rapidly expanding in urban environments.

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UL receives RDW Approval to be a Technical Service for UN Regulations focusing on Cybersecurity in Connected Vehicles

article imageUL has been designated by the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) as a technical service for auditing and testing of vehicles, including passenger cars, vans, trucks and buses, for compliance with two key United Nations automotive cybersecurity regulations. These regulations include United Nations Regulation No. 155 and Regulation No. 156. Approval from RDW of a vehicle's compliance with UN R155 and UN R156 also applies for all 27 European Union countries and 37 countries worldwide, including Australia, Japan, South Korea and throughout the United Kingdom, among others.

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Autoliv launches multi-year Commitment to support the UN Road Safety Fund

article imageBy exchanging valuable insights, knowledge, and data, Autoliv and UNRSF will actively support the Global Plan for the Second Decade of Action 2021-2030, which seeks to prevent at least 50% of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. Road traffic crashes claim 1.35 million lives every year and are the leading cause of death among children and young adults. More than 90 per cent of road traffic fatalities take place in developing countries. Autoliv's support of UNRSF is an important step to further democratize road safety and increase awareness and availability of life-saving products where it is most needed.

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The Link between Collision Dynamics and Brain Injury in Road Traffic collisions

article imageTraumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide and nearly one in three are caused by RTCs. A partnership between TRL and Imperial College London researchers has investigated the relationship between TBI and collision parameters such as change in speed, direction and force of vehicle impact. As similar data is recorded by modern cars, they envisage that existing crash notification systems could be enhanced to alert emergency responders to collisions with a high TBI risk. This could have the potential to significantly improve emergency TBI treatment.

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02.05.2022 - 09.05.2022 Online
Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Migeot - Hexagon EUR 1590
Child Protection in Front and Side Impacts - Current and Future Requirements
04.05.2022 in Alzenau
Britta Schnottale - BASt - Federal Highway Reserach Institute EUR 940
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 940
Crash Safety of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
09.05.2022 - 12.05.2022 Online
Rainer Justen - Mercedes-Benz AG EUR 1590
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 1590
SafetyTesting - Innovations from the Leaders in Crash and Safety Testing Technology
17.05.2022 in Würzburg
Industry Experts from EUR 990
SafetyUpDate 2022
18.05.2022 - 19.05.2022 in Würzburg
Industry Experts from EUR 990
18.05.2022 - 19.05.2022 in Würzburg
Industry Experts from EUR 990
Product Liability in the Automobile Industry
01.06.2022 - 02.06.2022 in Alzenau
Hans-Georg Lohrmann - Quality-Reliability-Safety Consultant EUR 1340
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
02.06.2022 - 03.06.2022 Online
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 790
Briefing on the Worldwide Status of Automated Vehicle Policies
07.06.2022 - 08.06.2022 Online
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 790
Euro NCAP - Compact
20.06.2022 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 790
Pedestrian Protection - Development Strategies
20.06.2022 - 21.06.2022 Online
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Maren Finck, carhs.training gmbh EUR 790
Introduction to the Python Programming Language
21.06.2022 - 22.06.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH EUR 1340
17th PraxisConference Pedestrian Protection 2022
22.06.2022 - 23.06.2022 in Bergisch Gladbach
Industry Experts from EUR 990
Side Impact - Requirements and Development Strategies
27.06.2022 - 30.06.2022 Online
Stephanie Wolter - BMW AG, Norman Meißner - BMW AG EUR 1340
NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs: Tests, Assessment Methods, Ratings
27.06.2022 - 28.06.2022 in Alzenau
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 1340
International Safety and Crash-Test Regulations: Current Status and Future Developments
27.06.2022 - 30.06.2022 in
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 1340
Python-based Machine Learning with CAE Applications
29.06.2022 - 30.06.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH EUR 1340
Euro NCAP Passive Safety Workshop
29.06.2022 - 30.06.2022 in Landsberg am Lech
Volker Sandner - ADAC Technik Zentrum Landsberg EUR 1340

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