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Scania invests close to a Billion SEK in new Test Track for Autonomous and Electrified Vehicles

There is a rapid development of autonomous and electrified vehicles. Scania therefore plans further investments in Södertälje; a new test track where future vehicles will be tested and driven as a part of Scania s research and development operations.

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article imageLocated in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK, ASSURED CAV provides access to a diverse mix of physical and virtual environments. They replicate real-world scenarios to validate the critical challenges of implementing connected, self-driving technologies, ensuring products are safe, secure and robust.


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New Column: Quo vadis Automated Driving?

article imagePart 13: Is standardization for automated driving at a dead end?
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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MGA Key Contributor to Nissan's new Crash Test Facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan

article imageNissan Motor Company brought on-line this past year a brand new facility dedicated mainly to conducting automotive crash tests. The facility was built by Walbridge. MGA's role in the facility focused on major equipment items, integration, and staff training. The new "Safety Advancement Lab" was built next to the existing Nissan Technical Center North America in Michigan. Every aspect of the facility was curated with global regulations for standardized test modes in mind, including the Euro NCAP MPDB Cart-to-Car.

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ATLAS-L4: Funding Project for Autonomous Trucks

article imageMAN Truck & Bus, Knorr-Bremse, Leoni and Bosch are joining forces for greater safety, flexibility and efficiency in logistics. Together with automated logistics provider Fernride and test tool manufacturer BTC Embedded Systems, they aim to have autonomously driving trucks on the highway for the first time by the middle of this decade in the ATLAS-L4 project. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Technical University of Braunschweig are providing scientific support for the project, while TÜV SÜD and Autobahn GmbH are contributing their expertise with regard to practical feasibility and the approval process.

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Applus+ IDIADA Technical Centre launches 5G Network Coverage and becomes Europe's largest connected Mobility Test Facility

article imageApplus+ IDIADA awarded Orange and Ericsson the development of a private mobile network - with 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G technologies - at its complex in Santa Oliva (Tarragona). This network allows development and validation tests of connected and autonomous driving technologies, and to experiment with the operation of services and applications under different network conditions, in a secure and confidential environment.

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Driving E-mobility forward: IAV expands Test Bench Solutions for E-cars

article imageThe increasingly broad range of electric car models requires more testing tasks. To meet this demand, IAV is expanding the range of its high-voltage (HV) testing infrastructure and offers new and additional test benches to customers at its Chemnitz/Stollberg development center.

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"Cooperative Vision" of Automated Cars protects Cyclists

article imageThere are times in traffic situations when cyclists are difficult to detect even for the most advanced vehicle sensors - for example, when they are obscured for a few seconds by a stopping bus. In the project Reallabor Hamburg Fraunhofer FOKUS used its Eclipse MOSAIC simulation framework to demonstrate that uninterrupted object detection can be achieved by fusing LIDAR data from multiple automated cars, thus providing even better protection for particularly vulnerable road users in the future.

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Innovative Method for capturing Load Data in Customer Use

article imageVehicle tests can be time-consuming and expensive on account of the large number of sensors required for comprehensive measurement data acquisition. The durability transfer process is based on high precision accelerometers from ASC and is used by MAN Truck & Bus SE among others. The monitoring specialist, monalysis, a partner of ASC, has therefore developed a method that allows these tests to be carried out far more cost-effectively than before.

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ALKS Project: Consumer Confidence Safety Framework

article imageThe article will summarise Thatchams work creating a Consumer Safety Confidence Rating Framework for automated vehicle technologies, such as Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS). The project aimed at ensuring the full societal benefits of such systems can be fully achieved through widespread consumer adoption.

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Robust Radar: New AI Sensor Technology for Autonomous Driving

article imageResearchers at TU Graz have modelled an AI system for automotive radar sensors that filters out interfering signals caused by other radar sensors and dramatically improves object detection. Now the system is to be made more robust to weather and environmental influences as well as new types of interference.

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TrackCam: Simultaneous Control of Multi-brand High-speed Cameras

article imageCamera setup and configuration can be time-consuming. ORME has developed TrackCam, a multi-brand camera control tool. From camera settings (Frame rate, Resolution, Trigger parameters, ) to video processing, TrackCam allows you to automate your video recording on the widely popular high speed camera brands such as IDT, Photron, Vision Research, and more.

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Virginia Tech Researchers develop an open-access nteractive Tool to advance Automated Driving Systems across the Country

article imageA team of researchers from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute's (VTTI) Division of Data and Analytics has developed an open-access interactive tool that seeks to enhance the capabilities of government, industry, and academic research in establishing automated driving systems (ADS. The Operational Design Domain (ODD) Element Quantification Tool, funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), utilizes the institute's cyber-physical systems framework that enables researchers and industry practitioners to understand and quantify automated driving operation conditions in a city, community, or region across and between 30 major U.S. cities.

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Seminars and Events

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

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 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
Virtual Testing #3 - Simulation of Mechanical Battery Overloading
10.06.2022 Online
Industry Experts EUR 490
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 Reserach Institute EUR 1340
International Safety and Crash-Test Regulations: Current Status and Future Developments
27.06.2022 - 30.06.2022 Online
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 1340
Python-based Machine Learning with CAE Applications
29.06.2022 - 30.06.2022 in
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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