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U.S. NCAP is failing Consumers

The 5-Star Safety Rating Program that Americans use when shopping for new passenger vehicles "fails consumers" by not including collision-avoidance and other technology in the ratings and is approaching "near irrelevance," National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy said. In March, the NHTSA asked for comments on changes to U.S. NCAP. The NTSB chair Jennifer Homendy responded with a 13-page letter detailing ways to improve the program.

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Humanetics partners with Encopim

article imageHumanetics is delighted to announce a partnership with Encopim to manufacture Humanetics' market leading Pedestrian and Occupant Protection and E-Liner Sled equipment. This partnership will also create an enhanced service and support network for Humanetics' customers.

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Auto Manufacturers incorporating NTSB Recommendation on Electric Vehicles

article imageEight electric vehicle manufacturers have incorporated an NTSB recommendation on improving their emergency response guides and incorporating vehicle-specific information for fighting high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires in electric vehicles. Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Proterra, Van Hool, Volkswagen and Volvo have successfully completed the actions asked for in the NTSB recommendation.

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MGA Research announces West Coast Expansion

article imageMGA is excited to announce the West Coast geographic expansion with a new test facility in Hughson, California. Localization has been a core principle of MGA starting approximately 30 years ago, with the purchase of the Wisconsin proving grounds and test facility in the Detroit region. As the ninth location in North America, the California facility will serve as a strong addition to existing automotive, space, and aircraft testing capabilities MGA offers.

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IMAGinE and Opel: For safer, more cooperative Driving in the Future

article imageThe optimisation of traffic flow, the prevention of accidents and safer, more relaxed driving these are the objectives of IMAGinE, a German research project for the automation of intelligent manoeuvres and cooperative risk avoidance in real time that has now reached its successful completion.

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Comments submitted to the Federal Register on Upgrades to U.S. NCAP

article imageOn June 8, 2022 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Consumer Federation of America filed comments to the federal register outlining proposed upgrades to the U.S. New Car Assessment Program. The comments describe in great detail how U.S. NCAP can be improved to achieve its stated purpose of educating consumers on vehicle safety and incentivizing automakers to improve the safety of their products.

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Continental Display with Private Mode entertains Passengers and reduces Driver Distraction

article imageContinental has developed an innovative display that allows vehicle information to be displayed dynamically, either in a private mode or in a way that everyone can see. With the new display technology, the so-called Switchable Privacy Display, the technology company allows front passengers to use multimedia content such as videos or the infotainment system without distracting the driver from road traffic.

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New Study finds Women more likely to be Trapped in a Vehicle after a Crash

article imageWomen are almost twice as likely as men to be trapped in a vehicle after a traffic collision, according to a new study of UK injury data. The authors say the research, which also looked at the differences in injury patterns by sex, may help vehicle manufacturers, emergency services personnel and road-safety organisations to tailor responses with the aim of more equitable outcomes by targeting equal performance of safety measures and reducing excessive risk to one sex over another.

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Veoneer to supply Cameras to BMW Group's next Generation Vision System for Automated Driving

article imageThe automotive technology company Veoneer has signed an agreement to equip BMW Group vehicles with camera heads for their next generation vision system for Automated Driving. The camera heads support the cooperation between BMW Group, Qualcomm Technologies, and Arriver.

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Regulations are constantly changing to keep Pace with the Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles

article imageNAVYA welcomes the progress being made in the regulations governing autonomous vehicles which support the deployment of autonomous vehicles on an industrial scale. On April 29th the US state of Oklahoma was given the green light by the Senate to operate self-driving cars on the open road, making it the 30th state to legislate in favor of autonomous vehicles. A further major breakthrough was achieved at federal level with the adoption in March 2022 of the regulation releasing car makers from the obligation to install manual controls, such as a steering wheel and pedals, in self-driving vehicles.

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On the road to cleaner, greener, and faster Driving

article imageIn a new study, MIT researchers demonstrate a machine-learning approach that can learn to control a fleet of autonomous vehicles as they approach and travel through a signalized intersection in a way that keeps traffic flowing smoothly.

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PRIMUS Dummy with 6-axis Power Cell in the Lumbar Spine

article imageIn order to make it possible to experience loads on the spine in the future, we have equipped the PRIMUS biofidelic dummy with a 6-axis force cell from Kistler in the lumbar spine, which measures the forces and moments that act on the lumbar spine. In this way, permanent loads (vibrations, oscillations) can be measured. Due to the lifelike reproduction of the PRIMUS spine, loads in "unnatural" postures (twisted or bent back) can also be determined.

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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!

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 1590
automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2022
05.07.2022 - 06.07.2022 in Hanau
Industry Experts EUR 1180
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
11.07.2022 - 14.07.2022 Online
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1590
Crash Safety of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
11.07.2022 - 14.07.2022 Online
Rainer Justen - Mercedes-Benz AG EUR 1590
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems meeting Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements
18.07.2022 - 21.07.2022 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 1340
Structural Mechanics for Simulation Engineers
09.09.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Kolling - Technical University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen EUR 790
Design of Composite Structures
13.09.2022 - 16.09.2022 Online
Dr. Roland Hinterhölzl - University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria EUR 1340
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
14.09.2022 - 15.09.2022 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1340
Basics of Accident Reconstruction - Module 1
14.09.2022 - 17.09.2022 in Dresden
Thomas Unger - Road Traffic Accident Investigation at the TU Dresden GmbH EUR 1200
Static and Dynamic Analysis of Long-Fibre-Reinforced Plastics
16.09.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - University of Applied Sciences Hof EUR 790
Material Models of Plastics and Foams for Crash Simulation
19.09.2022 - 22.09.2022 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kolling - Technical University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen EUR 1340
Crash-Sensing and Intelligent Restraint Systems
19.09.2022 - 20.09.2022 Online
Dr. rer. nat. Lothar Groesch - Groesch Automotive Safety Consulting EUR 1340

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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