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Autoliv and POC join Forces to reduce Cyclist Head Injuries - A Helmet with an Integrated Airbag

Autoliv and POC have joined forces to study and develop bicycle and e-bike helmets equipped with airbag technology to improve head protection and reduce the consequences of an impact. Head injuries alone account for half of the deadly bicyclist injuries. Although it is established that helmets are beneficial to head safety, the latest Bicycle Safety report by Swedish insurance company Folksam makes the case that helmet absorption efficiency could still be greatly improved, especially when collisions occur with a car at speeds above 20 km/h (12 mph).

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Road Map for Safer Vehicles 2030 - A Global Perspective

article imageOn the eve of the UN General Assembly high level meeting on road safety, NCAP leaders from across the world meet in Washington to discuss a road map for safer vehicles and achieving the #50by30 goal for the UN Decade of Action.

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Consumers want Safeguards with Partial Automation

article imageDrivers prefer partial automation that comes with appropriate safeguards, a new survey conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows. "Automakers often assume that drivers want as much technology as they can get in their vehicles," says Alexandra Mueller, the survey's primary designer. "But few studies have examined actual consumer opinions about partial driving automation."

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Comprehensive Actions to increase Underride Protection announced

article imageThe U.S. Department of Transportation s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finalized a rule that updates two Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to improve protection for drivers and passengers in light vehicles in the event of a rear underride crash. These crashes, which are often deadly, occur when the front end of a vehicle crashes into the back of a larger vehicle, such as a large trailer or semi-trailer, and slides under that vehicle.

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Global NCAP's Car to Car Test demonstrates Zero Star Double Standard on Vehicle Safety

article imageLaunched on the eve of the first UN General Assembly High Level meeting on Road Safety in New York, Global NCAP announces the results of a dramatic car to car crash test and demonstrates the double standards that apply to vehicle safety across national borders. An Hyundai Grand i10 sedan sold in Mexico has been crashed into a comparable Hyundai Accent sold in the US. Both models are the cheapest sedans from the manufacturer that consumers can buy in their respective markets.

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Alfa returns with five Star Tonale amongst latest Batch of Euro NCAP Results

article imageIn the last period, seven new cars were tested for safety by Euro NCAP. Amongst the five-star winners are two new cross-over SUVs, the Alfa Romeo Tonale and the latest KIA Sportage and one full electric car, the Cupra Born. MPV partner models Mercedes-Benz T-Class and Mercedes-Benz Citan Tourer also qualified for five stars.  Finally, the Toyota s Aygo X supermini and BMW s all-electric i4 earned four stars.

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Chile to include NCAP's Star Rating Results in Vehicle Safety Label

article imageLatin NCAP welcomes the upcoming update of Decree 026 of the Chilean Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, that was recently submitted to the General Comptroller Office for its final decision. This update will include NCAP’s safety rating for new vehicle models sold in the country. Chile thus will become the first country in the region to include NCAP star ratings in their safety label.

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article imageAn international success story celebrates its birthday: In 20 years, VIRTUAL VEHICLE has developed into a central player in Europe for Green Digital Mobility. In the meantime, VIRTUAL VEHICLE is Europe s largest research centre for virtual vehicle development in the automotive and rail sectors; its proven success forms an ideal foundation for research into sustainable mobility: digital rail systems, automated and climate-neutral mobility.


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July 6th 2022 Vehicle Safety in Europe takes a giant Leap forward

article imageNew models of car, van, lorry and bus launched on to the EU/EEA market since 6 July 2022 must be fitted as standard with an array of new vehicle safety technologies. The European Transport Safety Council welcomes this milestone but says standards for two of the new technologies are too weak and need to be urgently reviewed.

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Continental develops Intelligent Solutions for Automated Driving in the City

article imageTechnology company Continental has made great progress in its work on technologies for human-machine interaction, intelligent intersections, special driving functions for inner-city intersections, and bottlenecks as part of the @CITY joint project for automated driving in cities. A total of 15 companies, universities and research institutes, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, were involved in @CITY.

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Pledges to UN Road Safety Fund at UN High-level Meeting raise US$ 15 Million

article imageThe UN Road Safety Fund is proud to support the UN High-level Meeting on Global Road Safety and hosted its first pledging event on 30 June 2022 at the UN Headquarters in New York. In total, 16 partners pledged over US$ 15 million to fund vital road safety projects in low- and middle-income countries during 2022-2025. Countries including Armenia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Nepal and Qatar have added their voices to the call for increased financing to the Fund.

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Speed Limiter Mandate overdue for large Trucks

article imageThe federal government should expedite plans to require speed limiters on large trucks and extend the requirement to medium-duty trucks, IIHS urged in a recent regulatory comment. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requested comments on a proposal to require devices that limit the top speed on commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating over 26,000 pounds. A specific top speed would be determined later in the rulemaking process.

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NTSB evaluates States Progress on Alcohol-Impaired Driving

article imageAhead of the Fourth of July holiday, often one of the deadliest on the nation s roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board completed a comprehensive review of its recommendations to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia aimed at combatting alcohol-impaired driving. The effort reveals a troubling lack of action over the past decade.

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Seminars and Events

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

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 - Accident Research 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 - Hof University of Applied Sciences 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
SafetyUpDate Graz
20.09.2022 - 21.09.2022 in Graz, Austria
Industry Experts EUR 1490
Automated Driving Part 1 - Technology
21.09.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. rer. nat. Lothar Groesch - Groesch Automotive Safety Consulting EUR 790
Whiplash Testing and Evaluation in Rear Impacts
21.09.2022 - 22.09.2022 Online
Thomas Frank, LEAR Corporation GmbH EUR 790
Automated Driving Part 2 - Safeguarding and Market Introduction
22.09.2022 in Alzenau
Udo Steininger - TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH EUR 790
The ADAS Experience 2022
22.09.2022 - 23.09.2022 in Bad Sobernheim
Industry Experts EUR 1750
NVH - Background, Practice and Simulation Methodology
26.09.2022 - 29.09.2022 in Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Jennewein - Darmstadt UAS, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Zopp - RheinMain UAS EUR 1340
Material Models of Composites for Crash Simulation
29.09.2022 - 30.09.2022 Online
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 790

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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