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Midsize Cars stumble in updated Side Test

Only three of seven midsize cars tested earn good or acceptable ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety s updated side crash test. The Subaru Outback is the only midsize car to earn a good rating. With somewhat higher levels of occupant compartment intrusion, the Hyundai Sonata and Volkswagen Jetta manage acceptable ratings.

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New Safety System to protect Cyclists and Pedestrians

article imageVolvo Trucks is now introducing a new safety system to detect other road users entering the blind spot on both sides of the truck. In busy traffic situations, it is difficult for even the most experienced driver to perceive everything around the truck. To prevent stressful situations for the driver, Volvo Trucks is offering its new safety system. Using a dual radar on each side of the truck, the system detects when other road users, for example cyclists, enter the risk area.

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Humanetics UFOmicro and UFOnano officially approved by Euro NCAP

article imageWith an extensive active safety portfolio, reaching from the UFOpro to the UFOmicro, the UFOnano and the DrivingRobot, Humanetics is providing its customers the full scope of ADAS test robots. All Humanetics platforms are now approved by Euro NCAP and listed in TB029, meaning that they can be used in official AEB Euro NCAP test scenarios.

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Many Motorcycles without modern Safety Technology

article imageThe Allianz Center for Technology analyzed 500 randomly selected motorcycle accidents for its two-wheeler study. All types of damage, from property damage to personal injury, were included. The study showed only one-third of the motorcycles were equipped with ABS. Combination brakes and cornering ABS were also not often represented.

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TÜV Rheinland expands Commitment to Automated and Connected Driving

article imageTÜV Rheinland is strengthening its commitment to the Automotive Proving Ground ZalaZone in western Hungary: the internationally active testing service provider is investing millions in the further expansion of testing facilities and capacities at the state-of-the-art testing site.

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Technology helps Self-driving Cars learn from own Memories

article imageAn autonomous vehicle is able to navigate city streets and other less-busy environments by recognizing pedestrians, other vehicles and potential obstacles through artificial intelligence. This is achieved with the help of artificial neural networks, which are trained to see the car s surroundings, mimicking the human visual perception system.

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Hyundai Mobis to become the First to develop an integrated Vital Signs Controller for safe Driving

article imageHyundai Mobis has become the world's first to develop an integrated controller that analyzes the driver s vital signs, such as posture, heart rate, and brainwaves. Dubbed the Smart Cabin Controller by the company, this technology consists of four sensors for measuring the vital signs of occupants, a controller to analyze such signs, and software logic. It can be said the company has developed something akin to an advanced brain that can analyze vital signs that change in real time.

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TÜV SÜD cooperates with CATARC Europe

article imageTÜV SÜD has recognised the CATARC Europe Testing and Certification GmbH in Erding as a qualified E-Mark testing laboratory. CATARC is the largest government-level automotive research centre in China. The official presentation of the certificate took place on 1 June at CATARC Europe in Erding. In choosing TÜV SÜD for the certification of automotive lighting systems, CATARC relies on one of the world s leading testing, inspection and certification (TIC) companies.

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Valeo signs major Contract with the BMW Group in ADAS

article imageValeo and the BMW Group have entered into a major collaboration for which Valeo will provide the ADAS domain controller, sensors and software for parking and maneuvering for BMW's upcoming platform generation "Neue Klasse", due to launch in 2025.

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NI releases latest Battery Test System to enhance Safety and performance of Electric Vehicles

article imageNI releases its latest Battery Test System (BTS) for electric vehicle (EV) testing. The system is designed to help Tier 1 suppliers and automakers adapt to the complexity and scale of EV battery testing through enhanced customization, automation and connection of data across the entire battery test workflow to ensure performance and accelerate time to market. 

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BASELABS Dynamic Grid enables Highly Automated Parking

article imageBASELABS adds dedicated functionality for automated parking to their algorithm for processing high-resolution sensor data. Baselabs Dynamic Grid now detects parking spaces from semantically processed camera data. In combination with the reliable free space estimation, the vehicle is enabled to automatically approach parking spaces and park independently.


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Applus+ IDIADA becomes Europe s largest Connected Mobility Test Facility

article imageWith the opening of a new set of test tracks to perform complex CAV and ADAS testing and validation programmes, Applus+ IDIADA becomes Europe's most comprehensive site for connected and automated vehicle development. These new facilities, which complement the existing ones, consist of a comprehensive set of realistic scenarios reproducing urban, interurban and highway environments with the added advantage of allowing seamless transition between the driving scenarios when performing complex CAV and ADAS testing and validation programmes.

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Capgemini extends its Collaboration on Big Data for Automated Driving

article imageCapgemini announced that it has been selected by Mercedes-Benz to participate in the development and management of a Big Data platform for Automated Driving. The platform processes scalable big data that optimizes the AI technology for automated driving.

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NSC releases Mobility, Technology and Safety: The Next 20 Years Report

article imageThe report Mobility, Technology and Safety: The Next 20 Years was commissioned in 2021 by the National Safety Council (NSC) to understand the potential evolution of transportation technologies over the next 20 years and their implications for traffic safety in urban areas. The NSC recognizes the urgent need to address the recent spike in roadway fatalities and prepare for a safer mobility future. Mobility, Technology and Safety: The Next 20 Years aims to explore what the ever-changing world of mobility means for safety advocates and supplement ongoing efforts.

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Structural Mechanics for Simulation Engineers
09.09.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Kolling - Technical University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen EUR 940
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 2022
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 Kreuznach
Industry Experts EUR 1490
NVH - Background, Practice and Simulation Methodology
26.09.2022 - 29.09.2022 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
Euro NCAP - Compact
29.09.2022 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 790

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