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Autobrake Performance slips after Sundown

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is introducing a nighttime test of pedestrian automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems to address the high percentage of pedestrian crashes that occur on dark roads. Four of the first 23 midsize cars, midsize SUVs and small pickups tested earn the highest rating of superior, but more than half earn a basic score or no credit.

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Euro NCAP certifies 4activeSystems Crash Targets and Moving Platforms

article imageEuro NCAP has completed its workshop on approved test equipment for the proving ground and will publish the results in the Technical Bulleting TB029. 4activeSystems soft crash targets and its moving platforms were included in the workshop and approval. The 4activeFB-small mobile platform has been successfully approved.

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Safe and green: Environmental Targets should not come at the Cost of Safety

article imageANCAP has stressed the importance of ensuring the future of the Australian vehicle fleet is both safe and green, reminding consumers, fleets, the automotive industry and policy-makers that environmental targets should not come at the cost of safety.

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Steering Car Seat Development in a safer Direction with Simulation

article imageKids require a lot of special gear, and parents' confusion over what to buy often begins even before a newborn baby leaves the hospital. Child safety is a huge focus for most parents-to-be, and car seats are at the top of the list. It s not surprising - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies motor vehicle crashes in the United States as a leading cause of death for children ages 12 and younger.

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CDC releases Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths Report

article imageThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) release a new report. The United States lagged behind most other high-income countries in saving lives on U.S. roads.

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AB Dynamics' Full Test Platform Range now Euro NCAP approved

article imageEuro NCAP has updated its list of approved ADAS platforms and targets ahead of introducing a suite of new test scenarios for 2023. AB Dynamics' LaunchPad product range (LP 50, LP 60 and LP 80) and the GST 120 (Guided Soft Target) have been certified, meaning our complete range of ADAS test platforms and targets are approved for use in official Euro NCAP testing.

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NHTSA Report: Newer Cars appear to significantly reduce Gender Disparities in Crash Outcomes

article imageThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a new report, “Female Crash Fatality Risk Relative to Males for Similar Physical Impacts,” which updates a 2013 NHTSA study examining female fatality risk relative to male fatality risk in crashes with similar physical impacts.

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Automotive Standard to help Industry with safe Advanced and Automated Driving Technologies

article imageBSI publishes new international guidance on the intended functionality (SOTIF). The standard has been developed to support the automotive industry to help with ensuring the safety of road vehicles given the increasing levels of automated and advanced driving features on roads.

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NHTSA early Estimates show Record increase in Fatalities Nationwide

article imageThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its early estimates of traffic fatalities for the first quarter of 2022. NHTSA estimates that 9,560 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first quarter of 2022. This is an increase of about 7% as compared to the 8,935 fatalities projected for the same quarter in 2021. This would be the highest number of first-quarter fatalities since 2002.

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MIRA brings the Mobility Revolution to the Street with Teleoperation

article imageIn its newly founded subsidiary MIRA GmbH, Rheinmetall has pooled the expertise of multiple Group companies in order to make an effective, forward-looking contribution to the mobility revolution. By employing decisive technologies, MIRA GmbH is paving the way to automated driverless mobility. The Düsseldorf start-up makes this possible through teleoperation the remote-control of vehicles on public roads.

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Broader Cellphone Bans cut Crash Rates

article imageIt s common knowledge that texting while driving is illegal in most places. But what about tapping the screen of your cellphone to accept a faster route suggested by Google Maps? What if your phone is mounted on the dashboard? What if you re stopped at a red light? Is tapping the screen of your phone different from tapping your car s touch-screen infotainment center? Drivers have varied interpretations of what is acceptable - and so do state laws and the police who enforce them.

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Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
14.09.2022 - 15.09.2022 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1590
Basics of Accident Reconstruction - Module 1
14.09.2022 - 17.09.2022 in Dresden
Jochen Lehmkuhl - Ing. und Sachverständigenbüro Jochen Lehmkuhl, André Rolke - Accident Reserach 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 940
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 1590
Crash-Sensing and Intelligent Restraint Systems
19.09.2022 - 20.09.2022 Online
Dr. rer. nat. Lothar Groesch - Groesch Automotive Safety Consulting EUR 1590
SafetyUpDate Graz 2022
20.09.2022 - 21.09.2022 in Graz, Austria
Industry Experts EUR 1750
Pedestrian Protection - Test Procedures
20.09.2022 - 22.09.2022 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 2250
Automated Driving Part 1 - Technology
21.09.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. rer. nat. Lothar Groesch - Groesch Automotive Safety Consulting EUR 940
Whiplash Testing and Evaluation in Rear Impacts
21.09.2022 - 22.09.2022 Online
Thomas Frank, LEAR Corporation GmbH EUR 940
Automated Driving Part 2 - Safeguarding and Market Introduction
22.09.2022 in Alzenau
Udo Steininger - TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH EUR 940
The ADAS Experience 2022
22.09.2022 - 23.09.2022 in Bad Kreuznach
Industry Experts EUR 1750
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 1590
Dummy Basics
27.09.2022 - 28.09.2022 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1590
Material Models of Composites for Crash Simulation
29.09.2022 - 30.09.2022 Online
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - University of Applied Sciences Hof EUR 940
Euro NCAP - Compact
29.09.2022 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 940
Crash Test Dummy Update
29.09.2022 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 875
Material Models of Metals for Crash Simulation
04.10.2022 - 05.10.2022 Online
Dr.-Ing. Helmut Gese - MATFEM - Partnerschaft Dr. Gese & Oberhofer EUR 790
Side Impact - Requirements and Development Strategies
05.10.2022 - 06.10.2022 in Alzenau
Stephanie Wolter - BMW AG, Norman Meißner - BMW AG EUR 1340
Basics of Accident Reconstruction - Module 2
05.10.2022 - 08.10.2022 in Dresden
Alexander Hauck - Accident Research at the TU Dresden GmbH, Erik Sinen - Accident Reserach at the TU Dresden GmbH EUR 1200
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
07.10.2022 Online
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 790
Introduction to Data Acquisition in Safety Testing
10.10.2022 - 13.10.2022 Online
Thomas Wild - Continental Safety Engineering International GmbH EUR 1340
CAE - based Acoustic Analysis and Design
10.10.2022 - 20.10.2022 Online
Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Migeot - Hexagon EUR 1340

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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