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Pedestrian Safety: Robotic Eyes on AV's

Robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could improve pedestrian safety, according to a new study at the University of Tokyo. Participants played out scenarios in virtual reality (VR) and had to decide whether to cross a road in front of a moving vehicle or not. When that vehicle was fitted with robotic eyes, which either looked at the pedestrian (registering their presence) or away (not registering them), the participants were able to make safer or more efficient choices.

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ANCAP builds on Test and Rating Criteria for 2023

article imageThe next step-change in vehicle safety rating criteria will take effect from next year as ANCAP broadens its test and rating criteria. From January 2023 ANCAP, which shares common test and rating protocols with its European counterpart Euro NCAP, will expand its criteria by adding new and updated tests and assessments to its star rating regime to incentivise a continued high level of safety offered to Australian, New Zealand and European car buyers.

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Roundtable Advancing Pedestrian Safety through a Safe System Approach

article imageOn October 5, the NTSB will present Advancing Pedestrian Safety Through a Safe System Approach, a roundtable moderated by NTSB Member Tom Chapman. In this roundtable, they will discuss the state of pedestrian safety; planning for a Safe System; and ideas for improving pedestrian safety through inclusive road infrastructure, vehicle design and safety technology, and the policy changes needed to implement a proactive, integrative, and shared responsibility approach to safety.

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NHTSA updates Cybersecurity Best Practices for new Vehicles

article imageThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles, an update to its 2016 edition. The document describes NHTSA’s guidance to the automotive industry for improving vehicle cybersecurity for safety. 

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MGA expands large Vehicle Testing Capabilities with Impact Pendulum

article imageMGA Research has been committed to consistently improving and expanding their testing capabilities to support their customers' evolving needs. MGA s new multi-purpose impact pendulum and crush system is no exception. The pendulum and crush systems were designed around standards focusing on heavy-duty vehicle testing such as: UN R29, SAE J2422, and Swedish BOF10.

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Request for Information: Enhancing the Safety of Vulnerable Road Users at Intersections

article imageThe United States Department of Transportation is interested in receiving comments on the possibility of adapting existing and emerging automation technologies to accelerate the development of real-time roadway intersection safety and warning systems for both drivers and VRUs in a cost-effective manner that will facilitate deployment at scale.

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ETSC Report: Reducing Child Deaths on European Roads

article imageThe European Transport Safety Council is calling for renewed action and specific targets to protect child road users as its latest report showed that more than 6000 children up to the age of 14 died between 2011 and 2020 in road collisions in the European Union.

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University of Florida is perfecting the next Generation of Pedestrian Safety Tech

article imageOver the next year, the University of Florida campus will transform into one of the world's leading test sites for pedestrian safety. A team of researchers from the University of Florida Transportation Institute, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation and campus and city partners, will study a suite of emerging technologies that can save lives by providing timely warnings to drivers and pedestrians about one another - before an encounter becomes fatal.

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HARMAN acquires In-cabin Radar Sensing Pioneer CAARESYS

article imageHARMAN International acquires CAARESYS, an Israel-based company founded in 2017 that develops vehicle passenger monitoring systems powered by contactless, low-emission radar. CAARESYS has successfully partnered with leading OEMs and provides a mass production solution for cabin monitoring including vital signs sensing, passenger localization and Child Presence Detection (CPD).


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Creating safer Communities: Effective Communication Strategy for Vulnerable Road Users

article imageResearchers from the Mineta Transportation Institutes explore the differential effect of message framing on attitudes and intended behaviors related to pedestrian and cyclist traffic safety.

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Veoneer and emotion3D recognized for "Most Innovative In-Cabin Perception Application"

article imageThe AutoSens Award celebrates the best and brightest working at the cutting-edge of innovation in ADAS and autonomous vehicle technology. At the event in Brussels in September 2022, Veoneer and emotion3D were honored with the AutoSens Award in the category Most Innovative In-Cabin Perception Application.

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United Nations Automated Vehicles Group adopts new Road Traffic Rules

article imageThe United Nations Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) held its 85th session in Geneva from 19 to 23 September. The session adopted a new UN resolution providing a reference for UN Member States, vehicle manufacturers and drivers on safety considerations on the circumstances in which activities other than driving may be allowed when automated driving systems are exercising dynamic control.

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EU Regulation for Self-driving Vehicles published

article imageThe European Commission published the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1426 of 5 August 2022 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/2144 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards uniform procedures and technical specifications for the type-approval of the automated driving system (ADS) of fully automated vehicles. This regulation entered into force on 15 September 2022.

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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!

Side Impact - Requirements and Development Strategies
05.10.2022 - 06.10.2022 in Alzenau
Stephanie Wolter - BMW AG, Norman Meißner - BMW AG EUR 1590
Material Models of Metals for Crash Simulation
05.10.2022 - 06.10.2022 Online
Dr.-Ing. Helmut Gese - MATFEM - Partnerschaft Dr. Gese & Oberhofer EUR 940
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
07.10.2022 in Alzenau
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 940
Introduction to Data Acquisition in Safety Testing
10.10.2022 - 13.10.2022 Online
Thomas Wild - Continental Safety Engineering International GmbH EUR 1590
CAE - based Acoustic Analysis and Design
10.10.2022 - 20.10.2022 Online
Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Migeot - Hexagon EUR 1590
NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs: Tests, Assessment Methods, Ratings
17.10.2022 - 18.10.2022 in Alzenau
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 1590
Introduction of Reduced Order Modelling and its Application for Model based real-time Optimization
17.10.2022 - 20.10.2022 Online
Dr. Kambiz Kayvantash - CADLM EUR 1590
Vehicle safety under self-certification: Principles, obligations, enforcement, and remedies
18.10.2022 - 19.10.2022 in Alzenau
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 1590
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems - Advanced
18.10.2022 in Gaimersheim
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 940
Euro NCAP Passive Safety Workshop
18.10.2022 - 19.10.2022 in Landsberg am Lech
Volker Sandner - ADAC Technik Zentrum Landsberg EUR 1590
Ejection Mitigation FMVSS 226: Requirements - Testing - Development Strategies
19.10.2022 in Alzenau
Valentin Zimmermann - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 940
Modeling of Joints in Crash Simulation
19.10.2022 - 20.10.2022 Online
Dr.-Ing. Silke Sommer, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM EUR 940
Briefing on the Worldwide Status of Automated Vehicle Policies
20.10.2022 in Alzenau
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 940
Safety of Commercial Vehicles
24.10.2022 - 25.10.2022 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 940
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving Functions
27.10.2022 - 28.10.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. Andreas Kuhn - Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH EUR 1340
Introduction to the Python Programming Language
07.11.2022 - 10.11.2022 Online
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH EUR 1340

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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