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TNCAP Lab Inauguration & Demonstration

ARTC held the inauguration ceremony for the Taiwan New Car Assessment Program (TNCAP) laboratory on 26 August 2022, under the witness by Republic of China's Premier Su Tseng-chang. Commissioned by the Executive Yuan, ARTC is responsible for setting up the vehicle Lab on its campus. In conjunction with the promotion of the TNCAP new-car safety evaluation system in the Republic of China (Taiwan), a new milestone for vehicle safety marked.

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Crash Tests and Computer Simulations of Accidents with E-Scooters

article imageMore and more people are using e-scooters. Accidents with serious injuries are also becoming more frequent. Now, Fraunhofer researchers in the "HUMAD" project have investigated a typical accident scenario experimentally and using computer simulations with human models. "Both the crash tests with the dummy and the numerical simulations with the human model both led to the same result," explains Dr. Matthias Boljen from Fraunhofer IWM. Even at an apparently low speed of only 10 km/h, an impact at a 90° angle unleashes enormous accelerations of 170 g on the human body.

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Braking Bad: Automatic Emergency Braking absent when you need it most

article imageTouted as lifesaving, crash-preventing tech, AEB is standard equipment in most new cars sold in the United States. Over the years, AEB has successfully stemmed rear-end crashes, which often result in injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. But AAA wanted to know if the latest generation of AEB can handle higher speeds and detect moving vehicles in its path at intersections. It struggled with the former and failed with the latter.

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Eight Manufacturers achieve 5-Stars at Euro NCAP

article imageEuro NCAP publishes the latest safety ratings for ten new cars with some impressive results. The EQE from Mercedes-EQ earns a maximum five-star rating and is also awarded a "Very Good" rating for its Highway Assist system. Chinese NEV industry leader BYD gets off to flying start in Euro NCAP with five stars for its ATTO 3 crossover SUV. Also achieving top safety ratings are Mazda s new mid-size crossover SUV CX-60 and BMW's new X1 and 2 Series Active Tourer.

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Applus+ IDIADA USA selected by NHTSA to conduct U.S. NCAP ADAS Testing Activities

article imageAs part of the NCAP tests protocols, the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are tested to assess their ability to reduce traffic crashes, and therefore, to save lives on US roads. Carlos García, Director of Applus+ IDIADA USA stated that "we are excited to expand our cooperation with NHTSA in all areas of vehicle safety. This cooperation will enhance our ADAS development services offered in the US as well as globally."

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Mercedes-Benz backs Redundancy for safe conditionally Automated Driving

article imageWhen it comes to conditionally automated driving (SAE Level 3), safety and reliability are the top priorities for Mercedes-Benz. DRIVE PILOT is therefore based on a system architecture that enables safe control of all situations that could potentially arise. To this end, braking, steering, power supply and some parts of the sensor system are designed with physical and functional redundancy.

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Volvo Cars introduces new Interior Radar System

article imageA new interior radar feature is designed to be accurate and sensitive enough to detect the tiniest movements at sub-millimetre scale such as those of a sleeping toddler. It s the first such feature to cover the entire interior of the car, including the trunk.

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Crashworthy and Sustainable Composite Materials will be Explored in UTMOST

article imageCircularity of materials is an important measure in our transition towards a sustainable society. For the transport system, this can mean new kinds of vehicle body structures, like material from renewable sources. In turn, this can mean new challenges in the construction so that crash safety, if an accident should occur, continues to be protective for the occupants. Simulation tools are very helpful in this development and in our associated project UTMOST (Modelling of bio-composites in occupant safety analyses), this is in the research agenda.


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NHTSA awards ADAS U.S. NCAP Testing Contract to DRI

article imageDynamic Research, Inc. (DRI) has been awarded a five-year contract by NHTSA to conduct ADAS testing for its New Car Assessment Program. The ADAS testing that DRI will undertake on behalf of NHTSA includes tests of Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Crash Imminent Braking and Dynamic Brake Support systems. The tests will be conducted all year round at DRI s private Minter proving ground, which is located near Bakersfield, California.

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World's largest Scenario Database "Safety Pool" for Automated Vehicles is now open to public

article imageLeading experts at WMG at the University of Warwick and Deepen AI, have launched credit-based access to the largest public store of scenarios for testing automated vehicles. The Safety Pool Scenario Database, features over 250,000 different scenarios. WMG and Deepen AI are also working with regulators internationally to help evaluate the safety of Automated Vehicles using the Safety Pool Scenario Database.

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AB Dynamics launches new Motorcycle ADAS Target

article imageAB Dynamics and sister company Dynamics Research Inc (DRI), launchs the latest ADAS soft target product, the Soft Motorcycle 360. A next-generation Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) test target, the Soft Motorcycle 360 has been developed as a powerful solution to improve motorcyclist safety.

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NTSB calls for Alcohol Detection Systems in all new Vehicles

article imageAn investigation into a California crash that killed nine - including seven children - has led the National Transportation Safety Board to call for alcohol impairment detection systems to be included in all new vehicles, according to new recommendations released.

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Hybrid Image Sensor for complete In-cabin Monitoring

article imageWhile driver-monitoring systems promises greater road safety by assessing driver alertness, the next-generation dual image sensor  STMicroelectronics announced monitors the full vehicle interior covering both the driver and all passengers. New applications enabled by ST s new image sensor include passenger safety-belt checks, vital-sign monitoring, child-left detection, gesture recognition, and high-quality video/picture recording.

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New Smart Emergency Access for reliable Vehicle Entry

article imageThe transformation of the automobile is also changing car access: With digital keys and other solutions for automatically opening cars Huf enables contactless access. Besides a high level of comfort in everyday life, safety is of course also a top priority. With Smart Emergency Access, Huf provides secure access to cars involved in accidents and does not leave drivers out in the cold even if the car battery is drained. 

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Induction of Dr. Saeed D. Barbat into the National Academy of Engineering

article imageDr. Saeed D. Barbat, Executive Technical Leader Safety, Policy, and Vehicle Analytical Tools at Ford Motor Company was inducted into the Class of 2020 to National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on October 2, 2022 at a celebration in Washington, D.C.

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Introduction to the Python Programming Language
07.11.2022 - 10.11.2022 Online
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Scenario-, Simulation- and Data-based Development, Validation and Safeguarding of Automated Driving Functions
07.11.2022 - 08.11.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. Andreas Kuhn - Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH EUR 1590
Design for Additive Manufacturing
07.11.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Fabian Riß - Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences EUR 940
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
09.11.2022 - 10.11.2022 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1590
Product Liability in the Automobile Industry
09.11.2022 - 10.11.2022 in Alzenau
Hans-Georg Lohrmann - Quality-Reliability-Safety Consultant EUR 1590
Early Increase of Design Maturity of Restraint System Components in the Reduced Prototype Vehicle Development Process
11.11.2022 in Alzenau
Sandro Hübner - EDAG Engineering GmbH EUR 940
Pedestrian Protection - Development Strategies
14.11.2022 in Alzenau
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Maren Finck, carhs.training gmbh EUR 940
Python based Machine Learning with Automotive Applications
14.11.2022 - 17.11.2022 Online
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH EUR 1590
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems meeting Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements
14.11.2022 - 15.11.2022 in Gaimersheim
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 1590
2022 Human Modelling and Simulation in Automotive Engineering Symposium
16.11.2022 - 17.11.2022 in Wiesbaden
Industry Experts EUR 1750
Design for Durability - Lightweight Car Bodies and Fatigue
17.11.2022 - 18.11.2022 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Jung - Technical University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen EUR 790
Crashworthy and Lightweight Car Body Design
21.11.2022 - 24.11.2022 in www,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Schumacher - University of Wuppertal EUR 1340
International Safety and Crash-Test Regulations: Current Status and Future Developments
23.11.2022 - 24.11.2022 in Alzenau
Dr. Thomas Kinsky - Humanetics Europe GmbH EUR 1340
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
23.11.2022 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
Static Vehicle Safety Tests in Automotive Development
24.11.2022 in Alzenau
Matthias Kunkel - ACTS GmbH & Co. KG EUR 790
Crash Safety of Hybrid- and Electric Vehicles
28.11.2022 - 29.11.2022 in Alzenau
Rainer Justen - Daimler AG EUR 1340
Introduction to Impact Biomechanics and Human Body Models
28.11.2022 - 01.12.2022 Online
Dr. Karin Brolin - Lightness by Design AB EUR 1340
Introduction to Active Safety of Vehicles
30.11.2022 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Gerd Müller - Technical University of Berlin EUR 790
Automotive Safety Summit Shanghai 2022
01.12.2022 - 02.12.2022 in Pudong, Shanghai, China
Industry Experts from EUR 375
Robust Design - Vehicle Development under Uncertainty
05.12.2022 - 08.12.2022 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fabian Duddeck, Technical University of Munich EUR 1340
EV Battery Electrical & Thermal Simulations
05.12.2022 - 06.12.2022 Online
Dr. Bartosz Gorecki - QuickerSim Ltd. EUR 790
Euro NCAP - Compact
07.12.2022 - 08.12.2022 Online
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Ralf Reuter, carhs.training gmbh EUR 740
UpDate Seminar Euro NCAP 2022
13.12.2022 - 14.12.2022 in Hanau
Euro NCAP Experts EUR 1490

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