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UNECE adopts two new Regulations to improve the Safety of Vulnerable Road Users

The limited ability of drivers to detect and see correctly pedestrians in close proximity of their vehicle is a key cause of accidents, both for cars and light vehicles, and for heavy duty vehicles. Two new UN regulations adopted recently by UNECE's World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) to address this issue will significantly increase the safety of vulnerable road users.

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Euro NCAP publishes new Protocols

article imageEuro NCAP has published several new and updated protocols. The changes reflect in particular the new requirements of the Euro NCAP program coming into effect as of January 2023. The current versions are available via the following links at SafetyWissen.com.

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Polestar 2 Electric Vehicle achieves U.S. NCAP 5-Star Safety Rating

article imagePolestar 2, the Swedish electric performance fastback, has achieved an overall vehicle safety rating of 5 stars by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the highest possible score a vehicle can achieve in NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), and places the Polestar 2 amongst the absolute safest vehicles on sale today.

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World first: Mercedes-Benz and Bosch Driverless Parking System approved for Commercial Use

article imageMercedes-Benz and Bosch have reached an important milestone on the way to automated driving: Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved their highly automated parking system for use in the P6 parking garage run by APCOA at Stuttgart Airport. This makes it the world s first highly automated driverless parking function (SAE Level 4) to be officially approved for commercial use.

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Continental integrates Ambarella's Scalable System-on-Chip Family in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

article imageIn the future, Continental will offer Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) solutions based on the "CV3" artificial intelligence (AI) system-on-chip (SoC) family from semiconductor company Ambarella. The high-performance, power efficient and scalable SoC portfolio, which is built for ADAS applications, complements Continental's solutions for assisted driving and further advances vehicle automation.

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Cepton, ALP.Lab, and TE Connectivity complete joint V2X Proof of Concept, "Periscope"

article imageCepton, Inc., ALP.Lab GmbH and TE Connectivity have completed a proof of concept project that confirms the ability of an integrated system to warn drivers of unseen hazards ahead. Named "Periscope", the project successfully extended a driver's field of view by using lidar sensors mounted at the intersection to "look around the corner" and warn of a wayward pedestrian approximately five seconds before they would be visible otherwise.

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MicroVision acquires Ibeo Automotive Systems

article imageMicroVision, Inc. announced the signing of an agreement to acquire certain assets from Hamburg, Germany-based, Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, for up to 15 million euros. The acquisition combines MAVIN lidar with Ibeo perception software features into the MicroVision ASIC for automotive OEMs. In addition, this acquisition expands MicroVision's multi-market strategy focusing on industrial, smart infrastructure, robotics, and commercial vehicle segments with Ibeo's flash-based sensor.

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Quectel presents C-V2X Module AG18 to enhance Driving Safety and Efficiency

article imageQuectel Wireless Solutions announces the launch of its new AG18 automotive module, one of the next generation of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) modules. Featuring PC5 direct communications, the module enables vehicles to effectively communicate with one another and with their surroundings, ensuring improved safety and traffic efficiency. The AG18 supports vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communications on the unified 5.9GHz intelligent transportation system (ITS) band without the need of a (U)SIM, cellular subscription, or network assistance.

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The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport launches process for a Mobility Data Act

article imageThe Ministry is working with the business sector, civil society and the scientific community to develop a Mobility Data Act that is to be adopted in 2024. The consultation procedure, which started with a kick-off event, is intended to provide transparent opportunities to participate in and inform the legislation process.

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CETECOM launches the first-ever Automotive Experience Lab

article imageCETECOM launches the first-of-its-kind Automotive Experience Lab (AEL). This innovative testing center, which opens on November 1, 2022 in Silicon Valley, is designed as a proof-of-concept lab for automotive application testing in a simulated environment. CETECOM, with more than 25 years experience in testing and certifying RF devices, leads the project, which will enable automotive engineers to validate component-level hardware designs during the HIL phase.


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VTI involved in Developing ITF s Global Road-Safety Guide

article imageA Vision Zero-inspired safe road system for the entire world, also referred to as a Safe System. That's the aim of a guide from the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the World Bank. VTI participated in production of the report, published this summer.

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Seminars and Events

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UpDate Seminar Euro NCAP 2022
13.12.2022 - 14.12.2022 in Hanau
Euro NCAP Experts EUR 1750
Material Models of Composites for Crash Simulation
03.02.2023 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
Introduction of Reduced Order Modelling and its Application for Model based real-time Optimization
06.02.2023 - 09.02.2023 Online
Dr. Kambiz Kayvantash - CADLM EUR 1340
Material Models of Metals for Crash Simulation
07.02.2023 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Helmut Gese - MATFEM - Partnerschaft Dr. Gese & Oberhofer EUR 790
NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs - Fokus Passive Sicherheit
07.02.2023 - 10.02.2023 Online
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 1340
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
14.02.2023 - 17.02.2023 Online
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1340
Structural Mechanics for Simulation Engineers
16.02.2023 - 17.02.2023 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Kolling - Technical University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen EUR 790
Product Liability in the Automobile Industry
20.02.2023 - 23.02.2023 Online
Hans-Georg Lohrmann - Quality-Reliability-Safety Consultant EUR 1340
Static and Dynamic Analysis of Long-Fibre-Reinforced Plastics
23.02.2023 - 24.02.2023 Online
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
Automated Driving - Safeguarding and Market Introduction
23.02.2023 - 24.02.2023 Online
Udo Steininger - TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH EUR 790
Structural Optimization in Automotive Design - Theory and Application
27.02.2023 - 28.02.2023 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Lothar Harzheim - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 790
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
27.02.2023 - 28.02.2023 Online,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems meeting Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements
28.02.2023 - 03.03.2023 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 1340
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
28.02.2023 - 01.03.2023 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1340
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
02.03.2023 in Alzenau
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 790
Pedestrian Protection - Development Strategies
06.03.2023 in Alzenau
Maren Finck - carhs.training gmbh EUR 790
High Speed Cameras Workshop
07.03.2023 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weber - High Speed Vision GmbH EUR 790
Basics of Occupant Protection in Frontal Crashes: Mechanics, Energy Considerations, Occupant Protection Criteria and Application Examples
09.03.2023 - 10.03.2023 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Eickhoff - Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG EUR 1340
Design and Simulation of Vehicle Vibration
10.03.2023 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Olaf Kolk - BMW Group EUR 790
Modeling of Joints in Crash Simulation
13.03.2023 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Silke Sommer - Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM EUR 790
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving Functions
13.03.2023 - 16.03.2023 Online
Dr. Andreas Kuhn - Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH EUR 1340
Material Models of Plastics and Foams for Crash Simulation
14.03.2023 - 15.03.2023 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Kolling - Technical University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen EUR 1340
Side Impact - Requirements and Development Strategies
14.03.2023 - 15.03.2023 in Alzenau
Stephanie Wolter - BMW Group, Norman Meißner - BMW Group EUR 1340
NVH - Background, Practice and Simulation Methodology
20.03.2023 - 21.03.2023 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Jennewein - Darmstadt UAS, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Zopp - RheinMain UAS EUR 1340
Static Vehicle Safety Tests in Automotive Development
24.03.2023 in Alzenau
Matthias Kunkel - ACTS GmbH & Co. KG EUR 790
International Safety and Crash-Test Regulations: Current Status and Future Developments
28.03.2023 - 29.03.2023 in Alzenau
Dr. Thomas Kinsky - Humanetics Europe GmbH EUR 1340
Rear Seat Occupant Protection in Frontal Impact
28.03.2023 - 29.03.2023 Online
Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Eickhoff - Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG EUR 790
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems - Advanced
28.03.2023 - 29.03.2023 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 790

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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