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Ford brings hands-free Driving Technology to Motorways in Great Britain

Ford delivered a watershed moment with the introduction of a Level 2 hands-free advanced driver assistance system with regulatory approval for use on the motorway network in Great Britain - the first system of its kind approved in Europe.

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Exploring the Differences between the THOR-5F Female and the Hybrid III 5th Crash Test Dummies

article imageCrash test dummies have been an integral part of vehicle safety research and development for decades, allowing engineers to test the effectiveness of new vehicle designs and technologies in physical crash tests as well as computer simulations of crash tests. But not all crash test dummies are created equal. For example, the Hybrid III 5th currently used in some safety test protocols and the newer advanced THOR-5F (Test device for Human Occupant Restraint) are both designed to simulate the physical characteristics of a small-stature female. However, there are some significant differences and implications between the two dummies pertaining to the accuracy of representing the female physiology and fidelity of data produced from crash test results.

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VBOX provides Insights into the Effectiveness of Vehicle Safety Equipment

article imageAt the World Reconstruction Expo 2023, engineering and public safety organizations conducted multiple vehicle and pedestrian crash tests to demonstrate real-world scenarios to attendees. The tests also allowed equipment vendors to exhibit how their systems are used in these simulations.

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Continental and HERE partner with IVECO to increase Safety and fuel-saving Functions in Commercial Vehicles

article imageContinental and HERE Technologies will power all of IVECO's commercial vehicles across the EU with Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and fuel-saving functions. These will be delivered through Continental's eHorizon platform, aggregating and delivering HERE map content, with data exchange enabled by Continental's scalable 4G/5G telematics control unit.

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Artificial Intelligence to make Intersections in Ingolstadt safer

article imageStarting in May 2023, sensors will record the traffic situation at three intersections in Ingolstadt. In the course of implementing a High Definition Test Field (HDT) as part of the project "Künstliche Intelligenz im Verkehrssystem Ingolstadt" (KIVI), masts are currently being installed at the intersections Goethestraße, Schillerstraße and Friedrich-Ebert-Straße and equipped with powerful sensors and data processing systems. KIVI is a project funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport.

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World's first GCF Certification for C-V2X Module awarded to Quectel

article imageSGS has awarded the world's first Global Certification Forum (GCF) Certification for cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology to global IoT solutions provider, Shanghai Quectel Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd. (Quectel) for its self-developed C-V2X module AG550Q-NA.

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Korean Transportation Safety Authority develops Test Methods for Driver Assistance Systems with Dürr and dSPACE

article imageThe South Korean Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA) relies on innovative German technology when it comes to test methods for driver assistance systems. In cooperation with the simulation and validation specialist dSPACE and the machinery and equipment manufacturer Dürr, the authority is developing new test methods and standards to check the functionality of modern driver assistance systems during periodic main inspections.

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Toyoda Gosei develops world s first Millimeter Wave Radar compatible Emblem that emits Light

article imageToyoda Gosei has developed the world's first automobile emblem that is both transparent to millimeter wave radar and luminescent. This product will be used on the new Lexus RZ battery electric vehicle (BEV) from Toyota Motor. Toyoda Gosei has previously provided millimeter wave radar compatible emblems, which offer both an attractive metallic appearance and transparency to millimeter wave radar for advanced driving support systems, and luminescent emblems that accentuate the brand logo with LED light.

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Nexteer expands cost-effective, modular Steering Offerings with new Modular Rack-Assist Electric Power Steering Sstem

article imageNexteer Automotive announced its Modular Rack-Assist Electric Power Steering (mREPS) system and expanded the Company's cost-effective, modular EPS offerings. Nexteer's mREPS provides flexibility to efficiently meet OEMs' wide-ranging requirements for advanced steering systems of heavier vehicles, such as EVs, light commercial vehicles, etc.

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New EU Driving Licence Rules would allow 16-Year-Olds to drive an SUV

article imageETSC is calling on the European Union to drop plans to allow children aged as young as 16 to drive any car that has been adapted with a speed-limiting device set at 45 km/h. The proposal, part of plans announced March 2023 to revise driving licence rules in the EU, appears to be inspired by a Finnish legal proposal first put forward five years ago.

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New Project investigates Battery Swapping for Heavy Duty Vehicles

article imageIn a new research project, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), together with Linköping University and a group of experts, will examine whether a battery swapping for heavy electric vehicles can be implemented in Sweden. And if so, how to do it. The technology is already in use on a large scale in China, but many in Sweden are not aware of the battery swapping alternative.

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NewControl - Final Event in Graz, Austria

article imageAt the final meeting on 29 - 30 March 2023 of NewControl, VIRTUAL VEHICLE demonstrated its Fail Operational Urban Parking Use Case on its own demonstrator and took the opportunity to present the developed innovations together with the project partners and the project coordinator AVL after four project years.


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Dummy Certification Basics THOR (Draft Procedure)
11.05.2023 - 12.05.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 2940
Dummy Training Q1.5, Q3, Q6
15.05.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Dummy Training Q10
16.05.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Dummy Certification Basics Q-Dummys
17.05.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
SafetyTesting Challenge 2023
23.05.2023 in Würzburg
Industry Experts from 990 EUR
SafetyUpDate 2023
24.05.2023 - 25.05.2023 in Würzburg
Industry Experts from EUR 990
Auto[nom]Mobil 2023
24.05.2023 - 25.05.2023 in Würzburg
Industry Experts from EUR 990
Basics of Accident Reconstruction - Module 2
24.05.2023 - 27.05.2023 in Dresden
Alexander Hauck - VUFO Dresden, Erik Sinen - VUFO Dresden EUR 1200
Python based Machine Learning with Automotive Applications
30.05.2023 - 02.06.2023 Online
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM GmbH EUR 1650
Briefing on the Worldwide Status of Automated Vehicle Policies
06.06.2023 - 07.06.2023 Online
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 790
The ADAS Experience 2023 China
07.06.2023 - 08.06.2023 in Wuzhen, China
Industry Experts from EUR 390
18th PraxisConference Pedestrian Protection 2023
13.06.2023 - 14.06.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
Industry Experts EUR 1590
Automated Driving - Safeguarding and Market Introduction
14.06.2023 in Alzenau
Udo Steininger - TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH EUR 790
Basics of Accident Reconstruction - Module 3
14.06.2023 - 17.06.2023 in Dresden
Alexander Hauck - VUFO Dresden, Erik Sinen - VUFO Dresden EUR 1200
Euro NCAP Passive Safety Workshop
15.06.2023 - 16.06.2023 in Landsberg am Lech
Volker Sandner - ADAC Technik Zentrum Landsberg EUR 1340
Simulation of Automated Vehicles - MODULE B: Sensors
15.06.2023 - 03.08.2023 Online
Industry Experts EUR 2400
Material Models of Composites for Crash Simulation
16.06.2023 - 23.06.2023 Online
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
Side Impact - Requirements and Development Strategies
19.06.2023 - 22.06.2023 Online
Stephanie Wolter - BMW Group, Norman Meißner - BMW Group EUR 1340
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
22.06.2023 - 23.06.2023 Online
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 790
NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs - Fokus Aktive Sicherheit
26.06.2023 - 27.06.2023 in Alzenau
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 1340
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems meeting Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements
27.06.2023 - 28.06.2023 in Gaimersheim
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 1340
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
28.06.2023 - 29.06.2023 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1340

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