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Rear Protection lags in small Cars

Most small cars don t provide good protection for rear-seat passengers, the latest crash test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show. "These results highlight one of the key reasons that we updated our moderate overlap front crash test," said IIHS President David Harkey. "In all the small cars we tested, the rear dummy 'submarined' under the seat belt, causing the lap belt to ride up onto the abdomen and increasing the risk of internal injuries."

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Vehicle-to-X communication: Connected. Efficient. Safe.

article imageTomorrow's vehicles will communicate with each other and their environment. This vehicle-to-X communication (V2X) helps prevent accidents and traffic jams-and advance autonomous driving. Porsche Engineering develops V2X functions ready for series production and is already working on the AI-based functions of tomorrow.

Image: Luca Santini / Chris Nemes (Porsche)

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How newer Advanced Crash Test Dummies can help raise the Bar for Injury Prevention

article imageIt's hard to believe it s been 45 years since the Hybrid III series crash test dummy, the workhorse of the industry, was first introduced in 1978. And even more astonishing is that it's still the main tool used today in crash test regulations across the globe. I wonder how many of you reading this were even born at that time? You must imagine the changes in technology, research, and data gathered since that time as well and how shifts in transportation have evolved.

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Autonomous Driving - KBA relies on the Expertise of TÜV SÜD

article imageThe German Federal Motor Authority (Kraftfahrtbundesamt, KBA) has expanded TÜV SÜD's designation as a Technical Service. The new scopes cover the assessment of safety management systems and safety concepts for vehicles with automated or fully automated driving functions in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2022/1426, and in defined operational design domains (ODDs) in accordance with the AFGBV (German ordinance regulating the type approval and operation of vehicles with fully automated driving functions).

Image: TÜV SÜD

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NIO and NXP collaborate on 4D Imaging Radar Deployment

article imageNXP Semiconductors announced NIO Inc. will leverage NXP's leading automotive radar technology, including its ground-breaking imaging radar solution. NXP's latest 4D imaging radar solution is a powerful technology that allows benefits far beyond traditional radar. It will enable a significant improvement in front radar performance in today's vehicles.

Image: NXP Semiconductors

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Positive User Experience: Continental Psychologists conduct User-centric Research with the Wizard of Oz

article imageThe auto industry is going through the biggest upheaval since the invention of the automobile. Digitization, networking, semi-autonomous driving functions and, above all, the rapidly changing user behavior of people require new mobility concepts. The automobile is becoming the much-cited "smartphone on wheels." In the future, highly automated vehicles will offer the occupants more space for relaxation and entertainment and serve as a partner who interacts via intelligent language assistance, 3D displays, and innovative functions. A positive user experience (UX) is essential for the success of new vehicles today. This means that the development of new automobiles is becoming increasingly complex.

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How Road Rage really affects your Driving - and the Self-driving Cars of the Future

article imageIn the first study to systematically identify aggressive driving behaviours, scientists have measured the changes in driving that occur in an aggressive state. Aggressive drivers drive faster and with more mistakes than non-aggressive drivers - putting other road users at risk and posing a challenge to researchers working on self-driving car technology.

Image: University of Warwick

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DTS develops new Universal Data Logger - TSR AIR

article imageDiversified Technical Systems (DTS) announced the release of the new TSR AIR data logger for automotive, aerospace, and industrial testing. Part of the Vishay Precision Group, Inc., DTS is a leading manufacturer of sensors, data loggers, and data acquisition systems for critical testing. The miniature TSR AIR combines a data acquisition system and sensors in an ultra-compact enclosure, which makes setup quicker and testing easier.

Image: Diversified Technical Systems (DTS)

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Driving toward a safer Future: NVIDIA achieves Safety Milestones with DRIVE Hyperion Autonomous Vehicle Platform

article imageMore than 50 automotive companies around the world have deployed over 800 autonomous test vehicles powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion automotive compute architecture, which has recently achieved new safety milestones. The latest NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion architecture is based on the DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip (SoC).


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OxTS celebrates 25 Years of Business

article imageThe beginning of April marks 25 years since OxTS was established as a business. At this time we look forward to many more successful years shared with our customers and partners, but we also want to reflect and celebrate the fantastic years already shared. Back in 1998 OxTS founders Dr. Alex Nairac and Brendan Watts began developing our first inertial systems used for land navigation applications.

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Distracted Driving on the Rise, but rather than the Problem, Expert says Technology could be the Solution

article imageIn the digital age, an increased desire for constant online connection has created safety hazards for drivers on the road. It's especially top of mind during the month of April, which is Distracted Driver Awareness Month, but Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) researcher, Charlie Klauer says that technology can also be part of the solution.

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Digital Twins predict future AV Crash Scenarios - D2.4 Summary

article imageSAFE-UP Deliverable 2.4 focuses on the necessary steps in developing a simulation environment that can model future safety-critical scenarios involving fully autonomous vehicles (AVs). A traffic simulation environment attempts to represent what could happen in a scenario that cannot be tested in real-life conditions - either because it is not yet feasible or too costly. In general, the models included in simulation environments are collision-free by design, which is quite the obstacle when studying potential (new) crash scenarios.

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