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NHTSA and FMCSA propose AEB for Heavy Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would require heavy vehicles to have automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems that will mitigate the frequency and severity of rear-end crashes.

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Mercedes-Benz takes In-car Voice Control to a new Level with ChatGPT

article imageMercedes-Benz is further expanding the use of artificial intelligence and integrating it into the voice control of its vehicles as the next step. By adding ChatGPT, voice control via the MBUX Voice Assistant's Hey Mercedes will become even more intuitive. An optional beta programme will start June 16, 2023 in the U.S. for over 900.000 vehicles equipped with the MBUX infotainment system.

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IAV: In Future Cars will Observe their Occupants

article imageIAV has developed an AI that uses a camera to estimate the vital signs of vehicle occupants and can thus check the driving ability of everyone inside the vehicle. The technology will increase road safety and prevent accidents in the future.

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17th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN Report)

article imageThere were 20,678 deaths on EU roads in 2022, a collective increase of 4 % compared to 2021. Out of the 32 countries monitored by the PIN programme, only 13 registered a decrease in road deaths in 2022, compared to 2021. Slovenia was ranked first with a 25 % reduction, followed by Latvia with 23 % and Lithuania and Cyprus with 18 %. Poland is the winner of the 2023 ETSC PIN Award, having cut road deaths by 47 % over the period 2012-2022. 

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A Fleet Manager's Guide to ANCAP's newest Safety Protocols

article imageANCAP plays a crucial role in assessing and rating the safety performance of vehicles sold in Australia and New Zealand. In a recent safety session, ANCAP highlighted some important changes in their protocols. Starting from January 2023, ANCAP has implemented several new rules and assessments to enhance vehicle safety. The presentation highlighted some of the significant changes that are now part of ANCAP's evaluation criteria.

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Computing Power that evolves further: "Plug & Play" Solution for Vehicle Computers from Continental

article imageWith its Plug & Play concept, Continental is presenting a modular and highly scalable solution for the integration of high-performance computers (HPC) in vehicle architectures. The highlight: Individual computing modules can be replaced or upgraded even when the vehicle is already in the field. Combined with a new type of liquid cooling based on flexible cooling pads, the system always maintains a safe operating temperature.

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LiDAS from IEE offficially certified by the Japanese Government for Use in School Buses

article imageLiDAS, IEE's child presence detection system for school buses and child transport vehicles, will be included on the official list of safety devices published by the Agency for Children and Families in Japan. The institution is tasked with helping to prevent children from being left behind.

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SAFER accelerates the Knowledge Building in Traffic Safety Footprint through its Think Tank

article imageIn connection to the global ministerial conference on road safety in 2020, when traffic safety footprint was first introduced as a concept with great potential for improving global road safety, SAFER has worked committed to build and spread knowledge about this new way of approaching safety in traffic. A Think Tank for traffic safety footprint, funded by SAFER with partners from Autoliv, VTI, Volvo Group, the Swedish Transport Administration and Folksam has made great progress in mapping suitable activities and research questions that could be addressed to accelerate implementation. SAFER's board is now investing in prolonging the Think Tank, which is now entering its second phase.

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US Pedestrian Deaths hit 41-Year High in 2022 with more than 7,500 killed

article imageDrivers struck and killed at least 7,508 people walking in the United States in 2022 - the most pedestrian deaths since 1981 - according to a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The report also includes an analysis of 2021 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that reveals a troubling safety disparity for people on foot: Pedestrian fatalities have skyrocketed 77 % since 2010, compared to 25 % for all other traffic-related deaths.

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SET 50F Crash Test Dummy displayed at VTI

article imageIn June 2023 the female crash test dummy SET 50F, and her male counterpart SET 50M, were presented to Swedish journalists for the first time. The dummies were previously presented at an international road safety conference and attracted a great deal of interest and attention. SET stands for Seat Evaluation Tool, and 50 is the median value for the height and weight of real men and women.

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UNECE to develop Battery Durability Requirements for Electric Heavy-duty Vehicles

article imageIn March 2022, UNECE's World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) adopted a UN Global Technical Regulation No. 22 providing minimum performance requirements for the battery durability of electrified light-duty vehicles. The European Union and the United States have already made legislative proposals to transpose this regulation into their legislations. The World Forum has now decided to develop similar provisions for heavy-duty vehicles under a new UN Global Technical Regulation.

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TRENDLINE: Continuation and Refinement of Data Collection for Safety Indicators

article imageWith the EU project TRENDLINE - which is led by SWOV - 29 European countries will collect so-called risk indicators for road safety, also known as Key Performance Indicators or KPIs. The predecessor of TRENDLINE was the European project BASELINE in which 18 European countries participated.


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Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
11.07.2023 - 14.07.2023 Online
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1650
Crash Safety of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
17.07.2023 - 20.07.2023 Online
Rainer Justen - Mercedes-Benz AG EUR 1650
Pedestrian Protection - Development Strategies
17.07.2023 - 18.07.2023 Online
Maren Finck - carhs.training gmbh EUR 980
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems - Advanced
19.07.2023 - 20.07.2023 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 980
Automotive Safety Summit Shanghai 2023
19.07.2023 - 20.07.2023 in Pudong, Shanghai, China
Industry Experts EUR 635
International Safety and Crash-Test Regulations: Current Status and Future Developments
25.07.2023 - 28.07.2023 Online
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 1340
Pedestrian Protection Workshop Vehicle Mark-Up
04.09.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Material Models of Plastics and Foams for Crash Simulation
05.09.2023 - 08.09.2023 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Kolling - Technical University of Applied Sciences EUR 1340
Pedestrian Protection Workshop Testing
05.09.2023 - 06.09.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1960
Pedestrian Protection Workshop aPLI
07.09.2023 - 08.09.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1960
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
07.09.2023 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
11.09.2023 in Alzenau
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 790
Simulation of Automated Vehicles - MODULE C: Scenarios & Driving Functions
13.09.2023 - 10.11.2023 Online
Industry Experts EUR 2400
NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs - Focus Passive Safety
14.09.2023 - 15.09.2023 in Alzenau
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 1340
SafetyUpDate Austria 2023
19.09.2023 - 20.09.2023 in Graz, Austria
Industry Experts EUR 1590
Pedestrian Protection - Test Procedures
19.09.2023 - 21.09.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 2520
Whiplash Testing and Evaluation in Rear Impacts
25.09.2023 in Alzenau
Thomas Frank - LEAR Corporation GmbH EUR 790
Material Models of Metals for Crash Simulation
26.09.2023 - 27.09.2023 Online
Dr.-Ing. Helmut Gese - MATFEM Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH EUR 790
The ADAS Experience 2023
26.09.2023 - 27.09.2023 in Klettwitz
Industry Experts EUR 1590
Dummy Basics
26.09.2023 - 27.09.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1850
Static and Dynamic Analysis of Long-Fibre-Reinforced Plastics
29.09.2023 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems - Advanced
29.09.2023 in Gaimersheim
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 790

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