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Paper: Dynamic Human Body Models in Vehicle Safety: An Overview

Misters Fahse, Millard, Kempter, Maier and Fehr from the Institute of Technical and Computational Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart and Mr. Roller from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM have published an interesting paper on the use of numerical Human Body Models in vehicle safety in the "GAMM-Mitteilungen".

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Euro NCAP updates Protocols

article imageEuro NCAP has published several updated protocols. The changes reflect in particular the new 2023 requirements of the Euro NCAP program. The current versions are available via SafetyWissen.com.

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Infineon and Kontrol join Forces to improve the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

article imageInfineon Technologies AG and the Austrian product compliance company Kontrol are entering into a strategic partnership to make the future of mobility as both legally compliant and safe as possible. In the field of autonomous driving, legal requirements, standards, norms, and court rulings still pose major challenges for all market players. For authorities and vehicle registration services, the challenge is to find a safe and cost-efficient approach to autonomous driving licensing in public transport, typically in the form of laws and technologies.

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5G mm Wave Network brings new Possibilities for the Future

article imageAstaZero announces that they have now three active 5G mmWave (millimetre wave) cells in operation in the joint Ericsson/AstaZero Expericom development and innovative mobile network at the testing ground in Sandhult. This reinforcement is an important part of the investment linked to the Sustainable Connected Automated Transport System (SCATS) and to the digital infrastructure.

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NHTSA releases its U.S. Spring 2023 Regulatory Agenda

article imageThe 2023 spring agenda signals NHTSA's continued commitment to move forward with its updates in automotive safety and provide the latest advanced crash test dummies for use in evaluations. Included are updated timeframes for the Federalization and Regulatory inclusion of the THOR-50M, THOR-5F, WorldSID-50M, and Pedestrian Safety. These particular new dates are specific to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) rulemaking but are precursors to the upcoming U.S. NCAP inclusions of these advanced safety devices.

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The United Nations will incorporate a new Regulation promoted by Applus+ IDIADA to improve the Safety of Children in Buses and Coaches

article imageApplus+ IDIADA's Technical leader expert in Passive Safety Systems Homologations, Marta Anglès, has led an international working subgroup of the United Nations that has developed a proposal for a regulation to improve the safety of child restraint systems in buses and coaches.

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Latin NCAP's latest Results: Volkswagen Taigun achieves five Stars while Stellantis misleads Consumers with one Star Jeep Renegade

article imageThe New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin NCAP, publishes the first crash tests results for 2023 with an encouraging five star result for the Volkswagen Taigun and a disappointing one star for Jeep Renegade. The Volkswagen Taigun, produced in India offers as standard 6 airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

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D-TRAS Digital Platform for Traffic Safety-risk Prediction in Rural Areas

article imageIn the D-TRAS project, a digital platform is being developed to warn road users (car and motorbike drivers) of possible traffic risks, mainly on roads in rural areas. This includes mountain roads in particular. A demonstrable traffic risk can arise if the driver is not concentrated or distracted, or if there are special environmental or road conditions, or if they change unexpectedly.

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Car Industry piling on the Pressure for weak Assisted Driving System Safety Rules in Europe

article imageETSC is warning that the current proposals for a new UN regulation on so-called Level 2 driver assistance systems like Tesla Autopilot could create additional risks of serious collisions, with no proven safety benefit. Current UNECE rules, known as UN Regulation 79, which apply in the European Union, only allow advanced functions such as assisted lane changes to occur on motorways, where the two lanes of traffic are separated and pedestrians and cyclists are not permitted. Such systems also require the driver to instigate the lane change, by using the vehicle indicator lever.

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CTS at the Pedestrian Protection Practice Conference

article imageAt the practical conference on pedestrian protection organised by carhs and BGS, the BAST (Federal Highway Research Institute) carried out a reconstruction of a cyclist accident using a PRIMUS breakable biofidelic dummy. This was a crashtest that had already been carried out before with a classic ATD. After the test, the dummy was cut open by Dr Dobberstein, inspected and examined for damage indicative of injuries to a real person. Although the moderate damage to the dummy indicates serious injuries, it also shows how well pedestrian protection measures can work even in an older vehicle.

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Seminars and Events

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carhs.training seminars and events for automotive safety.

All seminars are available as in-house trainings in both German and English!

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 1650
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
31.08.2023 in
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 790
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 Mittelhessen 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
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
Vehicle Safety under Self-Certification: Principles, Obligations, Enforcement, and Remedies
04.10.2023 - 05.10.2023 in Alzenau
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 1340
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving Functions
05.10.2023 - 06.10.2023 in Alzenau
Dr. Andreas Kuhn - Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH EUR 1340
Workshop Pedestrian Protection and Low Speed Crash
09.10.2023 in Alzenau
Maren Finck - carhs.training gmbh EUR 790
NVH - Background, Practice and Simulation Methodology
09.10.2023 - 12.10.2023 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Jennewein - Darmstadt UAS, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Zopp - RheinMain UAS EUR 1340
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
10.10.2023 - 11.10.2023 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1340
Euro NCAP Passive Safety Workshop
12.10.2023 - 13.10.2023 in Landsberg am Lech
Volker Sandner - ADAC Technik Zentrum Landsberg EUR 1340
Static Vehicle Safety Tests in Automotive Development
12.10.2023 in Alzenau
Louis Gautrain - ACTS GmbH & Co. KG, Matthias Kunkel - ACTS GmbH & Co. KG EUR 790
Python based Machine Learning with Automotive Applications
12.10.2023 - 13.10.2023 in Alzenau
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM GmbH EUR 1340
Introduction to Impact Biomechanics and Human Body Models
16.10.2023 - 19.10.2023 Online
Dr. Karin Brolin - Lightness by Design AB EUR 1340

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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