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NIO sets the Bar high in Euro NCAP's newly updated 2023 Safety Tests

To achieve Euro NCAP's five-star rating in 2023, manufacturers must now meet the exacting targets of this updated test protocol. Euro NCAP announces that the first vehicles to achieve five stars are two cars from Chinese manufacturer NIO and new to the European market: the Large Family car ET5 and the Large SUV EL7.

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Paper: Numerical Approaches to Pedestrian Impact Simulation with Human Body Models: A Review

article imageDaniel Wdowicz and Mariusz Ptak from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Poland published a paper that reviews available numerical human body models of pedestrians. The background of current trends in physical and mathematical pedestrian research is presented.

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2023 SafetyCompanion Version 2.1 published

article imagecarhs.training has just released a new version 2.1 of the 2023 SafetyCompanion (PDF) with numerous updates. The new version reflects several recent protocol and roadmap updates (e.g. from Euro NCAP, IIHS and JNCAP). More than 40 pages have been updated. They all come with direct links to the latest protocol versions. Get your free copy for download from here.

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ASU Research ensures Autonomous Vehicle Safety, Reliability

article imageAs autonomous vehicles continue to advance at an unprecedented pace, ensuring their safety is a main concern shaping the future of transportation. This multibillion-dollar industry has attracted many companies to Phoenix, which is seen as an ideal test bed for this technology because of its consistent weather, grid-like road system and relatively low levels of traffic compared with other major metropolitan areas. Waymo has been testing autonomous vehicles in the Valley since 2017 and could shortly be followed by Apple and Tesla as they also work to develop their own autonomous vehicle technology.

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Latin NCAP's latest Results Stellantis Safety free Fall: Citroen C3 zero Stars

article imageThe New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin NCAP, second publication for 2023 shows another very concerning Stellantis result of zero stars for the Citroen C3 due to, among other things, an unstable structure, weak protection in frontal impact, lack of side head protection and lack of seat belt reminders.

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Latest Driver Death Rates highlight Dangers of Muscle Cars

article imageAmerican muscle cars with high horsepower and a hot rod image rank among the deadliest vehicles on the road, both for their own drivers and for people in other vehicles, recent calculations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show. Six of the 21 vehicles with the highest driver death rates for model year 2020 are variants of the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang, while eight others are small cars or minicars. Eighteen of the 23 vehicles with the lowest driver death rates are minivans or SUVs, and 12 are luxury vehicles.

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Smart Cockpit High-performance Computer: The 4-in-1 Solution with a wide Range of Functions

article imageWith the Smart Cockpit HPC, Continental is presenting a high-performance computer (HPC) that offers ideally adapted system performance for a pre-integrated set of functions in vehicles. It's targeted at a balance between user experience, system performance, costs and short development time. With this development, Continental demonstrates its proven expertise in domain-specific and cross-domain HPCs and positions itself as one of the leading technology companies in the software-defined vehicle market trend and in the management of complex HPC projects.

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Almost one-third of Traffic Fatalities are Speed-related Crashes

article imageThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is partnering with advocates and experts from across the country to launch its "Speeding Wrecks Lives" speeding prevention campaign. The launch comes as new data show that while there has been three quarters of a slight dip in overall roadway deaths, speeding fatalities reached a 14-year high in 2021 and make up almost one-third of all traffic fatalities.

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Valeo's Best-in-Class LiDAR Technology receives two new Awards

article imageValeo's LiDAR technology has received the SAFETYBEST Award 2023 during the AUTOBEST Gala on and the ICA Summit Award 2023 in the category "Automotive Sensor Hardware Solution of the Year" on Valeo is the first tier-one company to receive the SAFETYBEST Award which demonstrates the increasing role of suppliers in driving innovation in the automotive industry. These two awards for the LiDAR confirm Valeo's technological leadership and come after the Pace Award in 2018 and the Frost & Sullivan market leadership Award in 2022.

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Car vs. Semi-trailer with fatal Consequences for the Occupants

article imageAs part of a conference for insurers, the crash team led by Ralf Bührmann and Kai Schulte carried out a high-speed crash test with fatal consequences for the occupants. Due to the collision with the trailer, the entire body of the car was sheared off. Since the rear underride guard, but especially the side underride guard, are almost ineffective, there is no chance of survival for the occupants in these accidents, which are constantly recurring all over the world.

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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
Crash Safety of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
31.07.2023 - 03.08.2023 Online
Rainer Justen - Mercedes-Benz AG EUR 1650
Basics of Occupant Protection in Frontal Crashes: Mechanics, Energy Considerations, Occupant Protection Criteria and Application Examples
29.08.2023 - 30.08.2023 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Eickhoff - Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG EUR 1340
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
31.08.2023 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften 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
International Safety and Crash-Test Regulations: Current Status and Future Developments
18.09.2023 - 21.09.2023 in Online,
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com 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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