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BMW Group launches Proving Ground for Automated Driving and Parking in Sokolov

The BMW Group celebrated the launch of its new test site in Sokolov (Czechia), the Future Mobility Development Center (FMDC). With Petr Ocko, the Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade in Czechia, and Petr Kulhanek, the Governor of the Karlovy Vary region, in attendance, Ilka Hortsmeier, BMW Group's Board Member for People and Real Estate, and Frank Weber, BMW Group's Board Member for Development, officially opened the test site for fully automated development and test drives.

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Occu­pant Pro­tec­tion: Asso­cia­tion of Occu­pant Injury Seve­rity and Gen­der

article imageOver the past years, concern has been raised that women might not be adequately addressed in the development of passive safety for cars and the design of occupant restraint systems, like seat belts and airbags. The current range of anthropomorphic test devices ("crash test dummies") used in crash testing was seen as part of the problem in this context. Some studies that analysed U.S. crashworthiness databases came to the conclusion that females have a higher risk of sustaining injuries of MAIS2+ severity than their male counterparts.

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On the Road with Autonomous Vehicles - Safe and reliable

article imageAn important challenge for the acceptance of autonomous driving is to ensure the safety of road users without risking a loss of speed. A team of scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE, the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS, and the University of York has now developed a dynamic risk management system as part of a ref-erence safety architecture. This provides a vehicle with a better understanding of current driving hazards. AI capabilities are used to analyze and account for influencing factors such as the driving behavior of other road users.

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ISUZU ELF adopts Hitachi Astemo Sensing System

article imageHitachi Astemo Ltd announced that Isuzu Motors Limited adopted its sensing system in its new ELF model. Using a wide-angle stereo camera, the sensing system enables collision damage mitigation braking at intersections and on single-track roads. With its enhanced safety equipment, the new ELF is the first light-duty truck in Japan to be equipped with braking that not only mitigates collision damage from the front, but also for right and left turns at intersections.

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10th Anniversary of the Soft Car 360 and GST

article imageThis year DRI and AB Dynamics together celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first sale of the Guided Soft Target (GST) surrogate vehicle target system. The GST test system consists of the Soft Car 360 - an impactable dummy vehicle target attached to a low-profile robotic platform designed to be run over by vehicles. In this article we will delve into the history of this solution, which has had a significant impact of the development of active safety systems globally.

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Exploring new Methods for increasing Safety and Reliability of Autonomous Vehicles

article imageA new study finds human supervisors have the potential to reduce barriers to deploying autonomous vehicles. When we think of getting on the road in our cars, our first thoughts may not be that fellow drivers are particularly safe or careful - but human drivers are more reliable than one may expect. For each fatal car crash in the United States, motor vehicles log a whopping hundred million miles on the road.

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LG advances Traffic Safety Solutions for the Road based on V2X Technology

article imageLG Electronics (LG) is accelerating the advancement of traffic safety solutions that utilize vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. V2X enables vehicles to communicate with one another and surrounding infrastructure and will play a major role in the upcoming era of autonomous driving.

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Keeping Riders and other Road Users safe with Safe Exit Features

article imageTo help prevent 'dooring' events, Waymo implemented new and more effective methods to help inform riders when other road users are nearby by employing the same sensing technology the Waymo Driver uses to navigate roadways autonomously.

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Socionext introduces ultra-compact, ultra-low-power 60 GHz Radio-frequency Ranging Sensors for Automotive Applications

article imageSocionext Inc. introduced the SC1260 Series radio-frequency ranging sensors for automotive applications. This new series utilizes the 60 GHz frequency band and time-division multiplexing (TDM-MIMO) operation with multiple transmitting and receiving antennas that can detect the position and movement of passengers in a vehicle with maximum accuracy.

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Hyundai Motor Group and Seoul National University open joint Battery Research Center to secure global EV Leadership

article imageHyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced the inauguration of its Joint Battery Research Center with Seoul National University (SNU). This collaborative effort between the Group and SNU aims to advance battery technologies and foster industry-academia cooperation to establish global leadership in the battery field.

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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and NEC demonstrates Intersection Safety

article imageThe Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) and NEC Corporation of America (NEC) announced they have combined private 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) to create a roadway warning system that could potentially saves lives. VTTI and NEC's research have created the potential to identify dangerous traffic conditions and hazards, such as the approach of pedestrians or animals, to provide warnings to drivers. These tests were conducted from January to March 2023 in Blacksburg, Virginia on the Virginia Smart Roads, one of the only facilities in the world that can conduct these advanced tests.

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New Research shows Self-driving Cars can make Traffic slower

article imageA new study finds that “connected” vehicles, which share data with each other wirelessly, significantly improve travel time through intersections but automated vehicles can actually slow down travel time through intersections if they are not connected to each other. The culprit? Safety.

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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 1650
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
31.08.2023 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 980
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 1650
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 980
Simulation of Automated Vehicles - MODULE C: Scenarios & Driving Functions
13.09.2023 - 10.11.2023 Online
Indsutry 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 1650
International Safety and Crash-Test Regulations: Current Status and Future Developments
18.09.2023 - 21.09.2023 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
CAE - based Acoustic Analysis and Design
16.10.2023 - 26.10.2023 Online
Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Migeot - Hexagon EUR 1340
High Speed Cameras Workshop
19.10.2023 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weber - High Speed Vision GmbH EUR 790

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