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Launch of Bharat New Car Assessment Program (BNCAP)

Union minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has launched the Bharat New Car Assessment Program (BNCAP) on August 22th, 2023 in New Dehli, India, aiming to enhance road safety by elevating vehicle safety standards for 3.5-tonne vehicles in India.

Image: MoRTH / Shri Nitin Gadkari

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AAA forecasts that 37 Million Crashes could be prevented over the next 30 Years

article imageAdvanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are the eyes and ears of your car. They use sensors and cameras to detect potential hazards, warn drivers, and can take corrective action automatically. These safety systems are common on new vehicles, and they have the potential to save lives by preventing crashes - but how many?

Image: American Automobile Association

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NHTSA proposes Seat Belt Warning System Expansion to encourage Drivers and Passengers to Buckle Up

article imageThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule which requires automobile manufacturers to equip vehicles with seat belt use warning systems for the right front passenger and rear seats to increase seat belt use. The new requirements would apply to passenger cars, trucks, most buses, and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less. 

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Honda Accord shines while other Midsize Cars struggle in Rear-seat Safety Test

article imageThe Honda Accord outperformed other midsize cars in the updated moderate overlap front crash test, earning a rare good rating in the new, challenging evaluation focused on rear-seat protection. Among the other six midsize cars tested, the Subaru Outback earns an acceptable rating. The Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry are rated marginal. The Hyundai Sonata, Kia K5 and Volkswagen Jetta are rated poor.

Image: IIHS

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Car-to-bicyclist Crash Tests

article imageIn the spring of 2022 Folksam together with Autoliv carried out a series of crash tests and impact simulations (using SAFER HBM) covering car-to-bicyclist crashes. Based on a dataset for a previous study of fatally injured bicyclists in Sweden, the two most common crash sccenarios were selected.

Image: Folksam / Autoliv

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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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New European Legislation to improve Truck Safety following Advocacy funded by FIA Foundation

article imageThe European Union has implemented a new law to improve visibility for truck drivers, a measure advocated for by Transport and Environment, supported by the FIA Foundation. The legislation addresses safety blind spots, which are areas around and in front of the truck cab that drivers cannot directly see, a significant step toward enhancing road safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Image: FIA Foundation

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Digital Loop accelerates the Homologation of Vehicle Software Updates using virtual Simulation

article imageA collaboration between Kontrol, dSPACE, FEV.io, TÜV SÜD, Microsoft Germany, T-Systems and Berylls is developing a new digital solution for the approval of updates for software-defined vehicles. The new concept for software-update approval via the mobile network, Digital Loop, will be showcased for the first time at IAA Mobility in Munich from September 4 to 8.

Image: TÜV SÜD

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Safe Airbag Deployment

article imageAirbags often prevent more serious injuries. While driving, airbags are normally hidden behind a high-grade plastic panel called a slush skin that envelops large parts of the vehicle's interior. For the skin to tear open along the right lines, it is perforated meticulously after manufacture. However, for the airbag to fully deploy in an emergency, the material and the intended tear lines must be matched as closely as possible. To make sure this is the case, user-friendly, cutting-edge technology is now used to inspect the slush skins: The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM in Kaiserslautern has developed a hand-held terahertz measurement system for individual, non-destructive quality control of slush skins.

Image: Fraunhofer ITWM

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Arriving on 2024 Mustang: Ford Exit Warning for Road Users

article imageFord is unveiling a new driver assistance feature called Exit Warning, which will be available to customers this summer on all models of the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang to help share the road and protect vulnerable road users like cyclists, scooter riders and pedestrians.

Image: Ford

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Holistic Pedestrian Safety Assessment for average Males and Females

article imageChristoph Leo, Anders Fredrikssn, Ellen Grumert, Astrid Linder, Martin Schachner, Fredrik Tidborg and Corina Klug have recently published the article "Holistic pedestrian safety assessment for average males and females" in Frontiers in Publich Health.

Image: Frontiers

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Seminars and Events

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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
Industry Experts EUR 2400
NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs: Tests, Assessment Methods, Ratings
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 1650
SafetyUpDate Austria 2023
19.09.2023 - 20.09.2023 in Graz, Austria
Industry Experts EUR 1850
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

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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