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Real-life Crash Test: Mercedes-Benz Electric Vehicles

With the world's first public crash test involving two fully electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz is going above and beyond not only the legal requirements but also those of the ratings industry. Euro NCAP stipulates a frontal impact test using a 1,400 kg trolley with an aluminium honeycomb barrier replicating the front of another vehicle. In accordance with the specifications, the test vehicle and the trolley collide with an overlap and at a speed of 50 km/h. Mercedes-Benz, however, used two real vehicles, an EQA and an EQS SUV, which are significantly heavier at around 2.2 and three tonnes respectively. In addition, both models were faster, each going 56 km/h, which meant that the overall crash energy was considerably higher than required by law.

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Latest Car to Car Crash Test demonstrates zero Star double Standard on Safety

article imageIn the latest Latin NCAP and Global NCAP car to car campaign, the Peugeot Partner Patagónica, purchased anonymously in Argentina, and the Peugeot Rifter, bought anonymously in Chile, were put to the test. Both cars are sold as new and comply with local regulations, but the twenty-five-year-old Partner Patagónica model lacks many basic protecting safety features. The test demonstrates the dramatic "zero star" double standard adopted in the Latin American region by some car manufacturers, in this case in two neighbouring markets.

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Autonomous Driving tested with real-world Scenarios

article imageVirginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers and their partners recently put an autonomous Ford F-150 through a series of driving scenarios related to public safety on the 395 express lanes in Arlington, Va. Approaching a driver during a traffic stop is typically a moment of heightened awareness for law enforcement officers. But what happens when vehicle that just came to a halt on the highway shoulder has no driver?

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Renault Group at the Forefront of immersive digital Simulation

article imageAfter several years of work and 26 million invested, Renault Group has just inaugurated a building at the Technocentre, the heart of the Group's Engineering, entirely dedicated to driving and immersive simulation, bringing together most of its tools and expertise. On this occasion, Renault Group is also unveiling ROADS, a brand-new immersive driving simulation tool, probably the most powerful in the world.

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ZF and Oceaneering expand Relationship to supply Autonomous Shuttle Systems

article imageZF is expanding its relationship with Oceaneering International, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas. The agreement brings together the key strategic strengths of both companies by combining Oceaneering's engineering, manufacturing, and integration expertise with ZF's know-how in developing the building functions needed to advance autonomous driving. The agreement aims to deliver a four-digit number of ZF's Group Rapid Transport shuttles to customers in the coming years.

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evolvAD: Nissan-backed Research Project to bring Autonomous Mobility to UK residential and rural Roads

article imageevolvAD, the UK's newest autonomous driving research project backed by Nissan and funded by the UK Government, has officially got underway. With the aim of enhancing the UK's autonomous drive capability and technically supporting the supply chain's readiness for mass adoption, evolvAD will put Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), through their paces on a variety of urban residential and complex rural roads.

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FORVIA and Chery join Forces for Smart Cockpit Development

article imageOn September 11th, FORVIA and CHERY signed a strategic cooperation agreement in presence of Patrick Koller, CEO of FORVIA; Ma Chuan, China Deputy Executive Vice-President; Yin Tongyue, Chairman of CHERY and Qi Shilong, Deputy General Manager at CHERY among other guests. Based on the strong business synergy and solid cooperation foundation, both parties will establish a long-term strategic partnership and further deepen all-round cooperation, especially in the field of smart cockpits.


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TASKING and Synopsys cooperate to provide safer Automotive ECUs

article imageTASKING's debugging tools now support the Synopsys VDK (Virtualizer Development Kit) and Silver virtual ECU (Electronic Control Unit) platforms. Developers can now access a comprehensive suite of tools that increase development efficiency while improving vehicle safety and reliability. This step will help reduce time-to-market and increase the quality of software in vehicles.


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Autonomous Innovations in an uncertain World

article imageJonathan How and his team at the Aerospace Controls Laboratory develop planning algorithms that allow autonomous vehicles to navigate dynamic environments without colliding. MIT Professor Jonathan How's research interests span the gamut of autonomous vehicles - from airplanes and spacecraft to unpiloted aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) and cars. He is particularly focused on the design and implementation of distributed robust planning algorithms to coordinate multiple autonomous vehicles capable of navigating in dynamic environments.

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Intelligent Acoustic Sensor Systems support The Hearing Car

article imageTomorrow's vehicles will be equipped with a sense of hearing, which will enable them to perceive, for example, bicycle bells, children playing or the sirens of approaching emergency vehicles. Experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg are working on The Hearing Car and developing AI-based system solutions for acoustic event recognition in the vicinity of vehicles.

Image: Fraunhofer IDMT / Anika Bödecker

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Murata addresses emerging Autonomous Driving Functions with latest Drip-Proof Ultrasonic Sensor

article imageMurata has announced the introduction of a new ultrasonic sensor device intended for deployment in automotive applications. With high-sensitivity and rapid responsiveness, the MA48CF15-7N is housed in a hermetically-sealed package to protect against liquid ingress. With vehicle designs set to incorporate higher levels of autonomy, more accurate short/medium-range object detection mechanisms are going to be needed.

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Åsa Haglund - SAFER's new Board Member

article imageÅsa Haglund is Head of Volvo Cars Safety Center and has been engaged in vehicle safety, product development and innovation throughout her whole career. She has MSc in Mechanical engineering and biomechanics from Chalmers University and has also studied at Université de Technologie de Compiègne in France. Finding ways to use technology to improve peoples lives is of particular interest to Åsa Haglund.

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Dummy Certification Basics Hybrid III 5%, 50%, 95%, 3y/o, 6y/o
18.10.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Basics of Accident Reconstruction - Module 1
18.10.2023 - 21.10.2023 in Dresden
Jochen Lehmkuhl - Ing. und Sachverständigenbüro Jochen Lehmkuhl, André Rolke - VUFO Dresden EUR 1200
Dummy Training Hybrid III 3 and 6 y/o
19.10.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Product Liability in the Automobile Industry
23.10.2023 - 24.10.2023 in Alzenau
Hans-Georg Lohrmann - Quality-Reliability-Safety Consultant EUR 1650
Dummy Training BioRID II
24.10.2023 - 25.10.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1850
Dummy Certification Basics BioRID II
26.10.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Simulation of Automated Vehicles - MODULE D: Virtual Test & Certification
26.10.2023 - 11.01.2024 Online
Industry Experts EUR 2400
Early Increase of Design Maturity of Restraint System Components in the Reduced Prototype Vehicle Development Process
30.10.2023 in Alzenau
Sandro Hübner - EDAG Engineering GmbH EUR 980
Dummy Training ES-2 / ES-2re
30.10.2023 - 31.10.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1850
The ADAS Experience 2023 China
01.11.2023 - 02.11.2023 in Wuzhen, China
Industrie Experts from EUR 390
Dummy Certification Basics ES-2 / ES-2re
02.11.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Crashworthy and Lightweight Car Body Design
07.11.2023 - 10.11.2023 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Schumacher - University of Wuppertal EUR 1650
Side Impact - Requirements and Development Strategies
07.11.2023 - 08.11.2023 in Gaimersheim
Stephanie Wolter - BMW Group, Norman Meißner - BMW Group EUR 1650
Dummy Training SID IIs
07.11.2023 - 08.11.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1850
Ejection Mitigation FMVSS 226: Requirements - Testing - Development Strategies
09.11.2023 in Alzenau
Valentin Zimmermann - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 980
Dummy Certification Basics SID IIs
09.11.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Design of Composite Structures
09.11.2023 - 10.11.2023 in Alzenau
Dr. Roland Hinterhölzl - University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria EUR 1650
Material Models of Composites for Crash Simulation
10.11.2023 - 24.11.2023 Online
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 980
Pedestrian Protection - Development Strategies
13.11.2023 in Alzenau
Maren Finck - carhs.training gmbh EUR 790
Robust Design - Vehicle Development under Uncertainty
13.11.2023 - 16.11.2023 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Fabian Duddeck - Technical University Munich EUR 1340
Dummy Training WorldSID 50%
13.11.2023 - 14.11.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1960
Introduction to Active Safety of Vehicles
14.11.2023 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Gerd Müller - Technical University Berlin EUR 790
Model Based Head Injury Criteria for Innovative Protection Design
14.11.2023 - 15.11.2023 Online
Dr. Caroline Deck - University of Strasbourg EUR 740
The Safe Seats eXperience 2023
15.11.2023 - 16.11.2023 in Landsberg am Lech
Industry Experts EUR 1590
Dummy Certification Basics WorldSID 50%
15.11.2023 - 16.11.2023 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 2075
Basics of Accident Reconstruction - Module 2
15.11.2023 - 18.11.2023 in Dresden
Alexander Hauck - VUFO Dresden, Erik Sinen - VUFO Dresden EUR 1200
Modeling of Joints in Crash Simulation
16.11.2023 - 17.11.2023 Online
Dr.-Ing. Silke Sommer - Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM EUR 790
Design and Simulation of Vehicle Vibration
17.11.2023 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Olaf Kolk - BMW Group EUR 790
Structural Optimization in Automotive Design - Theory and Application
20.11.2023 - 24.11.2023 Online
Prof. Dr. Lothar Harzheim - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 1340

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