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Virtual Testing could bring real Progress

The scenario isn't hard to imagine. A driver is stopped in traffic when suddenly another vehicle slams into them from behind. The person in the struck vehicle - especially if she s a woman - is now at risk of debilitating neck pain that could interfere with work and life for months to come and lead to enormous medical bills.

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Safety must come first as big and bold SUVs continue to hit the Market

article imageIn its final release of the year, Euro NCAP delivers the safety results of eleven cars: the Volkswagen ID.7, the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-EQ EQE SUV, BYD TANG, Kia EV9, XPENG G9, VinFast VF8, smart #3, BYD SEAL-U, Honda ZR-V, and the Hyundai KONA. In the context of COP28, it would appear encouraging that the majority of these are EVs, but this release highlights a concerning trend in consumer demand for heavier, more powerful, and taller cars that not only put other drivers at risk but also have an adverse effect on the environment.

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Testing Automated Driving Functions with maximum Complexity

article imageThe LAURIN research project is taking stock at the halfway point: its aim is to digitize and automate scenario-based testing at the DEKRA Lausitzring to safeguard automated driving in the future. In the process, so-called swarm tests are used to simulate traffic scenarios of any complexity to subject the vehicles or driving functions to be tested to maximum requirements. The experts recently presented the interim status at an expert conference.

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Seoul Robotics partners with ALP.Lab to enhance Safety on European Roadways with 3D Perception Technology

article imageSeoul Robotics announced a partnership with ALP.Lab. The LiDAR systems provide detailed insights into accident-prone intersections and are currently being deployed in Salzburg, Austria. The European Union (EU) has set a goal of reducing overall road deaths to zero by 2050. Progress has been made across Europe however, the number of bicycle crashes has remained consistently high with it being the only mode of transport that has not declined in fatalities over the past decade.

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Level 3 Highly Automated Driving available in the new BMW 7 Series from Spring 2024

article imageLevel 3 highly automated driving, which allows drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel and temporarily divert their attention away from the road, will soon be available in the new BMW 7 Series. BMW Personal Pilot L3 is the name of the new function that relieves the person at the wheel of the task of driving in certain situations and controls the car's speed, distance to the vehicle ahead and lane positioning for them. This new option can be ordered for the new BMW 7 Series from December to be fitted in vehicles from next March.

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ECARX delivers ADAS Platform to global Car Manufacturers

article imageECARX has announced a new series of ADAS enabled products, starting with the ECARX Skyland Pro. It will support drivers as the autonomy of their vehicles increases. Delivery of this ECARX ADAS platform has already taken place, with the beginning of its mass production marking a significant milestone for the company. Owing to its dual SoC architecture, ECARX Skyland Pro delivers exceptional performance, and is supported by a sophisticated safety system.

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Humanetics unveils TrackBase Connect to elevate your Proving Ground Efficiency

article imageHumanetics announced the launch of its new active safety proving grounds management tool, TrackBase Connect, to its customers gathered at the Humanetics Safety Summit in Germany. Following a successful first demonstration at the Digitrans proving ground in Linz, Austria, TrackBase Connect is now being rolled out to select customers in Europe, Asia and the U.S.

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IIHS updates Protocols

article imageThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has updated several test protocols. The current versions are available via the following links at SafetyWissen.com.

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Sony Semiconductor Solutions to release CMOS Image Sensor for Automotive Cameras with Industry-leading 17.42-Effective Megapixels

article imageSony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (SSS) announced the upcoming release of the IMX735, a new CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras with the industry's highest pixel count, at 17.42 effective megapixels. The new sensor product will support the development of automotive camera systems capable of sophisticated sensing and recognition performance, thereby contributing to safe, secure automated driving.

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TRL celebrates 90 Years of Transport Research

article imageSince its establishment in 1933, TRL has been a global leader in research themes that resonate as much today as they did at the start: to make highways more cost effective to build and operate, to make transport systems more efficient and accessible, and to constantly improve the safety of all transport users. The nature of the built environment is having to change in response to existential challenges such as climate change.

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Michigan Battery Lab Update

article imageSince opening 2 years ago, MGA's Battery Test Lab in Holly, MI, USA has undergone a number of improvements to test capabilities, the commissioning of new equipment, and the development of a highly technical team dedicated to helping the industry reach their goals in the transition to electric vehicles.

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New Project aims to enhance Traffic Safety for pregnant Women

article imageIn a new initiative, researchers are launching a project aimed at addressing the inadequacy of information regarding the use of safety belts and comfort products by pregnant women. The influence of comfort products on the crash performance of the seatbelt will be evaluated. Recent research indicates that a significant number of pregnant women, approximately 16 %, improperly use seatbelts, often resorting to comfort products under the misconception that these items will protect their unborn children.

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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!

UpDate Seminar Euro NCAP 2023
12.12.2023 - 13.12.2023 in Hanau
Euro NCAP Experts EUR 1850
Pedestrian Protection - Development Strategies
05.02.2024 - 06.02.2024 in Alzenau
Maren Finck - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1390
Design of Composite Structures
06.02.2024 - 09.02.2024 Online,
Dr. Roland Hinterhölzl - University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria EUR 1390
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
06.02.2024 in Alzenau
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 830
Euro NCAP - Compact
07.02.2024 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 830
Automated Driving - Safeguarding and Market Introduction
07.02.2024 - 08.02.2024 Online
Udo Steininger - TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH EUR 830
Material Models of Metals for Crash Simulation
08.02.2024 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Helmut Gese - MATFEM - Partnerschaft Dr. Gese & Oberhofer EUR 830
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
19.02.2024 - 21.02.2024 Online,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 1390
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
20.02.2024 - 21.02.2024 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1390
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems meeting Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements
20.02.2024 - 23.02.2024 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 1390
Virtual Testing in Vehicle Safety Regulations and NCAP
21.02.2024 - 22.02.2024 Online
Dr.-Ing. Andre Eggers - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 830
Material Models of Composites for Crash Simulation
22.02.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 830
Product Liability in the Automobile Industry
26.02.2024 - 29.02.2024 Online
Hans-Georg Lohrmann - Quality-Reliability-Safety Consultant EUR 1390
NVH - Background, Practice and Simulation Methodology
27.02.2024 - 28.02.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Jennewein - Darmstadt UAS, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Zopp - RheinMain UAS EUR 1390
High Speed Cameras Workshop
29.02.2024 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weber - High Speed Vision GmbH EUR 830
Crash-Course Additive Manufacturing
04.03.2024 - 05.03.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Fabian Riß - Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences EUR 830
Design for Additive Manufacturing
06.03.2024 - 07.03.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Fabian Riß - Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences EUR 830
Modeling of Joints in Crash Simulation
08.03.2024 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Silke Sommer - Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM EUR 830
Implementation of Additive Manufacturing Processes in Corporate Environments
11.03.2024 - 12.03.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Fabian Riß - Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences EUR 830
International Safety and Crash-Test Regulations: Current Status and Future Developments
14.03.2024 - 15.03.2024 in Alzenau
Dr. Thomas Kinsky - Humanetics Europe GmbH EUR 1390
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving Functions
18.03.2024 - 21.03.2024 Online,
Dr. Andreas Kuhn - Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH EUR 1390
Structural Optimization in Automotive Design - Theory and Application
19.03.2024 - 20.03.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Lothar Harzheim - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 1390
Rear Seat Occupant Protection in Frontal Impact
20.03.2024 - 21.03.2024 Online
Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Eickhoff - Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG EUR 1390
Static Vehicle Safety Tests in Automotive Development
21.03.2024 in Alzenau
Matthias Kunkel - ACTS GmbH & Co. KG EUR 830
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems - Advanced
21.03.2024 - 22.03.2024 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 830

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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