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The SafetyCompanion 2024 is out now

The 2024 edition of the SafetyCompanion has been published. It is now the 20th edition of the globally popular compendium on vehicle safety. Like the previous editions since 2005, the current version summarizes the most important requirements and test procedures for active and passive vehicle safety. The SafetyCompanion is currently available in English as an eBook in PDF format; the printed version and an edition in Chinese will be published shortly.

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Euro NCAP updates Protocols and publishes Rating Review 2023

article imageEuro NCAP has published several updated protocols and the Rating Review 2023. The changes reflect in particular the 2024 requirements of the Euro NCAP program. The current versions are available via SafetyWissen.com.

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Better Detection of large Trucks, Motorcycles would improve Front Crash Prevention

article imageFront crash prevention systems aren't as good at preventing crashes with large trucks and motorcycles as they are crashes with cars, two new studies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show. Most front crash prevention systems include forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking (AEB). Forward collision warning alerts the driver when a rear-end crash is imminent, and AEB automatically slams on the brakes if the driver fails to respond in time.

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NXP introduces new Automotive Ultra-wideband ICs combining secure Ranging and Short-range Radar

article imageNXP Semiconductors announced the TrimensionTM NCJ29D6, a fully integrated automotive single-chip Ultra-Wideband (UWB) family combining next-generation secure and precise real-time localization with short-range radar to address multiple use cases with a single system, including secure car access, child presence detection, intrusion alert, gesture recognition and more.

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Automakers fulfill AEB Pledge for light-duty Vehicles

article imageAll 20 participating automakers have fulfilled a voluntary pledge to equip nearly all the light vehicles they produce for the U.S. market with automatic emergency braking (AEB). Five new manufacturers installed AEB on more than 95 percent of the light vehicles they produced between Sept. 1, 2022, and Aug. 31, 2023, to meet the deadline set in the agreement.

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Brake-by-Wire: Purely electric Brake System of the Future by ZF for Software-defined Vehicles

article imageAt its Next Generation Mobility Day in Shanghai, ZF presents a new, purely electro-mechanical brake system for the first time. Braking force is generated at each wheel by an electric motor, i.e. without a hydraulic system and brake fluid. The brake system was developed at ZF's development centers in China, the USA, and Germany for the global market.

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New Remote Controller streamlines ADAS Testing

article imageAB Dynamics has launched its new GTC Remote to streamline ADAS testing. The hand-held device enables test operators to control single ADAS platforms, including its ranges of GST and LaunchPads, without the requirement for a static base station to improve the efficiency of setting up tests.

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Scenario-based Testing of ADAS/AD with DYNA4 R8

article imageVector Informatik presents Release 8 of DYNA4, the simulation software for virtual test driving. The focus is on the new scenario engine, which now natively supports the ASAM standard OpenSCENARIO 1.2 as input format for the description of complex test drive scenarios. Thus, DYNA4 offers scenario-based testing of vehicle control functions with seamless integration of the ASAM standards OpenSCENARIO, OpenDRIVE and OSI.

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More Safety thanks to Real-time Data: eHorizon for Dynamic Road Events wins major Award

article imageFrom 2025 on, the technology company Continental will equip several million vehicles of a major European automobile manufacturer with the eHorizon for Dynamic Road Events. While connected eHorizon has been in successful use by a major Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) since 2022, this latest version of the eHorizon platform enhances road safety for car drivers by offering real-time insights into road events and potential hazards.

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Opsys & Wideye integrates LiDAR behind the Windshield

article imageOpsys' SP3.0 LiDAR integrated windshield design, developed in collaboration with Wideye by AGC, will be available for the market in 2024. Advanced engineering establishes the basis for a design suitable for windshield application, which is the optimal location for enabling LiDAR in a vehicle. The setup integrates high- and low-resolution sensors to support long and short-range detection for Highway Pilot and high levels of autonomous driving (AD).

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MAHLE Powertrain opens dedicated Battery Development, Testing and Prototyping Center in Europe

article imageMAHLE Powertrain has opened a new state-of-the-art battery development center in Stuttgart, Germany, specifically to cater for the needs of its European clients. The facility spans over 1,300 m2 and it can accommodate all aspects of battery development, from initial prototyping through to small-scale production, with a breadth of capability that covers applications from small e-bikes to large electric trucks.

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NODAR's GridDetect offers a Bird's-eye View of the Road and crucial Insights for Self-Driving Vehicles

article imageNODAR announced a new capability within their Hammerhead product line called GridDetect, which offers long-range object detection and tracking for ADAS and AVs. Combined with Hammerhead's ultra long-range high-resolution sensing capabilities, the product is now able to detect and track objects as far away as 350 meters and as small as 10 centimeters in height in real time.

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NTSB retires Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements

article imageThe end of 2023 marked the end of the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, the focus of the agency's safety advocacy efforts for nearly 35 years. "The Most Wanted List has served the NTSB well as an advocacy tool, especially in the days before social media, but our advocacy efforts must advance," said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy.

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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!

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
Dummy Basics
20.02.2024 - 21.02.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1850
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
Dummy Training Hybrid III 5%, 50%, 95%
26.02.2024 - 27.02.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR UR 1850
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
Dummy Certification Basics Hybrid III 5%, 50%, 95%, 3y/o, 6y/o
28.02.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
High Speed Cameras Workshop
29.02.2024 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weber - High Speed Vision GmbH EUR 830
Dummy Training Hybrid III 3 and 6 y/o
29.02.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Implementation of Additive Manufacturing Processes in Corporate Environments
11.03.2024 - 12.03.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Fabian Riß - Technical University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim EUR 830
Dummy Training ES-2 / ES-2re
12.03.2024 - 13.03.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1850
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
Dummy Certification Basics ES-2 / ES-2re
14.03.2024 in
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
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
Pedestrian Protection Workshop Vehicle Mark-Up
18.03.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
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
Pedestrian Protection Workshop aPLI
19.03.2024 - 20.03.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1960
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
Pedestrian Protection Workshop Testing
21.03.2024 - 22.03.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1960

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