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Most new Boosters earn highest IIHS Rating

Forty-seven out of 54 booster seats introduced last year earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest rating of BEST BET. The BEST BET rating means a booster provides good seat belt fit for typical 4- to 8-year-olds in almost any car, minivan or SUV. Boosters that are rated GOOD BETs provide acceptable belt fit in almost any vehicle, while those rated Check Fit could work for some children in some vehicles. Seats designated Not Recommended don t provide good belt fit and should be avoided.

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Humanetics announces a deeper Collaboration with Ansys to enhance Human Safety

article imageHumanetics and Ansys announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a minority ownership interest in Humanetics from Bridgepoint, the global private equity firm that first invested in Humanetics in 2018. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and receipt of required regulatory approvals. Humanetics is a leading provider of physical and digital human safety systems and sensor technologies.

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Synopsys to acquire Ansys, creating a Leader in Silicon to Systems Design Solutions

article imageSynopsys and Ansys have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Synopsys will acquire Ansys. Bringing together Synopsys' pioneering semiconductor electronic design automation (EDA) with Ansys' broad simulation and analysis portfolio will create a leader in silicon to systems design solutions.

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Road Safety Annual Report 2023

article imageThe Road Safety Annual Report 2023 provides an overview of road safety performance for the 43 countries participating in the International Transport Forum s permanent working group on road safety, known as the IRTAD Group. Based on the latest data, the report describes recent road safety developments in these countries and compares their performance against the main road safety indicators.

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Farasis Energy researches for increased Safety of Electric Vehicles

article imageFarasis Energy is part of a research consortium together with the company Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG (supplier of energy storage systems) and the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI. This aims to make plastic-based battery housings safer by means of virtual design and thus increase the safety of electric vehicles.

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VIRTUAL: Open-Source Tools for Road User Safety Assessment

article imageResults from the project foster the uptake of Virtual Testing. Contributions include the OpenVT platform, OVTO, seated and standing VIVA+ 50F and 50M, as well as the integrated assessment chain and more. They provide the VIVA+ models as female and male average road users. In future, the models can be used to represent all ages and sizes.


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Euro NCAP releases 2023 Year in Numbers

article imageEuro NCAP releases its annual Year in Numbers, which includes milestones for the organisation as well as some of the themes that emerged in the industry in 2023. The year saw massive and rapid changes, from the new revisions in the safety protocols of Euro NCAP to the addition of trucks and other heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in the assessment programme. This reveals Euro NCAP's constant commitment towards Vision Zero.

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Foretellix and Nuro announce Partnership to accelerate safe Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles

article imageNuro and Foretellix have announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the safe and large-scale deployment of autonomous vehicles for last-mile delivery. Foretellix's verification and validation solution will help to ensure the safety of the Nuro Driver through the use of large-scale automated testing.

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Interesting Blog from Neural Concept: Simulation Crash Testing - Enhancing Automotive Design

article imageCrash simulations help to improve safety, reduce development costs, and accelerate the automotive design process with respect to traditional prototype-and-test procedures. Crash simulations continue to evolve. They are now incorporating AI technology that feeds on generated simulations. This recent evolution could take place because in the last years, a large amount of simulation has been carried out and stored.

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NHTSA takes first step toward Impaired Driving Prevention Standard to save Lives

article imageThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has taken the first step toward making impaired-driving prevention technology standard in new passenger vehicles. The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that NHTSA is announcing helps fulfill a requirement in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and supports the Department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy.

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10 Years and 10 Million Mercedes-Benz Vehicles with Pedestrian Emergency Braking System

article imageWith more than 40 active assistance systems currently available, Mercedes-Benz is making a decisive contribution to increasing the safety of all road users. In particular, Active Brake Assist with pedestrian detection has been helping reduce accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists for many years. This applies to typical driving speeds both in and out of town.

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Mats Svensson and Aliaksei Laureshyn join SAFER Board as new Members

article imageAs we approach the new year, SAFER welcomes two professionals to its board: Professor Mats Svensson, Chalmers University and Senior lecturer Dr. Aliaksei Laureshyn from Lund University. Aliaksei, serving as the Head of the Department of Technology & Society at the university, also holds the position of Editor-in-chief for the Traffic Safety Research journal. Meanwhile, Mats Svensson, occupying a professorial role at Chalmers, leads the Division of Vehicle Safety, Mechanics, and Maritime Sciences.

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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!

Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
06.02.2024 in Alzenau
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 990
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
19.02.2024 - 21.02.2024 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 1690
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
20.02.2024 - 21.02.2024 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1690
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems meeting Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements
20.02.2024 - 23.02.2024 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 1690
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 990
Material Models of Composites for Crash Simulation
22.02.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 990
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 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
Crash-Course Additive Manufacturing
04.03.2024 - 05.03.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Fabian Riß - Technical University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim EUR 830
Dummy Training BioRID II
05.03.2024 - 06.03.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1850
Design for Additive Manufacturing
06.03.2024 - 07.03.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Fabian Riß - Technical University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim EUR 830
Crash Test Data Acquisition Workshop
06.03.2024 - 07.03.2024 in Gilching
Heiko Haupt - MESSRING GmbH, Franz Holzinger - MESSRING GmbH EUR 1390
Dummy Certification Basics BioRID II
07.03.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
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 - 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 Bergisch Gladbach
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

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