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IIHS alters Scoring for latest Moderate Overlap Front Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is rolling out new scoring criteria for its updated moderate overlap front crash test to better account for variations in the position of the rear shoulder belt. A new metric called the chest index factors in both the position of the shoulder belt on the rear dummy's chest and chest compression.

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IIHS Award Criteria get tougher in 2024

article imageThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is making it harder to earn its TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards in 2024, challenging manufacturers to offer better protection for back seat passengers and improve their pedestrian crash avoidance systems. Despite the more stringent requirements, 71 models qualify for 2024 awards. Of those, 22 earn TOP SAFETY PICK+, and 49 earn TOP SAFETY PICK.

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Verizon Business building highly customized private 5G Environment for Audi AG Automotive Test Track

article imageVerizon Business and Audi AG announced a partnership to build a state-of-the-art private wireless network and tech-testing environment at Audi's automotive test track in Neustadt, Germany. The dynamic, multi-core wireless network is designed to duplicate network conditions in key markets around the world, with custom-built replicas of Verizon's U.S. public network, local European networks, and the roaming network of Audi's MVNO partner in Asia-Pacific.

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Testing Child Car Seat Modifications for Children with Disabilities

article imageParents of children with physical disabilities often modify child car seats to improve their kids' comfort. But this decision can have unintended consequences, new research from Neuroscience Research Australia's (NeuRA) Transurban Road Safety Centre has found - including increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

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Valeo and Applied Intuition partner to provide Digital Twin Technology for ADAS Simulation

article imageValeo and Applied Intuition are partnering to provide a digital twin platform for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) sensor simulation. The joint solution will allow automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to bring safe and reliable ADAS features to market faster.

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Sensors for Driver Assistance Systems expands ZF Aftermarket's Commercial Vehicle Range

article imageAs the world's largest commercial vehicle supplier, ZF offers a comprehensive product portfolio for this market with over 70,000 part numbers following the integration of WABCO and introduces more than 400 new commercial vehicle spare parts every year.

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VBOX Indoor Positioning System (VIPS) installed at the CARISSMA Research Centre

article imageVBOX Indoor Positioning System (VIPS) has been successfully installed at the CARISSMA (Centre of Automotive Research on Integrated Safety Systems and Measurement Area) research facility at Ingolstadt Technical University. In this video, Professor Thomas Brandmeier, Scientific Director, CARISSMA, describes why VIPS was the best solution for their indoor testing and how they are putting it to use in support of their cutting-edge research.

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RoboSense LiDAR Technology will expand Mcity's Data Collection Capabilities

article imageRoboSense announced its membership in Mcity. RoboSense will contribute its M Platform sensors and ground truth software for research and development at Mcity. The company joins Mcity's diverse community of industry members and government partners, which includes automakers Toyota, Ford and Honda, auto parts supplier Denso, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

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Volkswagen ID.7 balances Safety and Driveability to scoop coveted What Car? Safety Award

article imageVolkswagen's ID.7 has been awarded the 2024 What Car? Safety Award. The result was confirmed at the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards in London. The ID.7 emerged victorious from a five-car shortlist, with all vehicles selected based on their five-star Euro NCAP test scores. They were then assessed by the What Car? judging panel on criteria such as active and passive safety technology innovation, VRU protection and the on-road driving performance of their ADAS.

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Wave of EV Makers choose NVIDIA DRIVE for Automated Driving

article imageNVIDIA announced that Li Auto has selected the NVIDIA DRIVE Thor centralized car computer to power its next-generation fleets. NVIDIA also announced that EV makers GWM (Great Wall Motor), ZEEKR and Xiaomi have adopted the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin platform to power their intelligent automated-driving systems.


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New Micromobility Safety Rules for the European Commission

article imageTRL has announced a new European Commission (EC) contract win, to be delivered jointly with fka GmbH, aimed at analysing the micromobility market in the EU and options for advancing safety and technical harmonisation within the micromobility market which has seen exponential growth in recent years.

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Situation-aware multimodal Interaction increasingly in Autonomous Cars

article imageSituation-aware multimodal interaction in cars is about developing interfaces and systems that can adapt and react to the dynamic context of the driving environment. This approach recognizes that the optimal way in which a driver interacts with in-vehicle systems may depend on factors such as traffic conditions, weather, the driver's condition and other situational aspects.


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UNECE to introduce the first ever Methodology to measure Particle Emissions from Tyres

article imageFollowing the adoption last year of a methodology to measure the emissions from braking systems, UNECE’s World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) now turns to tackling emissions from tyres. Made from a mixture of natural and synthetic rubber and plastic polymers, including other chemical components, tyres represent a significant source of non-exhaust emissions. 

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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 1690
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 1690
Pedestrian Protection Workshop aPLI
19.03.2024 - 20.03.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1960
Static Vehicle Safety Tests in Automotive Development
21.03.2024 in Alzenau
Matthias Kunkel - ACTS GmbH & Co. KG EUR 990
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems - Advanced
21.03.2024 - 22.03.2024 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 990
Pedestrian Protection Workshop Testing
21.03.2024 - 22.03.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1960
Scenario-, Simulation- and Data-based Development, Validation and Safeguarding of Automated Driving Functions
08.04.2024 - 11.04.2024 Online
Dr. Andreas Kuhn - Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH EUR 1390
Basics of Occupant Protection in Frontal Crashes: Mechanics, Energy Considerations, Occupant Protection Criteria and Application Examples
09.04.2024 - 10.04.2024 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Eickhoff - Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG EUR 1390
Dummy Training SID IIs
09.04.2024 - 10.04.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1850
Whiplash Testing and Evaluation in Rear Impacts
11.04.2024 in Alzenau
Thomas Frank - LEAR Corporation GmbH EUR 830
Dummy Certification Basics SID IIs
11.04.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2024
16.04.2024 - 17.04.2024 in Hanau
Industry Experts EUR 1090
Pedestrian Protection - Test Procedures
16.04.2024 - 18.04.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 2520
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems meeting Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements
17.04.2024 - 18.04.2024 in Gaimersheim
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 1390
Basics of Accident Reconstruction - Module 1
17.04.2024 - 20.04.2024 in Dresden
Jochen Lehmkuhl - Ing. und Sachverständigenbüro Jochen Lehmkuhl, André Rolke - VUFO Dresden EUR 1400
Crash Safety of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
23.04.2024 - 24.04.2024 in Alzenau
Rainer Justen - Mercedes-Benz AG EUR 1390
Introduction to Active Safety of Vehicles
23.04.2024 - 24.04.2024 Online
Dr.-Ing. Gerd Müller - Technical University Berlin EUR 830
Dummy Training WorldSID 50%
23.04.2024 - 24.04.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1960
Side Impact - Requirements and Development Strategies
24.04.2024 - 25.04.2024 in Alzenau
Stephanie Wolter - BMW AG, Norman Meißner - BMW AG EUR 1390
Dummy Certification Basics WorldSID 50%
25.04.2024 - 26.04.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 2075
Vehicle Safety under Self-Certification
06.05.2024 - 09.05.2024 in Online,
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 1390
Dummy Training Q1.5, Q3, Q6
06.05.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Child Protection in Front and Side Impacts - Current and Future Requirements
06.05.2024 in Alzenau
Britta Schnottale - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 830
Robust Design - Vehicle Development under Uncertainty
07.05.2024 - 08.05.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Fabian Duddeck - Technical University Munich EUR 1390
Early Increase of Design Maturity of Restraint System Components in the Reduced Prototype Vehicle Development Process
07.05.2024 - 08.05.2024 Online
Sandro Hübner - EDAG Engineering GmbH EUR 830
Introduction to the Python Programming Language
07.05.2024 - 08.05.2024 in Alzenau
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM GmbH EUR 1390
Dummy Training Q10
07.05.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Dummy Certification Basics Q-Dummys
08.05.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Dummy Training THOR
13.05.2024 - 15.05.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 2940

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