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Mercedes-Benz is the world's first Car Manufacturer to X-ray a Crash Test

The technical sensation begins with a very loud bang. At 60 km/h, a device with a crash barrier rams into the orange C-Class saloon and hits it full on the side. Crash tests are always something special - even for the experts. But the really spectacular part of this side impact test is located in a frame on the hall ceiling above the vehicle: A linear accelerator serves as an X-ray camera. Together with Fraunhofer EMI in Freiburg, Mercedes-Benz has now carried out the world's first X-ray crash with a real car. On board was one SID-IIs dummy on the left-hand side facing the impact. This is a test specimen with a female anatomy, specially designed for side impact tests.

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DRI Research for NHTSA to shape future Vehicle Safety Test Protocols

article imageDRI has been awarded five National Highway Traffic Safety Administration vehicle safety research contracts. The aim is to advance the safe deployment of vehicle crash avoidance technologies, including ADAS and automated driving systems, in particular those that respond to specific crash imminent situations.

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Euro NCAP partners with IVEX for On-road Robustness Testing

article imageEuro NCAP is teaming up with IVEX for a world s first on-road robustness test and assessment initiative. The collaboration aims to develop the protocols for on-road robustness evaluation for active safety systems in passenger cars which will be in vigour starting in 2026.

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Request for Comments: FMVSS 213 Child Restraint Systems - Test Procedure TP-213-11

article imageNHTSA seeks public comment on the Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (OVSC) laboratory test procedure (TP) number TP-213-11, specifically relating to FMVSS No. 213a, Child restraint systems-side impact protection. This TP, prepared for the limited purpose of use by contracted independent laboratories conducting tests for NHTSA, is an agency guidance document intended for use by NHTSA test contractors.

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Did you know ? More can be done for inclusive Occupant Safety

article imageWhen it comes to vehicle safety, much progress has been made over the last two decades by enacting enhanced regulations and extensive testing through governing bodies and consumer testing programs to ensure the well-being of road-users. However, to reduce road traffic deaths by 50 % by 2030, much work is still to be done. One element of achieving this global goal is to reduce the risk of injuries to vehicle occupants.


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FORVIA & CentraleSupélec to build together the Future of Smart Vehicles

article imageFORVIA sets up a 4-year strategic partnership with CentraleSupélec to shape the future of Smart Vehicles. In pursuit of scientific advancements, FORVIA's Clarion Electronics business group will harness its expertise and research activities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for automotive applications, with a focus on data fusion and image processing.


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Teleoperated Driving with a SPiDER: Successful Pre-tests for Austria s largest Automated City Bus

article imageIn around four months the first prototype of Austria's largest automated city bus will be ready for test operation. But the hardware and software that will later be used in the full electric vehicle can already be tested in practical operation. This is made possible by SPiDER, a HiL platform that behaves like the future bus. VIRTUAL VEHICLE, Mission Embedded and ALP.Lab used this opportunity to test teleoperated driving with unrestricted 360-degree real-time view.

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Luxoft and MicroVision join Forces to enhance ADAS Automated Testing at Scale

article imageLuxoft have teamed up with MicroVision to set the foundation for a new generation of testing and simulation environments. Modern advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous drive (AD) applications rely on algorithms that must be tested and validated using ground truth (GT) data. MicroVision develop automotive lidar sensors and provide automated generation of high-quality GT data.

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The Peugeot Panoramic i-Cockpit wins Connected Car Award 2023

article imageThe new PEUGEOT Panoramic i-Cockpit has impressed the readers of AUTO BILD and COMPUTER BILD in Germany and received a Connected Car Award 2023 in the "Entertainment" category. The winners will be presented in issues 50/23 of AUTO BILD and 1/24 of COMPUTER BILD. The PEUGEOT Panoramic i-Cockpit was introduced for the first time on the new PEUGEOT E-3008.

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Behind the scenes | Scenario-based Simulation

article imagePowered two-wheelers (PTWs) are a major concern in road safety. Despite being a small portion of road users, PTWs have the highest fatality rate among vulnerable road users. They are 9 to 30 times more likely to be killed in a traffic crash than drivers. In Europe, road accident numbers are decreasing, but the decrease is not as strong for accidents involving PTWs compared to accidents involving other vehicles.


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NSC estimates Traffic Crashes took more than 44,0000 Lives in 2023

article imagePreliminary analysis from the National Safety Council shows motor vehicle fatalities in the United States remain at a devastatingly high level, as an estimated 44,450 people died in traffic crashes in 2023. While it marks a 4 % decline from 2022, compared to pre-pandemic 2019, it s a 13.6 % uptick, further demonstrating the seriousness of this public health crisis.

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Development of Frontal Restraint Systems - Advanced
21.03.2024 - 22.03.2024 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 990
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 1690
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 1690
NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs: Tests, Assessment Methods, Ratings
09.04.2024 - 12.04.2024 Online
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 1690
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
SafetyTesting Challenge 2024
14.05.2024 in Hanau
Industry Experts EUR 990
SafetyUpDate 2024
15.05.2024 - 16.05.2024 in Hanau
Industry Experts EUR
Auto[nom]Mobil 2024
15.05.2024 - 16.05.2024 in Hanau
Industry Experts EUR
Dummy Certification Basics THOR (Draft Procedure)
16.05.2024 - 17.05.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 2940
Rear Seat Occupant Protection in Frontal Impact
22.05.2024 - 23.05.2024 Online
Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Eickhoff - Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG EUR 1390

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