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First Partial Driving Automation Safeguard Ratings show Industry has work to do

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is introducing a new rating program encourage automakers to incorporate more robust safeguards into their partial driving automation systems. Out of the first 14 systems tested, only one earns an acceptable rating. Two are rated marginal, and 11 are rated poor.

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Folksam Test Method - Rearward Facing CRS

article imageTo increase the safety of young children in cars, studies have shown that the most effective strategy is to increase the use of rearward facing CRS for children up to 4-5 years age. The Folksam CRS rating program 2023 included the evaluation of three categories, first the ability to enable rearward facing use to at least 4-5 years of age, second the presence of safety features that lower injury risk in case of a crash and finally the inclusion of design features known to minimize user mistakes that reduce the protective abilities of the CRS.

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Recognizing more together: V2X for the further Development of Emergency Brake Systems

article imageAccording to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, almost 48 % of all road traffic injuries in 2022 were in the vulnerable road user group, which includes cyclists and pedestrians, for example. Because they are not protected by a passenger cell, they have an increased risk of injury or death. To avoid such accidents or at least reduce the severity of accidents, vehicles are increasingly being equipped with driver assistance systems such as emergency brake systems.

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Algorized unveils Child Presence Detection Sensing Technology

article imageAlgorized announces that in partnership with Qorvo, it showcases its cutting-edge solution for in-cabin sensing applications such as child presence detection using Qorvo's Ultra-Wideband Radar chipset. By leveraging its state-of-the-art technology, Algorized's platforms boast the remarkable ability to simultaneously detect the vital states of multiple individuals, distinguishing between adults and children.

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Cadence to acquire BETA CAE Systems, Expanding into Structural Analysis

article imageCadence Design Systems, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BETA CAE Systems International AG. The addition of BETA CAE's proven technologies and talent will accelerate Cadence's Intelligent System Design strategy by expanding its multiphysics system analysis portfolio and enabling entry into the structural analysis segment, unlocking a multi-billion-dollar incremental TAM opportunity.

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article imageCESVIMAP celebrates 40 years of life, following MAPFRE's decision in 1983 to provide in-depth training to its experts in repair and new technologies for all types of vehicles: cars, motorcycles, trucks, vans, bicycles, etc. It also studies new material and bodywork joining systems, processes for repairing plastics - and avoid the manufacture of new parts- or how to make painting operations more efficient and profitable.


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Euro NCAP and CTIF releases Online Desktop Version of the Euro Rescue App

article imageThe new desktop version of Rescue app is perfect for 911 call centers and command centers where there is a stable internet connection and large screens to pull up the rescue sheet for fast and close study. Euro NCAP's new site is very fast loading and provides a very easy interface, either by a visual list of automobile brands or by search.   

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New Watering Possibilites at Aldenhoven Proving Ground

article imageFor training for proving ground qualification and for vehicle tests that require wet asphalt, the Aldenhoven Testing Center has now the option of watering a large part of the vehicle dynamics area. From now on, the irrigation with tractor and water trailer will be replaced by the new pipe irrigation system. This saves time and material.

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Tata does it again: Five Stars for the new Nexon

article imageThe Tata Nexon has achieved the second highest Global NCAP score for adult and child occupant safety in our #SaferCarsForIndia testing to date. Tata also holds the top spot for their Safari/Harrier rating. The Nexon voluntarily test is amongst the final results in the campaign as BHARAT NCAP is activated.

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OxTS complete Pointcloud Data Collection at Test Site for Intelligent Connected Vehicles

article imageOxTS' regional support team in China received an invitation from the Site Operations department of the Sichuan Test Base for Sino-German Intelligent Connected Vehicles to establish pointcloud data in the core test area of the Sino-German Test Site. The reason for the survey was to support pre-research work in the areas of scene library establishment, automatic cloud testing, digital twin testing, and digital proving ground management.

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The SAFER Stage 5 Report has been published

article imageSAFER's complete report for its fifth phase has now been launched. The report is a summary of the activities and research carried out within the research center between April 1st 2019 and December 31st 2023. A standout achievement during this stage has been our pre-study program. All in all, we received close to 60 ideas for collaborative research, out of which we financed and executed as many as 34 projects.

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NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs: Tests, Assessment Methods, Ratings
10.04.2024 - 15.04.2024 Online
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 1690
Whiplash Testing and Evaluation in Rear Impacts
11.04.2024 in Alzenau
Thomas Frank - LEAR Corporation GmbH EUR 990
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 1390
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 1690
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 Online
John F. Creamer - GlobalAutoRegs.com EUR 1390
Dummy Training Q1.5, Q3, Q6
06.05.2024 in Bergisch Gldbach
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
Indtury Experts EUR 990
SafetyUpDate 2024
15.05.2024 - 16.05.2024 in Hanau
Industry Experts EUR 990
Auto[nom]Mobil 2024
15.05.2024 - 16.05.2024 in Hanau
Industry Experts EUR 990
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
Basics of Accident Reconstruction - Module 2
22.05.2024 - 25.05.2024 in Dresden
Alexander Hauck - VUFO Dresden, Erik Sinen - VUFO Dresden EUR 1400
Basics of Homologation - based on the Practical Experience of an Independent Developer
23.05.2024 Online
Christian Radt - EDAG Engineering GmbH EUR 415
Automated Driving - Safeguarding and Market Introduction
05.06.2024 in Alzenau
Udo Steininger - TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH EUR 830
Structural Mechanics for Simulation Engineers
06.06.2024 - 07.06.2024 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Kolling - Technical University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen EUR 830

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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