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ZF rebrands its Passive Safety Systems Division to ZF LIFETEC

ZF Group has announced the rebranding of its Passive Safety Systems division to "ZF LIFETEC". The new branding is part of the current legal separation of the Passive Safety Systems division within the ZF Group. In 2023, ZF Passive Safety Systems achieved sales of around 4.7 billion.

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HORIBA MIRA invests in an even safer Future for Vehicles

article imageHORIBA MIRA is taking steps to safeguard the UK's future as an automotive safety test engineering powerhouse by investing in its Passive Safety Engineering Centre in the West Midlands - a move that guarantees its continued contribution to the development of critical safety features on vehicles. The organisation is globally recognised as a leader in vehicle safety engineering, validation and verification. This investment is delivering a significant extension to its Passive Safety Engineering Centre, creating a third-generation facility that builds on almost 60 years of safety testing heritage on its site that's close to Nuneaton.


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New Truck Front to save Lives

article imageResearchers at Chalmers University of Technology, in Sweden, have developed a new truck front concept to significantly reduce fatal crashes in car-truck collisions. The new truck front comes after the EU regulations for the maximum length of a truck were lifted. Crash tests on the new truck front were carried out by the Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket, and show that better truck designs can reduce passenger car compartment deformations by 30-60 percent. This reduces the risk of injury and possible death for the car occupants. 

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carhs warmly congratulates the 2024 Automotive Assessment Innovation Conference on being held in Tianjin!

article imageOn March 27, 2024, the 2024 Automotive assessment and Innovation Conference with the theme of "Global Collaboration, Common Development" was successfully held in Tianjin, China. More than 400 domestic and foreign leaders and guests, as well as industry experts and scholars, enterprise representatives and media personnel, attended the meeting.


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Euro NCAP calls on Carmakers to make ADAS more widely Available in small Panel Vans

article imageFor the first time, Euro NCAP releases the crash avoidance ratings for eight vans in the small panel van category, most of which have equivalent passenger versions. The vehicles achieving Euro NCAP s penultimate Gold rating are the Citroën Berlingo and its twins the FIAT Doblo, the Opel/Vauxhall Combo and the Peugeot Partner, as well as the Renault Kangoo Van and the Volkswagen Caddy Cargo van.

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Call for Papers for the International Symposium Human Modeling in Automotive Engineering 2024

article imageOn November 13 and 14, 2024 carhs.training and the Bioengineering Center of Wayne State University, Detroit (USA) will jointly host the 10th biennial Human Modeling Symposium in Marburg, Germany.

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Aerospace-grade Quartz Sensor Technology now available through ASC

article imageGerman sensor specialist ASC is broadening its portfolio of innovative sensor solutions to include quartz-based accelerometers and digital IMUs manufactured by Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd (JAE). In February 2024, the companies signed a collaboration agreement to ensure access to JAE's technology for customers in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, in addition to ASC's own portfolio of highly innovative inertial sensor solutions.

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Highlights at FKFS: Virtual Testing

article imageHighly automated driving functions are already being used in production vehicles, such as the traffic jam assistant. The development of such functions and algorithms is increasingly taking place virtually. This requires not only a digital twin of the individual components, but also a virtual environment that can be captured and understood by the vehicle.

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Researchers enhance Peripheral Vision in AI Models

article imagePeripheral vision enables humans to see shapes that aren't directly in our line of sight, albeit with less detail. This ability expands our field of vision and can be helpful in many situations, such as detecting a vehicle approaching our car from the side. Unlike humans, AI does not have peripheral vision. Equipping computer vision models with this ability could help them detect approaching hazards more effectively or predict whether a human driver would notice an oncoming object.

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IIHS urges NHTSA to move quickly to require Impaired Driving Prevention

article imageThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is urging federal regulators to pick up the pace in issuing a requirement for impaired driving prevention technology on new passenger vehicles. In 2021, Congress instructed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue a regulation requiring the technology.

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Stellantis zeroes out on Safety with Citroën ë-C3

article imageIn a new Global NCAP crash test result the Citroën ë-C3 scores a zero star adult occupant rating and just one star for child occupant safety. The assessment is amongst the final tests in the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign as BHARAT NCAP becomes fully activated this year. Produced in India, the ë-C3 will be available globally for emerging markets. The significance of this disappointing zero star result therefore has worldwide safety relevance. 

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AAA: Fear of Self-driving Cars persists as Industry Faces an uncertain Future

article imageAccording to AAA's latest survey on autonomous vehicles, most U.S. drivers either express fear (66 %) or uncertainty (25 %) about fully self-driving vehicles - a fear that has not decreased since spiking last year. However, interest in semi-autonomous technologies such as Reverse Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Keeping Assistance remains high.

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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!

NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs: Tests, Assessment Methods, Ratings
10.04.2024 - 15.04.2024 in Online
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 1690
Dummy Certification Basics SID IIs
11.04.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Simulation of Automated Vehicles - MODULE A: Simulation Ecosystem & 3D Environments
11.04.2024 - 13.06.2024 Online
Industry Experts EUR 2400
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 1690
Introduction to Active Safety of Vehicles
23.04.2024 - 24.04.2024 Online
Dr.-Ing. Gerd Müller - Technical University Berlin EUR 990
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 1690
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 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
Simulation of Automated Vehicles - MODULE B: Sensors
16.05.2024 - 19.07.2024 Online
Industry Experts EUR 2400
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

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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