Passive safety

ISO 26262 - hybrid vehicle illustration by HORIBA MIRA ltd

IMechE event: ISO 26262 – Functional safety for engineering

The 24 May 2017, at Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham, UK, a new IMechE event will take place about ISO 26262 functional safety standard. Edition 2 of ISO26262, which comes out in January 2018, has been created to reflect the latest ground-breaking developments in the automotive industry, including autonomous and advanced driver-assistance systems. ISO 26262: Functional Safety for Engineering

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New global road safety report shows constant road fatality rates

The stagnation of road fatality rates has happened despite the increase in global motorization and population, and the predicted rise in deaths. This suggests that efforts to improve global road safety are preventing increases that otherwise would have occurred. In the last three years, 79 countries have seen a decrease in the absolute number of

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Skoda superb 2015

New SKODA Superb with assistance systems for improved safety

The new SKODA Superb marks the beginning of a new era for the brand. The high selection of assistance systems for improved safety sets new standards for the brand and model. Based on MQB technology from Volkswagen Group, the new SKODA Superb offers new assistance systems that support the driver in the most diverse traffic situations

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New LEXUS NX 200t

The Lexus NX 200t safety features

Designed and engineered to meet the highest safety standards, the new Lexus NX is equipped with an array of active, passive and driver assistance systems. The active safety package includes All Speed Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), newly adopted cornering lamps and Head-Up Display

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Front view camera of the Pulse

The safety features of the new Nissan Pulsar

The new Nissan Pulsar is packed with a range of technologies designed to make the ride feel more confident. These include Nissan’s acclaimed Safety Shield system with Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning. Nissan’s Around View Monitor brings more advanced technology to the sector. The Around View Monitor (AVM) At the heart

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A battery of Messring M-LIGHT LEDs illuminating a crash test dummy

A new crash-test facility delivered to Chrysler group

The vehicle safety requirements stipulated by institutes such as the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are becoming more and more stringent and the associated test procedures more complex. As a result, vehicle manufacturers such as Chrysler need to install testing equipment in their own crash-test facilities, allowing

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Interview with Thierry Métais: Global Account Director at TRW

Few weeks ago, we introduced you an innovative concept of roof airbag that is to be implemented in the Citroen C4 Cactus. We have had the chance to ask more details about this technology to Thierry Métais, Global Account Director at TRW for PSA group. [image_frame style=”framed_shadow” align=”right” height=”150″ width=”133″ alt=”Thierry Métais” title=”Thierry Métais: Global Account Director at

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Seatbelt reminder logo

Introduction to occupant detection inductive sensors used in automotive

The seatbelt remains the single-most effective item of safety equipment in any car. However, many people continue to drive without wearing their seatbelts, and such people are vastly over-represented in statistics of severe and fatal injuries. Many of those who do not routinely wear their seatbelts would do so if prompted by a signal. Research

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Inflatable child seat concept

An inflatable child seat concept developed by Volvo

Children’s car seats are historically bulky, hard to move and tedious to mount. This is why Volvo Cars has designed a lightweight and inflatable rear-facing child seat concept. The seat is designed to be safe, easy to pack and carry, and would enable parents to use it in situations not practical with the seats on

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TRW’s roof airbag technology

TRW Automotive has recently started production of its roof airbag technology on the Citroen C4 Cactus. The new ‘bag in roof’ replaces passenger airbags typically mounted in the instrument panel and can allow for improved interior design aesthetics, ergonomics and functionality while saving space in the instrument panel. Dirk Schultz, engineering director for TRW’s Inflatable Restraint

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New seat belt type concept by TRW at Geneva Motor Show

TRW Automotive is revealing a new seat belt concept in collaboration with Rinspeed at the Geneva Motor Show. Instead of a seat belt buckle and tongue, the technology features a ‘webbing catcher‘ which enables semi-automatic buckling and unbuckling. The system is being introduced on the microMAX commuter vehicle concept designed to travel short distances in

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Corvette C7 Stingray

Video: New Chevrolet Corvette C7 assembly process

The 2014 Corvette Stingray is engineered to be unexpected. A solid aluminum space frame. Advanced lightweight materials. Innovative joining processes. A revolutionary new 6.2L LT1 V8 engine. All machined for precision: [youtube url=”″ fs=”1″ rel=”0″ showinfo=”0″]   Discover more at

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Euroncap tests side impact

TRW Adaptative Side Airbags

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW) is unveiling its adaptive side airbag. The airbags feature a ‘flexi adaptive vent’ which can help to enhance the protection of occupants according to different crash severities.(Photo: TRW’s new side airbag system, a tether mechanism inside the airbag can close the vent during a more severe crash where the intrusion

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