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26 September 2023 

University of West Bohemia

Teslova 5b, 301 00 Pilsen

Czech Republic

Room TC211

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LEARN about the most significant research, development and discoveries in virtual approach for traffic safety
NETWORK with international colleagues
DISCOVER technical and business opportunities in advanced mobility tech
nology located in the Czech Republic and Bavaria

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt and University of West Bohemia in Pilsen  would like to invite you to the second joined workshop on Virtual Development in Passive Safety and Human Models for Future Mobility.

Designing the Future Passive Safety




Featured Speakers

Virtual Development In Passive Safety And Human Models For Future Mobility

The event addresses topics from virtual development in passive vehicle safety for the mobility of the future. It contains research work, reaching from biomechanics and human body modelling to crash and occupant simulations, as well as crash accident reconstruction. The main objective is to connect young Bavarian and Czech researchers in this field.

The workshop is planned as a one-day online event. It includes two keynote lectures from Czech and German recognised experts. Zdeněk Svatý from Czech Technical University in Prague and Thaddäus Menzel from Applus+ IDIADA. There will be two sessions of young researchers’ presentations following with a discussion forum on the presented topics



Applus+ IDIADA | Specialist in shaping the future of Autonomous Driving


On October 1, 2022, the three-year Horizon Europe projects V4SAFETY and SUNRISE have started. The main objective of V4SAFETY is to provide a comprehensive procedure for conducting computer simulations to determine the long-term performance and impact of road safety solutions, from the
perspective of a motorized vehicle. The project deals with the complete assessment process, from the identification and collection of the relevant input data to the projection of the results to a region of interest (e.g., the EU) and a prediction of changes in performance and impact that might be expected in the coming years.

The predecessor project of SUNRISE called HEADSTART, has explored the state-of-the-art safety validation approaches and procedures to define a common standard methodology for testing, validation and certification, based on consensus building among all CCAM stakeholders. A first concept has been defined in the project using virtual testing, XiL, proving ground testing and field testing, and including Key Enabling Technologies.

Evolving from the achievements obtained in HEADSTART and taking other initiatives as a baseline, it becomes necessary to move to the next level in the concrete specification and demonstration of a commonly accepted Safety Assurance Framework (SAF) for the safety validation of CCAM systems, including a broad portfolio of use cases and comprehensive test and validation tools. This will be done in SUNRISE, which stand for Safety assUraNce fRamework for connected, automated mobIlity SystEms. The Safety Assurance Framework is the main element to be developed in the SUNRISE project. It takes a central role, fulfilling the needs of different automotive stakeholders that all have their own interests in using it. The overall objective of the SUNRISE project is to accelerate the safe deployment of innovative CCAM technologies and systems for passengers and goods by creating demonstrable and positive impact towards safety, specifically the EU’s long-term goal of moving close to zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2050 (Vision Zero), and the resilience of (road) transport systems. The project aims to achieve this by creating and sharing a European federated database framework centralising detailed scenarios for testing of CCAM functions and systems in a multitude of relevant test cases based on a virtual harmonised simulation environment with standardised, open interfaces and quality-controlled data exchange.

Researcher | Transporation Safety Expert | UAV administrator, Czech Technical University in Prague
Faculty of Transportation Sciences

The contribution summarizes and discuss ways to analyse and evaluate the ground-based risks associated with small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) operations, particularly those that pose risks to the general public. Non-destructive tests for identification of the kinetic energy relations, dynamic crash tests to assess the consequences and effects of the design and frame material characteristics and with rigid impactor tests as an alternative way to describe the severity of the impact and the increasing loads connected to the kinetic energy will be discussed.


The Venue

New Technologies – Research Centre (NTC), is an independent self-financed institute of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen with the state of the art research facilities and an experienced, reliable, and dedicated international team of more than one hundred twenty researchers. NTC focuses on basic and applied research, development, and innovations mainly in the following areas: measuring systems and laser technologies for material surface processing; structural, electronic, magnetic, and spectroscopic properties of new technologically perspective materials; membranes, polymer composites; measurement of field temperatures and precise transfer of equipment heat; measurement and simulation of complex fluid flow including transfers of heat; new thin-layer materials (photovoltaic cells), fuel cells, energy storage; biomechanical models of humans, algorithms, and software for modeling heterogeneous materials;  man-machine interactions and human cognitive enhancement.

University of West Bohemia

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