Road Supplier Day 2017
At the beginning of March, crashtest-service was again present at the German Road Supplier Day in Cologne. On the exhibition stand, interested parties were given the opportunity to gain an insight into CTS's service portfolio. In particular, accredited crash tests for vehicle restraint systems were the main focus.
German Police College
In the middle of March, CTS welcomed students from the German Police College once again to the company premises. The 20 participants were given the opportunity to attend a crash test in combination with a visit to the crash facility. In addition to a lecture given by Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig on current test areas of CTS, Stefan Theil also presented some aspects from the field of accident reconstruction. The afternoon was rounded off by Dr. rer. Nat. Ingo Holtkötter, who reported on the manipulation of vehicles.
Cinema production at CTS
It exploded, crashed and burnt on the crash test facility of CTS in Münster. Where vehicles in a controlled manner usually are crashed, this time the facility of crashtest-service was served as a setting for film and television. Under supervision of the fire brigade, a vehicle was blown up for a cinema production. A team of about 20 persons, consisting of cameramen, directors, actors and stuntmen rented the crash facility completely for the time of the shooting.
Prototype development: rear underride guard as lifesavers
HS-Schoch tested in the previous weeks a prototype of a rear underride guard on the crash test facility in Münster. The primary development goal is to save lives. When a vehicle rear-end collides with a semi-trailer, with speeds over 40 km/h are the chances of survival for the vehicles occupants virtually next to none. The new rear underride guard from HS-Schoch offers significantly more protection in comparison to conventional systems. With this new system, minor injuries of the occupants in modern vehicles can be expected as a result of impact speeds of 65 km/h. This was confirmed through crash tests carried out at CTS. The rear underride guard was presented at this years’ IAA in Frankfurt. Details of this prototype including crash test videos can be found on the Homepage von HS-Schoch.
Construction of a third crash track
Construction work for a third test track on the crash test area of CTS is currently well underway. In particular within the accredited area of CTS, is therefore further flexibility in the crash test organisation possible. For this reason, as of February 2017, an additional acceleration track over 100m long will be available for crash tests (in particularly for traffic restraint systems).
Seminar Season 2016
Our 2nd Münsteraner Crashday and 5th expert seminar for accident reconstruction took place last Thursday and Friday. Participants were presented a wide range of current topics in accident reconstruction. We would like to sincerely thank all spokesmen. In addition, crash tests are always a special aspect to our seminars. These two seminars officially ended this year’s seminar season. Seminar dates for 2017 will be announced on our website within the coming weeks. We would also like to thank all participants for the confidence shown to us.
We would be delighted to welcome you here again at CTS in the coming year.
Crash day and expert seminar
This year, CTS organises for the second time the Münsteraner Crash day. Taking place on the 22.09.16 is the practical seminar specially intended for the implementation of crash tests. Held on the following day (23.09.2016) at our crash facility will be the 5th seminar for accident reconstruction. This is aimed specifically at experts, insurers and employees in the area of analysis of road traffic accidents.
Detailed information can be found here.
We look forward to welcoming you!