The CTS-Film

Over the last few months here on the crash site, a film has been produced which shows the scope of the crash test centre in all its facets. The new CTS film provides you with an informative and precise overview of what is possible on the 30.000 m² crash site.



European Transport Prize for Sustainability 2018

CTS congratulates HS-Schoch, who won the European Transport Prize for Sustainability 2018 for the SL 3000 underride guard. In the category of Parts and Accessories, the 6-member jury selected the underride guard, which was subjected to many validation tests on the crash test facility. The system, which was presented for the first time at the last IAA, is resilient to collision speeds of up to 64 km/h. This means that at this impact speed there is virtually no intrusion into the passenger compartment and therefore fatal injuries of passenger car occupants are not expected.


EDR-Seminar of the police

Around 30 policemen and policewomen visited the crash test centre for training purposes on using the EDR-interface. The Event Data Recorder is obligatory for vehicles built since 2014 and provides police and accident analysts with valuable data after a crash. Focus of the seminar directed by Dr. Weyde were two live crash tests, which directly provided the participants the opportunity to try out and test the EDR-interface.



Underride protection from HS-Schoch

The underride guard SL3000 from the company HS-Schoch was once again subjected to a validation test. At the crash test facility it was proven yet again how successful this underride guard is. The system was introduced for the first time at the last IAA and can withstand collision speeds of up to 64 km/h. This means that, at such impact speed, fatal injuries of passenger car occupants aren’t expected, since there is virtually no intrusion into the cars passenger compartment. Launch of sales for the underride guard SL3000 is planned for summer 2018. Details for this underride guard including a crash test video can be found on the homepage of HS-Schoch.


Safety and security trade fair in Zurich

Mid-November, Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig was guest at the international safety and security exhibition “Sicherheit 2017” in Zurich


Barrier impact tests with military vehicles

Last week, IABG tested for the army, in cooperation with the WTD 91 (defense technical center), the impact behaviour of military vehicles. For this purpose, dummies specially prepared by the WTD 91 were used. In several impact tests at varying collision speeds the load acting on the occupants was examined.


Making of the new CTS-Film

Once again, CTS says: "quiet please - we're shooting". This time however for our own cause. From crash tests to biofidelic Crash Test Dummies to seminars, a short film will be produced to offer insights into all facets of the crash test center.


EVU 2017

With an exhibition stand and the new Biofidelic crash test dummies, CTS was the main sponsor represented at this years’ EVU-Conference. The 26th EVU annual conference, held in Haarlem Netherlands, was attended by around 300 participants from the accident reconstruction sector. Over the course of three days at the congress, the program entailed specialist lectures and exchanges for the European community of accident analysts.