New test procedures for TL guidance beacons and TL guidance elements

According to the general circular "Straßenbau Nr. 23/2022 vom 14. Dezember 2022 des Bundesministeriums für Digitales und Verkehr aus dem Sachgebiet 07.3", it is possible for CTS to carry out tests according to the TL-Leitbaken and TL-Leitlemente for a transitional period until 31 December 2025. This is based on the already existing accreditation according to EN 1317 and EN 12767 until the testing procedure with the complete range of services is included in our scope.

You can find ARS 23/2022 at:



Plane crash at the crash test facility

At the 3. Dummy.Crashtest.Conference taking place from 20.06.-21.06.23 you can again look forward to a wide range of spectacular crash tests:

1. Frontal collision Ernst barrier/car (with THOR and PRIMUS dummy + xsensor mat)

2. Plane crash based on NASA test setup with PRIMUS dummy

3. Truck changing lane using driving robots from Kistler and then crashing into the end of the traffic jam

4. Car crash test against moving biofidelic dummy (Comparison to Euro NCAP pedestrian test)

Participation only on site. Lectures will be simultaneously translated into English.

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3. Dummy.Crashtest.Conference

CTS starts the new year with the 3rd Dummy.Crashtest.Conference.

You can look forward to spectacular crash tests and, of course, to a varied program of presentations. In addition to presentations from the automotive industry, aerospace and research institutions, Mr. Lucian Beck from the Mellrichstadt ballistics office will report on explosive tests of specially protected vehicles according to the new VPAM-ERV version 3 with the biofidelic dummy.

Participation only on site. Lectures will be simultaneously translated into English.

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Live crash tests with biofidelic dummies at WREX conference in Orlando!

After the first live demonstration of a biofidelic dummy in the USA in Las Vegas at the ARC-CSI Crash Conference in 2017, 2 dummies from the current PRIMUS breakable series will be crashed again and subsequently by Dr. Michael Weyde autopsied live. In addition, Mr. Peter Schimmelpfennig will give a lecture on injury reconstruction with biofidelic dummies.

At the Kistler booth, you can see not only the latest measurement technology, but also a biofidelic dummy and discuss your projects with Jim Davidson, Michael Weyde and Peter Schimmelpfennig.


New track record with over 200km/h!

You need a crash test and the associated data for the preparation of an accident analysis report?

We are not only fast and precise in tuning, but also there is almost no limit to the speeds.

Do you need this test as a visual comparison? This high-speed crash test and almost 10,000 other crash tests are available for download here.


CTS updates the VSB-List

The updated CTS Vehicle Security Barrier List (VSB_List) is now available for download.

The VSB List provides information about vehicle security barriers that have been successfully tested by us and serves as a basis for your decision, to find the right product for your needs and application. DIN SPEC 91414-1 has been added as a new test method.

Already now you can look forward to the next update, where several barriers from India, Netherlands, Ukraine, Turkey and Germany will be added.


The VSB-List can be downloaded here.


PRIMUS biofidelic dummy now also up to 4XL

Based on the 50% validated male dummy, the PRIMUS biofidelic dummy can now also be brought to a body weight of up to 150 kg. A female dummy variant based on the 50% male model is also available.

Do you want a customized crash test dummy? Talk to us!


Driving tests to determine the steering force

On January 20th, 2023, the company Schimmelpfennig + Becke GmbH & Co KG carried out extensive driving tests to determine the required torques when steering vehicles at different speeds on the test area. In addition to the usual video and speed documentation, our partner Kistler provided the measurement technology for recording the torque and the steering angle. The measurement results obtained by the high-resolution measurement technology in the vehicles enabled a clear answer to the evidence questions asked by the court.