Safety aspects in motor traffic

Under the auspices of the European Accident Research Association (EVU), last week in Tata (Hungary), the Vehicle Expert Seminar took place. With the invitation from Mr. Köfalvi Gyula, P. Schimmelpfennig held a lecture on certified vehicle restraint systems for heavy goods vehicles.


Biofidelic-Dummy in „Museum-Autovision“

From the 16th November 2018, the AUTOVISION museum in Altlußheim (near Hockenheim) will be showing a new special exhibition on the theme „driving safety“. Also present will be the Biofidelic-Dummy in the form of a skeleton, a complete standard dummy and a half/half show-purpose dummy. The special exhibition is set to run until the end of May 2019. Come along and take a look!


Crash test commission from Japan

Last Thursday, the CTS crash department had visitors from Japan. CTS were very pleased that the entire team from Japan came specially for this spectacular crash test commission.


Aachen Transport Symposium

This week the 18th AACHEN INTERDISCIPLINARY TRANSPORT CONGRESS took place at the RWTH Aachen. The Symposium, which was organised by the expert office’ Dr. Möhler + Dr. Görtz, was supported by CTS. Peter Schimmelpfennig presented the Biofidelic Dummy and the latest crash tests from accident reconstruction.



European Transport prize for SL1000

As an innovative company in the area of load securing, HS-Schoch has developed an underride guard that can saves lives in the case of an emergency. The company, based in Lauchheim (Baden-Württemberg), won the European transport prize for their underride guard SL1000. The underride guard celebrated its premiere at the IAA in Hannover. CTS as a competent partner in industrial pre development, would like to congratulate HS-Schoch on their award.


Security Essen 2018

Also this year we are represented at Security Essen 2018. Take a look at our stand (Hall 7 G36). We are looking forward to your visit.



Around 300 participants from 11 countries were guest at the crash test facility this week. Whilst 30 exhibitors from the field of anti-terrorism barriers used the presentation space in the crash test hall, the participants were guest in the new CTS event hall. In a modern industrial setting here, lectures on current issues from the area of counter-terrorism were presented. Besides, there was no shortage on practical crash tests. During the two seminar days, the CTS-team led by test manager Ralf Bührmann conducted three crash tests, two of which were performed under standard conditions.


Five crash tests in two days

Five spectacular crash tests were performed exclusively for this year’s experts seminar. Around 100 participants from the field of accident reconstruction were along with the highly informative lectures certainly the highlight of the expert seminar, which has been held for the seventh time now. Besides classic rear-end collisions, all participants were able to impress themselves with the characteristics of the biofidelic crash test dummies which are produced in-house in the CTS dummy lab. These were also extensively tested in a motorcycle crash and in a pedestrian crash test. Among others present were William (Rusty) Haight (Collision Safety Institute) and Michael DiTallo (Northwestern University) from the USA, who amusingly and informatively accompanied the seminar. We would like to thank all the speakers sincerely and we look forward already to the Expert Seminar 2019.