PRIMUS dummy with 6-axis power cell in the lumbar spine

In order to make it possible to experience loads on the spine in the future, we have equipped the PRIMUS biofidelic dummy with a 6-axis force cell from Kistler in the lumbar spine, which measures the forces and moments that act on the lumbar spine. In this way, permanent loads (vibrations, oscillations) can be measured. Due to the lifelike reproduction of the PRIMUS spine, loads in "unnatural" postures (twisted or bent back) can also be determined.


Injury reconstruction of King Arthur with biofidelic dummy

ZDF has conducted an experiment on this. The role played by the PRIMUS dummy can be seen in the current episode "Mythos: König Artus - Die größten Rätsel der Geschichte" (from min. 27.00).

to the documentary



CTS at the Intertraffic in Amsterdam

We look forward to seeing you at our booth in hall 8, booth 08.133.

We would be happy to talk to you about our test options in the field of vehicle restraint systems:

EN 1317 / DIN EN 1317 / EN 12767 / DIN EN 12767 / MASH / NCHRP 350

BS PAS 68 / BSI PAS 170-1 / ASTM F 2656-07 / ASTM F 2656-07 / IWA 14-1

Can't attend Intertraffic in Amsterdam?

We would also be happy to arrange an appointment at the btu's VSB (VEHICLE.SECURITY.BARRIER.CONFERENCE. 2022) conference at CTS.

Program as well as exhibitor and participant information:

to the program


Press release DLRBT on the Primus biofidelic dummy and biofidelic artificial bird

DLRBT received visit by CTS for an exchange on crash test dummies. Peter Schimmelpfennig and Dr Mirko Dobberstein toured the institute. Test possibilities were discussed at the DLR Stuttgart site and how CTS’ Biofidel Anthropomorphic Test Dummy can contribute to occupant safety in aeronautics.

On that occasion two witnessed tests with 1.8 kg (4 lbs) birds were conducted: CTS biofidel artificial bird under identical impact conditions and DLR’s Artificial Bird DLRRAB.

See latest application of DLRRAB: Information

For this rotorcraft application on the RACER a DLRRAB with 1.0 kg was applied. DLRRAB is scalable to all bird weights.

Stay tuned for more information!

Of course, during the visit all Corona rules were observed!


Dummy delivery

Another delivery of 6 Primus dummies to one of our customers.  
You haven't seen the biofidel dummy live yet?  
Visit us at our stand at the Enforce Tac in Nuremberg or make an appointment with us at the crash test facility.


INTERTRAFFIC Amsterdam 2022

INTERTRAFFIC Amsterdam, which takes place every two years, is a leading international event for professionals from the fields of infrastructure, mobility and traffic management. will also be present this time and can be found on 29.03.2022 - 01.04.2022 in hall 8 at stand no. 08.133.

You are also an exhibitor and want to carry out an impact test according to EN 1317, MASH 2016, ASTM F 2656-20, PAS:68 or IWA 14-1 for approval or certification at short notice before the fair?

Write to us! Of course, we would be pleased to welcome you at our trade fair stand.


New high-speed crash tests online

Last week, another high-speed crash was conducted at the test facility in Münster. An Alfa Romeo 159 collided partially covered with a barrier. You can now find this and other new crash tests in our webshop.





X-ray in the dummy lab

From now on, the CTS dummy production has a mobile X-ray unit at its disposal. The biofide PRIMUS dummy is the world's first dummy that can be X-rayed - and that is exactly what makes the comparison between real and recreated injuries or damage so special.

Directly after a crash test, damage to bone and tissue parts of the PRIMUS dummy can be made visible by medical X-ray. These direct insights allow conclusions to be drawn about real injuries and also enable classification in the simplified injury scale (Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS)).