Daimler relies on PRIMUS dummy for vehicle development

For its latest flagship in the field of special protection vehicles, the Mercedes S 680 GUARD 4MATIC, the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer relied on the PRIMUS dummy produced by CTS for development. The Mercedes is certified according to VPAM BRV guidelines and achieves the highest civilian protection class (VR10) in ballistics. To ensure maximum protection against blast attacks, the biofidel crash test dummy PRIMUS was used for the first time in accordance with VPAM ERV (Explosive Resistant Vehicles) guidelines.


BASt conference with live crash test by CTS

Experts from all over the world were represented online and on site at this year's "Practical Conference on Pedestrian Protection". The crash team from CTS was also present. Right on the first day of the event, a collision between a passenger car and a PRIMUS dummy on an e-scooter was simulated. The consequences of the accident for the PRIMUS dummy were then examined by Prof. Lars Hannawald during a live autopsy. In this way, the damage to the dummy could be visualised immediately for the audience. Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin Härtel also gave a presentation on the validation process of the PRIMUS dummy. 



CTS publishes VSB list

The CTS Vehicle Security Barrier List (VSB List) is now available for download. The VSB List provides information on 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 areas of application. The VSB list is updated continuously and can be downloaded here.


DIN SPEC 91414-1 - developed with the cooperation of the CTS test laboratory

CTS has actively participated in the development of the DIN SPEC 91414-1 standard for mobile vehicle barriers. Part 1 of the new standard deals with the requirements, test methods and performance criteria of mobile safety barriers. 

DIN SPEC 91414-1 is available for free download from Beuth Verlag at

We are looking forward to testing your innovative drive-through barriers soon.  



The DUMMY CRASHTEST CONFERENCE is a new series of events in the CTS event area and is aimed specifically at all those who deal professionally with crash tests, dummies and measurement technology.

Especially for the automotive and supplier industry, aircraft industry, research institutes, safety equipment manufacturers, accident researchers and engineers this workshop represents a special added value.

The workshop offers interesting presentations from the fields of dummy development and production, crash measurement technology, barrier solutions, to software for data acquisition and evaluation. The program is rounded off with various real-life tests on the adjacent crash site.

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Successful conversion to the new DIN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 for CTS.

"Testing of road restraint systems; Testing of support structures for road equipment; Testing of vehicle security barrier systems" - this is the official description on the accreditation certificate that CTS now holds according to the new DIN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 standard for testing laboratories. The conversion, carried out by DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH), is the basic prerequisite for CTS to continue performing industrial tests to the highest standard. "We are very pleased that we were once again able to meet the high demands of the DAkkS. Especially the flexible accreditation according to Category I allows us to steadily expand our service portfolio. ", says Michel Osterkemper (Head of Technical Department/QMR). In addition, "Low Speed Impact Tests" can now also be carried out on vehicle security barriers in accordance with PAS 170-1.


New crash tests in the webshop

More than 60 new crash tests from the DTC and AXA Winterthur are online in the CTS webshop since last week. These crash tests deal especially with the topics of parking lot collisions and load securing. We are very pleased about the new crash tests and hope that they will be of use to you. 


WWU research project

The WWU (Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster) conducted crash tests with the PRIMUS dummy on the CTS site as part of a research project. In cooperation with the engineering firm Schimmelpfennig + Becke and Accidenta, the motion behavior of dummies and real people was investigated in collisions with low overlap.