The PRIMUS dummy as impetus simulation model

Not only CTS was represented with a booth at the Safety-Week in Würzburg last week, but also the internationally active EDAG group from Switzerland. 
A special eye-catcher at this year's event was EDAG's "CityBot" innovation model. The PRIMUS dummy was a special passenger. 
In this train, the cooperation between CTS, EDAG and HWT Dresden was announced. Currently, a simulation model of the PRIMUS dummy is being developed on the basis of the Impetus model, which should be available in spring 2021. 



The new CTS web store is online

The login will take you directly to the new CTS web store. The general operation of the search options is comparable to the already known search engine. However, we have developed some new features to make it easier for you to find suitable crash tests.

From now on you can benefit from your own customer account by managing your purchases and users independently. Besides a new quick search function and a text search, the performance of the new store is dynamic and fast. Simply register online in the new CTS web store!


Crash test for the engineering office Schmedding & Partner

The team around test manager Dipl. - Ing. Ralf Bührmann crashed last week for the engineering office Schmedding & Partner from Oldenburg. In this case, the task was to reconstruct a collision at a crossroads. Thanks to the crash results, the expert in charge of the case, Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Marten, was able to draw valuable conclusions about the accident, especially about the collision speed.


Guard dogs training on the crash test facility

This week the dog team of the Münster police force was again on the crash site. The young protection dogs or drug detection dogs and their handlers set up different scenarios, such as the search for drugs on and in vehicles. In this way the emergency could be tested under real conditions.


CTS crash tests on FHWA list

The tests carried out at CTS according to the specifications of MASH (MASH 2009 Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware / MASH 2016 Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware Second Edition) can be found on the international FHWA list. Especially in the USA, this list serves authorities to inform themselves about current systems available on the market and to access the corresponding test certificates.


New partners for the simulation of impact tests

Traffic restraint systems often have to be checked for their functionality by dynamic and virtual simulations before the first crash test.

To this end, CTS has been cooperating for some weeks now with EDAG Engineering GmbH and GDTech S.A. "The aim is to offer our customers holistic and, above all, independent solutions, right up to the successful completion of standard tests", says Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig (Managing Partner of CTS).


Higher and further

The new elevating platform for the crash facility has just arrived. With a working height of over 22 metres, the platform is mainly used as a telescopic arm for top shots of crash tests. The entire crash team around Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Bührmann (test manager) is very happy about the new vehicle in the CTS fleet. 


PRIMUS-Dummy in underwater use

This week, the biofidelic PRIMUS dummy was used for an accident reconstruction experiment in a specially rented swimming pool.

"All PRIMUS dummies are suitable for underwater use, this opens up completely new possibilities for manufacturers of e.g. diving equipment or for lifeguards who can use the PRIMUS dummy as a training object," says Dr. M. Dobberstein (Managing Director CTS). The PRIMUS dummy can also be used for the diving training of astronauts, underwater blast tests or other diving exercises.