Safety First: Project OSCCAR ready for launch!
VIRTUAL VEHICLE takes on the new “EU-Horizon 2020” research project “OSCCAR”, in cooperation with 21 partners. The project is part of the EU’s “Vision Zero” – reducing fatal traffic accidents to near-zero by 2050.
During the next three years OSCCAR (Future Occupant Safety for Crashes in Cars) will work on new methods to increase the safety of passengers by protecting them in future accidents.
A generation of highly automated vehicles
The upcoming, highly interconnected vehicle generation HAV (Highly Automated Vehicles) has much to offer: increased comfort, reclining seats and even rotating seat positions, making HAV generation vehicles a place of relaxation and comfort.
These changes call for reworked and improved safety systems, such as new seat belts and airbags, one aspect of OSCCAR will be the development of passenger restraint systems for HAV. Currently these new systems cannot be homologated with crash test dummies as they are not validated for these particular requirements.
VIRTUAL VEHICLE develops human body models (HBMs). These models are capable of depicting internal organs, bones and individual muscles. HBMs do not exist in the physical world, rather they are virtual computer simulations that allow for a much more accurate injury assessment than common crah-test-dummies, hereby fulfilling the HAV imposed requirements.
Cornerstone: Mainstreaming Virtual Testing
The central goal of OSCCAR is paving the way for standardized, virtual testing and to equip HAVs with appropriate safety systems – making “Vision Zero” come true!