A team from ServusTV recently visited VIRTUAL VEHICLE to learn more about Human Body Models (HBMs) and future occupant protection. At their visit, the journalists had the chance to experience scientific facilities like our Drive.LAB and talk to our experts. The HBMs do not exist in the physical world, rather they are virtual computer simulations.

For ServusTV, our scientific head Hermann Steffan and team leader Stefan Kirschbichler explain how these models can depict internal organs, bones and individual muscles – and more. HBMs play an important role for the development of restraint systems, since established methods and tools (e.g. Crash Test Dummies) are not fully sufficient anymore. Why? Future Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) will allow people to sit in new, more comfortable positions with different geometric conditions.

With improved technologies, there is a need to detect different injury mechanisms due to new load directions on the occupant compared to former sitting positions. VIRTUAL VEHICLE improves and extends the Human Body Models (HBMs) – find out more in the feature of ServusTV.