Topic: Vehicles

Systems in cars designed to protect pedestrians and cyclists

In the past, systems designed to protect cyclists and pedestrians were limited primarily to passive systems on the front of the car. Recently, however, active systems such as emergency brake assist systems have been increasingly coming to the fore.

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Topic: Vehicles

Safety of rear-seat passengers in cars

In a research project lasting several years, the UDV investigated whether rear-seat passengers are as safe as drivers and front-seat passengers, how they behave and whether their safety can be improved.

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Topic: Vehicles

Accidents involving recreational vehicles

Recreational vehicles (RVs) have enjoyed growing popularity for a number of years in Germany. Not only is the number of these vehicles rising continuously; the number of new registrations is also increasing every year.

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Topic: Vehicles

Tiredness and level 3 –automated driving

The aim of the study, which was initiated from the UDV (German Insurers Accident Research), was to estimate the time taken by tired drivers to safely assume control of a vehicle after a level 3 drive and long driving times. In addition, their ini­tial reactions were analyzed in a typical complex scena­rio following a takeover request.

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Topic: Road

Safety at level crossings

An Bahnübergängen kommt es immer wieder zu schweren Unfällen. Die Ursachen und Einflussfaktoren solcher Unfälle wurden in Deutschland bisher kaum erforscht. Deshalb hat die Unfallforschung der Versicherer (UDV) eine wissenschaftliche Untersuchung in Auftrag gegeben.

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