Vehicle Safety

Vehicle safety at IAV: Our approach to protecting occupants and pedestrians is an integrated one

Our vehicle-safety experts can offer you an all-in package: We take care of protecting occupants and overall vehicle safety – by integrating state-of-the-art sensor systems and safety electronics, designing reliable restraint systems and conducting rigorous tests in our crash facility. On top of this comes our expertise in the field of alternative drives – this is where the specific package and changed weight ratios are making it necessary to take a new look at safety.

On the pedestrian protection side, we are developing new protective mechanisms, such as an active engine hood that reduces the repercussions of a collision. Our work covers all aspects from the passive safety provided by seat belts and airbags to integral safety using vehicle-environment sensors and intelligent assistance systems developed in close cooperation with other related departments at IAV.