Vehicle safety and accident-free driving for the mobility of the future. This is a focus of the Tech Center i-protect, a project founded on 21 January 2016, which has now entered phase 2.
Over the next five years, industry partners will work with leading scientific partners in the field of passive safety, including Mercedes-Benz, Robert Bosch GmbH, the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, the Ernst Mach Institute (EMI), the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM), the SimTech Cluster of Excellence at the University of Stuttgart, the Sustainability Performance Centre Freiburg (LZN), the Technical University of Dresden and the Technical University of Graz to create the foundations and methods for the safety systems of tomorrow's vehicles. In the Tech Center i-protect, not only technologies for the actual accident situation are being investigated, but also methods for avoiding accidents. Drivers and vehicle occupants as well as pedestrians and cyclists are the focus of the research. The goal of the Tech Center i-protect is Vision Zero, the vision of accident-free driving. In addition, the project wants to set the safety trends of the future through rapid technology transfer and thus strengthen Germany as a business location.
EICT GmbH, which has been supporting the project since 2016, is looking forward to continuing to actively support the project over the next five years.
Our contact: Dr Thorsten Mahler
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