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Advancements in Vehicle Crash Testing Technologies the Focus of New SAE International Presentation

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 19, 2015 -

SAE International offers a new presentation that explores vehicle crash testing advancement, including virtual crash testing.  


Part of the Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE International, “The Future of Crash Testing,” will be held Thursday, Nov. 5 at 12 p.m. U.S. EST.


Government, insurance-company, and manufacturer testing is driving the design of safer passenger vehicles. Although physical, real-world crash testing will likely forever remain part of the validation process, the ideal mix of real-world and virtual crash testing is changing. Advances in autonomous vehicle controllers have made it possible to replicate nontraditional crash test scenarios on a test pad, including vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-barrier, and full-scale vehicle rollovers. Also, increased computing power is enabling more virtual crash testing than ever before—but challenges remain. Data management also takes on increased importance as more virtual tools are used.


This Webinar’s speaker panel will explore these issues as well as examine recent advancements in virtual crash testing. Webinar attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during the Q&A portion of the program.


Speakers for the webinar will include:


·         Gary J. Heydinger, PhD, P.E., Director of Vehicle Dynamics, S-E-A


·         Becky Mueller, Senior Research Engineer, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety


·         Marc Schrank, Director of Strategic Projects, SIMULIA


·         Jean Michel Terrier, Senior Business Development Director, Altair


To register for the presentation, “The Future of Crash Testing,” visit


Click HERE to find the start time at your location.


SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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