PASSIVE SAFETY

Consumer demands and increasing legislative standards are driving vehicle safety requirements. Our unique domain expertise helps OEMs develop the safe vehicles of tomorrow within the constraints of given development time and cost.

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    120 +

    dedicated passive safety experts 

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    20

    Clients in more than 20 countries 

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    1

    Worldwide sales & service network for our test equipment 

Meeting the challenge

The automotive industry is adopting ultra-lightweight structures and new materials to achieve substantial vehicle weight reduction, enabling better fuel economy. At the same time, the standards for vehicle safety must be met or even exceeded. Virtual development is mandated to shorten development cycles and reduce costs. Our Passive Safety World Class Center has unique expertise in virtual simulation, physical testing and testing tools along with in-depth engineering know-how. As a result, we deliver reliable virtual simulation results and strong engineering recommendations for vehicle safety, along with a full range of passive safety test facilities.

The partner of choice

Altran has developed a unique set of skills and services around vehicle passive safety. We follow the idea of providing all required services like simulation, engineering, testing and tools out of a single hand. With this domain know-how, we can provide engineering recommendations and are able to take over complete development responsibility. Our proven track record for nearly 20 years in successful safety development provides peace of mind for tomorrow’s projects. The Altran automotive expertise in active safety and driver assistance systems enables to provide complete integral safety solutions.

Vehicle equipment

A safer future

With development and testing centers in Austria, Germany, the US and Canada, we help manufacturers and institutions to provide the ultimate in safety for vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users.

Our key offers

Simulation & virtual testing

We provide reliable virtual simulation results combined with strong engineering know-how in vehicle safety.

Testing

We offer a wide range of passive safety tests, including fast documentation and analysis of results. On request, we can make short-term modifications of the test set-up for further testing.

Test equipment

We provide a wide range of passive safety test equipment, combining highest accuracy with maximum automation to achieve best testing efficiency.

Engineering

We provide all necessary simulation, engineering and testing know-how, combined with local integration at your site.

OUR CASE STUDIES

  • Low-speed crash testing for premium OEM

    We supplied full testing services for a low-speed crash scenario, including test development, execution, data evaluation and test equipment.

  • Pedestrian & interior safety testing tools

    Designed for right-first-time testing with minimized turnaround times, our turnkey impact testing system provides reliable test data for multiple OEMs around the world.

  • Side restraint system for premium sports car

    We helped a new electric high performance car reach safety targets complying with global legislation with minimum prototypes and reduced development time.

  • Automated airbag test system

    The world’s leading suppliers of airbags, inflators and seat belt tensioners rely on our Microsys SureFire test systems to deliver outstanding test safety, accuracy and usability.