Safety, a priority for mobility
In the last few decades, technological innovations have considerably improved road safety. Vehicles now offer better protection for occupants and other vulnerable road users. Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) equipped vehicles continue to drive further improvement in safety in parallel with increasingly stringent legislative and consumer group requirements. Since July 2022, new vehicle types placed on the European market must be fitted with several advanced driver-assistance systems. These include an emergency lane keeping system (ELKS), autonomous emergency braking (AEB), and intelligent speed assistance (ISA).
Developing and marketing safe and reliable products with UTAC
As development and approval testing experts in the mobility sector, we understand the regulatory, economic, and competitive challenges that you face. In addition to advising you with everything from understanding new legislation to testing your systems, our international experts are able to support with development scenarios, evaluation and approval of your vehicles.
UTAC gives its customers a competitive edge
UTAC plays an active role in many European and global working groups focused on consumer and regulatory matters. This perfectly positions UTAC to anticipate changing requirements and in turn assist you to develop strategy and meet technological challenges.
Throughout the product lifecycle UTAC supports those in the mobility industry, helping to bring compliant products quickly to market.
A wide range of test facilities
- Environmental testing
- Regulatory testing
- Component testing
- Healthcare equipment testing
- Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) accredited testing
- TEQMO test centre,
- A validation team and facilities in the UK.
- Full Scale Crash test laboratories in France and the UK
- Servo Sled laboratories in France and the UK
- Crash test dummy certification laboratories
SECUR, a V2X international project
Coordinated by UTAC, the SECUR project studied the potential of connectivity V2X to improve the safety of all categories of road users.
To this end, the industrial consortium has brought together some twenty international stakeholders, from the entire automotive and V2X. First, the most frequent and severe accident scenarios on European roads were identified. Then, the current knowledge on V2X communication systems was shared and studied. Thereafter, multi-technologies connected targets were specified and developed. Then, use cases were derived from accident research and mapped with V2X technology types and messages. Finally, a SECUR V2X roadmap and a proposal on the way to test and assess V2X was achieved as one input for Euro NCAP.
MUSE, Motorbike Users Safety Enhancement
Coordinated by UTAC, the MUSE project had the objective to improve motorcyclist safety in Europe considering the high number of killed despite representing a very small part of the road users.
This project brought together 17 international stakeholders from the entire automotive ecosystem to move forward on this challenge.
By studying in a first stage the main accident scenarios and possible systems that could help to avoid them or, at least, reduce their consequences. And, at the same time, by developing the tools that will allow as to improve these systems and to evaluate their performances.
Train & Support
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