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3. International Symposium on Sophisticated Car Occupant Safety Systems



Sophisticated car occupant systems like airbags and belt restraint systems are the most increasing safety devices upcoming today. Although the benefits are wellknown by experts, a need of close cooperation between all interested parties is undoubtedly necessary.

Airbag 2000 has become the world's largest airbag industry meeting place. Launched in 1992 this symposium has brought together some 650 participants from 20 nations in its 2nd edition in 1994. The success of this conference is based on a broad variety of topics, including legislation, traffic safety, occupant risks, airbag technology and processing, environmental awareness, marketing and product liability.

The 3rd Airbag 2000 Symposium in 1996 will again be the market place for engineers, scientists, legislators, managers and marketing people to exchange information, to get and to improve contacts, to stimulate further progress and to promote advanced car passenger safety systems on a neutral stage.

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) is the leading independent research and development facility on airbag technology and testing. As a division of Fraunhofer, Europe's largest organization for applied and contract research ICT offers a unique and neutral event for automobil industry, suppliers and public authorities.

Welcome again in Karlsruhe, Germany, meeting the world of Airbag 2000.

Dr.-Ing. Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn
Chairman of the Symposium

A series of events

  • Symposium with invited lectures from leading experts
  • Technical and scientific Poster-Session - open for your contribution
  • Exhibition in the foyer
  • Public press meeting
  • Ladies program
  • Evening reception
  • Discussion forum
  • Proceedings including advertisements published in time for the symposium
  • Simultaneous interpretation English/German

Invited lectures by worldwide leading experts e.g. on

  • Legislation framework on car
  • occupant safety
  • Traffic safety
  • Accident studies
  • Car occupant safety
  • Injuries, Medical aspects
  • Risks, statistics
  • Car deformation studies
  • Airbag technology, trends and new developments
  • Gas generators and inflators
  • Sensor systems
  • Sidebags and other applications
  • Quality, reliability, service life
  • Disposal, environmental aspects
  • Market introduction, marketing, PR
  • Vision: the ultimate approach for passengers safety

  • Your contribution

All oral lectures are invited papers.

Poster Presentation

Additionally technical and scientific contributions are possible by a poster presentation along with written manuscripts, which are being included in the proceedings. This contributions shall be on the frontiere of technical development.
Pure commercial presentations are not wanted for the poster session and will be assigned to the exhibition.
Poster authors will be registered as participants.

Please submit your title, 300 words abstract and author(s) name(s) by July 31, 1996 reaching the symposium organizer.


A limited number of small booths are available for commercial applications. Exhibiton place will be sold on a first- come-first-serve-base.
Please contact the organizer as early as possible for your reservation but not later than July 31, 1996.

Program Committee

Prof. Dr. Horst Autzen, Ministry of Economic Affaires, Baden-Württemberg
Dr. Luigi Brambilla, Mercedes-Benz AG
Josef Haberl, BMW AG
Siegfried Heyden, Alpine Electronics GmbH
Peter Klotzbücher, TRW Repa GmbH
Bernard Mattes Robert Bosch GmbH
Dieter Schaper, Autoliv GmbH
Dr. Diether Schmitt, Fraunhofer ICT
Wilfried Schwant, VW AG
Prof. Dr. Hiltmar Schubert, Fraunhofer ICT, Chairman
Hans Spies, TEMIC GmbH
Elmar Vollmer, AUDI AG

Chairman of the Program Committee: Prof. Dr. Hiltmar Schubert
Chairman of the Symposium: Dr. Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn

International Advisory Board: to be nominated

Conference Management

Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie (ICT)
Attn. Manuela Wolff
P. O. Box 1240
D-76318 Pfinztal (Berghausen)
Federal Republic of Germany

+49 - (0) 721/4640 - 121
+49 - (0) 721/4640 - 111

Karlsruhe is located aproximately 1 hour south of Frankfurt Airport via Expressway (Autobahn) or Express Train (IC/ICE).

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