Monday, November 30th, 1998


Opening of the Exhibition
13.00 - 14.00
Press Meeting
(registered journalists only)
14.00 - 17.00
Workshop »Igniter technique«
(participation on separate invitation only)
14.00 - 17.00
Forum »Driver's protection in competition cars«
(participation on separate invitation only)
Chairman: Winfried Matter,
Matter GmbH, Graben-Neudorf, D
17.00 - 20.30
Welcome Reception
(in the Foyer of the Stadthalle)


Tuesday, December 1st



Opening & Introduction
Peter Eyerer, Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn,
Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, D

Welcome Addresses
Horst Mehrländer, Staatssekretär
Wirtschaftsministerium Baden-Württemberg
Heinz Fenrich, Oberbürgermeister Stadt Karlsruhe

9.45 V 1
Keynote lecture
Vision 2000+: The future of occupant safety

Horst Marchart,
Porsche AG, Weissach, D
Coffee Break

1. Session: Field Experiences

Chairman: Rodolfo Schöneburg,
AUDI AG, Ingolstadt, D

11.00 V 2
An update on the real world experience of passenger airbags in the United States
Susan A. Ferguson,
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Arlington, USA
11.30 V 3
An understanding of the mechanisms of lower leg injuries from real accident data and injury criteria in crash testing and how these may influence vehicle and restraint system design
Tony Payne, Tony Lawson,
MIRA, Nuneaton, GB
J. McMaster,
Nottingham University, GB
Pete Thomas,
VSRC, Loughborough University, GB
12.00 V 4
Is there more safety with the airbag system in real world accidents?
A review of injury pattern of car occupants

Dietmar Otte,
MHH Verkehrsunfallforschung, Hannover, D
Lunch Break

2. Session: Smart Airbags

Chairman: Luigi Brambilla,
Mercedes-Benz AG, Sindelfingen, D

14.00 V 5
The need for advanced air bag technology
William T. Hollowell,
NHTSA, Washington, USA
14.30 V 6
Simulation methods and models supporting the development of smart airbags
Peter Ullrich,
AUDI AG, Ingolstadt, D
15.00 V 7
Sensors for adaptive omnidirectional intelligent safety systems
Peter Steiner,
TEMIC GmbH, Ingolstadt, D
15.30 V 8
Reducing occupant Injury through improved airbag deployment discrimination
Colm Boran,
Visteon Automotive Systems, Dearborn, USA
Coffee Break

3. Session: Sensor Techniques for Airbags

Chairman: Wilfried Schwant,
VW AG, Wolfsburg, D

16.30 V 9
Methods for supporting the Algorithm development of an Airbag Control Unit
Stefan Herrmann,
Siemens AG, Regensburg, D
17.00 V 10
Proposal for an open standard:
A distributed architecture for vehicle occupant restraint systems

Kevin Kincaid, Douglas Nunan,
Delphi Delco Electronics Systems, Kokomo, USA
17.30 V 11
Bus network for occupant safety systems
Joachim Bauer,
Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, D
18.00 - 21.00
Exhibitors' Evening

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