Vehicle technology

Vehicle technology - Saving lives through technical safety

Vehicle-related measures increase road safety and have an effect on the occurrence of accidents. EU road fatalities have been halved from their 2001 figure, in part as a result of the improvements in vehicle technology. The EU Commission’s objective is to have next to no more traffic fatalities on Europe‘s roads by 2050. To achieve this goal, the focus needs to be on not only driver assistance systems but also, increasingly, the next levels of automated driving systems. Challenges are related to among others: the development of legal framework as well as education of road users.

Cyclist in the dark Jun 2017

Passive lighting systems for unprotected road users

Vehicle Technology

An increasing variety of retrore?ective products in various designs and colors is also available for unprotected road users.

Blind spot in a truck Jun 2017

Blind Spot – Greater Safety for Right-Turning Trucks

Vehicle Technology

Especially in urban areas, right-turning trucks in right-hand traffic are a major hazard for pedestrians and cyclists.

Rear view camera Jun 2017

Rear-View Cameras for Small Vans

Vehicle Technology

Small vans are an important part of the vehicle fleet and, for some years now, have been responsible for an ever-increasing share of transportation services.

Accident with car and truck Jun 2017

Underrun and side protection for trucks

Vehicle Technology

When it comes to vehicle safety, measures to make trucks safer should not be neglected either.

Man in a car wearing a safety belt Jun 2017

Zero fatally injured drivers in certain car model series in the USA

Vehicle Technology

With regard to vehicle safety, the studies conducted by the IIHS in the USA into the number of drivers killed in car accidents per million vehicle registration years also offer some interesting insights.

Driver checks car mirrow Jun 2017

Selected Vehicle Safety Systems at a Glance

Vehicle Technology

Accident researchers and road safety experts all agree that the number of accident victims can be dramatically reduced with the support of driver assistance systems.

Ingenieur checks car Jun 2017

Regular Vehicle Inspections Are Increasingly Important

Vehicle Technology

As long as systems for assisted and automated driving are installed in a car, care must be taken to ensure that they work reliably throughout the vehicle’s service life.

DEKRA truck from the back Jun 2017

Technology in the Service of People

Vehicle Technology

Over the past few years, state-of-the-art vehicle technology and ongoing innovation in the automotive industry and by their suppliers have played a key role in improving road safety all over the world.

Roadway with limited visibility caused by rain Apr 2016

Saving lives through technical safety

Vehicle Technology

The focus needs to be on not only driver assistance systems such as ESP but also, increasingly, the next levels of automated driving systems.

Vehicle with head-up display Apr 2016

Head-up displays: Too much information?

Vehicle Technology

Head-up displays can make a contribution to road safety, although they may also pose the risk of distracting drivers from what is happening on the road.

Overview diagram focusing on connectivity Apr 2016

Connected cars and safety

Vehicle Technology

To increase safety, intelligent networking and digitalization inside and outside the vehicle is set to play an increasingly important role.

Google driverless car Apr 2016

Automated driving

Vehicle Technology

Germans are much more skeptical against the topic automated driving than other nationalities.

DEKRA test engineer during the main inspection Apr 2016

Main inspection becomes increasingly important

Vehicle Technology

When systems for assisted and automated driving are installed in a car, care must be taken to ensure that they work reliably.

Young driver is sitting in the car and is holding her driver licens toward the camera Apr 2016

Cars driven by young people

Vehicle Technology

Results oft DEKRA SafetyCheck: Even today, three quarters of cars driven by young people have sometimes serious faults.