This week, the "Campus Feminarum" initiated by the InnovationCampus Future Mobility (ICM) to network our female scientists and technology enthusiasts from the University of Stuttgart and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) took place for the third time.
The program included a tour of one of the largest and most powerful driving simulators in Europe at the Research Institute for Automotive Engineering and Powertrain Systems Stuttgart (FKFS). After an introduction by Prof. Hans-Christian Reuss, member of the ICM Research Directorate and board member of the FKFS, the group headed to the impressive simulator dome. Project manager Christian Holzapfel demonstrated how the dome, which houses an entire vehicle, is moved via a combination of rail system and hexapods.
In our "TEDZ" project, for example, simulated driving tests were conducted here to improve accuracy for predicting neck injuries (whiplash). Jonas Kneifl, Prof. Jörg Fehr and Dr. Matthew Millard from ITM and INSPO at the University of Stuttgart rounded off the afternoon with exciting presentations on the project. The focus is on an occupant monitoring system that monitors different seating positions in autonomous vehicles and can perform a safety assessment based on highly complex simulation models.
Many thanks to the hosts and all participants for the exciting impulses, the exchange of experiences and the open discussion!