RESEARCH FOR YOUR SAFETY

Accident research since 1999

Since July 1999, we have been recording and analysing around 1,000 traffic accidents involving personal injury in the greater Dresden area every year. For each accident, we document an average of more than 3,000 pieces of information, which are stored in a structured database and later scientifically analysed. In addition, each traffic accident surveyed is reconstructed by experienced engineers. The interdisciplinary data collected as part of the GIDAS project serve the participating vehicle manufacturers and suppliers as a source of ideas and database for the conception, development, optimisation and subsequent field observation of new active and passive vehicle safety systems as well as functions of assisted, networked and automated driving. In addition, the knowledge gained from GIDAS analyses is incorporated into legislation, regulatory development and consumer protection tests. In addition, a wide range of questions can be answered in the fields of emergency medicine/rescue, infrastructure/traffic system design and traffic psychology.

As a research institution and engineering service provider, VUFO cooperates with the automotive industry, public authorities, ministries, research institutions, test and consumer protection organisations as well as associations and trade associations within the framework of national and international projects. Our work makes a decisive contribution to promoting safety innovations, reducing the number of accidents and injuries and reducing human suffering and economic costs.

In addition, we offer seminars and advanced training events in which we communicate our expertise in the areas of accident assessment, reconstruction, data analysis and simulation to interested parties. We also contribute our expertise to the Master's programme "Vehicle Safety and Accident Research" at the Dresden International University (DIU) and support local universities in the training of students.

Research & Development

VUFO is both a research institute and a development service provider. In addition to the field of vehicle development, VUFO is also active in the spheres of traffic psychology and software development.

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Education

As an educational institution VUFO offers numerous training and professional development courses. These include a variety of certificate courses and a master’s degree programme.

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Software

In collaboration with Trans4mation IT GmbH, VUFO has developed software that is suitable for the collection, analysis and processing of data relating to accidents. Find out more about tools such as Unidato, Gidas-Browser and DefDesc.

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VUFO

Since 1999 VUFO has been engaged in road traffic accident research in and around Dresden. Through the continuous work of VUFO, the research institute makes a significant contribution to the safety of road traffic.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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2019 - DGUV Fachgespräch Verkehrssicherheit - Detailauswertung und Rekonstruktion von Verkehrsunfällen

- Kurzvorstellung des Verkehrsunfallforschungsprojektes GIDAS -

provided on: 28.03.2019

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2018 AARU - Die German In-Depth Accident Study (GIDAS) - Der Goldstandard?

provided on: 19.12.2018

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2018 SIAM Konferenz - Traffic Accident Research in Germany and The German In-Depth-Accident Study (GIDAS)

Traffic accident research in Germany The German In-Depth Accident Study

provided on: 19.12.2018

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News

Experience virtual test driving at the Open House hosted by IPG Automotive

By:Katja Bathow-Wels 17.03.2017

The Open House hosted by IPG Automotive has established itself as the meeting point for the virtual test driving industry. Every year in March, experts from the automotive and supplier industry as well as members of research...[more]

VUFO at MDR-Show Sachsenspiegel

14.01.2016

TV-report about "autonomous driving". [more]

24th Annual Congress of the European Association for Accident Research and Analysis

13.10.2015

From 15th to 17th Oktober 2015 in Edinburgh/Scotland/Britain[more]

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