• Making the mobility of the future safe / 2022

    Crash test dummies for e-scooters

    October 04, 2022

    Practical and environmentally friendly, e-scooters offer great flexibility. It is no wonder that more and more people are using this form of transport. However, this rise in popularity has been accompanied by an increase in accidents resulting in severe injuries. The risk associated with these speedy runabouts is widely underestimated. In response to this, Fraunhofer researchers studied a typical accident scenario and the associated injuries as part of the HUMAD project. The experts also tested novel materials for helmets and protective gear. These could provide much better protection than conventional products.

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  • Measuring instrument will enable more efficient use of water in agriculture in the future / 2021

    New mirror telescope for Earth observation ready for flight to the International Space Station ISS

    Jena / Freiburg im Breisgau /  / November 09, 2021

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    Researchers from Jena and Freiburg have jointly developed a new type of mirror telescope for use on the International Space Station ISS. The findings that the measuring instrument will provide there in the future should, among other things, provide answers to climate change and facilitate the efficient use of water in agriculture. The instrument will begin its journey into space in February 2022. The development of the telescope was funded by the “Digital Innovation Hub Photonics,” a Thuringian initiative to promote start-up projects in the fields of optics and photonics.

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    The aim of the ATTENTION project is to develop a method for predicting injuries to vulnerable road users (VRU) such as pedestrians or cyclists in real time. Fraunhofer EMI will contribute to the development of the collision and injury database as part of the ATTENTION project and focuses on VRU-car-impact simulations.

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