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  • Writer's pictureNATALIA SOUSA

Updates and New functions on measX Vehicle Safety Products, X-Crash 8.2, X-Zero, and X-Crash ATD.

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

The German Test Supplier measX has announced updates to their passive and active vehicle safety evaluation systems. The company says that new versions of X-Crash 8.2, X-Zero 2.1 and X-Crash ATD 8.2 offer a variety of new functions. X-Crash, specialized in evaluating passive safety tests, has added more than twenty new assessments with the update. Already integrated regulations were updated or supplemented. The software automatically evaluates measurement data according to those standards from full-scale crash tests to pedestrian protection.

X-Crash is the reference software for international evaluation programs for new vehicles (NCAP). X-Zero helps evaluate tests of driver assistance systems such as emergency braking, lane departure warning systems and those where vulnerable road users or other vehicles interact with the vehicle under test. With the release of X-Zero 2.1, various evaluation packages were adapted to meet the latest requirements. For example, it contains the new evaluation package for blind-spot detection for the Chinese NCAP rating (C-NCAP Blind Spot Detection), among others. The developers further expanded the "On Road" program mode of X-Zero. This mode is used when the software is used in the vehicle under test. Manoeuvres that were executed can be assessed immediately and repeated quickly if necessary. "Feedback from customers confirms that this improves the workflow on the test site enormously," says Klaas Ebel, Vehicle Safety Department Manager at measX.

Additional functions are offered by the update X-Crash ATD 8.2 for dummy certification: The current version contains significantly extended calibration routines for various crash test dummies such as THOR and P2. In addition, a comprehensive evaluation package for the latest "aPLI" leg (advanced Pedestrian Legform Impactor) will be mandatory for European pedestrian protection tests from 2023 on. With the aPLI, the impact event can be measured even more realistically than with its predecessor FlexPLI.

"We follow the development of the test requirements and devices very closely and work out the associated evaluations - both in X-Crash for the actual crash tests and in X-Crash ATD for the calibration of the test devices. This means that automotive developers and test laboratories that use our products are on the safe side," explains Klaas Ebel from measX. Klaas Ebel adds: "Close cooperation with customers and a sympathetic ear for their various needs are crucial for our development. Our tools help to make the daily work for road safety efficient."

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