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Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.06.2018 to 31.05.2021
EU contribution:
6.989.335 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 768947.  


Future Occupant Safety for Crashes in Cars


OSCCAR uses a comprehensive integrated approach for the development of future advanced occupant protection systems. It will provide a unique human body model (HBM)-based development and assessment framework, covering main challenges of future road safety due to the introduction of highly automated vehicles as well as changes in demographics: relevant accident scenarios (mixed traffic), future vehicle interior designs, new occupant sitting positions, ageing population etc. This demands for targeted changes and adaptions of scenarios, procedures and tools for occupant safety development, assessment and homologation, not addressed by e.g. regulations or consumer crash tests today. The resulting complexity requires an emphasis on virtual methods.


  • Autoliv Development AB, Sweden (Coordinator)
  • Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, Germany
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola, Sweden
  • Daimler AG, Germany
  • ESI Group, France
  • IDIADA Automotive Technology S.A., Spain
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • Siemens Industry Software NV, Belgium
  • Siemens Industry Software and Services BV, Netherlands
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV, Belgium
  • Technische Universität Graz, Austria
  • Université de Strasbourg, France
  • Universität Stuttgart, Germany
  • Volvo Personvagnar AB, Sweden
  • Volkswagen AG, Germany
  • TRW Automotive GmbH, Germany
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • China Automotive Technology and Research Center, China