VUFO
RESEARCH FOR YOUR SAFETY

Accident research since 1999

We – the Institute for Traffic Accident Research at Dresden University of Technology (Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH, abbreviated form VUFO) – has been investigating road accidents resulting in personal injury since July 1999. For each accident we collect average 3,400 items of data which we comprehensively document and then analyse. This provides us with sound statistics which can be used as the basis for the further development and improved safety of vehicles. However, our traffic accident research also serves to review road and junction types and to draw up proposals for redesigning unsafe elements of the road network.

Through our many years of collaboration with strong partners, mainly in the vehicle manufacturing industry, we contribute towards reducing the numbers of accidents, limiting damage and injury and optimising the emergency services.

In addition, we offer seminars, certificate courses and road safety training events in which we provide initial and further education and training. The master’s degree programme in Traffic Accident Research and Vehicle Safety can also be taken through VUFO.

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, road safety training events 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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2012 - IPG Konferenz - Nutzung des IPG CarMaker zur Simulation realer Verkehrsunfälle der GIDAS Datenbank

Nutzung des IPG CarMaker zur Simulation realer Verkehrsunfälle der GIDAS

provided on: 22.09.2012

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2012 ESAR "Calculation of an applicable friction coefficient for the reconstruction of traffic accidents with the aid of measured roughness on the spot and the GIDASdatabase"

Calculation of an applicable friction coefficient for the reconstruction of

provided on: 19.09.2012

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2012 ESAR "STANDARDIZED PRE-CRASH-SCENARIOS IN DIGITAL FORMAT ON THE BASIS OF THE VUFO SIMULATION"

STANDARDIZED PRE-CRASH-SCENARIOS IN DIGITAL FORMAT ON THE BASIS OF THE VUFO

provided on: 19.09.2012

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By:Katja Bathow-Wels 17.03.2017

Comment by Prof. Dr. Lars Hannawald[more]

ESAR 2016

23.05.2016

From June 9th to 10th 2016, this year’s ESAR will take place in Hannover, Germany[more]

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