Goals and idea

The platforms can be driven over by test vehicles without damaging them. The used targets can also survive collisions without damage. Thus, reproducible tests are possible. Pre-crash, crash and post-crash scenarios can be mapped. The on-board processor evaluates various sensor data in real time (odometry, dGPS) to determine the exact position of the platform, enabling a precise trajectory driving.


UFO Pro platform (2.30 m x 1.80 m) Euro NCAP compliant
  • UFO Pro max. 80 km/h with 3D dummy
  • UFO Pro max. 2.2 m/s2 acceleration
  • UFO Pro max. 6 m/s2 braking
  • 235 kg "Test Ready" Total weight
UFO Compact Platform (1.80 m x 1.80 m) Euro NCAP compliant
  • UFO Compact max. 55 km/h with 3D dummy
  • UFO Compact max. 1,8 m/s2 acceleration 
  • UFO Compact max. 6 m/s2 braking
  • 165 kg “Test Ready” total weight

Laboratory management and team

Scientific Director Institute of CARRISMA-ISAFE, Research Professor for Vehicle Safety and Vehicle Mechatronics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Brandmeier
Phone: +49 841 9348-7460
Room: H023
Test Engineer CARISSMA - Crash test facility
Christopher Ruzok, M.Sc.
Phone: +49 841 9348-3361
Room: H120

Posters on research activities