Goals and idea

The platforms can be driven over by test vehicles without damaging them, and the targets standing on them also survive collisions without damage. Thus, reproducible tests can be carried out and both pre-crash and crash or post-crash scenarios can be mapped. The platforms are monitored and operated via a radio receiver. The on-board processor (central unit) evaluates various sensor data in real time (odometry, dGPS) to determine the exact position of the platform, enabling the programmed trajectory to be followed precisely.


  • UFO Pro max. 80 km/h with 3D dummy
  • UFO Pro max. 2.2 m/2^2 acceleration
  • UFO Pro max. 6 m/2^2 braking
  • 235 KG "Test Ready" Total weight
  • UFO Compact max. 55 km/h mit Soft Target
  • UFO Compact max. 1,8 m/2^2 beschleunigen
  • UFO Compact max. 6 m/2^2 bremsen
  • 165 KG “Test Ready” Gesamtgewicht

Laboratory management and team

Scientific Director Institute of Safety in Future Mobility (ISAFE)
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
Test Engineer CARISSMA - Integral Safety
Martin Schwabe, M.Eng.
Phone: +49 841 9348-3378
Room: H120

Posters on research activities