Since more than 40 years a traffic accident research project on the basis of on-scene investigation is located at the Hannover Medical School. Traces of the accidents, vehicle deformations, injuries and causes are recorded in detail, thus creating possibilities to develop measures to reduce the risk of future accidents and injuries. With our research we have contributed to the present level of traffic safety.

The collected accident data is internationally recognized and is used for defining security requirements for

  • motor vehicles
  • infrastructure
  • traffic rules

Furthermore car manufacturers and suppliers use the data to develop and validate safety systems.