Audi Accident Team Partners with AO Foundation

One of the less talked about units of German manufacturer Audi, the Accident Research Unit (AARU), is one of those departments we, as customers, would never like to have to deal with. Audi, on the other hand, finds their work to be essential in better understanding the cars and how they behave in crashes.

AARU is responsible with reconstructing the accident and documenting the damage sustained by the vehicle. The team takes more than 400 photos per vehicle and makes about 1,300 technical entries in the database. The accident is being reviewed in detail, with the engineers discussing the cause, the course of events and the consequences of the incident.

The results of each of the investigations are stored and can be used later for evaluations, statistics, analysis, and special queries. The team tries to determine all of the above in the hope that they can develop new safety systems for the vehicles produced by Audi, but also to enhance general traffic safety.

Now, together with the help of the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (AO Foundation), the Audi accident team can have access to research conducted, for example, by specialists from the field of orthopedic surgery.

“The partnership with the AO Foundation will be very valuable for the development of safety systems in our models,” said Miklos Kiss, coordinator at the Audi Accident Research Unit.

AARU has been tasked with investigating crashes 12 years ago, when it was founded as a result of the collaboration between Regensburg University Hospital, the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior and Audi.
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