Messring has setup a new subsidiary, Messring Active Safety, to develop testing systems for active safety technologies. The new entity will enable the company to keep pace with the needs of automotive companies, sensor manufacturers, and other suppliers, and to cope with the new requirements.
Dierk Arp, MD of Messring, said, “We need to ensure that autonomous cars and active safety systems can demonstrate their reliability in realistic tests conducted off public roads.
Although it has access to all of Messring Group’s resources, Messring Active Safety will operate autonomously and benefits from the expertise of Messring employees and the flat organizational structure within the small but specialized team.
Co-founder Dr Igor Doric has been appointed executive director of the company. Dr Doric has served as the scientific and technical director of CARISSMA, a vehicle safety research center at the Technical University of Ingolstadt in Germany, for six years.
Messring wants to expand the possibilities for testing active safety systems step by step with realistic, practical, and solution-driven innovations. In this process, close collaboration with OEMs and their suppliers is extremely important.
Arp added, “In the field of active safety testing, we want to become what we already are in the field of passive safety – a leading system and full-service supplier.”