Issue: May 2011


TASS, TNO and TTAI Announce Partnership Beyond Safe



by Lenny Case

TASS, TNO and TTAI have joined forces in a partnership under the name
Beyond Safe. Beyond Safe is a joint initiative of the aforementioned independent parties to help the automotive industry face the challenges arising from increasing market demands.

The introduction of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) has challenged the automotive industry to move into integrated safety territory. Beyond Safe can add value to this development by offering integrated safety tools and solutions to help OEMs design such cars, and deliver the expertise to validate and certify them early in the design process.

By combining TASS' commercial focus and global network with TNO's expertise in Innovative Research & Development and TTAI's state-of-the-art crash testing facilities, Beyond Safe offers a unique combination of software tools, technological solutions, engineering services and testing that will result in the design and production of safer, cleaner, and more efficient vehicles.

"We see the automotive industry moving more towards integrated safety in the future. Market demands require cars to be safer, greener and aid overall mobility. With Beyond Safe we can contribute considerably to this development," says Leo Kusters, Board Member of Beyond Safe and Innovation Director at TNO.

"Through our global network, Beyond Safe can offer the entire product portfolio of all three parties, thereby providing our customers with more customer intimacy and a dedicated, local contact anywhere in the world.

"By bundling R&D solutions with operational power and expertise, we are a strategic partner for OEMs and their suppliers, enabling them to gain a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing environment," says Henk Wierenga, Board Member of Beyond Safe and Director at TASS.

From 13 - 16 June 2011 Beyond Safe will be present at the ESV conference in Washington (United States). Please visit Beyond Safe at stand number 605.

Beyond Safe aims to help the automotive industry respond to the increasing needs and challenges of the future. Beyond Safe is a partnership between TASS, TNO and TTAI. TASS (TNO Automotive Safety Solutions B.V.) is a leading provider of simulation safety software. TNO is an independent research organization whose expertise and research contribute highly to the competitiveness of companies and organizations. TTAI (TÜV Rheinland TNO Automotive International B.V.) is a leading independent European centre of excellence for safety testing, with sophisticated technology and advanced state-of-the-art facilities.

For further information, please visit http://www.beyondsafe.com

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