International Conference Protection of Children in Cars

The Langwieder Conference

December 1 - 3, 2021
Exchange with experts
International Web Conference
The conference language is English

New mobility concepts, intermodality of transport and autonomous driving will influence the design and use of CRS and require continuous consumer information/education through safety campaigns. This will be one of the focal points of this year‘s conference.

As an international forum for child safety, the 19th International Conference will provide an overview of trends in safety regulations, of recent research results, product development and testing/rating procedures, taking into account the needs and trends not only in industrialized countries but globally.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold the conference on-site at TÜV SÜD in Munich again this year. However, we will hold a web conference to maintain the exchange of experience between child safety experts. On the three conference days in the afternoon (CET) we offer sessions with presentations and discussions between speakers, chairpersons and the participants.

Gesamtpreis (Brutto)

785,40 €

inkl. 125,40 € MwSt.

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  • New Mobility / Future Transport Challenges
  • Standards and Rulemaking
  • Consumer Information
  • Test Procedures and Dummies
  • Human Body Modeling


December 1 - 3, 2021


Live Online

The conference is acting as worldwide forum for safety engineers, accident researchers, experts in biomechanics, pediatricians, behavourial scientists, representatives of rulemaking, consumer organizations, promotors of safety campaigns and specialists in vehicle and CRS rating procedures as well as for students, working in the field of child safety.


VAT is not applied to non-German companies. The net cost of participation will be charged.

There will be a 50 % discount for members of universities.


The conference language is English

If registration via our webshop is not possible, please send us an email to [email protected].
The Conference

December 1, 2021


Philippe Lesire, LAB Peugeot Citroën Renault (FR)


New Mobility / Future Transport Challenges
Chair: Stephan Schwald, AUDI AG (DE);
Kristy Arbogast, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (US)

  • Safer transport of children in buses and coaches
    Marta Anglès Torradeflot, Applus IDIADA Group (ES)
  • Reclined seating – a simulation study using PIPER 6y
    Katarina Bohman, Sarah El-Mobader, Lotta Jakobsson, Volvo Cars Safety Centre (SE)
  • The investigation of submarining in reclined child occupants in frontal crashes
    Hans Hauschild, John Humm, Medical College of Wisconsin; Jalaj Maheshwari, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Valentina Graci, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Drexel University (US)


15:30 Standards and Rulemaking
Chair: Farid Bendjellal, Britax, Childcare Group (DE);
Jessica Jermakian, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (US)

  • Updates of child restraint system regulation in China
    Andy Zhu, Goodbaby International Holdings Ltd; Weijing Li, China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co.; Bright Zhu, eqo Testing and Certification Co. (CN)
  • Child restraint system is written into national legislation in China
    Tong Lihua, Zhang Chao, Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center (CN)
  • Analysis of head vertical excursion requirement for booster cushions in UN Regulation 129
    Marc Pitcher, Farid Bendjellal, Britax Childcare (DE)
  • The effect of Q-Series dummy adaptation on the prevalence of chin-to-chest contact and its influence on upper neck tension force in UN Regulation No. 129 tests
    Costandinos Visvikis, Christoph Thurn, Thomas Müller, CYBEX GmbH (DE)

End of the Live Session

December 2, 2021

13:00 Consumer Information
Chair: Joachim Fausel, Daimler AG (DE);
Costandinos Visvikis, CYBEX GmbH (DE)
  • Euro NCAP Child Occupant Protection – 2023 and beyond
    James Ellway, Euro NCAP (BE)
  • Consumer Reports’ Rear-Seat Safety test program
    Emily A. Thomas, Jennifer Stockburger, Consumer Reports (US)


14:30 Test Procedures and Dummies
Chair: Suzanne Tylko, Transport Canada (CA);
Bernd Lorenz, Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (DE)
  • The Large Omni-directional Child (LODC) ATD: Status Update
    Jason Stammen, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) (US)
  • CRS testing on vehicle seats: Exploring beyond the regulatory bench
    Julie A. Mansfield, The Ohio State University (US)
  • Sensitivity study of factors inside the Q10 2020 dummy influencing chest deflections
    Olaf van Leeuwen, Bernard Been, Apoorva Lakshminarayana, Humanetics Europe GmbH (NL/DE)
  • CAE sensitivity study in realistic sled environment and its influence on Q10 2020 chest deflection responses
    Apoorva Lakshminarayana, Christian Brockhusen, Bernard Been, Olaf van Leeuwen, Humanetics Europe GmbH (NL/DE)

16:30 Human Body Modeling
Chair: Heiko Johannsen, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover;
Philipp Wernicke, BMW Group (DE)
  • Analysis of 6YO pediatric human body model kinematics and kinetics to determine submarining across naturalistic seating postures
    Jalaj Maheshwari, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Gianna Slusher, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (US)
  • Parametric study of booster seat design characteristics
    Jason Forman, Matthew Miller, Daniel Perez-Rapela, Bronislaw Gepner, University of Virginia, Center for Applied Biomechanics; Marcy Edwards, Jessica Jermakian, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (US)
17:30 End of the Live Session of the second Conference Day

December 3, 2021

13:00 Field Observations
Chair: Sjaan Koppel, Monash University (AU);
Philippe Lesire, LAB Peugeot Citroën Renault (FR)
  • Child safety in Estonia: common problems, statistics and surveys
    Liis Sepp, Estonian Transport Administration
  • Child restraint use in Sweden
    Sofia Bergfors, Helena Lundberg, Volvia; Lotta Jakobsson, Katarina Bohman, Volvo Cars Safety Centre (SE)
  • Parental discourse on car alert systems: Are implications on car-seat safety a consideration?
    Elad Calif, Daniela Orr, Amir Falk, Beterem – Safe Kids Israel
14:05 Break

14:45 Accident Research and Biomechanics
Chair: Prof. Dr. Lothar Wech, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt;
Ralf Ambos, DEKRA Automobil GmbH (DE)
  • Application of an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)-Based Motion Capture System for the quantification of child posture on belt-positioning booster seats
    Gretchen H. Baker, Julie A. Mansfield, Randee L. Hunter, John H. Bolte IV, the Ohio State University, Injury Biomechanics Research Center (US)
  • Dynamic performance of child restraint systems – old and used restraints, and harnessed restraints for older children
    Tom Whyte, Nicholas Kent, Julie Brown, Lynne Bilston, Neuroscience Research Australia, The George Institute for Global Health, and The University of New South Wales (AU)
15:35 Break
15:45 Panel discussion on accident data and data gathering
Chair: Suzanne Tylko, Transport Canada (CA);
Heiko Johannsen, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (DE)
16:30 Resumé, Outlook & Farewell
Philippe Lesire, LAB Peugeot Citroën Renault (FR)

16:45 End of the Conference

Program Committee

  • Dr. Reinhard Kolke, ADAC e.V. (DE)
  • Stephan Schwald, AUDI AG (DE)
  • Philipp Wernicke, BMW Group (DE), 
  • Bernd Lorenz, Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (DE)
  • Farid Bendjellal, Britax Childcare (DE)
  • Kristy Arbogast, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (US)
  • Costandinos Visvikis, CYBEX GmbH (DE)
  • Joachim Fausel, Daimler AG (DE)
  • Ralf Ambos, DEKRA Automobil GmbH (DE) 
  • Jessica Jermakian, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) (US)
  • Prof. Dr. Koshiro Ono, Japan Automobile Research Institute (JP)
  • Dr. Reiner Nett, Kegelmann Technik GmbH (DE)
  • Dr. Heiko Johannsen, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (DE)
  • Dr. Sjaan Koppel, Monash University (AU)
  • Prof. Dr. Lothar Wech, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (DE)
  • Jiří Socha, Ph.D., TÜV SÜD Czech s.r.o. (CZ)
Philippe Lesire, LAB Peugeot Citroën Renault (FR)
Suzanne Tylko, Transport Canada (CA), 

The conference "Protection of Children in Cars" was initiated by Professor Dr. Klaus Langwieder and shaped and influenced over decades. Klaus Langwieder passed away on November 22, 2020, and it is in his memory that we are continuing the conference, to him who placed the safety of car occupants at the center of his work.

Professor Dr. Klaus Langwieder, recipient of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Professor of Vehicle Safety, studied mechanical engineering in Munich and was head of the Vehicle Safety Department at the German Insurance Association (GDV) for many years.

Child safety in vehicles was always particularly close to his heart. He analyzed accident data, initiated numerous ambitious research projects to gain a deeper understanding of this data, and he was very successful in his efforts to use this knowledge in expert circles and legislative groups for better protection of children as occupants. For example, he was deeply involved in the successful international standardization of ISOFIX, the introduction of side impact requirements and the optimization of the usability of child seats. Early on, he recognized the need for improved and new regulatory standards for child seats and, in addition to his great expertise, he also used his human empathy and communication skills to achieve these important goals at the international level.


Here you will find further information on the technical requirements.

To participate in a live online conference you need a desktop PC, laptop or tablet. Headphones are an advantage. You may need a webcam and microphone for separate discussion forums, where you can join in person with video and audio. In the lecture sessions, you will participate in the discussion in writing.

Since a live online conference is played out on its own Internet page, a browser-based microsite, no download of special software or applications is necessary in advance. A stable internet connection is required. In some cases, there may be problems with Internet connections via VPN. In this case, please disconnect the VPN connection before dialing in.

A full display and functionality of the microsite is guaranteed e.g. with the current Chrome browser. Older versions, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, are not suitable. For separate discussion forums, for small group work or workshops the application Microsoft Teams is used at some conferences. You can find out in advance from the respective organization team whether this is the case at your conference.

All registered participants will receive an e-mail with a personalized access link to the microsite shortly before the event. You log in there directly with your personal link and have access to the presentation documents (download) and the live page (stream).

Do you have questions about the technical requirements? Then please contact us.
[email protected]


Conference Management 
Ute Alius
Westendstr. 160

80339 Munich
T +49 89 5791 1647

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