How does mobility in twenty years? How much security is in a Formula 1 race cars and what comes of it donated to a production car?

A murmur went through the round, as the first alliance on 11 Autotag September 2012, the video is from a crash test made of the carbon fiber composite Formula 1 “nose” was recorded. The test of the Allianz Center for Technology (AZT) clarifies the outstanding features of the new material. Despite its low weight of only 3.5 kg, the energy will be on impact with 46 km / h reduced to zero on a solid barrier, so that the test slide on the shortest route to a standstill. Because of the even delay a load of the driver would be minimal. One who is familiar with such hazards and pushing at the limits of human performance well, was also there on that sunny Autotag in September on the AZT-site in Ismaning: Nico Rosberg, the young and fast racers from the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team, with the alliance since the beginning of the 2011 racing season closely.

Over one hundred business and professional journalists and industry experts at the invitation of the Alliance were followed to their first Autotag. In this multimedia event experience around the topics traffic safety and mobility concepts Nico Rosberg told vividly how the Formula 1 combines a top-class motor sport tech with the highest standards of safety. The level at which the Formula 1 moves at the moment is made possible only through the consistent implementation of a number of security measures. These include the route security and construction of racing cars as well as the safety car and medical care.


The experts stressed here at the same time the bow of racing cars to the production vehicle. Future cars must be not only safer but also more economical and easier in the face of climate change. Because of the lightweight construction provides in Formula 1, a high-tech model: lightweight and very good crash behavior are thus as in alliance test the Autotag audience illustrates pictorially, not necessarily contradict each other.

Safety commitment is more than sponsorship

Since 2000, the Alliance is active in Formula 1. Through this partnership, the alliance reaches a global audience that is passionate about all topics relating to motoring. Over the years, was the first commitment of the Alliance for road safety to the main drivers for use in the formula As a visible sign on the hood of the official Formula 1 Safety Car and Medical Car for the first time in the history of Formula 1 appears the logo of a sponsor: the Alliance. The use of the Alliance for the road safety is also confirmed by the fact that the company’s logo is seen on two important security elements of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 cars, namely the head and neck protection, the so-called Head and Neck Support System ( HANS) and to the safety belts.

Traffic accidents in the world ranking of the leading causes of death according to the latest surveys of the WHO already in fifth place. Worldwide 1.2 million people die each year in traffic, about ten times to serious injuries arrives. The trend is still rising. As the largest global auto insurer, with more than 50 million insured vehicles, and his own research institute, the Allianz Center for Technology, the Alliance supported since 2011 therefore initiated by the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 “.

Electric mobility remains exciting

The afternoon of the eventful day car was themed “tension visible” and was devoted to detail the topic of electric mobility. It was for many guests a fun eye-opening experience, to embark on a first practice round with electric cars well-known car manufacturers such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Opel, Renault, VW, and Tesla. Often turn the discussion on the future of electric cars to reach, capacity and speed. The experts presented the efforts of AZT to high standards of safety while driving with electric drive in focus. These are, of course, the car insurer’s heart. The Alliance therefore calls for adequate visibility for electric vehicles by synthetically generated noise up to 30 km / h, a visible indicator of the high-voltage system, which is particularly important for emergency services in case of accidents, and. No tuning or other interference in the high-voltage system In short, electric and hybrid vehicles to be as safe as traditional cars.

The AZT analyzed for several years, the ease of repair and the insurance aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles. To limit damage cost of these vehicles for everyday accidents, no damage to the high-voltage system arise. Additional repair work, such as turning off the high-voltage system for vehicle repair must remain inexpensive. The vehicle value plays an important role high-voltage battery. For the evaluation of high-voltage vehicles after an accident, therefore, the vehicle electronics provide information on the status and lifetime consumption of the high-voltage battery.