CAVA Safety (part of the CAVA product portfolio) enables you to verify the requirements for the safety of pedestrians and occupants. The tool enables you to calculate and analyze markup lines and impact zones for mandatory physical impacts to the exterior of the vehicle, as well as to find minimum radius violations on exterior and interior components like bumper, grille, mirror housing, dashboard and doors.
Prepare the crash simulation on the digital model according to legal requirements (UNECE R-127) and consumer protection guidelines (NCAP).
Save time by reducing the need for physical prototypes.
Easily find minimum radius violations for interior and exterior design according to legal requirements.
Provide documentation as required by certification agencies.
The pedestrian protection feature calculates the reference curves, impact points, and areas for head and leg impactors on the vehicle front, according to ECE-R 127 and Euro NCAP regulations.
The safety radius feature checks the exterior vehicle geometry if the minimum required radius is violated. It considers the reachability with the test sphere and the specific radii for bumper zone, lamp and grill elements.
The minimum radius feature checks the interior vehicle geometry to see if the minimum required radius is violated. It calculates the head impact and exclusion zones, considers the reachability with the test pendulum and the specific radius requirements for each zone.
The projection measurement feature calculates the height of projecting elements in sections using the two touching circle method according to UNECE-R 21 and UNECE-R 26. It enables you to produce section drawings as required by certification agencies.
The implementation of CAVA at Ford Motor Company started in 2007 and was seamlessly integrated into the global company system of CATIA V5. Today, about 100 CAVA users around the world work with the software for global product management in the US, Brazil, Germany, UK, Turkey, Australia, China and India. It is rolled out in several departments.
In a recent project, we saved close to 1000 design hours versus traditional methodologies in the first year alone thanks to CAVA Vision.