The Dr. Steffan Datentechnik GmbH was founded in 1990 as a software developing company by Dr. Hermann Steffan.
At the beginning its main task was the development of software for accident reconstruction - PC-Crash- which is used all over the world with several thousands of licenses.
During his work at the University of Technology in Graz Dr. Steffan was involved as an expert in many international research projects dealing with automotive passive safety. Further activities in biomechanics, calculations for structural mechanics and multi-body simulations followed. Sled tests and full scale crash tests have been performed for validation and research purposes.
Development of Crashtest Facilities:
Several crashtest facilities have been developed by DSD like intrusion simulation device, the UFO (Ultraflat Overrunable Robot for experimental ADAS Testing), or a FMH test device were developed by DSD between 1999 and 2017. This department of the company was sold in early 2018.
In our own crash site near Linz, Fullscale-crashtests with trucks up to 40 tons are carried out.