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.
Software Development Mainly for Accident Reconstruction:
More than 4500 Offices and about 6000 installations world wide, show, that the software package PC-Crash has developed as one of the major tools for accident reconstruction. In addition DSD performs more than 1000 accident reconstructions, for court and scientific use, annually.
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.
The Hyper-G testing device, installed at DSD is used for sled crash test services. In addition all important crash testing devices are available at DSD, allowing also execution of full scale crash tests up to 40 ton trucks at the new new outdoor crashcenter near Linz.