Completely unexpectedly and far too soon, our dear colleague Alain Florin passed away on 24th November 2023 at the age of just 49. Alain Florin had worked in accident analysis and accident research for many years. He was not only an active member of the EVU, but also Chairman of the Swiss national group. As such, he not only took care of Swiss matters, but was also available to all EVU members as an important advisor with his helpful nature and extraordinary expertise. He always invited all EVU members to the events he organized. In addition to his professional work as an accident analyst, he was also involved in safety research and accident prevention. He has passed on his extensive knowledge in lectures, publications and seminars. In Alain Florin, we have lost a committed colleague, friend and supporter to whom we owe great respect and deep gratitude.
A few days ago, the EVU Board received the sad news that Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Langwieder, who was closely associated with EVU due to his many years of work on the EVU Presidential Council and as an honorary member, passed away on 22.11.2020.
Prof. Langwieder was one of the renowned experts in the field of vehicle and road safety and worked from the end of the 1960s first for the HUK Association and then for its successor organization, the GDV, where he headed the Institute for Vehicle Safety until 2003. At the same time, he made a name for himself as a lecturer at the HTW Dresden, was head of the DVR's "Vehicle Technology" expert committee and, since 2005, president of the German Driving Instructors Academy.
In 2007, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for special services to vehicle safety and his commitment to traffic accident research. With Prof. Langwieder, the EVU has lost, to its great regret, a competent, likeable and humorous person.
In deep sadness, the EVU announces the loss of longtime member Pavel Pustina. Pavel Pustina died on January 25th, 2017
In deep sadness, the EVU announces the loss of longtime member Prof. Ivan Prebil. Ivan Prebil died on October 31, 2017 after a long illness.
Court expert for road traffic accidents passed away forever in the night from August 2 to 3, 2013 at the age of 91.
Graz University of Technology fulfills the sad duty to announce that Prov. Doz. Dr. Iztok Ciglarič passed away on May 26, 2014 at the age of 50.