MUNICH -- Ulrich Fuehrer, a pioneer in accident research in Germany, died Aug. 21. He was 68.
Fuehrer worked for a Swedish engineering office and for BMW AG, where he led the project-management team behind the company's first complete crash-testing lab. In 1968, he founded what became Messring Systembau GmbH. The company builds turnkey crash-test systems for automakers, insurance companies and government agencies. He retired for health reasons in 2009.