Within the EC funded project SENIORS a new simplified and generic test rig was developed both as physical prototype and as FE model for testing and simulation, respectively. The aim was to create a more representative set-up of contemporary vehicles, ensuring good test repeatability and enabling the comparison of test results. Requirements for the generic test rig were derived from previous projects, such as THORAX. It is based on the Gold Standard fixture (Shaw et al. 2009) as it is simple and easy to use in virtual testing. For further information, please refer to this link. In cooperation with THUMS User Community, the FE model of the test rig will be prepared to be released as load case in the TUC Validation Repository.