Crashworthiness of Euro NCAP compliant vehicles: Risk of occupant injury in different side impact constellations

  • The incidence of side impacts was investigated from GIDAS data. Both vehicle-fixed object and vehicle-vehicle collisions were analysed as these are enclosed within the consumer testing program. Vehicle-fixed object collisions were stratified according to ESC availability. Results indicated that vehicles equipped with ESC rarely have pure-lateral impacts. An increase in oblique collisions was seen for the vehicles with ESC whereby most vehicle were driving in left curves. The analysis of vehicle-vehicle collisions developed injury risk curves were developed at the AIS3+ injury severity for the vehicle-vehicle side impacts. Results suggested that greatest injury risk occurred when a Pre Euro NCAP vehicle was struck by a Post Euro-NCAP vehicle. The remaining curves did not show different behaviour, indicating that stiffness increased have been equally combated. This was attributable to the few Post Euro-NCAP vehicles that had a deployed curtain airbag available in the sample. The integration of Euro NCAP testing has shown to improve vehicle crashworthiness for pole collisions, as those vehicles with ESC rarely incur lateral impacts.

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Author:L. Gaylor, M. Junge
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2017/10/13
Contributing corporation:Volkswagen Unfallforschung
Release Date:2017/10/13
Tag:Deutschland; Elektronisches Stabilitätsprogramm; Fahrzeug; Insasse; Konferenz; Risiko; Schweregrad (Unfall; Seitlicher Zusammenstoß; Verletzung; Verletzung); Zusammenstoß
Car; Collision; Conference; Electronic stability program; Germany; Injury; Occupant (veh); Passenger; Risk; Severity (accid; Side impact; injury)
Außerdem beteiligt: RMIT University, School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering, Melbourne
Source:7th International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research" 2016
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 7th International Conference on ESAR

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