Cost benefit analysis

  • Although the number of road accident casualties in Europe is falling the problem still remains substantial. In 2011 there were still over 30,000 road accident fatalities [EC 2012]. Approximately half of these were car occupants and about 60 percent of these occurred in frontal impacts. The next stage to improve a car- safety performance in frontal impacts is to improve its compatibility for car-to-car impacts and for collisions against objects and HGVs. Compatibility consists of improving both a car- self and partner protection in a manner such that there is good interaction with the collision partner and the impact energy is absorbed in the car- frontal structures in a controlled way which results in a reduction of injuries. Over the last ten years much research has been performed which has found that there are four main factors related to a car- compatibility [Edwards 2003, Edwards 2007]. These are structural interaction potential, frontal force matching, compartment strength and the compartment deceleration pulse and related restraint system performance. The objective of the FIMCAR FP7 EC-project was to develop an assessment approach suitable for regulatory application to control a car- frontal impact and compatibility crash performance and perform an associated cost benefit analysis for its implementation.

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Author:Mervyn Edwards, Marcus Wisch, Claus Pastor, Jennifer Price, Jeremy Broughton, Thorsten Adolph
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of Publication (online):2014/01/31
Contributing corporation:Institut für Land- und Seeverkehr
Release Date:2014/01/31
Tag:Anfahrversuch; Bewertung; Fahrzeug; Kompatibilität; Schlag; Sicherheit; Verfahren; Versuch
Compatibility; Evaluation (assessment); Impact test (veh); Method; Safety; Shock; Test; Vehicle
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Source:Kapitel XIII aus: FIMCAR - Frontal Impact and Compatibility Assessment Research
Institutes:Abteilung Fahrzeugtechnik / Abteilung Fahrzeugtechnik
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion

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