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Analysis of pedestrian leg contacts and distribution of contact points across the vehicle front

  • Determining the risk to pedestrians that are impacted by areas of the front bumper not currently regulated in type-approval testing requires an understanding of the target population and the injury risk posed by the edges of the bumper. National statistics show that approximately 10% of all accident casualties are pedestrians, with 20% to 30% of these pedestrian casualties being killed or seriously injured. However, the contact position across the front of the bumper is not recorded in national statistics and so in-depth accident databases (OTS, UK and GIDAS, Germany) were used to examine injury risk in greater detail. The results showed that some injury types and severities of injuries appear to peak around the bumper edges. Although there are sometimes inconsistencies in the data, generally there is no evidence to suggest that the edges of the bumper are less likely to be contacted or cause injury.

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Author:A. Barrow, C. Reeves, Jolyon A. Carroll, Richard Cuerden, Henrik Liers, Mario Marschner, P. Broertjes
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2015/09/11
Year of first publication:2015
Contributing corporation:Transport Research Laboratory (Wokingham)
Release Date:2015/09/11
Tag:Bein; Deutschland; Fußgänger; Konferenz; Pkw; Schweregrad (Unfall; Seite; Unfall; Unfallrekonstruktion; Vereinigtes Königreich; Verletzung; Verletzung); Vorn
Accident; Accident reconstruction; Car; Conference; Edge; Front; Germany; Injury; Lateral; Leg (human); Pedestrian; Severity (acid; United Kingdom; injury)
Außerdem beteiligt: Verkehrsunfallforschung der TU Dresden GmbH, Europäische Kommission, Generaldirektion Unternehmen und Industrie
Source:6th International Conference on ESAR 2014
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 80 Unfallforschung
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 6th International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt / Link zum Urhebergesetz

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