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Benefit estimation of measures concerning the Euro NCAP pedestrian rating and other secondary safety systems on the basis of real-world pedestrian accidents

  • The paper presents a methodology for the benefit estimation of several secondary safety systems for pedestrians, using the exceptional data depth of GIDAS. A total of 667 frontal pedestrian accidents up to 40kph and more than 500 AIS2+ injuries have been considered. In addition to the severity, affected body region, exact impact point on the vehicle, and the causing part of every injury, the related Euro NCAP test zone was determined. One results of the study is a detailed impact distribution for AIS2+ injuries across the vehicle front. It can be stated, how often a test zone or vehicle part is hit by pedestrians in frontal accidents and which role the ground impact plays. Basing on that, different secondary safety measures can be evaluated by an injury shift method concerning their real world effectiveness. As an example, measures concerning the Euro NCAP pedestrian rating tests have been evaluated. It was analysed which Euro NCAP test zones are the most effective ones. In addition, real test results have been evaluated. Using the presented methodology, other secondary safety like the active bonnet (pop-up bonnet) or a pedestrian airbag measures can be evaluated.

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Author:Hendrik Liers, Martin Urban, Lars Hannawald
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/03
Year of first publication:2010
Contributing corporation:Verkehrsunfallforschung an der Technischen Universität Dresden GmbH
Release Date:2012/08/03
Tag:Frontalzusammenstoß; Fußgänger; Konferenz; Ort (Position); PKW; Passives Sicherheitssystem; Schweregrad (Unfall, Verletzung); Unfall; Verletzung
Accident; Car; Conference; Head on collision; Injury; Location; Passive safety system; Pedestrian; Severity (accid, injury)
Source:4rd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 309-322
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 4th International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt / Link zum Urhebergesetz

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