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Comparative study of VRU head impact locations

  • This study aimed at comparing head Wrap Around Distance (WAD) of Vulnerable Road User (VRU) obtained from the German in-depth Accident Database (GIDAS), the China in-depth Accident Database (CIDAS) and the Japanese in-depth Accident Database (ITARDA micro). Cumulative distribution of WAD of pedestrian and cyclist were obtained for each database (AIS2+) showing that WAD of cyclists were larger than the ones of pedestrians. Comparing three regions, the 50%tile WAD of GIDAS was larger than that of both Asian accident databases. Using linear regression that might predict WAD of pedestrians and cyclists from Impact speed and VRU height, WADs were calculated to be 206cm/219cm (Pedestrian/Cyclist) for GIDAS, 170cm/192cm for CIDAS and 211cm/235cm for ITARDA. In addition, this study may be helpful for reconsideration of WAD measurement alignment between accident reconstruction and test procedures.

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Author:Toru Kiuchi, Nils Lubbe, Dietmar Otte, Q. Chen
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2015/08/06
Year of first publication:2015
Contributing corporation:Toyota Motor Corporation
Release Date:2015/08/06
Tag:Berechnung; China; Deutschland; Fußgänger; Japan; Konferenz; Kopf; Länge; Ort (Position); Pkw; Radfahrer; Unfall; Unfallrekonstruktion; Zusammenstoß
Accident; Accident reconstruction; Calculation; Car; China; Conference; Cyclist; Germany; Head; Impact (collision); Japan; Length; Location; Pedestrian
Außerdem beteiligt: Toyota Motor Europe; Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Verkehrsunfallforschung; China Automotive Technology & Research Center (Tientsien)
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

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