Comparative assessment of the passive safety of passenger cars

  • One goal of the assessment of the crashworthiness of passenger cars is to characterize the potential of injury outcome to occupants of cars involved in an accident. This can be achieved by the help of an index that puts the number of injured occupants of passenger cars in relation to the number of cars involved in an accident. As a consequence, this index decreases with a lower potential of injury and rises with a higher number of injuries while assuming a fixed number of accidents. Another index is introduced that uses an economical weighting of each injury level. The consequential injury costs are calculated using the average economical costs for lightly, severely and fatally injured persons. The calculation of the safety indices is based on an anonymized sample of accident data provided by the Federal Statistical Office. An index of Mercedes passenger car drivers depending on the year of registration between 1991 and 2006 is compared to the index of drivers of cars of other makes within the same range of registration years.

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Author:F. Kramer, J Bakker
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/02
Contributing corporation:SAFE
Release Date:2012/08/02
Tag:Konferenz; Kosten; PKW; Passives Sicherheitssystem; Rechenmodell; Schweregrad (Unfall; Unfall; Verletzung; Verletzung)
Accident; Car; Conference; Cost; Injury; Mathematical Model; Passive safety system; Severity (accid; injury)
Weitere beteiligte Körperschaft: Daimler AG
Source:3rd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S.96-103
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 3rd International Conference on ESAR

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