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Improved Frontal Impact Protection throught a World Frontal Impact Dummy

Objective

Frontal collisions produce the highest frequency is fatalities and injuries in road accidents, the costs to the European Society alone being more than 160 billion EUROs each year. Even though the European Frontal Directive became effective only recently, further research is required to better assess the protection offered to car occupants in frontal impacts.

An important motive for this is found in the current Hybrid-III crash test dummy that has shown important deficiencies in human likeness and injury assessment capabilities.

The general objective of this project is to contribute to reduction of the amount of injured and death car occupants in frontal collisions through the development of a frontal impact dummy prototype (FID) that meets currents day needs. This dummy will have realistic behaviour and injury indicating measurements, durability and repeatability, all based on the latest biomechanical and accidentological information collected or generated in the project.

Call for proposal

First Call - GR
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Coordinator

CRASH SAFETY CENTRE/TNO AUTOMOTIVE
Address
Schoemakerstraat97

Netherlands

Participants (5)

BIOMECHANICS AND IMPACT MECHANICS LABORATORY
France
Address
25 Avenue François Mitterand
BUNDESANSTALT FUR STRAPENWESEN
Germany
Address
Brüderstrasse53
INSITUTO UNIVERSITARIO DE INVESTIGACION DEL AUTOMOVIL (INIA)
Spain
Address
Campus Sur Upm. Ctra De Valencia Km 7
INSTITUE OF LEGAL MEDICINE/EXPERIMENTAL BIOMECHANICS
Germany
Address
Vossstrsse2
TRANSPORT RESEARCH FOUNDATION (TRADING AS TRANSPORT RESEARCH LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Old Workingham Road