Child Occupant Protection seminar - Latest knowledge and challenges in future mobility

4 September 2019 08:30–14:45
Lindholmen Conference Centre, Lindholmen Science Park, Lindholmspiren 3, Göteborg room Tesla

SAFER invites to a whole day seminar on the latest research on child occupant protection.

You are welcome to attend the fifth biannual seminar Child Occupant Protection - Latest knowledge and challenges in future mobility. About fifteen international researchers will share their state-of-art child safety research, discussing future opportunities, with the target to set the future agenda for child occupant protection. We want to create a positive dialogue between all different experts, researchers and users involved in child safety in cars. The focus is on children aged 4-12. The seminar is a part of the SAFER project ”FFI - Assessment of passenger safety in future cars”.

Hosts: Lotta Jakobsson, Mats Svensson  
Moderators: Kristy Arbogast, John Bolte

Please see the presentations from the event in the link below!


8:30   Registration

8:45   Welcome – Lotta Jakobsson, Mats Svensson, SAFER, Sweden

User-driven design of child restraint informationJulie Brown, NEURA, Australia

Protection of rear seat occupants in frontal crashes Jessica Jermakian, IIHS, USA

Boosters that don’t boost – a belt fit study Matthew Reed, UMTRI, USA

10:05   Fika

10:40    Influence of CRS fit and effects on adjacent seat positions in side impacts – John  Bolte, Ohio State Univ., USA

Child movements in swerving maneuvers Valentina Graci, Children’s Hospital of  Philadelphia, USA

Design of a belt retractor to better represent in-vehicle response when conducting sled tests – Suzanne Tylko, Transport Canada, Canada

Dangers of CRS misuse in car crashes: A biomechanical analysis of head and neck injuries using PIPER child Human Body Model – Xiaogai Li, KTH, Sweden

12:20   Lunch

13:15   Multi-country questionnaire study on preferred seating configuration and  positions in AD for families - Sjaanie Koppel, Monash Univ., Australia

Automated technologies: Perspectives on protection for children and teens –  Kristy Arbogast, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA

Challenges in future cars  - increased automation and shared mobility – Katarina  Bohman, Volvo Cars, Sweden

14:30   Closing remarks

14:45   End of seminar

Lotta Jakobsson, SAFER’s Research area director for Human body protection comments on the upcoming event:
“We want to reach out to everyone who works with child occupant protection today, this involves researchers in biomechanics and user behavior, those working with safety system development, rulemaking as well as consumer information and interaction etc. In addition, we want to attract those who are focusing on future transportations to join this event providing important input to the future needs”.

Please sign up on the link below (prior to August 26, 2019).

Malin Levin
malin.levin [at]

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open innovation arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

Contact information


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