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
8:45 Welcome – Lotta Jakobsson, Mats Svensson, SAFER, Sweden
User-driven design of child restraint information – Julie 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
10:40 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
Promoting child safety in cars in China : How to address extended rear facing installation – Farid Bendjellal, Britax, Germany
13:15 Multi-country questionnaire study on preferred seating configuration and positions in AD for families - Sjaanie Koppel, Monash Univ., Australia
Design specifications and use cases for autonomous vehicles: a focus group study of parents and children – 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).