Assessment of Passenger Safety in Future Vehicles

Project manager
Lotta Jakobsson
Period
2017-06-15 - 2020-08-31

The aim is to answer the research question on how to assess the protection of the heterogeneous population of passengers in future car crashes. The purpose is to develop personalized restraints. Specifically, the project will achieve method developments based on enhancement of tools (physical and numerical human substitutes), and apply these methods to deliver novel protection principles. User-studies and real-world crash-data will identify Use-cases. Existing tools and potential needs for improvement are evaluated and addressed. For some selected use-cases, assessment methods are developed deriving at protection principles enabling personalized restraints. This project covers those using the seatbelt as primary restraint (4 years up to elderly). This is an important project for the SAFER HBM cluster and continuation of the Småfolk-cluster.

Short facts

Project title: Assessment of Passenger Safety in Future Vehicles
Project type:
Research area:
Human body protection
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Period:
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Project publications

Published in
Prpject presentation at Resultatkonferens 27 sept 2018, Göteborg
Year of publication
2018
It has been proposed that automated vehicles will greatly increase road traffic safety. However, few attempts have been made to quantify this thesis and to compare the expected benefits with more traditional safety systems. This study
Author(s)
Lubbe N, Jeppsson H, Ranjbar A, Fredriksson J, Bärgman J, Östling M.
Published in
IRCOBI, IRC-18-11, Aten, Greece
Year of publication
2018
Traffic accidents are the second leading cause of child fatality among children younger than 15 years of age. In the course of 10 years, the implementation of child restraint systems has decreased child fatality in traffic
Author(s)
Sarah El-Mobader
Published in
Karlstad Universitet
Year of publication
2018
Motor Vehicle Crashes (MVC) are among the leading causes of deaths for children globally. Complementary to the fatality risk, traffic road accidents are responsible for an even larger number of severe pediatric injuries which can lead
Author(s)
Josefine Berntsson
Published in
Chalmers
Year of publication
2018
Understanding and being able to quantify sitting postures is a central asset in car safety evaluations. This is due to the fact that passengers can choose a range of different sitting positions. Studying and understanding how
Author(s)
Mathilda Janson, Jessica Wedmark
Published in
Lund
Year of publication
2018

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