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.
Assessment of Passenger Safety in Future Vehicles