Rear Seat Safety for Short Occupants, phase II

Project manager
Katarina Bohman
Period
2012-04-01 - 2016-12-31

The overall project scope is to join efforts in mapping the causes of injuries occurring to restrained children 4-12 years old in side to frontal impact situations providing guidelines for evaluation methods as well as protection principles, including restraint handling and attitude aspects. This is done by broad comprehensive research efforts combining expertise from industry and academia using various methodologies with applied research directed towards countermeasures. The total project includes real world crash data analysis, real world driving studies and crash testing and simulations.

Short facts

Project title: Rear Seat Safety for Short Occupants, phase II
Project type:
Research area:
Human body protection
Financier(s):
SAFER
Partner(s):
Chalmers, Autoliv, Volvo Car Corporation
Period:
-
Project No:
B20

Project publications

OBJECTIVE: To increase the protection of child passengers in crashes preceded by evasive steering, understanding of how children interact with the seat belt in such situations is essential. This study aims to quantify child kinematics and
Author(s)
Baker G, Stockman I, Bohman K, Jakobsson L, Osvalder AL, Svensson M, Wimmerstedt M
Published in
Traffic Injury Prevention
Year of publication
2018
Child casualties in car crashes have decreased over the years. Nevertheless, occupant safety in rear seats, especially for children 4-12 years old, needs further attention because motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death and
Author(s)
Katarina Bohman
Year of publication
2013
One contributing factor to head injury in restrained child occupants is pre‐crash maneuvers and active child human body models (HBMs) can be useful tools to design pre‐crash interventions with child safety in focus. This paper implemented
Author(s)
Karin Brolin, Isabelle Stockman, Hariharan Subramanian, Laure‐Lise Gras, Jonas Östh
Published in
Ircobi, Lyon, France. 2015
Year of publication
2015
OBJECTIVE: Restraint performance is evaluated using anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs) positioned in prescribed, optimal seating positions. Anecdotally, humans-children in particular-assume a variety of positions that may affect restraint performance. Naturalistic driving studies (NDSs), where cameras and
Author(s)
Kristy B. Arbogast, Jinyong Kim, Helen Loeb, Johnny Kuo, Sjaan Koppel, Katarina Bohman, Judith L. Charlton
Published in
Ann Adv Automot Med. 2016
Year of publication
2016
Child occupant protection research remains a critical need for industry, academia, government and safety advocacy organizations. While reductions in fatalities and serious injuries have been achieved, motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death and
Author(s)
Kristy B Arbogast, Katarina Bohman, Karin Brolin, Lotta Jakobsson
Published in
13th International Conference on Protection of children in cars Vol. December 3 – 4, Munich, Germany (2015)
Year of publication
2015

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