The Human Biomechanics and Simulation Standards Committee is part of the Occupant Protection and Biomechanics Steering Committee that reports to the Motor Vehicle Council (MVC). The Standards Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining SAE Standards, Recommended Practices, and Information Reports related to assessing vehicle occupant and pedestrian protection vehicle passenger restraints. The Committee's goal is to provide an unbiased assessment of these documents as well as provide input to associate International Organization of Standardization (ISO) activities. Committee experts with broad backgrounds in the field represent a variety of view points.
The following committees and task forces have been developed under the steering committee's scope:
Hybrid III Dummy Family Task Force
Pedestrian Dummy Task Force
THOR Evaluation Task Force
DAPRR Task Force
Dummy Testing and Equipment Committee
Hybrid III 95th Large Male User's Manual and Drawing Task Force
Hybrid III 10-Year Old User's Manual Task Force
Knee Slider Task Force
Participants in the SAE Human Biomechanics and Simulation Standards Committee include OEMs, suppliers, consulting firms, government, and other interested parties.
other interested parties. The HBSSS shall pursue anthropometrically, biomechanically sound definitions of mechanical and analytical surrogates of humans for use in research, design, development, and certification studies involving occupant/vehicle and vehicle/pedestrian impact injury. Likewise, it shall pursue pertinent, biomechanically sound definitions of impact injury criteria to enable, in conjuction with the use of surrogates, predictions of the degrees of human injuries to be expected in a given impact environment. (This objective was developed at the 1st HBSS meeting January 14, 1976)
SAE Staff Representatives: