With research being focused on two major fronts - methods to sense the presence of pedestrians and warn drivers of their location, and ways to design vehicles that can help not only adults of various age groups to survive an impact between them and a vehicle but also children that are smaller than most adults - the 12 technical papers in this SAE Progress in Technology Series book explore ways the automobile can be designed to help reduce fatalities and injuries when a pedestrian and vehicle meet during an impact. Some of the paper titles include:
The Virtual Stiffness Profile - A Design Methodology for Pedestrian Safety
Engineering Thermoplastic Energy Absorber Solutions for Pedestrian Impact
Pedestrian Throw Kinematics in Forward Projection Collisions
Comparison of Pedestrian Subsystem Safety Tests Using Impactors and Full-Scale Dummy Tests
Head Injuries in Vehicle-Pedestrian Impact
Body Concept Design for Pedestrian Head Impact
The Development of Procedures and Equipment for European Pedestrian Impact Protection Requirements
Author: Daniel J. Holt
Publisher: SAE International
Specs: Published by SAE International with a Product Code of PT-112, ISBN of 978-0-7680-1342-9, and 150 pages in a softbound binding.
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