Influence of a passenger dummy on consumer rating in offset frontal NCAP crash testing 2001-06-0144
The offset frontal crash test used by both Australian NCAP
(ANCAP) and EuroNCAP has both a front seat passenger and driver
dummy while the offset frontal crash test used by the IIHS has only
a driver dummy. Additionally Japan NCAP will also include the
offset frontal test into their program.
All of these consumer crash test programs use the same basic
test protocols for the offset frontal test based on the EEVC test
which has been included as ECE R94/01, but at the higher test speed
of 64 km/hr. However, one major difference between the
ANCAP/EuroNCAP programs and the IIHS program is the use of a front
seat passenger dummy.
This paper reviews influence of the passenger dummy on the NCAP
ratings given to cars that have been part of both the ANCAP and
EuroNCAP programs. This was done through an evaluation of the
passenger dummy results from the ANCAP tests and the EuroNCAP tests
and how these results were used in the evaluation process.
James Hurnall, Chris Coxon, Jack Haley
Queensland Transport, Transport SA, NRMA Insurance
International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles