Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-26-036
2005-01-19

Headrestraints Backset - Current Research, Field Measurements and Indian Regulation (AIS-016) 2005-26-036

There are estimated 272088 whiplash injuries per year occurring in police-reported and unreported rear impact crashes in U.S. alone. Many of these rear impact crashes are at low speeds. Unfortunately, no such data is available for India but looking at the traffic conditions and driving habits of Indians, figures are estimated to be sufficiently high. This paper is an initiative to create more awareness about backset (gap between occupants head and head restraint) and its importance in Indian automotive industry.

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