Research Concentrated on An Experimental Method for Protecting Pedestrians 856115
This paper describes a test procedure in which a dummy and a
sled impact tester are used to simulate vehicle-pedestrian
accidents for the purpose of investigating pedestrian protection.
In the series of tests conducted, the bumper height, hood-edge
height, bumper lead, front-end compliance of the vehicle, impact
velocity, and other factors were varied in an effort to clarify to
what extent modifications to the vehicle front end would contribute
to enhanced pedestrian protection.
Preliminary test findings obtained with this test procedure are
also presented regarding the effects of the front-end shape of the
vehicle and the stance of the dummy at the moment of impact.