1985-01-01

The Influence of Car Design on Pedestrian Protection 856116

In pedestrian accidents, the many differences that occur in the impact location and size of pedestrians and design of vehicles produce wide variations in the severity and location of the resulting injuries.To obtain a better understanding of the mechanisms influencing the variability of these injuries, B. L. Cars PLC and the Transport and Road Research Laboratory have conducted a collaborative project using highly developed computer simulation techniques, matched to experimental test results, to study the relationship of vehicle shape and stiffness with the resulting forces and accelerations acting on pedestrian dummies.

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