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Main Title: FIMCAR XIII: Cost Benefit Analysis
Author(s): Edwards, Mervyn
Wisch, Marcus
Pastor, Claus
Price, Jennifer
Broughton, Jeremy
Adolph, Thorsten
Type: Book Part
Language: English
Language Code: en
Abstract: Although the number of road accident casualties in Europe is falling the problem still remains substantial. In 2011 there were still over 30,000 road accident fatalities [EC 2012]. Approximately half of these were car occupants and about 60 percent of these occurred in frontal impacts. The next stage to improve a car’s safety performance in frontal impacts is to improve its compatibility for car-to-car impacts and for collisions against objects and HGVs. Compatibility consists of improving both a car’s self and partner protection in a manner such that there is good interaction with the collision partner and the impact energy is absorbed in the car’s frontal structures in a controlled way which results in a reduction of injuries. Over the last ten years much research has been performed which has found that there are four main factors related to a car’s compatibility [Edwards 2003, Edwards 2007]. These are structural interaction potential, frontal force matching, compartment strength and the compartment deceleration pulse and related restraint system performance. The objective of the FIMCAR FP7 EC-project was to develop an assessment approach suitable for regulatory application to control a car’s frontal impact and compatibility crash performance and perform an associated cost benefit analysis for its implementation.
URI: urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-40923
Issue Date: 8-Jan-2014
Date Available: 8-Jan-2014
DDC Class: 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Subject(s): Bewertung
Frontal impact
Test procedure
Vehicle safety
Book Title: FIMCAR - Frontal Impact and Compatibility Assessment Research. - ISBN 978-3-7983-2614-9
Publisher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Publisher Place: Berlin
Page Start: XIII-a
Page End: XIII-89
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