Regulations and interventions to protect far-side occupants in side impact crashes do not currently exist, even though far-side occupants account for up to 40% of harm in real world side impact crashes. Through a comprehensive test schedule this research will develop an understanding of occupant biomechanics and injury mechanisms during far-side collisions. Current dummy bio-fidelity can then be assessed and improved, appropriate far-side test measures developed, and recommendation for regulations made. It is anticipated that application of these test procedures will allow the development of innovative and world-leading far-side countermeasures that will ultimately improve vehicle occupant safety.
|Effective start/end date||21/03/05 → 30/06/09|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD825,161.00
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD70,668.00
- George Washington University: AUD645,161.00
- Holden Australia Ltd: AUD321,000.00
- Autoliv Inc.: AUD96,548.00
- Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (Comm)