Occupant protection in far-side crashes

  • Fildes, Brian (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Digges, Kennerly (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sparke, Laurie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bostrom, Ola (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Gabler, Hampton (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Pintar, Frank (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Seyer, Keith (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Yoganandan, Narayan (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

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 date21/03/0530/06/09


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$825,161.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$70,668.00
  • George Washington University: A$645,161.00
  • General Motors Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd: A$321,000.00
  • Autoliv Inc: A$96,548.00
  • Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (Australia)