Car safety for tomorrow

The safety of cars has improved exponentially over the last 20 years, but can this level of improvement continue at this rapid pace? What are the cars for tomorrow? What will the next 20 years bring in terms of safety? Will there be a ‘road toll’ at all? Will there still be a place for crash testing? Physical crash testing has played a major role in the improvement in the crashworthiness of cars. Well-designed structures are vital in protecting occupants. Coupled with sophisticated restraint systems, in the main cars are much safer than they have ever been. While new physical crash tests and new crash test dummies are in the pipeline, it is highly evolved technologies that have become the main focus. There are many issues and questions that arise from what has been the rapid introduction of safety assist technology (SAT). Crash test organisations around the world are faced with considerable challenges in terms of determining the relative safety value of these SATs. Physical crash testing continues apace but SAT assessment is looming as a higher priority.


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  • Accession Number: 01528115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2014 10:00AM