Next Steps for the IIHS Side Crashworthiness Evaluation Program

IIHS has been conducting side impact crash tests since 2003. To understand how the side crashworthiness program can be enhanced, an ongoing research effort is focused on understanding the correlation between IIHS ratings and driver death rate. In addition, the performance of good-rated late-model vehicles has been assessed in higher severity side crash tests. The purpose of this short communication is to summarize the ongoing work and potential next steps toward developing a new crash test procedure or updating ratings criteria to further advance side crashworthiness.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission of SAE International.
  • Authors:
    • Arbelaez, Raul A
    • Mueller, Becky C
    • Brumbelow, Matthew L
    • Teoh, Eric R
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  • Publication Date: 2018-11-12


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  • Accession Number: 01714550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: SAE International
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SC18-22-0002
  • Files: TRIS, SAE
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2019 4:36PM