CAR MODEL SAFETY RATING USING PAIRED COMPARISONS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1989 INTERNATIONAL IRCOBI CONFERENCE ON THE BIOMECHANICS OF IMPACTS, HELD IN STOCKHOLM, 13-15 SEPTEMBER 1989

Several ways of collecting data, calculation and presentation of data has been developed aimed at rating the interior safety of different car models. One of the most difficult parts has been to estimate the crash severity which can vary considerably between different car models and thereby influence the relative safety. In this paper a method and some results are presented using paired comparisons which is a technique developed in order to control accident severity without collecting data about accident severity itself but instead using some simple assumptions about two-car accidents. Three different car models are compared and rated relative to each other. The influence of weight is also demonstrated by using the method.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 826430.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

    109 Avenue Salvador Allende
    Bron CEDEX,   France  F-69675
  • Authors:
    • KRAFFT, M
    • Nygren, C
    • Tingvall, C
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM