A CAREER MODELING FATALITY RISKS : HANS JOKSCH EXAMINES FATALITY COLLISIONS

This article gives an overview of the career of Hans Joksch, a traffic safety researcher who has devoted most of his work to developing mathematical models used in predicting injury and fatality risks in traffic accidents. His most recent work has focused on studying airbag effectiveness and vehicle compatibility in collisions. Joksch has studied how certain characteristics of cars and LTVs, i.e. sport utility vehicles (SUVs), vans, and pickup trucks, influence the fatality risk for occupants in a collision. Statistics from different databases, and factors such as vehicle impact points, speed limits, vehicle weights, driver ages and genders, and airbag availability were used in the modeling and analyses. The incompatibility issues between LTVs and cars, and airbag effectiveness, received focus. The article reports some of Joksch's preliminary findings.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • January-March 2002
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150
  • Publication Date: 2002-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-11
  • Serial:
    • UMTRI Research Review
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
    • ISSN: 0739-7100

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM