Collision Avoidance Technologies: Their Future Potential for Crash Reduction

With the emergence of new primary safety technologies with a range of functionalities, the question is which of these technologies offer benefit in terms of collision damage andûcasualty reduction? The Research Council for Automobile Repairs (RCAR) has formed a working group, the P-Safe group, to identify beneficial collision avoidance technologies.ûThe group is working through a research process aimed at developing test procedures that will assess the effectiveness of the systems. Initial research is investigating the occurrence ofûcollision types in the real world to ensure that technologies are addressing the relevant collision types. Estimates of potential benefit and effectiveness have been produced for aûrange of the technologies on the market now and in the future. The test procedures will be developed to reflect the real world crash types, and publication of test results will encourageûvehicle manufacturers to develop systems that will address these collision types. The different members have used different data sources. In general these includeûfederal/government statistics on casualty collisions, as well as insurance claims cases. The insurance claims can include non-injury cases. The government statistics under reportûcollision types because these crashes have to be police reported. The insurance claims cases are more representative of the scope of crash types occurring in the real world. For the covering abstract see ITRD E143807.

  • Authors:
    • AVERY, M
  • Publication Date: 2009


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01144110
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:28PM