Search for pedestrian protection regulations for commercial vehicles

In their efforts to make transportation safer, crashworthiness engineers strive to obtain optimum design solutions to protect pedestrians and occupant passengers. The achieved solution leads to formulation of a set of rules and criteria for a vehicle to behave during an accident, thereby protecting either pedestrians, occupants or both. These test criteria are developed by validated experimental procedures, which have to be followed prior to the launch of vehicle into the market. Hence, vehicles are equipped with active and passive safety systems to satisfy the regulations. As there are different classes of vehicles along with varying geometry/design, there exists a necessity for regulations for each class of vehicles. The present study recognises the existing issues with flat-front vehicles and necessary solutions with respect to pedestrian protection. A new test methodology for accessing the flat-front vehicles for pedestrian protection is also proposed. Additionally, the test requirements for formulations of regulations are emphasised.


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  • Accession Number: 01146527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2009 7:23AM