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Investigation of Striking Vehicle Body Type on Occupant Injuries in Side Impact Crashes (First Report)
Published October 22, 2008 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Autumn Conference
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of striking vehicle body types on the struck vehicle's occupant injuries in side impact crashes. The accident investigation findings indicated that the ratio of fatal and serious injuries to all injuries of occupants in struck passenger vehicles was highest when the struck vehicle was impacted laterally by an SUV or one box type vehicle. The results from side impact crash testing, where an ECE/R95 MDB, a passenger vehicle, and a one box type vehicle impacted the side of the same model passenger vehicle, indicated that the injury measures for HPC was lowest and thoracic rib deflection and V*C were highest when the one box type vehicle was the impact vehicle.
- Yasuhiro Matsui - National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory
- Naruyuki Hosokawa - National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory
- Shunsuke Takagi - National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory
- Yoshinori Tanaka - National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory
- Hideki Yonezawa - National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory