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Loss of Control Car Accidents on Indian Roads - Benefit Estimation of ESC

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt Ltd-Girikumar Kumaresh
Robert Bosch GmbH-Joerg Moennich, Thomas Lich, Andreas Georgi
Published 2019-01-09 by SAE International in United States
India has one of the highest growth rates of individual mobility in the world, as well as one of the largest numbers of road casualties. Modern active safety systems are slowly becoming established in the Indian passenger car market. The intension of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of the car safety feature Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for India. The Indian accidents has to be analysed to identify the reliable root cause. For this purpose, passenger car Loss of Control accidents were investigated in more detail with the aim of estimating the safety potential of ESC for India. A methodology is developed to extrapolate the in-depth accident database of Road Accident Sampling System for India (RASSI) to the entire accident situation in India. Loss of Control accidents are analysed with regard to their root causes, crash consequences and contributing factors. The initial findings of the study reveals that the accident scenario Loss of Control of cars is significantly prominent in India. The analysis shows that about 40,000 Loss of Control car accidents with injury…
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Comprehensive Study on Crashes with Pedestrians on Indian Roads

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt Ltd-Girikumar Kumaresh
Robert Bosch GmbH-Moennich Joerg, Thomas Lich
Published 2019-01-09 by SAE International in United States
Pedestrian crashes are a major safety concern worldwide, especially in India. About one of every ten traffic-related fatalities in the country is a pedestrian. In 2016 nearly 15,800 pedestrians were killed in India. They were mainly exposed to risk when crossing and walking on the road in urban and rural areas. The aim of the study was to understand the pedestrian behavior on the road and to identify characteristics of pedestrian crashes in India. Many unique behavior was observed like pedestrian crossed half way and stopped in middle of road. Nearly 10% of pedestrians are fatal each year involving in ~5% of overall accidents in India, This study revels every second pedestrian accident occurred while walking and crossing the road straight. An attempt made to evaluate benefit of in vehicle pedestrian safety systems, as an example Car-AEB (Advance Emergency Braking) pedestrian is selected as one of the available technologies and systematic methodology is derived in order to evaluate the benefit of this product.
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