Safer cars for pedestrians, but more costly to repair?
- Published: Thatcham Research News 10/no.7, No date
- Authors: M. Avery and A. Weekes
- Date Added: 02 Feb 2013
- Last Update: 04 Jul 2014
To disseminate news and trends in vehicle design relating to passive pedestrian protection.
Consideration of lower leg - bumper test results and repair costs, plus testing of active bonnet deployment.
There is no correlation between bumper repair cost and level of protection afforded to pedestrians (for the sample of vehicles selected).
There exist different active bonnet deployment mechanisms, with differing deployment trigger speeds, time to deploy and costs of repair.
Pedestrian injuries, vehicle design, active bonnet, passive safety
A summary piece for on-going research – gives a high level overview of the state of some current passive system systems fitted to vehicles.
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