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A VISION - By 2030: Occupant safety performances of new cars are assessed for both women and men

Updated: May 3, 2021

This webinar took place on April 14th at 11AM Eastern. Please find the video of the webinar below.


Dr. Astrid Linder spoke on the following topic and the event was co-sponsored by the Transportation Safety Management Systems Committee (ACS10):


"To date the average sized male model represents the whole adult population in the UN Regulations, developed for assessing vehicle occupant safety by the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE), and the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) tests. An average sized female model is, in these tests, not required to be used.


In this presentation injury statistics related to differences in protection performances in the event of a crash between women and men are described. Furthermore, it contains an overview of differences between women and men including the dynamic response during a crash and a description of the crash test dummies used. In addition, the latest development in the area of occupant models of both the average female and the average male for vehicle safety assessment will be presented."


For more information, contact Alyssa Ryan at alyssaryan@umass.edu.




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