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TitleVehicle improvements to reduce the number and severity of rear end crashes
AuthorsAnderson RWG, Baldock MRJ
Year2008
TypeReport
AbstractThis report reviews vehicle technology developed to reduce the incidence of rear end crashes and the whiplash injuries that may result. Chapters cover: crash avoidance measures, passive safety measures built into improved seat and head restraint designs, assessment procedures that have been developed to assess the efficacy of various seat and head restraint designs in rear impacts, testing and assessment programs that are used to inform consumers of the relative performance of the seats in different models of vehicle and includes up-to-date information on the recently released EuroNCAP proposal to assess whiplash protection measures, the uptake of both seat-based whiplash countermeasures and also brake assistive technologies in Australia, and research on the costs and benefits of vehicle based measures to reduce rear end crashes and whiplash injury. Commentary is given on the opportunities for increasing the awareness of consumers in relation to vehicle based rear-end crash and whiplash countermeasures.
Report NumberCASR052
PublisherCentre for Automotive Safety Research
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorHeads of Compulsory Third Party Insurance In Australia and New Zealand
ISBN9781920947644
ISSN1449-2237
Page Count56

Reference
Anderson RWG, Baldock MRJ (2008) Vehicle improvements to reduce the number and severity of rear end crashes (CASR052), Centre for Automotive Safety Research, Adelaide.


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