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TitleAccident simulation and reconstruction for enhancing pedestrian safety: issues and challenges
AuthorsHamdane H, Serre T, Anderson RWG, Yerpez J
Year2014
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThe enhancement of pedestrian safety represents a major challenge in traffic accidents. This study allows a better understanding of the issues in pedestrian protection. It highlights the potential of in-depth studies in identifying relevant crash parameters interfering in the pedestrian safety. A computational simulation tool was developed to reconstruct pedestrian real-world crashes. A sample of 100 in-depth accident cases was reconstructed from two sources: 40 crashes provided by IFSTTAR-LMA and 60 crashes from CASR. To exemplify the methodology, two accident cases from each database were illustrated. A description of the sample of crashes was presented including the travel and impact speed of the vehicle, the driver reaction, the pedestrian walking speed, the scene configuration with the eventual obstacles, etc. This detailed description is pointing to the major factors affecting the limits of pedestrian safety systems.
Conference NameExpert Symposium on Accident Research
Conference AbbreviationESAR
Conference LocationHannover, Germany
Conference Date20-21 June 2014

Reference
Hamdane H, Serre T, Anderson RWG, Yerpez J (2014) 'Accident simulation and reconstruction for enhancing pedestrian safety: issues and challenges', Expert Symposium on Accident Research, Hannover, Germany, 20-21 June 2014.