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|Title||Trends in pedestrian protection for vehicles rated by Australasian NCAP|
|Authors||Paine M, Paine D, Van Den Berg AL, Ponte G|
|Abstract||Analysis of scores in pedestrian protection tests conducted by ANCAP between 2001 and 2017 indicates that the average score has improved from 7.5 to 25. This has been achieved by steady improvement in the design of relevant vehicle components. Many of these improvements are unlikely to have significant adverse effects on costs or vehicle appearance, provided that good design for pedestrian protection is taken into account early in the design phases for the vehicle.
Based on several real-world crash studies, it is estimated that the improvement of 17.5 points is associated with a 21% reduction in the risk of serious injury for pedestrians.
The improvement was likely driven by NCAP programs in Europe, Australia and Japan, the introduction of GTR9/UN127 in most developed nations (but not Australia) and, more recently, fleet demand for 5-star rated vehicles.
|Report Number||ESV paper no. 19-0270|
|Conference Name||26th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles|
|Conference Abbreviation||ESV, 26th ESV19|
|Conference Location||Eindhoven, the Netherlands|
|Conference Date||10-13 June 2019|
|Notes||A copy of this paper is available online at http://indexsmart.mirasmart.com/26esv/SearchResults.php?Paper_Number=19-0270-O|
|Paine M, Paine D, Van Den Berg AL, Ponte G (2019) 'Trends in pedestrian protection for vehicles rated by Australasian NCAP', 26th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 10-13 June 2019.|