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TitleTrends in pedestrian protection for vehicles rated by Australasian NCAP
AuthorsPaine M, Paine D, Van Den Berg AL, Ponte G
Year2019
TypeConference Paper
AbstractAnalysis 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 NumberESV paper no. 19-0270
PublisherESV
Conference Name26th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles
Conference AbbreviationESV, 26th ESV19
Conference LocationEindhoven, the Netherlands
Conference Date10-13 June 2019
Page Count9
NotesA copy of this paper is available online at http://indexsmart.mirasmart.com/26esv/SearchResults.php?Paper_Number=19-0270-O

Reference
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.