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.
Speaker: Astrid Linder