SAFER, Autoliv Research and the Impact Laboratory of the Institute of Engineering Research of the University of Zaragoza are collaborating in a joint investigation on the kinematics of restrained front occupants in nearside 30 degree impacts at moderate speeds. The project includes a series of sled tests with the THOR dummy that were performed in July 2015 and three tests with Post Mortem Human Surrogates. Ethical approval from CEICA (Commission for the Ethics Assessment of Clinical Trials of Aragon, the official regional commission in charge of reviewing research projects that involve Ethical issues in Aragon) was granted in October 2015, prior to the start of the PMHS sled test.
The project seeks to characterize the kinematics of occupants of the front seat to optimize the design of advanced restraint systems that can be effective in this kind of impacts. Results will be available during the first quarter of 2016.