Print Email Facebook Twitter EEVC working group 14 activities in energy-absorbing front underrun protection Title EEVC working group 14 activities in energy-absorbing front underrun protection Author de Coo, P.J.A. Blaauw, G.J. Huijbers, J.J.W. TNO Wegtransportmiddelen Ministry of Transport and Water Management, Transport Research Centre Publication year 1997 Abstract The European Enhanced Vehicle-Safety Committee (EEVC) established Working Group 14 (WG14) with the task to develop a test procedure and performance standard for energy-absorbing front underrun protection systems for trucks in order to reduce the injuries to car occupants in frontal collisions between passenger cars and trucks. WG14 defined a representative accident type, based on statistics analysis of European accident data involving car-to-truck frontal collisions. The influence of 'rigid' front underrun protection was estimated and the benefit of energy-absorbing systems was determined. The paper presents these activities. It appears that in the European Union yearly at least 250 car occupants would not be killed in car-to-truck frontal collisions if trucks would be equipped with energy-absorbing front underrun protection systems instead of rigid devices. Subject Front underrun protection system (fups)Test proceduresInjuriesFrontal collisionsPassenger carsTrucks To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:4d6c8d63-812c-44cf-b35e-c8ee6c5b86d8 TNO identifier 362178 Source SAE heavy vehicle underride protection TOPTEC, 15-16 April, 1997, Palm Springs, CA, USA Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.