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Accident research for safer Car Design ETSC Best in Europe Conference 21.-22.02.2006 Tjark Kreuzinger R&D, External Affairs & Communication, V ehicle Safety, Toyota Motor Europe Content Principle and Vision The Development Cycle Accident Research THUMS Principle and Vision

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accident research for safer car design etsc best in europe conference 21 22 02 2006

Accident research for safer Car DesignETSC Best in Europe Conference 21.-22.02.2006

Tjark Kreuzinger

R&D, External Affairs & Communication, Vehicle Safety, Toyota Motor Europe

content
Content
  • Principle and Vision
  • The Development Cycle
  • Accident Research
  • THUMS
toyotas principle and vision
Toyotas Principle and Vision

Principle:

TODAY for TOMORROW

Focus on proactivity on predicting problems and taking corrective measures before those problems take hold

  • Vision:
  • Zeronize & Maximize
  • Striving to Zeronize the negative impacts of cars on Society
  • Maximize the positive impacts on personal enrichment through comfort, fun and excitement
accident research leads to safe design
Accident Research Leads to Safe Design

=> A cycle of continuous improvement

road traffic burden 1 2
Road Traffic Burden 1/2
  • 50,000Road Traffic Fatalities in EU25 per year (2001)
  • 1,7 million Injured in EU25 per year
  • 1.2 million Road Traffic Fatalities in the World per year
  • 50 million Injured in the World per year

Source: European Environment Agency 2004

=> Need to improve Road Safety

road traffic burden 2 2
Road Traffic Burden 2/2

WHO expects that by 2020 Road Traffic is 3rd largest contributor to burden of disease and injury

=> No action will increase burden by 60 % from today

global accident analysis
Global Accident Analysis

Folksam

CCIS

GIDAS

ITARDA

NASS

Aioi Insurance

SCI

ANCIS

global accident statistics

EU

Japan

USA

6

fatalities(×10000)

6

6

5

fatalities(×10000)

5

5

4

injuries(×1M)

injuries(×1M)

4

4

3

accidents(×1M)

3

3

injuries(×1M)

2

accidents(×1M)

2

2

1

accidents(×1M)

0

1

1

1980

1985

1990

1995

2000

1985

1990

1995

2000

1985

1990

1995

2000

other

0

0

other

1980

1980

frontal

frontal

frontal

fatalities

58%

fatalities

fatalities

side

roll over

44%

78%

rear

side

rear

rear

roll over

side

2000, NHTSA

2000, Road Traffic Accidents

2000, ITARDA

Global Accident Statistics
human body simulation
Human Body Simulation

(Total HUman Model for Safety)

=> Designing Cars Safer

validated against real life injuries in accidents
Validated against Real Life Injuries in Accidents

=> Simulation predicts Injuries correctly

conclusion
Conclusion
  • The design for cars to meet real life safety requires basic research
  • A fundamental part of this must be Accident Research, which helps to understand Accident Causation and Injury Causation/Mechanism
  • During design, advanced tools like THUMS can help increasing protection potential beyond traditional borders
  • It is important re-confirm the effect after each improvement cycle
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