National Traffic Safety and Environment Lavoratory

HOMEResearch ActivitiesResearch on Effect on Occupant Injury by Characteristics of Vehicles in Head-On Collisions

Research on Effect on Occupant Injury by Characteristics of Vehicles in Head-On Collisions

Safety of both cars involved must be ensured in head-on collisions between passenger cars regardless of the sizes of those cars ("Compatibility" of crash safety).
To ensure this compatibility, car-to-car head-on collision tests, overload tests, high-speed collision tests and other tests are made to measure acceleration, vehicle body deformation and other data to gauge injury and damage conditions to occupants and vehicles. The effects of the characteristics of both vehicles subject to a collision are studied to enhance compatibility.

Overload Test of Small Car
Overload Test of Minicar
Car-to-Car Head-on Collision Test
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