After the successful review meeting, all deliverables were approved by EC and we proudly present the first public available Deliverables on our Website. If you are interested in future crash configuartions or a methodology to structure combinations of aspects relevant for occupant protection evaluation in future passenger cars, click on the links below and enjoy reading.
The report serves as an urgently needed starting point and guidance within OSCCAR in terms of insights on future crash configurations. Thereby, the other OSCCAR work packages know what the protection principles need to deal with and what the assessment tools (HBMs and crash test dummies) and procedures need to be capable of. These results were derived from current knowledge of automated functions potentially coming to the market and currently available accident data, but the flexible methodology developed in theprocess (including the grading scheme of test cases in WP2) is capable of incorporating future insights regarding accident predictions. Until the end of the project, WP1 will focus on addressing the limitations above and develop more advanced scenario models of the specific situations above, making use of the open source approach of the multi-agent simulation openPASS.
This report presents a methodology to structure combinations of aspects relevant for occupant protection evaluation in future passenger cars. The methodology is created based on a matrix structure and some processes. The three-dimensional matrix structure, so called Test Case Matrix, comprises the three dimensions; Occupant UseCases (comprising mainly seating configuration, sitting posture and seat position), Crash Configurations and Individual Human Variations (individual differences). Pre-selection processes are created to help narrow the scope and content of the Test Case Matrix, when applied. In addition, a Process of Grading is developed to help motivate the selected Demonstrator Test Cases, in comparison to other Test Cases. A Test Case contains a combination of the three dimensions, with specifications to allow for a crash test or simulation to be performed. The Demonstrator Test Case is a Test Case that is selected for the OSCCAR project to be used in investigations on occupant protection principles and/or for demonstration of a virtual tool chain evaluation.