Motor-Vehicle Crashes and Occupant Protection
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 15172
Interests: occupant protection; child passenger safety; crash data analysis
Interests: statistical human anatomy modeling; integrated passenger safety systems; vehicle occupant behavior modeling
During the past 50 years, advances in occupant protection have contributed to substantial reductions in fatalities and injuries resulting from motor-vehicle crashes. In nations that have prioritized the development of vehicle safety standards and promoted seatbelt and child restraint use, the fatality rate has been cut by more than 50%. However, motor-vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of death and disability for people under the age of 55 worldwide. While innovations in new crash avoidance technologies can reduce the number of crashes and their severity, the need for occupant protection will remain. We invite you to submit papers detailing your research in occupant protection in motor-vehicle crashes in areas that will be particularly relevant in the coming decade for a Special Issue on the subject. Topics of interest include analysis of crash data to identify emerging priorities, development of innovative hardware components, factors unique to automated vehicles, innovations in human occupant modeling, results from biomechanical testing, and strategies for addressing the needs of vulnerable populations.
Dr. Kathleen D. Klinich
Dr. Byoung-Keon Park
Dr. Lauren Wood Zaseck
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- crash data analysis
- biomechanical testing
- hardware development
- automated vehicles
- occupant protection
- vulnerable population safety
- vehicle occupant dynamics
- driver status monitoring