In Child Car Seat Development, the analysis of crash tests is crucial. At Code, we do this both by simulating crashes and by investigating crash track records.
During a real-world full-frontal vehicle crash, typically a movement of the vehicle in the vertical direction is observed: the vertical pitch. In the current regulatory or consumer rating test protocols for Child Restraint Systems (CRS) this vertical pitch is not simulated. This means that the additional loading of children seated in a CRS on the rear row, caused by this vertical pitch, is not taken into account.
Together with UPPAbaby and the University of Pennsylvania, we have conducted a study towards the impact of this vertical pitch on the ATD injury metrics using virtual simulations. On the 17th International Conference on Protection of Children in Cars, hosted by Tüv Süd, we will present the results of our study.
Meet us at Tüv Süd Munich this year on 5 and 6 December to discuss how we can design Child Restraint Systems to improve safety for the little ones.