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Estimate of the influence on safety of vans renewal in Spain
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
Since the introduction of safety belts in vehicles in the mid 60's, road vehicles have incorporated new safety systems, firstly passive safety systems to reduce consequences of accidents and, subsequently, active safety systems to prevent the occurrence of accidents. There are several studies in the international literature that try to analyze the potential effect of some of these systems, using different methods for evaluating the impact. In this study we compare these results, showing the similarities and differences between them. Moreover, safety equipment is much more widespread among high-performance vehicles but nowadays lower range ones also incorporate many of these advances. However, the safety equipment is usually shorter in vans. This is analyzed quantitatively for the case of the Spanish fleet of vans, considering vehicles registered since 2000. In particular, the presence of equipment such as xenon headlights, ABS, traction control, electronic stability control, speed limiter, seat belt pretensioners, airbags for driver and passenger, side airbags and head airbags, is analyzed in the vehicles that run in 2008 in Spain.
International
Si
Congress
13th EAEC European Automotive Congress
960
Place
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-615-1794-7
Start Date
14/06/2011
End Date
16/06/2011
From page
1
To page
10
Format: CD-ROM. Publisher: STA, June 2011. Language: English.
Participants
  • Autor: Felipe Jimenez Alonso (UPM)
  • Autor: Arturo Furones Crespo (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Aparicio Izquierdo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Inv. en Seguridad e Impacto Medioambiental de Vehículos y Transportes (GIVET)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto Universitario de Investigación del Automóvil (INSIA)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación
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