Robert Thomson

Biträdande professor at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

My research in road safety began in 1988 when I began post graduate studies with the UBC Accident Research Team in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Since then I have worked in almost all areas of road and traffic safety. Crash testing, accident analysis, numerical modeling, and analyzing vehicle test data have been my methods to understand why and how we are injured in a crash.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

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Publications

2016

Compatibility Assessment: can the current ADAC MPDB test properly assess compatibility?

Heiko Johannsen, Robert Thomson,
2016 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, IRCOBI 2016, Malaga, Spain, 14-16 September 2016, p. 635-636
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2016

Selection of the most appropriate roadside vehicle restraint system - the SAVeRS project

F. La Torre, C. Erginbas, Robert Thomson et al
Transportation Research Procedia - 6th Transport Research Arena (TRA). Vol. 14, p. 4237-4246
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Assessment of the impact speed and angle conditions for the EN1317 barrier tests

Nikil Abraham, Bidisha Ghosh, Ciaran Simms et al
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 21 (3), p. 211-221
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

The Effect of Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN) on Road Fatality Reduction in Sweden

Jonathan Jonsson, Nils Lübbe, Johan Strandroth et al
Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Future Active Safety Technology Towards Zero Traffic Accidents (FAST-zero 2015)
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2015

Improved method for roadside barrier length of need modeling using real-world trajectories

N. S. Johnson, Robert Thomson, H. C. Gabler et al
Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 80, p. 162-171
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

The effect of curve geometry on driver behaviour in curves by using naturalistic driving data

Andréa Palmberg, Jakob Imberg, . Selpi et al
Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Future Active Safety Technology Towards Zero Traffic Accidents (FAST-zero 2015)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Further development of the RED method to vehicle structural performance: assessment of crash compatibility

Aleksandra Krusper, Robert Thomson,
International Journal of Vehicle Safety. Vol. 8 (1), p. 65-84
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

EVERSAFE - Overview of Battery Safety and Safe Handling of Damaged Electric Vehicles

Marcus Wisch, Julien Ott, Mattias Boljen et al
Proceedings of the Fire In Vehicles Conference
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Development of a Structural Interaction Assessment Criteria Using Progressive Deformable Barrier Data

Eduardo del Poso de Dios, Ignacio Lazaro, Pascal Delannoy et al
Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

EDR Pre-Crash Data: Potential for Applications in Active Safety Testing

Robert Thomson, Jesper Sandin, Omar Bagdadi et al
Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Proposal for a Frontal Impact and Compatibility Assessment Approach Based on the European FIMCAR Project

Heiko Johannsen, Thorsten Adolph, Mervyn Edwards et al
TIP. Vol. 14 (1), p. 105-115
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

FIMCAR – INFLUENCE OF SEAS ON FRONTAL IMPACT COMPATIBILITY

Mattias Stein, Heiko Johannsen, Robert Thomson et al
Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Occupant Diversity in Modelling and Evaluation Related to SoftTissue Neck Injuries in Low Severity Impact

Astrid Linder, Robert Thomson, Mats Y. Svensson et al
Proceedings of the 16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents: Beijing, China. 15-17 May 2013
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

FIMCAR – Frontal Impact and Compatibility Assessment Research: How to test self and partner protection

Heiko Johannsen, Thorsten Adolph, Robert Thomson et al
Proccedings of the Transportation Research Arena
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Development of Compatibility Assessments for Full Width and Offset Frontal Impact Test Procedures in FIMCAR

Heiko Johannsen, Thorsten Adolph, Holger Schwedhelm et al
International Conference on Crashworthiness
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Car-Car Testing to Establish Compatibility Characteristics

Peter Sandqvist, Robert Thomson, Anders Kling et al
International Conference on Crashworthiness
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

FIMCAR Strategies and Priorities for Frontal Impact Compatibility

Robert Thomson, Heiko Johannsen, Mervyn Edwards et al
International Conference on Crashworthiness
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

FIMCAR - Frontal Impact and Compatibility Assessment Research: Strategy and First Results for Future Frontal impact Assessment

Heiko Johannsen, Thorsten Adolph, Robert Thomson et al
Proceedings of the 22 Technical Conference of Enhanced Safety of Vehicles
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Truck frontal underride protection-compatibility factors influencing passenger car safety

Aleksandra Krusper, Robert Thomson,
International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH 2010
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2010

Energy-absorbing FUPDs and their interactions with fronts of passenger cars

Aleksandra Krusper, Robert Thomson,
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 15 (6), p. 635 — 647
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Are Driving and Overtaking on Right Curves More Dangerous than on Left Curves?

Sarbaz Othman, Robert Thomson, Gunnar Lannér et al
Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine - 54th Annual Scientific Conference; Las Vegas, USA; 17-20 October 2010, p. 253-264
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Identifying Critical Road Geometry Parameters Affecting Crash Rate and Crash Type

Sarbaz Othman, Robert Thomson, Gunnar Lannér et al
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), 53rd Annual Meeting - October 4-7, 2009 - Baltimore, p. 155-165
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

The Influence of Sub-Frame Geometry on a Vehicle’s Frontal Crash Response

Chung-Kyu Park, Robert Thomson, Aleksandra Krusper et al
Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles, p. 11
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

On Vehicle Design for Adaptive Front Structure

Bengt Pipkorn, Robert Thomson,
International Conference on Crashworthiness
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

Single-vehicle collisions in Europe: analysis using real-world and crash-test data

C. L. Naing, J. Hill, Robert Thomson et al
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 13 (2), p. 219-229
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

The Role of Vehicle Design on Structural Interaction

Robert Thomson, Aleksandra Krusper, Nikola Avramov et al
International Crahsworthiness Conference (ICRASH), July 22-25, Kyoto, Japan
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

Crash compatibility between heavy goods vehicles and passenger cars: structural interaction analysis and in-depth accident analysis

Aleksandra Krusper, Robert Thomson,
International Conference on Heavy Vehicles, May 19-22, 2008, Paris, France
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

Influence of Drive Force Distribution on the Lateral Grip and Understeer

Matthijs Klomp, Robert Thomson,
9th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2008

Study of Heavy Truck Accidents with Focus on Manoeuvres Causing Loss of Control

Sogol Kharrazi, Robert Thomson,
International Journal of Vehicle Safety. Vol. 3 (1), p. 32-44
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

The Role of Road Infrastructure on Accident Rate

Robert Thomson, Sarbaz Othman, Gunnar Lannér et al
Proceedings of the International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Influence of Road Characteristics on Road Safety

Sarbaz Othman, Robert Thomson,
Proceedings of the 21st Technical Conference of Enhanced Safety of Vehicles
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

A study of the interaction between a guardrail post and soil during quasi-static and dynamic loading

Weijia Wu, Robert Thomson,
International Journal of Impact Engineering. Vol. 34 (5), p. 883:898
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Car-Car Crash Compatibility: Development of Crash Test Procedures in the VC-COMPAT Project

Robert Thomson, Mervyn Edwards, Tiphaine Martin et al
Interntional Journal of Crashworthiness . Vol. 12 (02), p. 137 - 151
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

Offset Eliminative Map Matching Algorithm for Intersection Active Safety

Tohid Ardeshiri, Sogol Kharrazi, Robert Thomson et al
2006 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV 2006; Meguro-Ku, Tokyo; Japan; 13 June 2006 through 15 June 2006 (1689609), p. 82-88
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2006

A Study on Protection of a Weak-Post W-beam Guardrail Anchored in Roadside Gravel

Weija Wu, Robert Thomson, Gunnar Lannér et al
Transportation Research Arena 2006, June 2006, Göteborg, Sweden
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2005

Correlation of Vehicle and Roadside Crash Test Injury Criteria

Douglas Gabauer, Robert Thomson,
Proceedings of the 19th Technical Conference of Enhanced Safety of Vehicles
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Passenger Vehicle Crash Test Procedure Developments in the VC-Compat Project

Robert Thomson, Mervyn Edwards,
Proceedings of the 19th Technical Conference of Enhanced Safety of Vehicles
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Effects of front wheels and steering-suspension systems during vehicle oblique collisions with a flared guardrail terminal

Weijia Wu, Robert Thomson,
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 10 (5), p. 495--503
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2004

Use of Harmonised European Accident Data Accident Databases for Roadside Infrastructure

Robert Thomson,
Proceedings of the 1st European Road Congress
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

Compatibility Issues in the Road Network

Robert Thomson,
Canadian Multidisciplinary road Safety Conference IX
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

Structural adaptivity for acceleration level reduction in passenger car frontal collisions

Linus Wågström, Robert Thomson, Bengt Pipkorn et al
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 9 (2), p. 121-127
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2004

Compatibility between passenger vehicles and road barriers during oblique collisions

Weijia Wu, Robert Thomson,
International journal of crashworthiness. Vol. 9 (3), p. 245--253
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed