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

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

Giuseppina Amato, Nikil Abraham, Robert Thomson et al
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 21 (3), p. 211-221
Journal article
2016

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

C. Stefan, G. Hemmings, C. Erginbas et al
Transportation Research Procedia - 6th Transport Research Arena (TRA). Vol. 14, p. 4237-4246
Paper in proceedings
2016

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

Robert Thomson, Heiko Johannsen
2016 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, IRCOBI 2016, Malaga, Spain, 14-16 September 2016, p. 635-636
Conference contribution
2015

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

Nils Lübbe, Robert Thomson, Jonathan Jonsson et al
Conference contribution
2015

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

Robert Thomson, Aleksandra Krusper
International Journal of Vehicle Safety. Vol. 8 (1), p. 65-84
Journal article
2015

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

H. C. Gabler, Robert Thomson, N. S. Johnson
Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 80, p. 162-171
Journal article
2015

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

Selpi Selpi, Robert Thomson, Jakob Imberg et al
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Marcus Wisch, Bruno Augusto, Mattias Boljen et al
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Mattias Hjort, Robert Thomson, Omar Bagdadi et al
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Mats Svensson, Astrid Linder, Robert Thomson et al
Paper in proceedings
2013

FIMCAR – INFLUENCE OF SEAS ON FRONTAL IMPACT COMPATIBILITY

Mattias Stein, Robert Thomson, Heiko Johannsen
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Ton Versmissen, Robert Thomson, Heiko Johannsen et al
Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 14 (1), p. 105-115
Journal article
2013

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

van Nunen Ellen, Eduardo del Poso de Dios, Ignacio Lazaro et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

FIMCAR Strategies and Priorities for Frontal Impact Compatibility

Ignacio Lazaro, Mervyn Edwards, Thorsten Adolph et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

Car-Car Testing to Establish Compatibility Characteristics

Heiko Johannsen, Anders Kling, Pascal Delannoy et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

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

Robert Thomson, Heiko Johannsen, Mervyn Edwards et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

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

Mervyn Edwards, Robert Thomson, Ton Versmissen et al
Paper in proceedings
2010

Truck frontal underride protection-compatibility factors influencing passenger car safety

Aleksandra Krusper, Robert Thomson
Conference contribution
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-
Journal article
2010

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

Robert Thomson, Sarbaz Najib Othman, Gunnar Lanner
Journal of Logic and Computation, p. 253-264
Paper in proceedings
2010

Truck frontal underride protection-compatibility factors influencing passenger car safety

Robert Thomson, Aleksandra Krusper
Conference contribution
2009

Identifying Critical Road Geometry Parameters Affecting Crash Rate and Crash Type

Robert Thomson, Gunnar Lanner, Sarbaz Najib Othman
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), 53rd Annual Meeting - October 4-7, 2009 - Baltimore, p. 155-165
Paper in proceedings
2009

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

Cing-Dao Kan, Aleksandra Krusper, Chung-Kyu Park et al
Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles, p. 11-
Paper in proceedings
2008

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

Robert Thomson, Sogol Kharrazi
International Journal of Vehicle Safety. Vol. 3 (1), p. 32-44
Journal article
2008

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

O. Bisson, Helen Fagerlind, J. Hill et al
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 13 (2), p. 219-229
Journal article
2008

On Vehicle Design for Adaptive Front Structure

Bengt Pipkorn, Robert Thomson
Paper in proceedings
2008

Influence of Drive Force Distribution on the Lateral Grip and Understeer

Matthijs Klomp, Robert Thomson
Conference contribution
2008

The Role of Vehicle Design on Structural Interaction

Kamal Rachid, Aleksandra Krusper, Robert Thomson et al
Paper in proceedings
2007

The Role of Road Infrastructure on Accident Rate

Robert Thomson, M Kelkka, Sarbaz Najib Othman et al
Paper in proceedings
2007

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

Robert Thomson, Cor van der Zweep, Richard Damm et al
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 12 (02), p. 137 - 151
Journal article
2007

Influence of Road Characteristics on Road Safety

Robert Thomson, Sarbaz Najib Othman
Paper in proceedings
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-
Journal article
2006

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

Gunnar Lanner, Weija Wu, Robert Thomson
Conference contribution
2006

Offset Eliminative Map Matching Algorithm for Intersection Active Safety

Jonas Bärgman, Robert Thomson, Sogol Kharrazi et al
2006 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV 2006; Meguro-Ku, Tokyo; Japan; 13 June 2006 through 15 June 2006 (1689609), p. 82-88
Paper in proceedings
2005

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

Mervyn Edwards, Robert Thomson
Paper in proceedings
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-
Journal article
2005

Correlation of Vehicle and Roadside Crash Test Injury Criteria

Robert Thomson, Douglas Gabauer
Paper in proceedings
2004

Structural adaptivity for acceleration level reduction in passenger car frontal collisions

Bengt Pipkorn, Linus Wågström, Robert Thomson
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 9 (2), p. 121-127
Journal article
2004

Compatibility between passenger vehicles and road barriers during oblique collisions

Robert Thomson, Weijia Wu
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 9 (3), p. 245--253-
Journal article
2004

Compatibility Issues in the Road Network

Robert Thomson
Paper in proceedings