VIRTUAL - a European approach to foster the uptake of virtual testing in vehicle safety assessment
Paper in proceedings, 2020

In the assessment of road user and vehicle occupant safety, physical testing is limited to a few scenarios. To advance transport safety it is vital to include more relevant scenarios. Virtual Testing offers an opportunity to introduce additional test scenarios. The objectives of the VIRTUAL project, described in this paper, include: Identifying impact scenarios relevant for the future, providing tools such as models, guidelines, and a corresponding platform to foster the uptake of virtual testing. The safety of standing passengers on public transport has been reviewed, scenarios for Vulnerable Road User testing have been identified and new seated positions for future vehicles have been described. In addition, a virtual testing platform has been established on which human body models are provided. The platform follows the open access approach, complements other approaches and does not just provide the models, but also guidelines on how to implement new scenarios in test procedures.

Female and Male

Human Body Models

Vehicle Safety

Virtual Testing

Vulnerable Road Users

Open Source

Road Transport

Author

Astrid Linder

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

Ragnhild J. Davidse

SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research

Johan Iraeus

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety, Injury Prevention

Jobin John

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety, Injury Prevention

Arne Keller

AGU Zurich

Corina Klug

Technische Universität Graz

Simon Krašna

University of Ljubljana

Christoph Leo

Technische Universität Graz

Maria Ohlin

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Ary P. Silvano

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Mats Svensson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety, Injury Prevention

Linus Wågström

Volvo Cars

Kai-Uwe Schmitt

AGU Zurich

Proceedings of 8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020

8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020
Helsinki, Finland,

Open Access Virtual Testing Protocols for Enhanced Road User Safety (VIRTUAL)

European Commission, 2018-06-01 -- 2022-05-31.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Health Engineering

Subject Categories

Vehicle Engineering

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8/13/2020