Pedestrians interacting with a passenger car; A study of real world accidents
Paper in proceedings, 2011

Pedestrian safety priorities for passenger cars are usually based on data with varying car makes and models. This study presents a new database, V-PAD (Volvo Cars Pedestrian Accident Database), with a homogeneous car sample providing a relevant, up-to-date distribution of accident situations as well as pedestrian characteristics and driver information. A total of 330 pedestrian car accidents are analyzed with the aim to present a first summary of the V-PAD data in terms of accident, injury and impact aspects. The database with cars of the same types gives unique possibilities to design and evaluate effective safety measures for pedestrian safety. The results in this study will form the basis for further improvements, both considering driver support and crash compatibility.


Crash compatibility

Automobile drivers

Pedestrian accidents


AIS2+ injury

Accident situation

Driver information


Real world traffic accident data

Car accidents

Driver support

Database systems

Safety measures


Accident scenarios


M. Lindman

Lotta Jakobsson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

S. Jonsson

2011 IRCOBI Conference Proceedings - International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury


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Vehicle Engineering

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