Final report EEVC European Enhanced Vehicle-safety Committee Ad-Hoc Group on Whiplash Injuries and EEVC WG12 Advanced Anthropometric Adult Crash Dummies
Several proposals for a test procedure for neck injury protection assessment have been
published. A good deal of data are available to serve as a basis for the choice of; test set-up
(e.g. full vehicle test, sled test), accident severity (delta-v, acceleration characteristic) and
crash dummy type.
There is however a lack of information regarding the choice of a neck injury criterion and a
tolerance level. There are however promising activities under way, for instance in the ongoing
EU-project "Whiplash II".
The EEVC ad-hoc working group on whiplash injuries recommends that a new EEVC activity
on rear impact is established. Although much research work has taken place there are still
significant gaps in the knowledge base, before a full regulatory test procedures can be fully
adopted. The ad-hoc group feels that a new EEVC activity would have an important role to
play in initiating and evaluating new research to fill these gaps.
Future tasks for any new EEVC activity would include:
a) Test procedures
b) Test devices (crash dummies).
c) Assessment criteria
Cervical Spine Distortion
Rear end collision