سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۴
محل انتشار: اولین کنفرانس بین المللی حوادث رانندگی و جاده ای
تعداد صفحات: ۱۱
Jahan Eftekhar – Department of Mechanical Engineering & Biomechanics The University of Texas-San Antonio
The cars on our roads become better at protecting the people as vehicle safety standards are introduced. New cars comply with new or updated vehicle safety standards and must meet many more standards than in the past. Yet on average in the industrialized countries, and in many developing countries, an accident victim occupies one hospital bed in ten. Vehicle safety standards have clearly exhibited their effectiveness in using all the life-saving technologies introduced in vehicles New Car Assessment Programs have been a major contributor by testing the crashworthiness of new vehicles. Statistical models are introduced to estimate how many people would have died if the vehicles had not been equipped with any of the safety technologies. This paper focuses on the vehicle safety performance and uses an existing statistical model to address effectiveness of the vehicle technologies in reducing fatalities and injuries.