19_FFG_COMPARE - Safety assessment of non-positive shock absorbers to guard against obstacles

Project: Research project

Description

Crash cushions are used to protect road users when errant vehicles are going to collide with rigid objects (e.g. lay-bys, tunnel portals, etc.). To install crash cush-ions on roads they need to fulfil the requirements of the EN 1317 which define the test specifications. However, in the EN 1317 it is not requested to use state-of-the-art vehicles i.e. the vehicles do not necessarily need to have state-of-the-art equipment such as airbags, pretensioner, etc. It is assumed that occupants in vehi-cles with a proper safety equipment have a lower risk of injuries than occupants in vehicles, which only meets the criterions of EN 1317.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/09/1930/11/20