This paper deals with some of the key advances that occurred in the regulatory domain, the design and the testing of child restraint systems. Design of rear seats in vehicles is discussed in relation to enhancing child protection in both frontal and side impacts. Vehicle structural stiffness is also discussed in terms of increasing forces to occupant that need mitigation. Key challenges in terms of side impact test procedures and enhancement of the regulation are dealt with.
Keywords: Child Restraint Systems; ISO; Seats; Interiors; Misuse