This study aims to provide reference post‐mortem human subject tests, with easily reproducible test conditions, for whole‐body pedestrian impact. A generic buck was developed to represent a mid‐size sedan front‐end. It was composed of three cylindrical steel tubes, representing the bonnet leading edge, bumper and spoiler, respectively. Four post‐mortem human subjects were impacted laterally in a mid‐gait stance by the buck at 8 m/s. Kinematics of the subjects were recorded via high‐speed videos. Impact forces between the subjects and the buck were measured via load cells behind each tube; femur and tibia deformation and fractures were monitored via gauges on these bones. Biofidelity corridors were then established in terms of pedestrian kinematics and impact force between the subjects and the buck. Simplicity of its geometry and use of standard steel tubes for the buck will make it easy to perform future, new post‐mortem human subject tests in the same conditions, or to assess dummies or computational models using these reference tests.
Keywords: Pedestrian, Impact, cadaver, Dummy, Model