Based on the kinematics in car/pedestrian-dummy accident simulations a new test rig was predeveloped to create a reproducible head impact on the windscreen of compact cars. During the test head accelerations as well as forces and bending moments to the neck of a Hybrid-III dummy were measured.
The new test procedure and first test results are shown here. They are discussed with regard to the current test procedure to assess the injury risk of pedestrians with impactors for bonnet, upper leading hood edge as well as hood and a possible future integration of the head impact on the windscreen of compact cars.
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