posted on 2013-02-25, 14:00authored byJames Lenard, Russell Danton
There is currently considerable interest in the development of physical test procedures for
autonomous braking systems and one consideration is that the test conditions should be
realistic, i.e. they should resemble or have a known relationship to the circumstances under
which real road accidents occur. In this context, the aim of the work presented in this report
is to describe typical circumstances for pedestrian, rear-end and head-on impacts based on
British accident data. The scope of this work is limited to the description of accident data and
although this report is intended as a contribution to the development of test conditions, it
contains no discussion of how the results from the accident data should be used for this
Thatcham Research Centre (UK) and Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (USA). Project Reference: LUEL 5989/6175
LENARD, J. and DANTON, R., 2010. Accident data study in support of development of autonomous emergency braking test procedures. Loughborough: Loughborough Enterprises Ltd.; Loughborough University.
Loughborough Enterprises Ltd.; Loughborough University. Undertaken for Thatcham Research Centre and Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.