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Journal of KONES

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European enhanced vehicle - safety committee (EEVC) - the results of 42 years of activity

Autorzy Przybylski, W. 
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Języki publikacji EN
EN Road safety was and still is one of the real hazards for human society all over the world. In order to manage the problem of excessive road death toll at the both sides of Atlantic two independent initiatives were started in 1970 in the USA in the US Department of Transportation. The paper describes the genesis of intergovernmental European initiative named EEVC, its history, participants and scope of former and current scientific research related to improvements in vehicle design safety. The work was started from the careful analysis of accident statistics data including the severity of accident. The important feature of EEVC working groups is participation of car industry researchers enabling wide verification of scientific achievements. For specific items, it is also shown the practical profit based on knowledge coming from EEVC research. Most important items resolved by EEVC were in-depth study of multidirectional impact mechanics, development of anthropometric dummies, pedestrian safety, passive/active safety interaction, rear under run protection etc. The influence of change in vehicle design appears important for all road users the vulnerable persons including. The relation to other similar international initiatives was pointed together with the future direction of activity and relation to National and International (UN ECE and EC) legislative bodies. The Polish input to EEVC research was described since in 2002 Poland started its participation.
Słowa kluczowe
EN road transport   vehicle design   passive and active safety   research   international cooperation  
Wydawca Institute of Aviation
Czasopismo Journal of KONES
Rocznik 2012
Tom Vol. 19, No. 4
Strony 529--538
Opis fizyczny Bibliogr. 5 poz., rys.
autor Przybylski, W.
  • Motor Transport Institute Deputy Director for Technology and International Cooperation Jagiellonska Street 80, 03-301 Warszawa, Poland tel.: +48 22 4385139, fax: +48 22 4385401,
[1] Cesari, D., Proceedings of the 22nd ESV Conference, Washington 06.2011, website of 22nd ESV Conference:
[2] EEVC Report on Recent Activities, 2003.
[3] Euro NCAP brochure: A history of the future of safety 2009.
[4] The reports from individual meetings of EEVC Steering Committee and WG (from 2002 up to 2012) – not published.
[5] Info on webpage:
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