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Crash investigations for active safety: Meeting new demands on investigation methodology

Jesper Sandin (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik) ; Mikael Ljung
1: st International Conference on ESAR - Expert Symposium of Accident Research, Hannover, Germany, September (2004)
[Konferensbidrag, övrigt]

Active safety systems are aimed at accident prevention, hence the knowledge required for their development is different from that required for passive safety systems aimed at injury prevention. Particularly, knowledge about accident causation is required. When looking at existing accident causation data, it is argued it fails to explain in sufficient detail how and why the accidents occur. Therefore, there is a need for detailed micro-level descriptions of accident causation mechanisms, and also of methodologies suitable for creating such descriptions. One study addressing these needs is the Swedish project FICA (Factors Influencing the Causation of Accidents and incidents), where an accident investigation methodology suitable for active safety is developed, and in-depth accident investigations following this methodology are carried out on-scene in the area of Gothenburg by a multidisciplinary team. A preliminary aggregated analysis of different cases show that the methodology developed is adequate for pointing out common contributing factors and devising principal countermeasures.

Nyckelord: Accident investigations, accident causation, active safety, driver error


Paper in press. Contact Jesper Sandin for a copy.



Denna post skapades 2006-08-28. Senast ändrad 2010-09-07.
CPL Pubid: 11959

 

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