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Harmonizing the European Side Impact Dummy

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Author: Ratingen, M.R. van · Waagmeester, C.D. · Twisk, D.R. · Wismans, J.
Institution: TNO Wegtransportmiddelen
Source:Spring 2000 JSAE Conference, Yokohama, Japan
Identifier: 362493
Article number: JSAE Paper 20005318 Presentation No. 264
Keywords: Safety · safety · occupant protection · dummies · side impact


A major problem in side impact protection is the specification of the dummy used in the compliance tests, which is both a standardization and a technical problem. Currently, Europe and Japan use the EUROSID-1 dummy while the US.SID is used in North America. ISO initiated the WorldSID project to develop a single mid-sized male side impact dummy with improved biofidelity and world-wide acceptance. Interim harmonization could be reached with the upgraded EUROSID dummy, ES-2. Areas for improvements of EUROSID-1 have been identified based on world-wide input. The dummy proposed changes include modifications to the hardware, additional instrumentation and improved certification procedures.