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Child Advanced Safety Project for European Roads

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€5 848 882
EU Contribution
€3 854 265
Project website
Project Acronym
CASPER
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Decarbonisation,
Societal/Economic issues,
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Children are more and more involved in all modes of transportations. They have no choice. Accidents are a possibility.

Objectives

The objectives of CASPER were to reduce fatalities and injuries of children involved in traffic accidents. Therefore, the project focused on:

  • improvement of the efficiency of child protection through the development of innovative tools. For example: new sensors, dummies and child human models. This will be completed by test procedures in frontal and lateral configurations, with associated injury criteria, in order to provide to CRS manufacturers the possibility to develop and test their products at a lower cost, with new methods, and at a same guarantee of efficiency;
  • analysis of the reasons and consequences of misuse of child restraint systems and of the influence of the real conditions of child transport, as compared to the certification test procedures.
Methodology

The main deliverables were the improvement of biomechanical behaviour of existing dummies associated to new measurements sensors, as well as dummies and child human numerical models, with improved test procedures, which will allow solving the issues for improvement of children protection.

Reports on the conditions of use of child restraint systems and consequences in accidents, including campaigns of information were made in order to solve the problem of children involved in traffic accidents.

Seven European countries were involved in this consortium, with 14 partners who all have a long experience in the field of child safety. They have complementary profiles and were chosen for their high level of competence as regards crash investigations, test performance, computer simulations, experience on dummies and instrumentation, injury biomechanics, computer modelling and virtual testing.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)

Results

The CASPER project conducted a large research programme on safety. A lot of results are now available in many areas of child safety. Namely:

  • Field studies from different countries on the use and misuse of child restraint systems.
  • Accident data for restrained children.
  • Injury criteria for frontal impact.
  • The completion of the Q-family dummy models.
  • A system to evaluate the protection of the abdomen for children in cars.
  • Many work methodologies that have been improved during the life of the project.

Technical Implications

Q-child dummy model development;

  • Models Q0, Q1, Q1,5, Q3, Q3s and Q6 have been developed.

Policy implications

As there is a continuous need of getting updates on field data, the methods were made public and will certainly be useful to other teams or to set basis of a new research project.

Strategy targets

1. An efficient and integrated mobilty sytem: 1.4 Acting on transport safety: saving thousands of lives.

Readiness

Some parts of the project have already been implemented, for other parts further research is necessary. Further investment is needed in child restraint systems and environment models to achieve predictive models.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Gie De Recherches Et D'etudes Psa Renault
Address
AVENUE DE LA GRANDE ARMEE 75, 75116 PARIS, France
EU Contribution
€490 179
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Centre Europeen D'etudes De Securite Et D'analyse Des Risquesc.e.e.s.a.r.et D'analyse Des Risques
Address
Rue Des Suisses, 92000 Nanterre, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€241 872
Organisation
Ludwig-Maximilians University Of Munich
Address
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 MUENCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€82 036
Organisation
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
Address
ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1, 2595 DA DEN HAAG, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€63 407
Organisation
Humanetics Europe Gmbh
Address
Im Breitspiel 6, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany
EU Contribution
€80 538
Organisation
Medical University Hannover
Address
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, N/A30625 HANNOVER, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€125 635
Organisation
Universite De Strasbourg
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4, 67070 Strasbourg, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€367 313
Organisation
Technische Universitat Berlin
Address
STRASSE DES 17 JUNI 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€435 832
Organisation
Idiada Automotive Technology Sa
Address
L Albornar, 43710 Santa Oliva, Spain
EU Contribution
€431 513
Organisation
Verein Für Fahrzeugsicherheit Berlin E.v.
Address
Tib 13, Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€210 312
Organisation
Loughborough University
Address
Ashby Road, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€246 772
Organisation
Fiat Auto S.p.a.
Address
Corso G. Agnelli 200, 10100 TORINO, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€185 151
Organisation
Institut Francais Des Sciences Et Technologies Des Transports, De L'amenagement Et Des Reseaux
Address
BOULEVARD ISAAC NEWTON 14 CITE DESCARTES 14-20, 77447 MARNE LA VALLEE CEDEX 2, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€340 961
Organisation
Bundesanstalt Für Strassenwesen (Federal Highway Research Institute)
Address
Brüdenstrasse 53, 51427 BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€324 279
Organisation
Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Ab
Address
41296 GOTHENBURG, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€228 464

Technologies

Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
In-vehicle technologies for navigation and safety
Development phase
Research/Invention

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