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The primary objective of this project is to reduce the fatalities and serious injuries sustained by car occupants when their vehicles are in a head on collision with a truck. This will be accomplished by developing an EC Directive containing the requirements and test standard for an energy absorbing front underrun device fitted to trucks.
This project is contributing to an EEVC programme of international work on energy absorbing front underrun protection. Reporting is through the EEVC who have presented a paper at an international conference. The project was hoping for funding from the EU but problems arose over a minor error and this delayed the work programme.
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Cost to the Department: £16,490.00
Actual start date: 01 December 1993
Actual completion date: 31 January 1997
Development of a Test Procedure for Energy Absorbing Front Underrun Protection Systems for Trucks
Author: EEVC Working Group 14
Publication date: 01/12/1996
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