Project: Co-operative Crash Injury Study (CCIS) - Phase 8

Reference: S0522/V8

Last update: 05/05/2011 11:00:53

Objectives

The objective of CCIS is to complete in-depth accident analysis of vehicles to provide a vital insight into how people are injured in road traffic accidents in the UK. Retrospective examinations of crashed vehicles correlated with injuries to their occupants are used to determine how people are injured. Thus, the study provides a mechanism to monitor in-depth, the crash performance of car structures, occupant protection systems, the benefits of countermeasures and their resultant effect upon occupant injury.

Specifically CCIS provides:
. An in-depth understanding of injury causation to car occupants;
. Information on the crashworthiness of vehicles;
. Information on the performance and effectiveness of occupant protection systems;
. A mechanism to identify and prioritise the need for improvements in vehicle safety;
. The ability to monitor and analyse the effectiveness of vehicle based safety systems, diagnostics and countermeasures;
. Biomechanical information to assist in the development of crash test tools and determination of human injury performance and tolerance criteria;
. Evidence to support the need for development of policy and standards that lead to improvements in car occupant protection.

Description

In-depth accident causation studies allow us to gain an understanding of how car occupants are injured in road traffic accidents and the influence of car structures, restraints and advanced safety systems. This data provides the foundation for determining areas of secondary safety policy priority and ensuring countermeasures are appropriate in encouraging improvements to vehicle design that can protect car occupants in the event of an accident.

The project will investigate real life car accidents in the UK to understand car occupant injury causation and deliver this information in a high quality, searchable database.

Contractor(s)

TRL Limited
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131

University of Birmingham
edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TT

ESRI
Rutland Hall, Loughborough University, Loughborough , Leicestershire, LE11 3TP

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £4,687,305.77

Actual start date: 01 February 2006

Actual completion date: 31 March 2010

Publication(s)

Topic Report 04 - Front Impact
Author: CCIS / R. Cuerden and P. Massie, TRL, Ltd
More information: www.ukccis.org

Topic Report 03 - Population Characteristics
Author: CCIs / R. Cuerden and R. Cookson, TRL, Ltd
More information: www.ukccis.org

Topic Report 02 - Rear Seat Passengers
Author: CCIS / R. Cuerden and R. Minton, TRL, Ltd
More information: www.ukccis.org

Topic Report 11 - Vehicle Age
Author: CCIS / R. Cookson, TRL Limited
More information: www.ukccis.org

Topic Report 10 - AIS 1990 and AIS 2005 Comparison
Author: CCIS / R. Cookson, TRL Limited
More information: www.ukccis.org

Topic Report 09 - Seat Belts
Author: CCIS / R. Cookson, TRL Limited
More information: www.ukccis.org

Topic Report 08 - Rollover
Author: CCIS / R. Cookson, TRL Limited
More information: www.ukccis.org

Topic Report 07 - Damage Profile
Author: CCIS / D. Richards, M. Pittman and R. Cuerden, TRL Ltd.
More information: www.ukccis.org

Topic Report 06 - Occupant Stature
Author: CCIs / R. Cuerden and R. Cookson, TRL, Ltd
More information: www.ukccis.org

Topic Report 05 - Whiplash
Author: CCIS / D. Richards and R. Cuerden, TRL, Ltd
More information: www.ukccis.org

Topic Report 01 - Seat Belt Effectiveness
Author: CCIS / R. Cuerden, TRL, Ltd
More information: www.ukccis.org

Summary of results