|Title||Effect of Age on Kinematics during Pre‐crash Vehicle Manoeuvres with Sustained Lateral Acceleration|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Graci V, Douglas EC, Seacrist T, Kerrigan J, Mansfield J, Bolte JH, Sherony R, Hallman J, Arbogast KB|
|Conference Name||IRCOBI Conference|
|Conference Location||Athens, Greece|
|Keywords||between‐trial variability, constant radius turn, low‐acceleration time extended event, occupant kinematics, restraints|
Pre‐crash occupant motion has the potential to influence restraint performance, particularly for children. We examined kinematics of adults versus children in a vehicle subjected to a constant radius manoeuvre designed to produce sustained lateral acceleration via closed‐course testing. Nine adults and six children were seated in the right rear seat of a late‐model year 4-door sedan. A constant radius manoeuvre was conducted with an average lateral acceleration of ~0.5 g for ~30 seconds.