In Car Safety Research Project
The Consortium includes a good geographical representation within
Europe, relying on the skill of experts in child protection -and
more generally in safety- and a balance between Research, Industry,
Regulation and Testing Institutes.
The main goal of CHILD is to improve the child safety in road accidents. CHILD will enable the investigation of injury mechanisms and tolerances for different ages of children and to establish injury criteria and risk curves.
CHILD aims towards a more comprehensive understanding of the
injury mechanisms experienced by children of different ages
in road accidents, through innovative tools and methods, in
order to contribute to revised or improved standards and more
efficient design of child restraint systems. The CHILD project
started in September 2002 and will take place over 3 years.
The CREST project was to develop new test procedures to determine
the effectiveness of child restraint systems for cars using instrumented
This objective were expressed in three items :
- to determine the physical parameters corresponding to various
child injury mechanisms,
- to prescribe limits under which injuries can be avoided,
- to develop new test procedures for determining the effectiveness
of child restraining systems for cars, using instrumented dummies.