Institut für Rechtsmedizin



54. Biomechanisches Kolloquium

The Vehicle Safety Research Centre’s contribution to road casualty reduction including the development of SafetyNet’s fatal accident and accident causation databases

11.12.2008 um 17:15 Uhr

Großer Hörsaal der Pharmakologie, Walther-Straub-Hörsaal
Nußbaumstr. 26 - Eingang Schillerstraße – 80336 München

Prof. Pete Thomas (Direktor VSRC Universität Loughborough, GB)

The presentation will describe the work of the Centre including it’s involvement in UK and European road and vehicle safety research and investigations. The presentation will also provide an overview of two in-depth accident databases that have been developed as part of the SafetyNet project - the first of these is the SafetyNet Fatal Accident database and the second is the SafetyNet Accident Causation database.

The Vehicle Safety Research Centre (VSRC) is a research ‘Centre of Excellence’ based at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. Established in 1983, the VSRC has an experienced team of both researchers and crash investigators in the field of road accident research with special emphasis on real world accident investigations. In-depth data collected by the VSRC has been used to support research for the UK government, industry and the European Commission.

Pete Thomas (Professor Road and Vehicle Safety) is the Head of the Vehicle Safety Research Centre. He is a specialist in the area of accident and injury causation and has made many contributions to vehicle and road safety. He has published over 100 research papers on a broad range of vehicle safety issues, including active safety systems, injury biomechanics and causation, crash test procedures and accident data analysis.

Dr Andrew Morris is a Reader in Vehicle Safety and his research interests include vehicle passive safety performance, accident causation and intelligent transport systems. He has published over 100 research papers in the field of vehicle safety and crash-injury research.


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