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Writing a Handbook of Vehicle Safety Measures

Jing Li
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2012. Diploma work - Department of Applied Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, ISSN 1652-8557; 2012:11, 2012.
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This master thesis project report is organized by four main sections: Introduction, methods, results and discussion. It is known from the introduction section that road accidents is a big issue at global levels for it is a leading factor for fatalities. The problem in China is serious since the number of vehicles on the roads grows fast, which means it is more likely to be exposed to road accidents but the safety countermeasures and people’s safety awareness fail to catch up with the increasing traffic. This project work is done following the methods of literature review, telephone interviews with Chinese people, accident data research, Madymo simulations for common but dangerous situations and hand drawn figures for better demonstration. It is to combine the techniques and the real situations, which are totally different from Sweden, to make the techniques serve more people. Through these methods, the handbook of vehicle safety measures is developed as the result of the master thesis project. Introduction of both active and passive safety systems and their working mechanisms are presented in the handbook. Moreover, results of accident research are given as motivations of vehicle safety measures and Madymo simulations for two typical situations are done to show the potential danger and increase people’s safety awareness. Two advanced systems are illustrated to focus on active safety systems which will be the trend of the development of vehicle safety. From the discussion section, it is known that user-centered design method is utilized to make the handbook effective and the challenge of further evaluation of the handbook after distribution is presented as well. What’s more, work on the handbook’ distribution in China is also done as a part of the project, which will put the handbook into practical use and make Chinese people really benefit from it.

Nyckelord: road accidents, safety countermeasures, safety awareness, active safety, passive safety, simulation, advanced systems

Publikationen registrerades 2012-10-08. Den ändrades senast 2013-04-04

CPL ID: 164483

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