Research Papers

Evaluation of the Accuracy of Event Data Recorders in Chrysler Vehicles in Frontal Crash Tests

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Date added May 8, 2011
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Category 2011 CMRSC XXI Halifax
Tags Session 4A
Author/Auteur Jean-Louis Comeau, Dainius J. Dalmotas, Alan German


In recent years, major advances in field data collection and analysis have been achieved through the integration of real-world vehicle crash data captured by on-board, electronic, event data recorders (EDR's). To date, publicly-available data have been limited to just two manufacturers, namely General Motors and Ford. Recently, Chrysler has provided a tool by which researchers can access EDR's installed in their vehicles. The current study looks at the new crash data that are now available from Chrysler vehicles and explores the accuracy of this information. The study uses data from a series of staged collisions with EDR-equipped vehicles and compares data downloaded from these devices to equivalent information captured by laboratory instrumentation. Full-frontal crash tests, over a range of test speeds, and conducted on a number of different model vehicles, are used in the study.

 Jean-Louis Comeau, Dainius J. Dalmotas, Alan German