Automotive Vehicle Safety is a unique academic text, practical design guide and valuable reference book. It provides information that is essential for specialists to make better-informed decisions. The book identifies and discusses key generic safety principles and their applications and includes decision-making criteria, examples and remedies. It provides the reader with in-depth information on human simulation, human error control, driver distractions, future vehicle safety and universal design and details accident reconstruction techniques and methods of crash testing. Automotive Vehicle Safety shows the reader how to evaluate products, processes, services and systems.
Introduction to Vehicle Safety. Basic Concepts of Vehicle Safety. Risk Evaluation; Is it Unsafe? Human Error Control. Risk Communication. Universal Design. The Distracted Driver. Biomechanics. Human Digital Models. Crash Testing. Accident Reconstruction. Special Design Problems. Aftermarket, Accessories and Modifications. Discussion Questions. References and Recommended Reading. Key Word index.