Human Body Models
The division conducts extensive modelling of road-users including human-body-models (HBMs) and behavioural models of various road-users, such as car drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. The models are integrated and used for in-crash and pre-crash virtual safety assessments.
National and international collaborations
Through our national and international collaborations, we have access to crash and naturalistic databases containing information on the consequences of a crash, as well as road-user behaviours that can lead to crashes.
Diverse research portfolio
The Vehicle Safety Division has a diverse research portfolio of projects sponsored by both public and private organizations. We are active in European Commission sponsored projects and contribute to many international technical committees advancing vehicle and traffic safety.
The division is responsible for teaching in the international Master's Programme in Mobility Engineering.
We are responsible for the Vehicle and Traffic Safety course as well as courses in Active Safety and Impact Biomechanics. We also have PhD-level courses, including the IDEA League summer school IDEA League sommarkurs "Analysis and Modelling Road User Behaviour".
Crash analysis and Prevention
The mission of the research unit on crash analysis and prevention is to understand why crashes happen and how they can be prevented. This includes understanding crash causation mechanisms related to the behaviour of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users, as well as vehicle and environment factors.
The work of the Injury Prevention research group aims at preventing injuries due to extreme mechanical loading to the human body. This can for instance be loading caused in traffic accidents. The research is prioritized based on accident statistics provided by the Field Data Management group within the division.