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Development objective: minimized head injury risk
 
Development objective: minimized head injury risk Today's safety belt and airbag systems provide a high level of occupant safety. To further enhance this safety, particularly for occupants not wearing a seat belt, the deformation and energy absorption ability of the interior of the vehicle must be configured accordingly.
 
Minimization of injury risk demands careful attention to the possible points of head impact, especially to the upper area of the vehicle's interior and the dashboard.
 
At the beginning of the development process, we use numerical simulation to conduct virtual head impact tests on interior components such as the passenger compartment trim (headlining, A-pillar trim, sun visor, etc.).
 
Development objective: minimized head injury risk Evaluating impact points at specific angles, we again apply numerical simulation techniques to evaluate the situation before the actual prototype components are available.
 
We then extrapolate the necessary deformation countermeasures for critical impact points, allowing for the available installation space, component costs, and materials, which are optimized in a sequence of further development cycles. 
 
The protective effect achieved is verified by tests during each phase of development.