and Evaluation of Risk Equations for Frontal Impacts: Various
A Presentation by Tony R. Laturi
Engineers derive and
evaluate risk equations to help further enhance vehicle safety systems.
equations transform measured variables into estimated injury
probabilities. Many data sources are used to
derive risk equations (e.g., physical tests, math models, and
real-world studies). Each of these sources
provides valuable information; each has limitations. Therefore, the
data must be effectively synthesized.
In this talk, examples of this synthesis will be presented.
This ongoing research is a collaborative effort between engineering
research, safety data analysis, and
information technology departments.
Tony R. Laituri is a technical specialist in biomechanics and occupant
simulation at Ford Motor
Company. He provides theoretical assessments of proposed safety systems
and proposed safety
regulations. He has won numerous awards. They include a corporate
Customer-Driven Quality Award
(1997), two Henry Ford Technology Awards (1998, 1999), two SAE Oral
Presentation Awards (2001,
2006), and the Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award
for outstanding contribution to
the field of automotive safety engineering (2003).