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Rear Seat Advanced Restraint Systems
September 25, 2012 to May 30, 2015 Perform simulations and testing to improve occupant protection for rear seat occupants.  
Child Restraint/Vehicle Fit
April 20, 2013 to April 18, 2014 Evaluate US child restraints and vehicles relative to ISO CRS Fit envelopes.
Child Posture in Rear-Facing Child Restraints
April 20, 2013 to April 19, 2014 Measure the posture of toddlers in rear-facing and forward-facing child restraints.  Perform testing to evaluate rear-facing postures used with the 3YO ATD.
Assesing LATCH Issues
April 20, 2013 to April 19, 2014 Perform testing and analysis to study the feasibility of center LATCH anchors in vehicles, evaluate misuse consequences, and evaluate effect of tether routing on CRS performance.  Publications include the following: Feasibility of Center LATCH
Soldier-Centered Vehicle Seating Design Tools
Measure anthropometry and shape measures of soldiers to develop occupant models that account for gear.
Evaluation Belted and Unbelted Safety Requirements
September 20, 2013 to April 15, 2015 Collaborative project with General Motors.  Determine the effect on restraint system and vehicle design if vehicles were only required to pass crash tests with belted occupants. Project publications include: Does the unbelted safety requirement affect protection for belted occupants?
UMTRI Workshop on New Tools for Child Occupant Protection
June 23, 2015 to June 24, 2015 Presentations Development of Fit Envelopes to Promote Compatibility Among Vehicles and Child Restraints Three-Dimensional Body Shape Measurement and Modeling for Ergonomic and Safety Applications: Pediatric Populations Development of Toddler Virtual Fit Models Videos Virtual fit of RF CRS into RF...
Engineering assessment of current and future vehicle technologies with respect to FMVSS 201 - occupant protection in interior impact
October 13, 2015 to July 23, 2016 This project identified current and emerging technologies that are affected by FMVSS No. 201.
Essentially Equivalent Real-World Performance: Methodology and Analysis
January 17, 2014 to December 31, 2014 This project developed methods to compare motor-vehicle crash risk in the United States and Europe.  Project publications include: Mutual recognition methodology development Comparing motor-vehicle crash risk of U.S. and E.U. vehicles