Enabling Protection for Older Children

Enabling Protection for Older Children

COVER Workshop on Child Safety

Date: 13 - 15 March 2012
Location: Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Dummies The EU Directive that covers seat belt wearing requires children less than 150cm tall (or where there is an exemption - 135cm) travelling in cars, vans and goods vehicles to use an appropriate child restraint. The concept of EPOCh is to drive the improvement of safety for older children travelling in vehicles. This will be done by extending the development of the protocols, test procedures and measurement tools necessary to carry out impact tests for restraint systems designed to protect older and larger children in vehicle collisions.
Picture of a child sitting in a child seat The EPOCh partners are TRL, Humanetics, IDIADA, Dorel and the University of Surrey. Marianne Hynd (technical) and Maria McGrath (financial) of TRL are the EPOCh project coordinators. TRL is an internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world-class research, consultancy, testing and certification for all aspects of transport. Kees Waagmeester presents the contributions from Humanetics. The expertise within Humanetics has been developed over a period of forty years and they are leaders in crash test dummy innovation. Alejandro Longton presents the contributions from IDIADA (Applus+). Applus+ is specialised in the area of certification, operating in 25 different sectors including automotive, construction, food and environment. Erik Salters presents the contributions from Dorel. Dorel is a world class juvenile products and bicycle company, established in 1962. Srdjan Cirovic represents the University of Surrey (UniS). UniS is an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Barbara Girard is a UniS post graduate student, contributing to the project research. Click on the logos to find out more information on the project partners.