According to the currently presented concept studies by car manufacturers, future vehicle developments addressing autonomous functionality offers the occupant more freedom in terms of positioning options in the passenger compartment. The whole seat can be moved under certain restrictions in an extended area compared to actual vehicles. Rotations around the z-axis are also considered. These freedoms of design for the interior concepts raise new, interesting research questions. The research topic addresses a feasibility and benefit assessment of new restraint systems in the context of greater freedoms in the interior of autonomous vehicles. The focus is set on the development of new simulation methods for the evaluation of these systems.
|Effective start/end date
|1/04/18 → 30/06/18
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