Welcome to the FIMCAR Project

For the assessment of vehicle safety in frontal collision, the crash compatibility between the colliding vehicles is crucial. Compatibility compromises both the self protection and the partner protection properties of vehicles. Although compatibility has received worldwide attention for many years, no final assessment approach has been defined. Within FIMCAR project, different frontal impact test procedures are analysed regarding their potential for future frontal impact legislation. The research activities focus on car-to-car frontal impact accidents based on numerical simulations.

The proposal from FIMCAR is to use a full width test procedure with deformable element and compatibilty metrics in combination with the current ECE R94 off-set procedure as frontal impact asssessment approach which also addresses compatibility.

This Project is finished since 2012. However, you are welcome to download the project results that are provided.