At Airbag 2014 held last month in Karlsruhe, Germany, TRW Automotive outlined how a combination of advanced restraint systems can help to address the protection of rear seat occupants during frontal impacts.
Dirk Schultz, director of Inflatable Restraints for TRW Occupant Safety Systems, said: “We conducted an analysis of the German In-Depth Accident Study database for information on injury patterns of rear-seated occupants from 1999 to 2013. Findings indicated that half of all injuries to rear seat occupants are caused by head impact to the front seat, or high seat belt loading to the thorax.
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