Q6 and Q10 Child Dummies Added to the Euro NCAP 2016 Protocols

July 7, 2015 - Beginning January 1, 2016, the dynamic performance assessment of child restraints by Euro NCAP will be modified with inclusion of the Q6 and Q10 child crash test dummies.
The Child Occupant Safety Assessment was first introduced and carried out by Euro NCAP in 2003, with the goal of ensuring manufacturers to develop safe vehicles for passengers of all ages; the objective was to evaluate the safety and protection offered by different Child Restraint Systems (CRS) in the event of a crash.
In 2013, the formerly used P-dummy series (ECE-R44) was replaced by newer and more biofidelic Q1.5 and Q3 child dummies, representing 1.5 and 3 year old children respectively. The Q1.5 and the Q3 were used in a series of popular child seats to assess vehicle to CRS compatibility, and the frontal and side impact dynamic performances of the Q1.5 and Q3 were tested within all classes of vehicles assessed by Euro NCAP at the time. Following, a child occupant protection rating was introduced to the consumers to gain a better understanding of these test results.
As an extension to that initiative, Q6 and Q10 child dummies were later developed representing children of 6 and 10 years old. Since the protection of larger children during vehicle crashes relies greatly on the interaction of vehicle restraint systems such as seat belts and the CRS, instrumented Q6 and Q10 dummies will be used to assess the protection offered in the event of front and side impact crashes.
Information on the new protocol and assessment can be found under:
Information on the Humanetics Q-dummy Series can be found under:
Information on the Humanetics FE models of Q6 and Q10 child crash test dummies can be found under:


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