A video display window for the EEVC tool was created using Unity, a graphic development platform, and provides an interface to interact with 360[degrees] video geometry and extract images at specified video geometric orientations.
The EEVC tool extracts manageable datasets from collected videos, but for a researcher or community official to manually inspect these large volumes of data to obtain useful information, especially at multiple time intervals, a large time investment is required.
James Ellway, one of the organisation's test engineers, says: "Euro NCAP is waiting for a suitable compatibility test to be proposed by the relevant research bodies, possibly by EEVC. Once that's happened, Euro NCAP can take a decision as to how compatibility should be incorporated and assessed."
From this, the EEVC devised guidelines on improving compatibility for car designers: improved vertical load spreading through additional load paths, strong vertical connections between load paths, and strong lateral connections able to distribute rail loads.
According to the results of this study, proposals for the modification of the Directive might be presented thereafter to replace EEVC
measures with other "equivalent" measures.
The Committee sought in vain to stress that the idea of subjecting the EEVC
tests to a feasibility study was both astonishing and unacceptable and was akin to a distorting measure offering industry the chance to evade the toughest standards.
Since the validity of the EEVC
tests is recognised, ETSC hoped the feasibility study would be dropped at the European Parliament's reading (co-decision procedure).
They cite the example of the Honda Civic, which meets 80% of the EEVC
The final, and most serious, problem, partly explaining why self-regulated safe cars could come on stream so much more quickly, is that the safety criteria proposed by the industry are so much weaker than those of more independent experts.Rival reports.DG Enterprise sources say that the Commission received a document on pedestrian safety from the European Enhanced Safety Vehicle Committee (EEVC
) in 1996.
The importance of safer car fronts has been recognised by the European Commission which included the issue among the six priorities identified in its Communication on road safety adopted in March (see European Report No 2485 for further details) and by the Council of Ministers which, in a Resolution adopted on 28 June, called for the adoption of a type-approval Directive on safer car front designs for the most vulnerable road users (see European Report No 2506 and 2513 for further details).In their letter, the MEPs highlight tests developed at the beginning of the nineties by European research laboratories brought together by the EEVC
(European Experimental Vehicle Committee) and used in crash tests in the context of the European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP).
Such tests have existed for a long time and were carried out in the 1990s by European research laboratories brought together by the EEVC
(European Experimental Vehicle Committee).
Research based on these tests shows that vehicle fronts can be made less dangerous if the stiffest parts of the car structure (radiator, battery) are removed from immediately beneath the bonnet and packed away underneath.Since 1996, the test methods developed by government research laboratories across Europe (EEVC
) have been used in the European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP) which provides consumer information ratings on the crash test performance of new cars.