Cellbond develops new testing leg to improve pedestrian safety worldwide

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Cellbond, the world-renowned designer and manufacturer of vehicle passive safety test equipment, has developed and produced a legform which is being used to test the extent of injuries to pedestrians in road traffic accidents.

The new Advanced Pedestrian Legform Impactor (aPLI), suitable for tests with both high and low bumper vehicles, was released this week to the global Automotive Passive Safety Testing market.

Cellbond has been working on the aPLI project since 2016 in collaboration with an international working group which includes the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) and the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI).

Dr Mike Ashmead, Founder and Chairman of Cellbond, said: “We are delighted to have been able to make such a significant contribution to the global aPLI project. Our project engineers have developed and produced a biofidelic leg which accurately represents a real-life pedestrian and we are very pleased with the feedback from our colleagues in the industry.”

Cellbond’s aPLI was unveiled at their 30th Anniversary Technical Conference in Huntingdon in April. It is now on show at the 13th PraxisConference Pedestrian Protection at BASt, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, 20-21 June 2018, and will be at the Automotive Safety Summit in Shanghai, China 16-17 July 2018, IRCOBI Conference in Athens on 12-14 September, and Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, Michigan, US on 23-25 October.

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