Quantifying the Q3s ATD Responses in CRS Harness Misuse Cases in Far-side Impacts on the FMVSS 213 NPRM Test Bench

Principal Investigator: Jalaj Maheshwari, MS, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Harness misuse, which includes loose harness straps and disengaged chest clip, accounts for more than 50% of critical misuse cases in infant, rear-facing, and forward-facing child restraint systems (CRS). This study examines the effects of 5-point harness misuse on the kinematic and kinetic response of a Q3s anthropomorphic test device (ATD) restrained in a forward-facing CRS on the new FMVSS 213 NPRM test bench.

This project is currently underway. Further information will be added in late 2023 following project completion.