The 2016 Africa Investigation & Reconstruction Exhibition (AIRE) was a great success, one of the outputs was that of formal research papers from the massive efforts. This, the second research paper “Development of a low-cost Anthropomorphic Test Platform (ATP) for use in a high-speed rollover test” co-authored by Craig Proctor-Parker (www.accidentspecialist.co.za) has been accepted for publication in the International publishers IEEE.org – Advancing Technology for Humanity, the paper now available online (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8261117)
Accidents involving rollovers of minibus taxis are common in South Africa. These accidents involve numerous passengers and a high fatality rate as the incidents often occur at high speeds. Anthropomorphic Test Platforms (ATPs), better known as crash dummies, are calibrated instruments, which are designed to measure human injury potential in the event of a crash. The costs associated with performing and obtaining information from crash tests using these platforms was often a major deterrent, which results in the amount of accidents occurring always exceeding the amount of data available. This paper presents the research and development of a low-cost ATP for the use in a minibus rollover test.