a LIGHT FOAM VEHICLE towards...Near Zero Fatality
NTUA's approach, towards a Near Zero Fatality (NEZEF)
vehicle, tries to take a broader view of the circulation conditions, of a
great urban area. It also tries to attribute the passive safety property
not to the small city car by itself, but rather to the system of the
potential counterparts involved in a city car accident.
Ultra Light Foam Vehicle Towards The NEZEF
We set about the
design and the construction of a model of
a small, ultra light city car (350 Kg),
composed of a frame to provide a passenger compartment of comparable
rigidity with other city cars, padded, externally and internally, with
energy absorbing foams.
This vehicle would
to be safe in any possible accident configuration
between itself and
a) a non deformable barrier
b) a similar city car
To Minimize accidents to
c) a cyclist
d) a pedestrian .
We have called this type of city car
"Ultra Light NEZEF Foam Car".
The vision towards
''Near Zero Fatality'' for vehicles requires to ask the simple question, if
it is technically feasible, to construct a vehicle with priority to
words: what is possibly achievable from the point of view of Passive Safety
and Active Safety Technology towards ''A Near Zero Fatality Vehicle".
attempt perhaps could consider vehicles suitable for "Cities''
Of course in
order to address the above question we need the involvement and inspiration
of a great number of researchers willing to contribute towards this goal,
and of course the funding of research projects and conferences, with the
We would be
pleased if people expressed interest...