BS ISO 14513:2016 - Road vehicles. Pedestrian protection. Head impact test method

BS ISO 14513:2016

Road vehicles. Pedestrian protection. Head impact test method

Status : Current, Under review   Published : April 2016



This International Standard specifies a test method to simulate the head impact of an adult pedestrian to the bonnet top of passenger vehicles or light truck vehicles of up to 3,5 t (GVM), as defined in ISO 3833. The impact device to be used in this test method will be robust for a vehicle impact velocity of up to 11 m/s. The test method specified addresses the reduction of an adult pedestrian head injury risk; it does not test for injuries to other regions of the pedestrian. The evaluation of injury risk to other pedestrian body regions is to be determined using other test methods. This test method does not consider downward pitching of the vehicle due to pre-impact braking. This test method and the corresponding HIC measurement utilizes a free flight head form impactor and does not consider the kinematics of the pedestrian body as a whole, nor does it consider the subsequent post-impact kinematics and potential injury risk.


The test method covers an adult pedestrian head in a simulated impact with a motorized road vehicle. Research suggests vehicle safety improvements in vehicle derived from such pedestrian impact tests may be beneficial also to bicyclists in vehicle front impact.

Standard NumberBS ISO 14513:2016
TitleRoad vehicles. Pedestrian protection. Head impact test method
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 April 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 6487, ISO 3784
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 3833:1977
ReplacesBS ISO 14513:2006
International RelationshipsISO 14513:2016
DescriptorsImpact tests, Safety measures, Collisions (accident), Head (anatomy), Test equipment, Road safety, Accident prevention, Road vehicles, Pedestrians, Collision tests
Title in FrenchVéhicules routiers. Protection des piétons. Méthode d’essai de choc de la tête
ISBN978 0 580 91327 3
File Size1.057 MB

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