It recommends dummies, procedures, instrumentation and test configurations that can be used for investigating the interactions that occur between a deploying airbag and a vehicle occupant. Driver frontal airbags deploy from the steering wheel and side airbags can deploy from the door, side trim panel, armrest, seat back or seat cushion. Occupants can range in size from young children to very large adults. However, the small adult female is considered to be the most at risk of arm injury from airbags. Therefore, this test procedure only addresses the small adult female occupant.
Recommended measurements are summarized. ISO/TS 15827:2007 encourages the use of a wide range of test configurations and conditions, while recognizing that the range of possible airbag interactions is essentially limitless and beyond testing capability.