»VarEV« project (»ecologically safe headrest«) was chosen by public call for proposals for »Strategic research and development projects in companies – SRRP 09«.
The purpose of VarEV project was to develop and manufacture a proptype for a safe headrest fulfilling the latest Euro NCAP safety standards and other European regulations concerning whiplash prevention in rear crash accidents. By means of a simple and innovative design, with no additional electronic component, but using high-strengthen materials and proper technologies, we have developed a cost-efficient high-tech product for low-price cars. Owing to its low weight, the headrest is suitable to equip hybrid and future electric vehicles.
The project took place in years 2009 – 2011. Besides TPV, the Institute for Metal Materials and Technologies and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Ljubljana were also involved in the project.