IMPROVED AIR BAG RESTRAINTS FOR FRONT SEAT COMPACT CAR OCCUPANTS - VOLUME 1 - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

THE REPORT SUMMARIZES THE EFFORT TO DEVELOP AN IMPROVED PASSIVE RESTRAINT. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO APPLY MAXIMUM TOLERABLE DECELERATION TO THE OCCUPANT SO AS TO ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE SAFE VEHICLE CRASH VELOCITY FOR FUTURE 'CRASHWORTHINESS-MODIFIED' COMPACT CARS. THE RESULT OF THE WORK WAS THE ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT OF A PASSIVE (NON-AIR BAG WORK WAS THE ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT OF A PASSIVE (NON-AIR BAG TYPE) RESTRAINT SUCH THAT AT A COMPLEXITY LEVEL EQUIVALENT TO THREE SEAT BUCKLES AND BELTS, A DOOR HINGE AND LATCHING MECHANISM, SOME FOAM AND APPROPRIATE STRUCTURAL ATTACHMENTS, CONTROLLED DECELERATION OF FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS WITHIN ACCEPTABLE INJURY CRITERIA LIMITS CAN BE PROVIDED IN 40 TO 45 MPH IMPACTS; AND WITH SOME INCREASE IN COMPLEXITY LEVEL, THE OCCUPANT CAN BE SIMILARY PROTECTED AT ANY SPEED FOR WHICH COMPARTMENT INTRUSION CAN BE REASONABLY CONTROLLED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract DOT-HS-113-1-163
  • Corporate Authors:

    Minicars, Inc

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  • Authors:
    • FRIEDMAN, D
    • Wilcox, H A
    • JORDAN, A
    • Dinapoli, N
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM