Advanced Restraint Systems (ARS) Final Report - Appendices

This report presents a summary of the work performed during the Advanced Restraint Systems (ARS) project. The primary objective of this effort was to evaluate the potential benefit of using pre-crash information associated with two unique crash configurations (one vehicle-to-vehicle scenario and one vehicle-to-object scenario) to tailor an advanced restraint system to the occupant and crash type. The project work encompassed the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) analysis of these two crash modes, as well as the identification, development, integration and physical evaluation of a prototype advanced restraints system within a targeted baseline vehicle environment. For each mode, injury assessments were made for the small, mid-size and large driver and passenger occupants in either a combination of CAE and vehicle testing or with solely CAE analysis. With three different occupants and two crash modes at two different speeds, 24 different “load cases,” 12 for the driver and 12 for the passenger, were studied. This project was conducted by the Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP) ARS Consortium (Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Mercedes-Benz). The Appendices - organized according to occupant size - provide the key data used to compare the performance of the advanced restraint system to that of the baseline Prototype Vehicle Platform (PVP) restraint system for each of the 24 load cases examined during the project. Appendix A pertains to the 5th percentile female, Appendix B to the 50th percentile male, and Appendix C to the 95th percentile male.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 794B
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-05-H-01277
  • Created Date: Sep 17 2013 9:19AM