SUMMARY OF GENERAL MOTORS EXPERIMENTAL SAFETY VEHICLE TESTS
This report summarizes the results of testing four General Motors (GM) Experimental Safety Vehicles (EVs). Two of the vehicles (GM-08 and GM-09) were fully functional and were utilized in all phases of the test program. The other two vehicles (GM-06 and GM-07) had previously been crash tested by GM during the development program and were suitably refurbished for further crash testing. The purpose of the test program was to conduct quantitative non-destructive and crash tests on the ESVs to determine their compliance with the Government performance specifications. This program is a continuation of NHTSA's evaluation of ESVs which began with the testing of the AMF Inc. and Fairchild Industries ESVs. The overall evaluation of the GM vehicles involved the following four tasks: Task I--Evaluation of Design Requirements; Task II--Accident Avoidance Evaluations; Task III--Crash Injury Reduction Evaluations; Task IV--Post-Crach Factors Evaluations.
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- Publication Date: 1973-8
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash injury research; Crashes; Impact tests; Performance based specifications; Safety vehicles; Specifications; Testing
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00262465
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-800-909 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-046-468
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM