DESCRIPTION OF THE VOLKSWAGEN RESTRAINT AUTOMATIC (VW-RA) USED IN A FLEET TEST PROGRAM

The paper describes a new passive restraint system, the Volkswagen Restraint Automatic (VW-RA). The system consists of an upper torso belt and an energy-absorbing knee bolster. The operation of the system is automatic as it is attached to the door of the vehicle. The comparison with the three-point belt having a vehicle-sensitive locking retractor and airbag systems shows that the overall performance of the VW-RA is superior to the other systems. A fleet test of 50 vehicles in the United States will determine acceptability to the consumer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Sieffert, U
    • Oehm, K
    • Paitula, H
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No. 740046
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM