ADVANCED AIR BAG RESTRAINTS FOR STANDARD SIZE CAR DRIVERS. VOLUME II. FINAL PROGRAM REPORT
The report summarizes the effort to develop an advanced air bag restraint system for standard size cars capable of protecting the driver in frontal and/or frontal oblique crashes. The result of the work has been the development of a system consisting of (a) a small quickly inflating double air bag, (b) and energy absorbing steering column mechanically stroking through rollerless tapes, (c) a mechanically stroking padded knee restraint linked to the steering column, (d) an energy absorbing seat assembly, and (e) compartment padding. The system is capable of protecting drivers throughout the adult anthropometric range at velocities to 50 mph as tested in sled simulated frontal, pitching, and angular impacts representing actual collisions.
- See also Volume 1, PB-233 812.
Minicars, Incorporated35 La Patera Lane
Goleta, CA USA 93017
Washington, DC USA 20590
- FRIEDMAN, D
- Friedman, K
- Publication Date: 1974-7
- Pagination: 367 p.
- TRT Terms: Air bags; Collisions; Constraints; Energy absorption; Head on collisions; Impact tests; Restraint systems; Safety vehicles; Testing
- Old TRIS Terms: Occupant restraint
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00265265
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-113-2-441
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM