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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-233 812.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Minicars, Incorporated

    35 La Patera Lane
    Goleta, CA  USA  93017

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • FRIEDMAN, D
    • Friedman, K
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 367 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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