SMALL CAR DRIVER INFLATABLE RESTRAINT SYSTEM EVALUATION. VOLUME II: DRIVER AIR CUSHION RESTRAINT (ACRS) DEVELOPMENT FOR 1976 VEGA, VALIANT, AND CHEVETTE SUBCOMPACT VEHICLES
Sled tests (76) and car crash tests (7) were conducted in an effort to evolve production driver restraint systems for three Government-furnished vehicles--1976 Vega, Valiant, and Chevette. The effort was successful in providing 30-mph BEV driver protection for all three vehicles. Resulting injury measures were well within the limits set by the FMVSS 208 injury criteria. Protection was provided without changing the compartment interior geometry (except for the space required by the knee restraints), the column angle, or the driver's normal seating position.
- See also Volume 1, PB80-107923.
Minicars, Incorporated55 Depot Road
Goleta, CA United States 93117
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Broadhead, W
- Strother, C
- Publication Date: 1978-7
- Pagination: 332 p.
- TRT Terms: Air bags; Anatomical models; Automobiles; Compact automobiles; Crash injury research; Crashes; Economic efficiency; Evaluation; Impact tests; Inflatable structures; Injuries; Knee; Protection; Reliability; Research; Rocket sleds; Safety equipment; Testing
- Uncontrolled Terms: Criteria; Efficiency
- Old TRIS Terms: Knee anatomy; Rocket propelled sleds; Small car
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00304768
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-053 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01412
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM