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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB80-107923.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Minicars, Incorporated

    55 Depot Road
    Goleta, CA  USA  93117

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Broadhead, W
    • Strother, C
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 332 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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