The history behind the design, building, and testing of an advanced automotive crash recorder is related. The program produced a reasonably accurate and reliable device which records and stores two axes of horizontal acceleration data experienced by a vehicle during a crash. A target cost of fifty dollars per unit in quantities of 50,000 units and ease of installation were other design requirements that were met. In addition, the program tasks generated (1) a device to retrieve the recorded data, (2) a minicomputer system to establish a crash recorder data bank, and (3) an implementation plan.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Teledyne Geotech

    3401 Shiloh Road
    Garland, TX  United States  75040

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sherwin, J R
    • Kerr, J D
  • Publication Date: 1979-4-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-081 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01641
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1980 12:00AM