OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN A RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE
The protection afforded the occupants of the research safety vehicle (RSV) being developed for NHTSA by Calspan and Chrysler is identified by giving examples of the results of staged collisions. A brief review of the objectives of the four phase RSV program, vehicle development, and ultimate goals is provided as a frame of reference for the discussion of crashworthiness. Test data and photographs obtained in front, side and rear end collisions of these cars indicate occupant survivability in the 40 to 50 mph range.
- From the February 26-March 2, 1979 Meeting.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Fabian, G L
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 31 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Collisions; Crash injury research; Crashworthiness; Head on collisions; Occupant protection devices; Rear end collisions; Research; Reviews; Safety equipment; Safety vehicles; Vehicle occupants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Occupant protection
- Old TRIS Terms: Research safety vehicle; Sidesway
- Subject Areas: Highways; Passenger Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00301540
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790325 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM