AUTOMOTIVE RECORDER RESEARCH-DISC RECORDER PILOT PROJECT. VOLUME I. FLEET STATUS AND DATA SYSTEM PROCEDURES

The NHTSA has developed automotive recorders which can measure crash triaxial acceleration/time histories during vehicle collisions. From these acceleration histories (recorded on a magnetic disc), velocity/time histories and velocity change during impact are derived to provide measures of vehicle crash severity. The purpose of developing these recorders is to provide firm unbiased relationships of vehicle crash severity with occupant fatalities and serious injuries from real-world accidents. To date, a total of 1200 recorders has been produced and over 800 have been installed in fleet vehicles. This two volume report has been prepared to document the status of the Disc Recorder Pilot Project as of October 31, 1973. Volume I describes briefly the 30 accidents which have occurred to date and the procedures that have been developed for accident notification, recorder removal and disposition, recorder post-crash calibration, and data encoding, processing and distribution.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Accident Investigation and Data Analysis, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Teel, S S
    • Peirce, S J
    • Lutkefedder, N W
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801 019 Tech Rpt
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM