RSV (RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE) TEST MONITORING AND DATA PUBLICATION-RESULTS OF EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING TEST ON THE CALSPAN RSV

Performance and handling tests on the Calspan RSV were performed in Italy by the Istituto Sperimentale Auto E Motori (ISAM) and in West Germany by Volkswagenwerk AG Wolfsburg. The ISAM tests evaluated the Calspan RSV in the areas of fuel economy, vehicle response, braking and handling, and driver environment. The Volkswagen tests evaluated the Calspan RSV in the areas of braking, steering, handling, and overturning immunity. The ISAM tests are unlike any previously used to evaluate American vehicles. Therefore, the Calspan RSV results are compared to those of ten European cars which had undergone identical tests. The Volkswagen test procedures were identical to those specified in the Research Safety Vehicle program. The Calspan RSV results are compared to the RSV specifications for these tests.

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  • Accession Number: 00313635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 6071-79-107A, DOT-HS-805-250
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02095
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2002 12:00AM