An accurate description of the feasibility, optimum schedule, and cost of implementing a brake inspectability requirement for all production passenger cars (PPC) and light trucks (LT) was prepared. The work was performed as a part of Task 1h Manufacturing and Maintainability, which addresses the need for supporting fuel conservation through vehicle design. The study made use of best available data on PPC and LT current and projected production designs and data, real and predicted costs of production, and expert engineering judgement, to predict the impact of separate inspection requirements and the overall consequences of implementation for improvement of fuel economy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    10 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cross, A L
    • Wakeley, W
    • Viergutz, O J
    • HARVEY, M
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-297
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02112
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2002 12:00AM