VEHICLE ENGINEERING TO PROTECT THE ROAD USER

FAHRZEUGTECHNISCHE MOEGLICHKEITEN ZUM SCHUTZ DER VERKEHRSTEILNEHMER

The most important passive safety measures which are aimed at reducing the consequences of accidents to vehicle occupants, pedestrians and cyclists are discussed. As regards vehicle engineering for occupant protection, special reference is made to the design of the vehicle cell, the structure of a passenger car, and occupant restraint systems. Other measures are aimed in particular at the protection of pedestrians and cyclists. Accident analyses show that vehicle engineering measures can only effect a slight gain in safety. Injury mechanisms and the mechanical tolerance of the human body, determined from biomechanical research, can be used to check the efficiency of protective measures. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlag der Oesterreichischen Aerztekammer

    Weihburggasse 10-12
    Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Weissner, R
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 301-309

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM