The difficulty in the investigation of safety belt anchorages lies in assessing the position of the effective Anchorage locations. Here, in contrast to the easily operated one-hand automatic belt, not all the problems have been solved. The disadvantages of certain belt configurations are explained with the aid of examples. In the case of small four-door cars the upper anchorage on the central pillar is generally too far forward, so the aim should be to achieve a better layout. The height adjustment of the upper Anchorage should be automatically linked to the seat adjustment. An optimum seat belt geometry is achieved by anchoring both the upper and lower anchorages on the seat itself. The resulting loading on the seat of some 1200 N brings with it considerable design problems. (TRRL)

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    VDI Nachrichten

    Postfach 1139, Graf-Recke-Strasse 84
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  • Authors:
    • Hirschberger, H
    • Felten, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-8


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  • Accession Number: 00309535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM