COST EVALUATION FOR NINE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE STANDARDS. VOLUME I: FMVSS 105 (HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEMS ON PASSENGER CARS)

A program was conducted to develop the consumer cost and weight variance resulting in the implementation of FMVSS 105 in the 1968 and 1976 passenger vehicles. An Integrated Cost Sampling Plan was developed that provided for the selection of specimen vehicles from the four classes of vehicles. Total brake systems were purchased for 1966 vehicles and were considered the baseline systems. Cost and weight differential between 1966 and 1968 models was the result of the first implementation. The cost and weight difference between the 1968 and 1976 models was the result of the second implementation. Automotive industry type teardown and manufacturing cost estimating techniques were applied and developed cost and weight data for the implementation analysis. The consumer cost per vehicle for the 1968 implementation was $11.80 and a weight increase of 15.83 pounds. The 1976 implementation consumer cost was $10.57 with an increase of 25.94 pounds.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB80-196215. Also available in set of 6 reports PC E15, PB80-196199.
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Lorean Motor Company

    280 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10010

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • HARVEY, M R
    • LESCZHIK, J A
    • McLean, R F
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

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  • Pagination: 303 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-315
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02015
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2002 12:00AM