EFFECTS OF RECENT VEHICLE DESIGN CHANGES ON SAFETY PERFORMANCE. VOLUME II

Design changes in 1974-1977 model year passenger cars have been identified and a preliminary evaluation has been made of the safety effects of design changes inspired by fuel economy requirements. The following appendices are enclosed: Ranking of changes in curb weight 1974 to 1977 model year passenger cars; Unranked tabulation of scaled fractional changes in all parameters 1974 to 1977 model year passenger cars; Ranked differences of subject models from models of similar roominess; Models most similar to given models based on average scaled fractional difference over nine design parameters; Make and model coding tables FARS and VW engineering model data base; Excerpts from April 1978 progress report; Output from run 1 and 1 of the Kraesp model; and Comparison of alternative input data to the Kraesp model.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For Summary report, see HS-805 377; Vol 1 is HS-805 378.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kinetic Research

    55 Depot Road
    Goleta, CA  USA  93117

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Redmond, D
    • Schmitz, B
    • Friedman, K
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 288 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KR-TR-032-VOL-2 Final Rpt., HS-805 379
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01759
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1982 12:00AM