CALSPAN/CHRYSLER RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE. PHASE III, FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In Phase III of the RSV program, the Phase II design of subsystems and components was refined and adapted to exemplify mass production techniques. This report summarizes the integration of the various elements into a coordinated design from which ten vehicles were fabricated for test and evaluation by others in Phase IV. The five-passenger family car is designed to be fabricated by mass production techniques from materials chosen to minimize energy content, rare mineral requirements, and facilitate recycling for recovery and reuse. Using a combination of mathematical modeling on the computer with static and dynamic testing, design issues that remained at the completion of Phase II were resolved; validation tests were conducted to demonstrate performance resulting from these design improvements; and the results were incorporated in the final design. Additional investigations defined emissions and fuel economy, documented the degree of RSV compliance with current Federal Motor Vehicle Standards, and studied the effect of the RSV design on collision repair, producibility, and cost of program goals.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Advanced Technology Center

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fabian, G J
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZN6069-V32-1Final Rpt., DOT-HS-805-322
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01551
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM