More than 250 representatives of science and industry met in Cologne in 1978 to discuss the current state of development of passive restraint systems and the state of knowledge on accident research. The following conclusions can be drawn from the contributions and discussions: the most effective way of increasing safety at present is for a greater number of all vehicle occupants to wear a safety belt. Other aims are increased protection against penetration into the passenger cell during impact and further removal of sharp edges in the interior of the vehicle in areas of impact. For improving occupant protection in sideways impacts it is necessary to modify the vehicle structure between the two colliding vehicles. Important contributions are expected from research, such as ways of reconstructing speeds more accurately, the development of improved dummies for lateral impact and simulation of children, and the development of associated protection criteria and procedures for determining the total way in which a vehicle protects occupants in accidents. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Information Verlag

    Obere Hauptstrasse 13, Postfach 131
    D-7634 Kippenheim,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • RAU, H
  • Publication Date: 1979-4


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 87-90
  • Serial:
    • Verkehrsunfall
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Information Verlag

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM