PASSIVE RESTRAINT DEVELOPMENT OF LIGHT TRUCKS AND VANS

Two vehicles - a Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck and a Ford E-150 van - were selected as representative of their vehicle classes. Air cushion restraint systems were designed for each vehicle and were sled tested with anthropometric dummies. The systems were subsequently integrated into the vehicles and barrier tested at an impact speed of 30 mph. The restraint systems were capable of meeting the 30 mph crash protection criteria of FMVSS 208.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Minicars, Incorporated

    55 Depot Road
    Goleta, CA  USA  93117

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Guenduez, A
    • BROADHEAD, W G
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 689 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FR-1089-08-80 Final Rpt., HS-805 623
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02076
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM