AUTOMOTIVE RECORDER RESEARCH DISC RECORDER PILOT PROJECT. VOLUME II. RESULTS OF TESTS AND EVALUATION

The NHTSA has developed automotive recorders which can measure crash triaxial acceleration/time histories during vehicle collisions. From these acceleration histories (recorded on a magnetic disc), velocity/time histories and velocity change during impact are derived to provide measures of vehicle crash severity. The purpose of developing these recorders is to provide firm unbiased relationships of vehicle crash severity with occupant fatalities and serious injuries from real-world accidents. To date, a total of 1200 recorders has been produced and over 800 have been installed in fleet vehicles. This two volume report has been prepared to document the status of the Disc Recorder Pilot Project as of October 31, 1973. Volume II describes the types of tests (e.g., vehicle crash tests and environmental test) to which the disc recorders have been subjected, and the results. Information and experience gained from these early research and development efforts form the foundation for future large scale recorder research. Portions of this document are not fully legible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-226 880.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Teel, S S
    • Pierce, S J
    • Lutkefedder, N W
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801 156 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM