This article points out some highlights from the ninth annual conference on Experimental Safety Vehicles (ESV) held in Kyoto, Japan, in November 1982. The Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz Auto 2000 cars are described, along with a project that is even closer to production reality, the Alfa Romeo Synthesis Vehicle. The overall impression gained from the ninth ESV conference is described as a gradual evolution and development of car safety rather than jumping ahead in leaps and bounds. Also there is an awareness that improved safety does not have to be at the expense of fuel economy, performance or general comfort levels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Specialist and Professional Press Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1983-7-30

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-27
  • Serial:
    • Motor
    • Volume: 163
    • Issue Number: 4212

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00385784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 002
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM