FINAL REPORT-STUDY OF STEERING ASSEMBLIES FOR EVALUATION, RATING AND IMPROVEMENT OF SAFETY PERFORMANCE

A series of static component and dynamic systems tests were conducted on a number of production steering assemblies. Based on the results of these tests the protective capability, afforded the unrestrained driver, for each steering assembly was evaluated and rated against the other production steering assemblies. The Hybrid III dummy was used in the dynamic tests and chest deflection was one of the response criteria used to assess performance. In addition to recording the standard performance criteria on the Hybrid III during the dynamic testing, new techniques were developed for measuring chest contact area and abdomen penetration. The final dynamic testing method gives a much more realistic evaluation of the safety performance of steering assemblies than the current FMVSS203 test procedure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Minicars, Incorporated

    55 Depot Road
    Goleta, CA  United States  93117

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hannemann, N E
    • SYSON, S R
  • Publication Date: 1982-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 305 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FR-1139-06-82 Final Rpt., HS-806 665
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-80-R-07569
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM