The continuing safety efforts of vehicle manufacturers involve 3 major objectives: reliability, controllability, and crashworthiness. Product reliability is based on years of experience in engineering, testing and production, and the safety, performance and service of cars in the hands of owners. Controllability built into cars is under continuous evaluation by engineering staffs. Crashworthiness includes the means to protect the occupants in a car as well as the structure integrity of the vehicle itself. Test practices, technological limitations and practical considerations in each of these areas are discussed. Vehicle design and styling are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Publication Date: 1984-10

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 8-11
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 982
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM