DETERMINATION OF THE TRADEOFFS BETWEEN SAFETY, WEIGHT, AND COST OF POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENTS TO VEHICLES STRUCTURE AND RESTRAINTS

The technical feasibility of building an automobile capable of providing increase in occupant protection while still handling, and performing like contemporary production vehicles has been demonstrated by the Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESV) Program. However, in recognition of the serious weight increases incurred by the various ESV fabricators in attempting to meet the stringent crash-worthiness specification, the reported study was made to obtain additional data which could be utilized in relating potential safety benefits to weight and cost penalties in subsequent ESV programs involving a spectrum of private passenger vehicles. Portions of this document are not fully legible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  USA  43201

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Alexander, G H
    • Conrad, R E
    • Neale, M R
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 271 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-322-3-621
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM