FIAT 2000/AMF ESVS FRONT-TO-FRONT IMPACT TEST AT 75 MPH

The report presents the test results of a front-to-front collision between a Fiat 2000 pound class Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESV) and a 5200 pound AMF ESV at a closure speed of 75 miles per hour. The objective of this test was to assist in the understanding of problems associated with crashworthiness in the traffic mix, i.e., car-to-car compatibility and aggressiveness. This crash test evaluated the structural integrity and dynamic response of the Fiat ESV when involved in collision with a larger ESV. The test also investigated the potential benefits of velocity-sensitive front-end structures to accommodate lighter weight vehicles such as the Fiat ESV. The test was successful in that Fiat compartment integrity was adequately maintained.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ultrasystems, Incorporated

    Dynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DS-2310-74-59 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00860
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM