TOYOTA/AMF ESVS-FRONT-TO-FRONT IMPACT TEST AT 60 MPH

The report presents the results of an aligned front-to-front collision between a Toyota Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESV) and a 4000 pound AMF ESV at a closing speed of 60 miles per hour. The objective was to assist in the understanding of problems associated with crashworthiness in the traffic mix, i.e., car-to-car compatibility and aggressiveness. The crash test evaluated the structural integrity and dynamic response of the Toyota ESV and the dynamic response of its two occupants, when involved in a collision with a larger ESV. The test also investigated the potential benefits of velocity-sensitive front-end structures to accommodate intermediate weight vehicles such as the Toyota ESV. The test was successful in that Toyota compartment integrity was adequately maintained and all occupant responses met established specifications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also: Final Report, 111 pages dated June 1975, PB-244651/6ST.
  • 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

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DS-2310-74-63 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00860
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM