SIDE PROTECTION IN 2-DOOR AND 4-DOOR PRODUCTION VEHICLES

A study was conducted to provide the following side impact information: A crash test mode and severity level representing a threshold life threatening injury level (AIS greater than or equal to 4) for a mid-sized vehicle; data needed to extrapolate the performance of the modified V.W. Rabbit into the vehicle fleet; and data needed to investigate apparent safety differences between 2-door and 4-door vehicles and between varying weights within the vehicle fleet. The data was obtained by performing side impact crash tests with production vehicles, using the NHTSA's Moving Deformable Barrier (MDB).

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450356
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SRL-91 Final Rpt., HS-806 748
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM