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

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 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 frontend structures to accommodate intermediate weight vehicles such as the Toyota ESV (4,000-pound). The test was successful in that Toyota compartment integrity was adequately maintained and all occupant responses met established specifications. The AMF vehicle's hydraulic system straked almost 17 inches, indicating that the heavier AMF vehicle absorbed a significant portion of the crash energy. Based on the negligible compartment intrusion and the generally low levels of dummy response, a safe closing speed of at least 65 mph appears practicable. /HSRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science

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  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 111 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/HS 801 623 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00860
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM