FIAT 2500B/AMF ESVS - FRONT-TO-FRONT IMPACT TEST AT 50 MPH

The report presents the test results of a 50 mph front-to-front crash between a 5200 pound AMF Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESV), and a Fiat 2500 pound ESV, equipped with two anthropomorphic dummies and an experimental energy-absorbing seat. The crash test furnished data on the structural integrity of the Fiat 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 lighter weight vehicles such as the Fiat ESV. The effectiveness of the energy-absorbing seat indicates that human survival would be assured in considerably more severe crashes than those experienced in the test. The test was successful in that the Fiat compartment integrity was adequately maintained, and the severity index (SI) for the dummies was below the maximum given in FMVSS 208 and ESV specifications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Mar 75, PB-240 732.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ultrasystems, Incorporated

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

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 148 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DS-2310-74-61 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-622
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00860
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM