RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE - PHASE I. VOLUME I
The program objectives, vehicle characterization, performance specifications, and rationale of Volkswagen's approach to a Research Safety Vehicle are summarized in this report. U.S. accident and traffic patterns are projected to the mid-1980's, and engineering analyses of active and passive vehicle safety problems are combined in a benefit/cost evaluation based on given-cost consistent conditions. The resulting ordinal ranking of safety priorities, verified by sensitivity studies, is used to determine performance requirements and to generally characterize the RSV. Special emphasis is given to intervehicular compatibility.
- Paper copy also available in set of 3 reports as PB-244 633-SET, PC$38.00.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Pagination: 146 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Benefit cost analysis; Crash injury research; Crash rates; Crashes; Design standards; Evaluation; Performance based specifications; Quality of work; Research; Safety; Safety engineering; Safety equipment; Safety vehicles; Specifications; Strategic planning; Traffic flow; Traffic safety; Travel patterns; Vehicle safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Compatibility; Traffic patterns
- Old TRIS Terms: Projection; Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00092444
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-624
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00843
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM