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.

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    • Paper copy also available in set of 3 reports as PB-244 633-SET, PC$38.00.
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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Pagination: 146 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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