COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE ANALYSIS OF ADVANCED RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Five restraint systems were evaluated in terms of comfort and convenience by ten subjects. Statistical analysis of particular questions and system comparisons uncovered potential problems. The standard lap and shoulder belt system (1974 Chevrolet Impala) was found to be more acceptable than the advanced systems. Several aspects of the systems caused difficulties or confusion, and the single-loop 'window-shade' feature most frequently produced problems.
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East Liberty, OH United States 43319
- Breedon, D
- Gordon, S
- Publication Date: 1975-8-25
- Pagination: 59 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceptance; Comfort; Design; Evaluation; Human factors engineering; Manual safety belts; Passenger vehicles; Restraint systems; Safety engineering; Shoulder harnesses; Statistical analysis; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Acceptability; Design criteria
- Old TRIS Terms: Occupant restraint; Shoulder harness; Utilization characteristics
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00092479
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-712
- Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM