SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION IN PRODUCTION VEHICLES. MDB-TO-CAR SIDE IMPACT OF A 26 DEGREE CRABBED MOVING DEFORMABLE BARRIER TO A 1983 MAZDA 626 AT 33.4 MPH. TEST REPORT

The report documents one of ten crash tests conducted to evaluate side impact protection in various vehicle models. Testing was conducted on a 1983 Mazda 626 4-door sedan at the TRCO Crash Test Facility in Ohio. The test vehicle was impacted on the left side by a moving deformable barrier, crabbed to 26 deg, at 33.4 mph. The test was a simulation of a 90 deg intersection collision with the striking vehicle travelling at 30 mph and the struck vehicle travelling at 15 mph. Occupant responses of two side impact dummies were measured. One dummy was located in the driver's designated seating position and one was located in the left rear seating position. The test date was July 10 1985 and the ambient temperature was 80 deg F.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 160 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00491016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 8500710, HS-807 004
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM