REQUIREMENT AND CRITERIA FOR THE PASSIVE SAFETY OF AUTOMOBILS. IN: PROCEEDINGS OF ENERGY ABSORPTION OF AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES AS AN ASPECT OF CRASHWORTHINESS (66TH), HELD IN LUXEMBOURG ON MAY 1-6 1988
Success has been achieved in the last 17 years in increasing traffic safety. The number of people killed has dropped dramtically despite a considerable increase in the number of vehicles involved. The following deals with the passive safety requirements imposed on passenger vehicles and with technical concepts designed to satisfy these requirements. Use can be made, for example, of belt force limiters to reduce the forces acting on the occupant during the restraint process. An important safety feature - which is often underestimated in terms of its contribution to safety - is the seat plus head restraint. The seat has a considerable influence on the effectiveness of the entire system both in the event of head-on collision and in the case of a rear-end collision.
- Also available in AD-A212 606, p24-1 thru 24-6
Advisory Group for Aeronautical Res & Dev - NATO7 Rue Ancelle
92 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
- Weissner, R
- Publication Date: 1988-12
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Deployable head restraints; Frontal crashes; Headrests; Manual safety belts; Passenger cars; Passive restraint systems; Rear end crashes; Restraint systems; Traffic safety; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Belts; Occupant restraint; Passenger car design; Passenger restraints; Passive protection devices
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00494316
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM