A series of six 20 mph 60 deg. lateral impact tests was performed with various child restraints. The purpose of the tests was to provide a brief overview of the state-of-the-art in lateral protection of child restraints which have been developed through dynamic testing. The method used to obtain the data consisted of performing simulation tests on the HSRI Impact Sled Facility. The test set-up utilized the DOT standard vehicle seat as the vehicle seat test base with Type I vehicle belts with no retractors or reels. Two test dummies were used; an Alderson VIP-3C child dummy and a six-month old infant dummy. The results of the tests are reported in terms of dummy target motion with time, anchorage belt loads versus time, sequence camera coverage and a brief narrative evaluation of the performance of each system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Melvin, J W
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-BI-75-7 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-788
  • Contract Numbers: NHTSA-6-5180
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM