OCCUPANT SURVIVABILITY IN LATERAL COLLISIONS. SUMMARY REPORT

The program focused on evaluating the extent of occupant protection offered by a conventional, full-size automobile when involved in various types of intervehicular lateral collisions, and assessing the feasibility of improving such protection by the incorporation of structural, glazing and interior modifications (or combinations thereof). A total of seven baseline and six modified vehicle crash tests were performed, as well as numerous developmental tests of various energy-absorbing glazing and padding constructions. The report contains an overview of the developmental testing effort and pertinent results; conclusions and recommendations based on these results are also presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Greene, J E
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZS-5562-V-3 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-803
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00922
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM