OCCUPANT SURVIVABILITY IN LATERAL COLLISIONS. VOLUME 1

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 a large number of developmental tests of various energy-absorbing glazing and padding constructions. The report is divided into two parts; Volume I is the main body of the technical presentation and Volume II contains supporting test data and related information.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-249 293 and Volume 2, PB-245 411.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 117 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZS-5562-V-2 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-801
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00922
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM