The study investigates the feasibility of modifications to the interior and glazing of a full-size automobile which, when combined with structural modifications to upgrade structural integrity, would enhance occupant survivability in severe lateral collision accidents. Main elements of the project were (1) performance of baseline lateral collision tests under various impact modes, (2) developmental testing of advanced interior padding and glazing materials, (3) fabrication of vehicles incorporating modified structures, interiors and side glazing, (4) performance of lateral collision tests of the modified vehicles, and (5) evaluating the results and providing conclusions and recommendations relative to improving lateral impact protection.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-250 410.
  • 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

  • Pagination: 681 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801-802 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00922
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM