AUTOMOTIVE BUMPER COST EFFECTIVENESS BASED ON FIELD DATA AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING

The Ford Motor Company has developed a mathematical model utilizing electronic data processing techniques to calculate the potential savings to owners of automobiles equipped with energy absorbing bumpers. This model can be used to measure the economic effectiveness of alternative bumper performance requirements and/or system design proposals. Base data for the model has been obtained from surveys conducted by Ford of damage to pre-FMVSS 215 controlled vehicles. A description of the technique utilized to predict bumper system economic effectiveness and the results of Ford Motor Company's bumper cost-effectiveness studies are contained in this report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Boltz, R R
    • Grzesiak, R L
    • Rohn, R J
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #740985
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM