NEAR - TERM EXPERIMENTAL MOTORCYCLE PROGRAM

For the first time, motorcycles will be designed, fabricated, and tested with safety as the primary requirement. The principle objectives of this far-reaching program are: (1) demonstrate the feasibility and performance of new safety features as forerunners to regulations requiring similar safety performance for mass-production vehicles sold to the public; (2) utilize a systems engineering approach to design safety into a vehicle as a whole rather than as piecemeal "add-ons"; (3) stimulate the development of new technology in vehicle safety, and (4) promote international cooperation in developing and sharing the new technology on a continuing basis as rapidly as it develops to reflect worldwide safety needs and research experience. The overall goal is to design and fabricate complete vehicles that meet or exceed a number of specified performance requirements. This paper describes the initial effort toward specification of these performance requirements. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Automotive Safety, July 16-18, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Motor Vehicle Safety Advisory Council

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bischoff, D C
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #73042 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM