SIDE-IMPACT PROTECTION: GM TACKLES THE "NEXT SAFETY FRONTIER"

This issue of GM's Research Laboratories newsletter, SEARCH, is devoted to a discussion of statistics and methods of research on side-impact protection in automobiles. Included are discussion and data in the following areas: differences between front and side-impact crashes; future developments at GM; tackling safety issues (results of accident statistics, major cause of serious injury in side impacts, safety improvements that give added protection, simulating human response in test crashes, why test dummies are important, and results of "soft" arm rest design vs. "hard").

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Research and Development Center, 30500 Mound Road
    Warren, MI  United States  48090
  • Authors:
    • Frost, L L
  • Publication Date: 1989-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:
    • SEARCH
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 3

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00605391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 995
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM