RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE: PHASE I. VOLUME 3: VEHICLE CHARACTERIZATION AND PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION
The Minicars Research Safety Vehicle is characterized as an automobile having a maximum weight of a present-day subcompact but with the usable space of a compact. Foam- filled closed sheet metal volumes and advanced airbag restraints provide a very high degree of occupant protection, particularly in frontal, frontal oblique, and frontal offset modes at higher velocities. Front-to-side crash performance is also a major concern. The characterization includes a high-g braking mode and a system to detect impaired driver performance. Performance to produce the greatest safety payoff in the mid-1980s and great payoff in research value in the latter 1970s is specified. /Author/
- This report was sponsored by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Minicars, Incorporated35 La Patera Lane
Goleta, CA USA 93017
- Struble, D
- Bradley, G
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 142 p.
- TRT Terms: Air bags; Brakes; Collisions; Crash injury research; Research; Safety; Safety vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Safety practices
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00098885
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00844
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM