Current passenger car usage patterns and factors influencing usage are analyzed and projections of usage patterns in the mid-1980's are made. Similarly, current available data on six categories of vehicle accidents are analyzed and projections made of national accident patterns in the mid-80's; the effect of potential reductions in these projections as a result of safety programs and other factors related to driving safety are estimated. Based on the usage and accident projections, the characteristics of an RSV (weighing under 3,000 lbs C.W.) for operation in the mid-1980 traffic environment are described. A recommended set of specifications for the RSV are developed considering the potential safety payoff accruing to an increased level of safety performance, the need for energy conservation, availability of material resources, and changes in vehicle mix. An executive summary of this report is presented in Volume I. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AMF Incorporated

    Advanced Systems Laboratory, 495 South Fairview Avenue
    Goleta, CA  United States  93017
  • Authors:
    • Andon, J
    • Dodson, E
    • Khadilkar, A
    • Olson, R
    • Pauls, L
    • Rup, W
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 427 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASL-B31/DOT/HS801597Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00841
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1976 12:00AM