RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE (RSV): PHASE I. VOLUME 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Volume I summarizes the results of the Minicars Research Safety Vehicle Phase I program, as detailed in Volumes II and III. Accident analysis shows that small cars are producing a large and growing part of the accident costs, toward 60+ percent in 1985. The Minicars RSV characterization provides occupant protection in frontal modes to 50 mph and side modes to 30 mph, at low weight. The analysis identifies accident costs by increments of velocity in each of 13 crash modes. It also shows aggregate benefit for safety systems by requiring subsystems to compete with each other for shares of the available benefit. /Author/
- This report was sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Minicars, Incorporated35 La Patera Lane
Goleta, CA United States 93017
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Struble, D
- Bradley, G
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Compact automobiles; Crash exposure; Forecasting; Safety equipment; Safety vehicles; Traffic crashes; Velocity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Small car
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00098890
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00844 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM