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/

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

    Minicars, Incorporated

    35 La Patera Lane
    Goleta, CA  United States  93017

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Struble, D
    • Bradley, G
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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