RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE (RSV): PHASE I. VOLUME 2: PROGRAM DEFINITION FOUNDATION

Projection through the 1980s of vehicle usage and vehicle masses shows the bulk of injury costs shifting to small cars. These injuries are incurred at higher equivalent velocities, due to the momentum disadvantage of smaller cars. The methodology projects the number and cost of all occupant injuries, as well as their potential reduction by safety systems. Subsystems are combined into safety packages, with each subsystem competing with the others for available benefit, and the package with the greatest safety payoff can be identified. /Author/

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

    Minicars, Incorporated

    35 La Patera Lane
    Goleta, CA  USA  93017
  • Authors:
    • Struble, D
    • Bradley, G
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 195 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801 604 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00844
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM