RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE (RSV): PHASE I. VOLUME 2: AUTOMOBILE USAGE TRENDS, ACCIDENT FACTORS
In response to the requirements of the Statement of Work an analytic approach was developed which: 1. Predicts the accident exposure environment for the mid-1980's time period based on factors influencing automobile usage. 2. Employs the principal elements of this prediction as input to a mathematical model which simulates the various types of accidents (front, side, etc.) occurring in that environment. 3. Tests multiple combinations of RSV structural and restraint system configurations to determine that combination which predicts achievable safety performance, given practical constraints on size, weight, and cost. 4. Evaluates the cost-benefits of various candidate configurations to select an optimized vehicle design concept for an RSV weighing less than 3,000 pounds which operates in the projected mid-80's traffic environment. 5. Establishes recommended performance specifications for the optimized design concept. /Author/
- This report was sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Ford Motor CompanyEnvironmental and Safety Research Office
Dearborn, MI United States 48127
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 109 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash exposure; Crashworthiness; Design; Forecasting; Mathematical models; Safety; Safety vehicles; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Exposure; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Safety practices
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00098893
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801 599 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00842
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1976 12:00AM