DETERMINATION OF RESTRAINT EFFECTIVENESS--AIRBAG CRASH TEST REPEATABILITY

Thirty-three airbag-equipped Mercury cars were crash tested at three different test laboratories in order to determine the repeatability of test results in the proposed FMVSS 208 procedure. Nine Hybrid-II crash dummies were used. There were significant inconsistencies in results from the three testing agencies; by comparison, the different dummies caused little or no difference in test results; there was a large component of test variability due to uncontrolled and generally unknown factors operating in each test crash. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Versace, J
    • Berton, R J
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750395
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM