SAFETY FEATURES OF CARS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES

Car safety features can be divided into two main groups, namely those for accident avoidance (active safety) and crashworthiness (passive safety). There is hardly a component of present-day cars that is not subject to very detailed regulations, dealing with design, construction and behaviour in collisions. By these regulations the active safety is however placed behind the passive safety. Beside the study of these car safety features a thorough investigation of the biomechanics of the human body is necessary. The consequences of legal measures for safety features will cost 2000 Dutch Guilders extra for a new car. Only intensive, properly co-ordinated, and purposeful research by all parties concerned, will enable a considerable improvement in the current situation of active and passive safety in the future to be made. The covering abstract for the conference is IRRD no. 211714. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nederlandsche Vereniging Van Artsen-Automobilisten

    P.O. Box 64
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Van Amstel, G
  • Publication Date: 1974-10-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1602-4
  • Serial:
    • Arts en Auto
    • Volume: 40
    • Issue Number: 19
    • Publisher: Nederlandsche Vereniging Van Artsen-Automobilisten

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM