SUMMARY OF FORD EXPERIMENTAL SAFETY VEHICLE TESTS
This report summarizes the results of testing two Ford Experimental Safety Vehicles (ESV's). The purpose of the test program was to conduct quantitative non-destructive and crash tests on the ESV's to determine their compliance with the Government performance specifications. This program, which also included the testing and evaluation of Experimental Safety Vehicles manufactured by the General Motors Corporation, is a continuation of NHTSA's evaluation of ESV's which began with the testing of the AMF Inc. and Fairchild Industries ESV's. The overall evaluation of the Ford Experimental Safety Vehicles involved the following four tasks: Task I - Evaluation of Design Requirements; Task II - Accident Avoidance Evaluations; Task III - Crash Injury Reduction Evaluations; Task IV - Post-Crash Factors Evaluations.
- Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Collisions; Impact tests; Nondestructive tests; Performance tests; Postcrash phase; Prevention; Safety; Safety vehicles; Specifications; Testing; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Post-crash
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00133486
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801026
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-046-2-468
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM