RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE - PHASE 1. VOLUME 3 OF 3

This volume includes the section 4 (vehicle characterization) and 5 (performance specification) of the final report. The vehicle characterization is a qualitative overview (of the vehicle dimensions which were the basis for the preliminary design), while the performance specification includes the requirements. The performance specification is subdivided by subjects. The main groups are - active safety (crash avoidance) - passive safety (crash energy management, primary occupant protection, and post-crash safety) - functional performance (non-safety features) some of the requirements are based solely on technical, biomechanical or other considerations that are not quantifiable by monetary terms. Other requirements are arrived at on the basis of benefit/cost analyses. The rationale of those requirements that are based on technical considerations is supplied in context with the specifications. The final section "supporting rationale" explains the input data and the results of the benefit/cost optimization which was used to establish consistent test conditions. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Volkswagenwerk

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  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 636 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801-626
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM