Extensive analysis of automobile accident data from the designer's point of view reveals, among other things, the importance of fixed-object collisions in automobile societal losses. Moreover, the analysis has yielded information about the distributions of speed and injury in such crashes. As a results, the fixed-object collision situation can be described rather completely in terms of societal cost and can be extrapolated by assumption to the situation to be expected 10 years hence when smaller cars in greater numbers will be using our highway system. When combined with results of recent subcompact car crashworthiness efforts, the analysis makes possible a rough engineering characterizatrion of the optimal crash attenuator for the occupants of tomorrow's family car.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 50-57
  • Monograph Title: Design for crash survival of automobile occupants
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025508
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-019 611
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM