VEHICLE SEAT BACK LATCH SYSTEMS: EVALUATION AND TESTING

The program was designed to support rulemaking activity on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207 and was conducted to document the state-of-the-art in seat back latch design and performance. Operability of the seat back latch with the seat back under load is a prime consideration in emergency egress from the rear seat. The program consisted of (1) measuring latch control release forces with each seat back under load, (2) testing an inertial seat latch in various dynamic modes to determine its function and operation, and (3) conducting a human factors evaluation of representative seat back latches using a panel of 42 nonautomotive oriented respondents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ultrasystems, Incorporated

    Dynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  USA  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bonelli, C
    • Enserink, E
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3980-76-62 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-802-186
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01430
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM