AIRBAG CRASH TEST REPEATABILITY

Thirty-three airbag-equipped Mercury cars were crash tested at three different test laboratories in order to determine the repeatability of test results in the proposed FMVSS 208 procedure. Nine Hybrid-II crash dummies were used. There were significant inconsistencies in results from the three testing agencies; by comparison, the different dummies caused little or not difference in test results; there was a large component of test variability due to uncontrolled and generally unknown factors operating in each test crash. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ford Motor Company

    Impact Factors Department
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48124
  • Authors:
    • Dykstra, O
    • Hromi, J D
    • Rezabek, S E
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 146 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt No ESRO-5-76-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM