AIR BAG UPATE-RECENT CRASH CASE HISTORIES
About 11,000 air cushion-equipped cars have been put on the road by General Motors, including fleet Chevrolets in the field trial program and privately owned 1974-76 Oldsmobiles, Buicks, and Cadillacs. Although these vehicles have accumulated over 400 million car miles, the total is very small when compared with the millage driven by the entire vehicle population. Therefore, statistically valid conclusions cannot yet be drawn about the safety benefits of the system. Nevertheless, sampling of accidents illustrates the protection provided by the air cushion in a variety of situations.
- Proceedings of the International Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 28 Feb-4 March 1977 Detroit, Michigan.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Smith, G R
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Air bags; Automobiles; Automobiles by type; Field tests; Highway safety; Motor vehicles; Ownership; Statistical analysis; Statistical sampling; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Data sampling; Motor vehicle accidents; Vehicle make
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00152929
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770155
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM