DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF CALSPAN/CHRYSLER RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE - PHASE II. VOLUME I

Major emphasis has been placed on development of crash protection systems, low-speed vehicle damage control, pedestrian injury reduction and occupant protection. Respective systems were designed, developed and tested at the sub-system level. Once acceptable subsystem performance was established, test articles representing the complete crash protection features were fabricated and subjected to a number of system integration tests. Results to date are very encouraging. A high level of crash protection has been provided in a small family type vehicle. The overall design appears to be compatible with Phase I weight (2700 lbs.), producibility and cost targets. Further refinements of the design, anticipated for the subsequent effort, are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • MILLER, P M
    • Greene, J E
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 320 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-250 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZM-5793-V-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01214
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM