The Research Safety Vehicle (RSV) producibility is investigated in two parts--microproducibility and macroproducibility. Microproducibility is vehicle specific; manufacturing feasibility of the RSV is established by showing how the base vehicle construction sequence could be modified to incorporate RSV features. Corresponding incremental costs to the consumer are developed. Macroproducibility pertains to the broad considerations of passenger car material supply/demand in the future (approximately the next 25 years). Data on overall cumulative supply/demand are reviewed to establish the need for material conservation. The RSV philosophy of designing for material reclamation is explained; vehicle packaging efficiency is presented as a conservation measure. Opportunities for recovery of car materials are quantified; and the potential problems facing the scrap industry are outlined. Shredding experiments designed to support RSV material recovery goals are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-265 247.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Macuga, R F
    • DuWaldt, F A
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 250 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-252 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZM-5793-V-3
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01214
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM