The objective of the work performed was to develop a comprehensive engineering model of future motor vehicles which will provide a realistic and uniform basis for developing safety requirements and assessing their future effects. To achieve the objectives a data base handled by a computer program was developed which consists of identified and projected design and performance data related to safety and other areas affecting safety (such as fuel economy requirements). This data base contains pertinent information on current and previous makes and models of the U.S. passenger car population back to 1965. A comprehensive statistical program package such as multiple regression, frequency and distribution functions, etc. was incorporated into the computer program for data evaluation and can be used to determine interdependencies between the variables contained in the data base. A weight-weight interdependency program makes it possible to project vehicle weight caused by planned alterations of certain substructures in order to increase vehicle safety. Using a set of assumptions the data base permits the projection of possible tendencies of future motor vehicles development. (Portions of this document are not fully legible.)

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  • Pagination: 320 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-209 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01273
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM