EVALUATION METHODOLOGY FOR FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Executive Summary, Volume I of a two volume documentation, summarizes the results of a 6-month study to determine feasibility and appropriate evaluation schemes in a real-world environment for four Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS): FMVSS 301--Fuel Integrity; FMVSS 208--Occupant Protection; FMVSS 214--Side Door Strength; and FMVSS 215--Exterior Protection. Based on a review of the literature, background material, specifications, compliance tests, and available evaluation methodologies, feasibility was established for the evaluation of FMVSS 301, 208, and 214. However, alternative plans that rely on qualified, indirect surveys or insurance data are the only potentially acceptable approaches if FMVSS 215--Exterior Protection is to be evaluated. Within an augmented National crash severity study (NCSS) program, detailed evaluation plans for FMVSS 301, 208, and 214 are described and recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-266 937.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Braun, R L
    • Cronin, R H
    • David, N A
    • Fend, A V
    • Norman, J R
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-340 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01519
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM