CRASH TESTING OF EXPERIMENTAL SAFETY VEHICLES. VOLUME I. BRITISH LEYLAND MARINA SAFETY RESEARCH VEHICLE

Results from two crash tests of Phase I Marina Safety Research Vehicles (SRV) developed by British Leyland Motor Corporation are presented. The tests were a central head-on collision of a Marina SRV with an AMF experimental safety vehicle at a closing speed of 60 MPH, and a 90-degree side impact of another Marina SRV by a modified production Marina automobile at a speed of 30 MPH. The objective of the tests was to evaluate the safety performance of the Marina SRVs from the vehicle and dummy occupant responses measured in the crashes. It is concluded that the crashworthiness performance of the structural and occupant protection systems incorporated in the vehicle design was adequate for the impact conditions selected for the safety evaluation. Volume II of the final report similarly contains results from crash tests conducted to evaluate the safety performance of the French Renault Basic Research Vehicle.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-267 966.
  • 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:
    • DeLeys, N J
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 189 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-379 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZP-5857V2V-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01298
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM