CRASH TESTING OF EXPERIMENTAL SAFETY VEHICLES. VOLUME II. RENAULT BASIC RESEARCH VEHICLE

Results from two crash tests of the Renault Basic Research Vehicle (BRV) are presented. The tests were a left front oblique impact with a rigid 30-degree angled barrier at a speed of 42.5 MPH, and a 75-degree right side impact of the same BRV by the front of a production Renault R-12 automobile at a speed of 31.3 MPH. The objective of the tests was to evaluate the safety performance of the Renault BRV 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 as demonstrated in these tests confirmed the achievement of the crash safety objectives specified for the BRV development program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-267 965.
  • 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: 175 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-380 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZP-5857V2V-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01298
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM