This program investigated performance and nonperformance brake inspection with the object of replacing the current method for performing these inspections with less expensive ways, more suitable for small garages. The performance part of the program culminated in the construction of a torsion bar dynamometer that can meet all legislated requirements for VIU performance inspections, previously only possible on machines of more costly design. The nonperformance investigation resulted in the identification of recommended nonperformance inspection items.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Avco Systems Division

    201 Lowell Street
    Wilmington, MA  United States  01887

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Crash Avoidance Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Forman, T H
    • Finigian, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-413 Final Rpt., AVSD-0373-76-RR
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01188
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM