The frequency and severity of lesions sustained by the occupants of cars impacted laterally depend upon the main following factors: impact localization, intrusion into passengers' compartment, car speed variation, direction of occupant trajectory, objects contacted by the various body areas. The paper describes the results of studies of 296 lateral impacts. It draws conclusions as to the coming improvement of occupant protection, taking account of the current state of the art in biomechanics and automobile design.

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  • Pagination: p. 191-218

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  • Accession Number: 00164955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM