INFLATABLE BELT DEVELOPMENT FOR SUBCOMPACT CAR PASSENGERS
This report summarizes the analyses, design, and testing that were conducted to develop an airbelt restraint system for the subcompact car capable of protecting the passenger in frontal and frontal oblique crashes up to 50 mph. The result of this work has been the development of a rapidly inflating 3-point airbelt mounted to three stroke efficient energy-absrobing belt anchors. The system ultimately proved capable of protecting subcompact car passengers throughout the adult anthropometric size range at velocities exceeding 50 mph. In addition, the finalized restraint system is constructed of components that are oriented toward eventual mass production. /Author/
- Document is available from NTIS, PB-246558.
Minicars, Incorporated35 La Patera Lane
Goleta, CA United States 93017
- Fitzpatrick, M
- Egbert, T
- Publication Date: 1975-9
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 208 p.
- TRT Terms: Air bags; Compact automobiles; Frontal crashes; Restraint systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Inflatable devices; Passenger restraints
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00142032
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801719 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00917
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM