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/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Document is available from NTIS, PB-246558.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Minicars, Incorporated

    35 La Patera Lane
    Goleta, CA  United States  93017
  • Authors:
    • Fitzpatrick, M
    • Egbert, T
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 208 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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